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Paleo Rosemary Irish Soda Bread (grain, gluten, sugar-free)

Posted on Mar 20, 2015 | 2 comments

Paleo Rosemary Irish Soda Bread (grain, gluten, sugar-free)

Paleo Rosemary Irish Soda Bread

The savory flavors of onion, rosemary and optional bacon, are a scrumptious twist which makes this Paleo Rosemary Irish Soda Bread such a unique taste experience.


Several people have asked me to come up with an easy paleo bread to go with soups and salads. This take on traditional soda bread, that is usually made using the acidic properties of buttermilk and baking soda, to make dough rise, is amazing. We non-dairy paleo peeps don’t have to miss out.


In order to stay dairy-free (I experience joint pain from casein), I used apple cider vinegar in place of the sour properties of buttermilk. Almond flour and tapioca flour (made from cassava root, a tuber vegetable) take the place of white wheat flour.


Paleo Rosemary Irish Soda Bread pairs beautifully with my Paleo Oyster Currant Green Salad. Bon Appetit!




Paleo Rosemary Irish Soda Bread

  • Prep time:  20 minutes
  • Cook time:  25 minutes
  • Servings:  8


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 TBS. ground rosemary
  • 1 TBS. onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 TBS. olive oil
  • 2 TBS. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 1/2 cups almond flour, cashew flour, or cassava flour
  • 1/4 cup arrow root flour, or tapioca starch
  • (optional) 1/3 cup bacon crumbles (I love the bread with these bits and always use them.)


(Payton’s Paleo 30 Day Challenge friendly)

1) Place the eggs, rosemary onion powder, salt, and soda, in a bowl or stand mixer, and mix on high-speed for 2 minutes. Scrape sides with a rubber spatula to keep your ingredients together.

2) Add the oil, and vinegar, and mix for another 15 seconds.

3) By hand, stir in the flour and bacon crumbles, until just mixed.

4) Shape your sticky dough into a circle or oblong shape, on a parchment lined baking sheet. Use a serrated knife to score a cross, about 1/2 an inch deep on the top of your loaf before baking.

5) Bake at 350° for 25 minutes.


Paleo Rosemary Irish Soda Bread tastes delicious served on the side with my Paleo Lamb Stew, Paleo Brunswick Stew and Paleo Chicken Liver Pate.



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  1. Nan

    After I had already started making this I realized I didn’t have any Rosemary. I made it anyways and it still turned out great! Tasted fabulous hot out of the oven. I used the bacon as well which gave it a nice flavor.

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