Did you know?

Brown bread is a good source of fibre. Eating plenty of fibre is associated with a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and bowel cancer. Government guidelines say our dietary fibre intake should increase to 30g a day, as part of a healthy balanced diet. As most adults are only eating an average of about 20g day, we need to find ways of increasing our intake (NHS).

Gluten Free Brown Loaf

Gluten Free Mummy
A traditional Irish brown soda bread, that's gluten free.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Cuisine Irish
Servings 1 loaf


  • 250 g gluten free brown flour sifted
  • 200 g gluten free self raising flour sifted
  • 1 tsp bread soda ensure gluten free
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 350 ml buttermilk
  • 1 tsp honey


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C/Gas Mark 6.
  • Mix the flours, bread soda, xanthan gum and salt together in a bowl. 
  • Combine the egg with the buttermilk and honey in a jug, then mix into the flour. Add a little more buttermilk if the mixture is dry – it should be a soft dough. 
  • Pour the dough into a lightly oiled loaf tin.  Sprinkle sesame seeds or gluten free porridge oats over the top of the loaf if desired. 
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes. Then remove from the oven, turn the loaf upside down, and return to the oven for a further 6-8 minutes. You'll know the loaf is ready when it sounds hollow when you tap the bottom.
  • Remove from the tin and wrap in a clean tea towel while cooling to keep the crust soft.


I use Freee Brown Bread Flour.
Keyword brown soda bread, gluten free