The best vegan soda bread

Our cupboards may not be as packed with our usual groceries at the moment – but if you have some flour (any flour) you can make some delicious and super fast soda bread.

Honestly one of my favourite recipes and the feeling and taste of fresh bread is one of life’s simple pleasures I think. And its so incredibly easy to make – mix, shape and bake. Thats it!

Hopefully you’ll have most of the ingredients but the most important are the flour, bicarbonate of soda and the vinegar – as the vinegar activates the bicarb and leavens the bread giving the rise.

But don’t worry about anything else – you can use any flour or mix of flours (not self raising), any vinegar, any herb and nut/seed mix and if you don’t have yogurt you can use coconut cream.

I really hope you try out this recipe – its a joy to make. Sending love, Niki xxx

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  8-10 servings
  10 minutes preparation time
  40 minutes cook time


  • 350g spelt/wholemeal/rye flour – or a mix (I used 200g wholemeal & 150g spelt here)
  • 3 tsp caraway/fennel/cumin seeds¬†
  • 1¬†teaspoon sea salt¬†
  • 2 tbsp chopped nuts/seeds¬†
  • 1¬†teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 250ml¬†almond/oat milk
  • 75g plantbased yogurt – I used coconut
  • 1¬†tablespoon¬†apple cider vinegar¬†
  • A few oats sprinkled on top¬†


  1. Preheat your oven to 200c 
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients together thoroughly in a large bowl. Add the almond milk and apple cider
  3. vinegar and yogurt, stir to combine.
  4. Stir until you get a dough and then form into a ball. Place the ball on a floured baking tray and then cut a deep cross in the centre. Sprinkle a few oats on the top. 
  5. Now place the bread in your preheated oven for 35-40 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool a little. 

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  1. Gill on March 30, 2020 at 10:09 am

    Hi Nicki , Can you make this gluten ?

    • Niki on March 30, 2020 at 1:07 pm

      Hi Gill
      I would try a mix of gluten free flours ie half gluten free and half buckwheat.

      Much love, and good luck
      Niki xxx

    • Gill Russell on April 9, 2020 at 3:22 pm

      Hi Nicki, I have made this several times and we have loved it every time. I made it gluten free and needed to adjust the milk quantity. It depends on the G.F flours used

      • Niki on April 9, 2020 at 4:30 pm

        Oh perfect, love to hear your adjustments.

        Much love
        Niki xxx

  2. Francesca H on April 1, 2020 at 2:59 am

    Hi! Could I use Cashew milk instead of almond milk? If it is really necessary the almond milk then i’lo do it. Is just that I have cashew milk ready, thanks!

    • Niki on April 1, 2020 at 2:47 pm

      Absolutely, any plant based is great.
      Much love
      Niki xxx

  3. Sophie on April 4, 2020 at 4:25 am

    Can Apple cider vinegar be substituted for plain white vinegar?

    • Niki on April 4, 2020 at 8:10 am

      Hi Sophie
      Sure can!
      Niki xxx

  4. Sara on April 4, 2020 at 10:21 am

    Hi Niki can you use Greek yoghurt instead?


    • Niki on April 4, 2020 at 12:24 pm

      Hi Sara
      Yes of course, will work really well.
      Much love
      Niki xxx

  5. Andrea on April 8, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    Hi with the seeds is it that quantity for each of them or is this to use any of those seeds? Thanks

    • Niki on April 9, 2020 at 4:41 pm

      Hi Andrea
      You can use which one!
      Much love
      Niki xxx

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