Thursday, March 18, 2010

Vegan Irish Soda Bread…

I was totally inspired by all the Soda Bread being blogged about yesterday in blog land!  I’ve never tried it before and needed to figure out something to bring to our St. Pattie’s Day BBQ!!

Enter a pretty amazing Vegan, nutty Irish Soda Bread recipe!


What attracted me to this recipe was the millet, tahini and sunflower seeds!  Please go HERE to see the original recipe!

I tweaked this recipe a bit…

Seedy Irish Soda Bread

Makes one 9"x6" loaf

Cook Time: 70 ish minutes
  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flower
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 T. baking powder
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 1 t. sea salt (I used coarse)
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup millet
  • 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 T. tahini

1. Preheat the oven to 325 F. Lightly oil a 9"x6" loaf pan and set aside.

2. In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt until well combined. Mix in the oats, millet and sunflower seeds until evenly distributed.



3. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the soy milk, lemon juice, olive oil and tahini until well mixed.


Add the wet ingredients to the dry, mixing until just combined--DO NOT OVERMIX! (The dough will look bubbly and a little lumpy, but that's okay!)


Place the dough in the prepared loaf pan and baked for 65 to 70 minutes, or until golden brown on top and cooked through. Allow the bread to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack to cool completely. Serve warm or at room temperature.


So seedy and delicious…


Of course I had to test it out before I took it to the party.


So sooooooooo good!  It got great reviews at the party too!!

It’s a little salty, very hearty and the seeds add tons of nutritious crunch!

This will definitely go into my list of favourite recipes!!

Give it a go and let me know what you think! 

Again please check out the original recipe, as my tweaks were due to not having those ingredients!


~A few extra ideas to make this even better!

~Substitute the oil for smashed banana, apple sauce.

~Add in some raisins and spice!

~Looking for a more savoury bread?  What about adding some spices, rosemary would be amazing!

~Sub different nut butters for the tahini (I would use a bit more tahini next time too!)

This bread would be great served with soup or stew… and I may have tested it with coconut peanut butter/honey… AMAZING!

My lovely friend Ang also made this yummy edemame salad – very very note worthy!!



Well the sunshine is (FINALLY) poking out, so I’ve decided to skip class today and go play in the garden!! :)  Get it ready for all my kale/tomatoes growing goodness!!
Don’t forget about my GIVEAWAY!
I have been eating my jar of this peanut butter the last few days and have to say, I should have thought twice about this giveaway because this stuff is to DIE FOR!!
And come join me on facebook!!  I’m so excited about all my new and wonderful facebook fans!! 
Have a great day!


  1. YUM YUM YUM! Wow! That bread looks AMAZING, I need a slice right now!

  2. That bread does look good. I am sure my littles would love it since they tend to love all things crunchy!

  3. OMG that bread looks delicious!

    Gardening already...sigh. Over here, no matter how nice it gets in March...we can always expect a snow storm in April :)

  4. What was in the edamame salad? I haven't had that in ages!

  5. I am COMPLETELY intrigued. I've been having a love affair with tahini lately, so this seems right up my alley.

  6. Looks awesome. I'm obsessed with tahini...must try.

  7. More soda bread?? Everyone seems to be making it! I think that's a sign that I should try it out..

  8. That bread looks PERFECT!!!! I love a grainy homemade bread ... especially soda bread!!!! I want a piece!!!

  9. I almost made a loaf too after reading all the posts! I love seeded bread. Yours soda bread looks so good, well I can almost taste it from here.

  10. wow I am loving this recipe! I just made irish soda bread this week for my class, but I couldn't have any because I gave up white flour for Lent. I love your recipe especially with the tahini in it. I have to try this. thanks! :)

  11. Soda bread is EVERYWHERE this week! Yours looks amazing though - I might have to try this next week! =) Have a wonderful weekend, Jess!


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