The first thing I want to do is apologize to anyone who is Irish. I took your soda bread and really messed with it…and I’m sorry. Well, I’m not really sorry. No disrespect, but this turned out really well. If you give it a chance, I know you’ll forgive me. The combination of cherry and almond is really nice. This is more of a sweet soda bread, not overly sweet, but it’s nice with some jam or just as is.
I’m not a vegan, but…I do like to experiment with healthier options as much as I can. This was an experiment I had to try over and over again…not because it didn’t work out, but because it just tasted so good!
Cherry Almond Soda Bread (Vegan)
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup almond meal
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoon coconut oil
3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/8 cup sliced almonds
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flours, almond meal, baking soda, salt and sugar. Using a pastry cutter or a fork, blend the coconut oil into the flour mixture until it becomes slightly crumbly. Add the almond milk and cherries. Stir with a rubber spatula until combined.
Drop the dough out onto the parchment and sprinkle the top with the sliced almonds. Using generously floured hands, form the dough into a round loaf.
Bake for 28 to 30 minutes.
Cool slightly before devouring.
- You many not need this to be vegan or you may not have all of these ingredients on hand. You can omit the almond meal and just increase the all purpose flour to 1 cup. You may want to add a splash of almond extract for flavor. You can also use regular milk instead of almond milk and butter in place of the coconut oil.
This sound divine! I just made a traditional irish bread recipe. It was really easy and I loved the taste.
I made this today with butter and regular milk. Total yum! I didn’t want to splurge for almond meal from the store, so I just ground up some whole almonds I had in the freezer! I will definitely be making this again. Thanks for the tasty treat!
Anna, that is such a great idea! I’m so glad it turned out so well! Thanks for taking the time to let me know!
This soda bread looks delicious, so I want to try and make it gluten-free. A few flour subs and some xanthan gum and I should be good to go.
Thanks for sharing!
Thanks so much Melissa! I’d love it if you could let me know how that turns out if you get a chance to make it gluten free! I know many of my readers are looking for gluten free recipes.
Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens
Ok, this looks insanely fabulous! I am extra thrilled that it includes so many healthy ingredients. Plus, it’s ridiculously easy! Game on! I can’t wait to make this!
PS – Thanks for the ingredient substitution suggestions – super helpful!
I’m so glad you like this bread Shelley! I love this with some jam for breakfast! Thanks for your kind words!
just came across your blog, browsing yummy bread creations on Pinterest. So I had to pop in and say hi :-)
Love your Cherry Soda Bread, very creative and the pics are gorgeous, too!
All my best,
P.S. I grew up with a German mum, too – They are the best cooks ;-)
Thanks Sandra! You are so sweet!
oh this looks amazing! i don’t cook with oil, do you think applesauce could replace it?
thanks for the idea! :)
You are very welcome Allie…and thank you so much! I like to use applesauce to replace oil too. I usually just replace half of the oil with it, but if you replace all of it and it works, please let me know. I’d love to try it that way too! :D