Grain-free & vegan almond flour soda bread, made with only 5 ingredients (plus water and salt). It is also oil-free, yeast-free, sugar-free and paleo.
Vegan Almond Flour Bread Made Simple
Vegan almond flour bread can tricky. And sticky. At least in the middle. Without the elevating power of eggs, the centers of vegan almond flour loaves tend to rise and fall in a predictable and gooey way.
One way around this is to go small: make bread in mini loaf pans or a muffin tin. A second method? Make a free-form loaf, such as this quick and easy Almond Flour Soda Bread. It is equally perfect for slicing or tearing into pieces.
Almond Flour Soda Bread Benefits
This delicious almond flour soda bread is:
- Vegan (egg-free, dairy-free)
The exact amounts of each ingredient are indicated in the recipe card at the end of the post.
How to Make Vegan Almond Flour Soda Bread
Adding to the good news, this bread is also easy-to-make!
Step One: Preheat Oven & Prep Baking Sheet
Step Two: Whisk the Dry Ingredients
Step Three: Mix the Wet Ingredients
Step Four: Add the Wet Ingredients to Dry Ingredients
Add the flax mixture to the flour mixture, stirring until completely blended.
It will seem as though there is not enough liquid as you first begin stirring, but keep going (and do not add more water). Soon you will have a blended and stiff, yet soft, dough.
Step Five: Shape the Loaf
Shape the dough into a ball and place on the prepared baking sheet. Flatten the dough into a circle measuring about 5 inches (12.5 cm) across.
Using a sharp knife, carefully cut two very deep slashes (almost all the way through) into the dough (making a cross).
Step Six: Bake the Bread
Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Place a piece of foil over the top (to prevent excess browning) and bake 5 minutes longer.
Turn oven off, leaving bread in the oven for 15 minutes longer. This allows the center to cook all the way through.
Cool the Bread
Cool the bread on a wire cooling rack and you’ve got bread! The texture is tender, firm, and akin to a whole wheat soda bread in taste, texture and appearance.
Vary the Bread with Add-Ins & Flavorings
Like other basic soda bread recipes, this one can be varied with all kinds of flavors and other add-ins. Traditional options include caraway seeds, currants or raisins, orange zest, or the sweetener of your choice, but you can customize the bread to your liking (chocolate chunks, anyone?) .
As mentioned earlier, the loaf can be torn off into chunks (ideal for snacking or dunking into soup), but it also slices beautifully (including super-thin slices).
How to Store the Bread
Store the cooled bread in an airtight container at (cool) room temperature for 3 days, the refrigerator for 2 weeks, or the freezer for up to 6 months (I recommend slicing the bread before freezing).
Any Substitutions for the Arrowroot?
An equal amount of potato starch can be used in place of arrowroot starch.
Any Substitutions for the Flaxseed Meal?
More Easy, Grain-Free & Vegan Breads to Love:
- 2-Ingredient Lentil-Flax Bread
- Chickpea Flour Beer Bread (3 ingredients, oil-free)
- Coconut Flour Bread (4 ingredients, oil-free)
- 2-Ingredient Flax Sandwich Bread
- 3-Ingredient Vegan Almond Bread
- 5-Ingredient Lentil Sandwich Bread
- Fluffy Red Lentil Bread
- Chickpea Flour Sandwich Bread