When I was growing up, many a St Patrick’s Day would see my mother bake an Irish soda bread to go with dinner.

Years later, after I went vegan, I looked for an easy recipe to make myself.

And now some more years later, my partner needs more gluten-free items, so I decided to try my hand at developing a soda bread for us both to enjoy. 🌈

I included ground flax in my version to bump up the fiber, making this hearty snack comforting and nutritious.

• 2 cups 1:1 GF all-purpose flour
• 1/4 cup ground flax seeds*
• 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
• 2 tsp cane sugar
• 1/2 tsp sea salt
• 1 cup unsw plain coconut yogurt
• 1/4 cup warm water
• 1-2 tsp whole flax seeds as desired for topping

🌈 Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment.
🌈 In a medium mixing bowl whisk together the dry ingredients.
🌈 Add the yogurt and combine with your hands. If too dry and crumbly to hold together, add the water. If too sticky, add more flour.
🌈 Form the dough into a round loaf, flattening it slightly, and place on the cookie sheet. Sprinkle and gently press whole flax seeds into the top, and score with a sharp knife-tip if desired.
🌈 Bake 35-40 min until slightly golden brown and firm but a little springy.
🌈 Let cool a bit before serving with vegan butter and/or jam. (Best warm!)
🌈 Wrap loaf in wax paper or foil and store at room temperature for up to 4 days.

*For the ground flax portion, I used @nowfoodscanada Inari whole flax seeds, grinding 6 Tbsp fresh in a coffee grinder. I then measured out 1/4 cup of the ground and saved the rest for smoothies. Thank you to @vistamagcanada for sharing these flax seeds with me!

Sláinte! 🍀

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