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5 from 4 votes

Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread

This barebones Irish soda bread recipe is vegan-friendly and uses mostly pantry ingredients. Throw in some optional fennel seeds to add a pop of flavour.
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Total: 45 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: Canadian, Irish
Servings: 1 boule
Calories: 1008kcal
Cost: $0.40


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour 260g
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda 5g
  • 1/2 tsp table salt or 3/4 tsp kosher salt 3g
  • 1 tbsp whole fennel seeds 6g *optional
  • 1 cup Homemade Soy Milk 240g *can sub with any milk of your choice
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar or apple cider vinegar 15g


  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, and fennel seeds with a fork.
  • Pour the vinegar and soy milk into the flour mixture. Mix thoroughly with fork. Don't overmix; the dough should be quite lumpy.
  • Turn dough out onto a clean working surface dusted with flour. Pat dough into a rough rectangular shape, then fold one side over the other to form a square. Pat into a round boule. (See step-by-step-process pictures.)
  • Bake at 375 °F, uncovered, for 35–40 minutes.
  • Break into the bread and serve while hot! Unlike yeast breads, you don't have to wait for soda bread to cool before eating.