Homemade Irish Soda Bread in Air Fryer (Bread Soda)

Easy Soda Bread Recipe  A simple recipe of homemade Irish soda bread made with white flour, baking soda, buttermilk, salt, and sugar and baked in the air fryer. This soda bread recipe is delicious and hearty; crusty/rustic outside and a little dense inside. It is not too dense and yet not too fluffy either; however,…

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A simple recipe of homemade Irish soda bread made with white flour, baking soda, buttermilk, salt, and sugar and baked in the air fryer. This soda bread recipe is delicious and hearty; crusty/rustic outside and dense inside. It is not too dense and yet not too fluffy either; however, it is thicker than your regular sandwich made with yeast. The name "soda bread" means baking soda, aka "bicarbonate soda," is used to leaven this bread instead of yeast. Making St. Patricks' Day homemade Irish Soda Bread in Air Fryer is easy. Soda bread or bread soda is a quick bread recipe made with baking soda. It requires no kneading and only a few ingredients. #Sodabread #Irishsodabread #Breadsoda #AirfryerIrishsodabread #Airfryerbread #Stpatrickday #Irishdayrecipe

Easy Soda Bread Recipe 

A simple recipe of homemade Irish soda bread made with white flour, baking soda, buttermilk, salt, and sugar and baked in the air fryer. This soda bread recipe is delicious and hearty; crusty/rustic outside and a little dense inside. It is not too dense and yet not too fluffy either; however, it is thicker than your regular sandwich bread made with yeast. The name “soda bread” means baking soda, aka “bicarbonate soda,” is used to leaven this bread instead of yeast.

Irish soda bread is a simple, quick bread recipe that you can easily make at home; it requires no kneading and only a few ingredients. The best part is that this one is baked in the air fryer for only 20 minutes; smash some butter or jam on a slice and enjoy!

A simple recipe of homemade Irish soda bread made with white flour, baking soda, buttermilk, salt, and sugar and baked in the air fryer. This soda bread recipe is delicious and hearty; crusty/rustic outside and dense inside. It is not too dense and yet not too fluffy either; however, it is thicker than your regular sandwich made with yeast. The name "soda bread" means baking soda, aka "bicarbonate soda," is used to leaven this bread instead of yeast. Making St. Patricks' Day homemade Irish Soda Bread in Air Fryer is easy. Soda bread or bread soda is a quick bread recipe made with baking soda. It requires no kneading and only a few ingredients. #Sodabread #Irishsodabread #Breadsoda #AirfryerIrishsodabread #Airfryerbread #Stpatrickday #Irishdayrecipe

I Baked St. Patricks’ Day Homemade Irish Soda Bread in Air Fryer

I made this simple and easy air fryer Irish soda bread on St. Patrick’s Day and liked it very much. Uniquely, Irish soda bread is associated with St. Patrick’s Day, and making this bread on that day made a lot of sense.😊

Typically, my kids are always thrilled about St. Patrick’s Day, dressing up in green-colored outfits, doing all the Irish things, and trying to get lucky! This homemade Irish soda bread was my little way of adding to that celebration. I made two small loaves; we ate the first loave as a snack with butter and marmalade, YUM.

The following day, I made French toast for the kids with the leftover soda bread. 

A simple recipe of homemade Irish soda bread made with white flour, baking soda, buttermilk, salt, and sugar and baked in the air fryer. This soda bread recipe is delicious and hearty; crusty/rustic outside and dense inside. It is not too dense and yet not too fluffy either; however, it is thicker than your regular sandwich made with yeast. The name "soda bread" means baking soda, aka "bicarbonate soda," is used to leaven this bread instead of yeast. Making St. Patricks' Day homemade Irish Soda Bread in Air Fryer is easy. Soda bread or bread soda is a quick bread recipe made with baking soda. It requires no kneading and only a few ingredients. #Sodabread #Irishsodabread #Breadsoda #AirfryerIrishsodabread #Airfryerbread #Stpatrickday #Irishdayrecipe
Made these French toast with leftover soda bread.

What is Special about Homemade Irish Soda Bread?

First, Irish soda bread has a unique texture with a crusty outside and tender on the inside. It should appear dense but not too thick. It is perfect with butter, jam, jelly, marmalade, or any fruit preserve. Second, this quick bread makes a great recipe to include on St. Patrick’s Day menu as it is associated with that celebration. Third, soda bread is unique because it is a quick bread that requires absolutely no expertise and less time. And finally, this soda bread is special because it was made at home – homemade Irish soda bread! You already know nothing is better than homemade!

Why does Irish Soda Bread not need Yeast? 

Irish Soda Bread does not need yeast because it requires baking soda as the leavening agent instead of yeast. And the baking soda gives it a unique dense texture.

A simple recipe of homemade Irish soda bread made with white flour, baking soda, buttermilk, salt, and sugar and baked in the air fryer. This soda bread recipe is delicious and hearty; crusty/rustic outside and dense inside. It is not too dense and yet not too fluffy either; however, it is thicker than your regular sandwich made with yeast. The name "soda bread" means baking soda, aka "bicarbonate soda," is used to leaven this bread instead of yeast. Making St. Patricks' Day homemade Irish Soda Bread in Air Fryer is easy. Soda bread or bread soda is a quick bread recipe made with baking soda. It requires no kneading and only a few ingredients. #Sodabread #Irishsodabread #Breadsoda #AirfryerIrishsodabread #Airfryerbread #Stpatrickday #Irishdayrecipe

Can you make soda bread in an air fryer?

Yes, you can make Irish soda bread in an air fryer; it’s actually quicker in the air fryer. Simply place bread soda in the air fryer and cook for 20 minutes at 300 degrees. Usually, the bigger the loaf, the more time it takes to cook; mine were small loaves. Baking it at 300 and for 20 minutes was perfect for these loaves. When I tested this recipe initially, I baked it at a higher temperature, and it appeared too hard, a little burnt and undercooked. 

Check out my air fryer favorites, such as air fryer broccoli, air fryer sweet potatoes, air fryer beef bites, and air fryer sausage and veggies if you love air frying.

WATCH HOW I MADE THIS RECIPE:

Ingredients for Air Fryer Irish Soda Bread Recipe: 

  • Flour
  • Baking soda
  • Buttermilk
  • Salt 
  • Sugar
Ingredients for Air Fryer Irish Soda Bread Recipe includes Flour, Baking soda, Buttermilk, Salt, Sugar

How to make St. Patrick’s Day Homemade Irish Soda Bread in the Air Fryer:

Step one: Add all the dry ingredients into a big bowl. Use a spatula to combine.

Step one: Add all the dry ingredients into a big bowl, and use a spatula to combine.

Step two: Add buttermilk to the dry ingredients, gently combine with the spatula and then use your hand to form it into a ball. 

Step two: Add the buttermilk to the dry ingredients, gently combine with the spatula and then use your hand to form it into a ball.

Step three: Divide dough into two; form each into a round loaf. Note that my loaves are small.

Step three: Divide dough into two; form each into a round loaf.

Step four: Spray air fryer basket and place dough in the air fryer; make a cross or score the top of the dough with X. This helps the dough bake faster and evenly. Milk wash the top of the bread by simply brushing with milk (before baking).

Step four: Spray air fryer basket and place dough in the air fryer; make a cross or score the top of the dough with X. This helps the dough bake faster and evenly. Milk wash the top of the bread by simply brushing with milk.

Step five: Bake the dough for 20 minutes at 300 degrees and check for doneness with a toothpick insert. I typically do not turn the bread halfway; the score helps it perfectly bake without the need for flipping. After baking, allow cooling before serving and easily break this bread apart by the “farts,” or score.

Step five: Bake the dough for 20 minutes at 300 degrees and check for doneness with a toothpick insert. I typically do not turn the bread halfway; the score helps it perfectly bake without the need for flipping. After baking, allow cooling before serving and easily break this bread apart by the "farts," or score.

NOTES:

  • Do not over mix (overwork) the dough.
  • I didn’t turn/flip the dough halfway through cooking. 
  • If you wish to store this homemade Irish bread for later, ensure not to allow it to dry out. This particular type of bread can quickly dry out.
  • This recipe made two small loaves of soda bread. If you intend to bake a big loaf, the baking time and temperature may change. For the best result, use my exact ingredient measurements.
  • When I was making this recipe, I didn’t have buttermilk, so I added a tablespoon of distilled white vinegar to a cup of milk. I shook it and warmed it up for 20 seconds in the microwave. It worked as buttermilk substitution. 
  • This recipe serves 6 – 8 people as a snack or appetizer.
  • I love my Air Fryer! Life has been easier since I got it! 🙌🏾

Serving and Storage:

Serve homemade Irish soda bread with butter, jam, marmalade, or any fruit preserve. Relatively, to store leftover soda bread, first, seal in an air-tight container, and then leave up to 3 – 4 days on the kitchen counter. Beware not to allow this bread to dry out before storing it as it can quickly dry out; typically, I would store it as soon as it completely cools down. On the other hand, you can freeze soda bread for up to 3 months.

A simple recipe of homemade Irish soda bread made with white flour, baking soda, buttermilk, salt, and sugar and baked in the air fryer. This soda bread recipe is delicious and hearty; crusty/rustic outside and dense inside. It is not too dense and yet not too fluffy either; however, it is thicker than your regular sandwich made with yeast. The name "soda bread" means baking soda, aka "bicarbonate soda," is used to leaven this bread instead of yeast. Making St. Patricks' Day homemade Irish Soda Bread in Air Fryer is easy. Soda bread or bread soda is a quick bread recipe made with baking soda. It requires no kneading and only a few ingredients. #Sodabread #Irishsodabread #Breadsoda #AirfryerIrishsodabread #Airfryerbread #Stpatrickday #Irishdayrecipe

Irish” Soda Bread is not Irish?

Listen, y’all, I almost fell off my seat when I learned that Irish soda bread did not particularly originate from Ireland. I was like, “what the heck!” Well, I did a little bit of digging, and found out that soda bread, aka bread soda, has a lot of history, and I am here for it!

While there is traditional Irish soda bread (brown soda bread, or white soda bread), most of the “Irish” soda bread we make and enjoy here in America are Americanized! Lolz. This article was a great read about St. Patrick’s Day Irish soda bread, also this article as well. The different variations we see today with butter, eggs, raisins, and caraway seeds mainly started in America (North America) by European settlers.

Though the basic soda bread recipe consists only of flour, baking soda, buttermilk, and salt, there are many varieties out here on the internet street. And if you choose to make it at home as I did, you can even personalize it with dried fruits and nuts. On the other hand, I want to keep this basic soda bread recipe, well, basic.

A simple recipe of homemade Irish soda bread made with white flour, baking soda, buttermilk, salt, and sugar and baked in the air fryer. This soda bread recipe is delicious and hearty; crusty/rustic outside and dense inside. It is not too dense and yet not too fluffy either; however, it is thicker than your regular sandwich made with yeast. The name "soda bread" means baking soda, aka "bicarbonate soda," is used to leaven this bread instead of yeast. Making St. Patricks' Day homemade Irish Soda Bread in Air Fryer is easy. Soda bread or bread soda is a quick bread recipe made with baking soda. It requires no kneading and only a few ingredients. #Sodabread #Irishsodabread #Breadsoda #AirfryerIrishsodabread #Airfryerbread #Stpatrickday #Irishdayrecipe

HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE IRISH SODA BREAD IN AIR FRYER:

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A simple recipe of homemade Irish soda bread made with white flour, baking soda, buttermilk, salt, and sugar and baked in the air fryer. This soda bread recipe is delicious and hearty; crusty/rustic outside and dense inside. It is not too dense and yet not too fluffy either; however, it is thicker than your regular sandwich made with yeast. The name "soda bread" means baking soda, aka "bicarbonate soda," is used to leaven this bread instead of yeast. Making St. Patricks' Day homemade Irish Soda Bread in Air Fryer is easy. Soda bread or bread soda is a quick bread recipe made with baking soda. It requires no kneading and only a few ingredients. #Sodabread #Irishsodabread #Breadsoda #AirfryerIrishsodabread #Airfryerbread #Stpatrickday #Irishdayrecipe

Homemade Irish Soda Bread in Air Fryer (Bread Soda)

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  • Author: Nkechi Ajaeroh, MPH
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

 A simple recipe of homemade Irish soda bread made with white flour, baking soda, buttermilk, salt, and sugar and baked in the air fryer. This soda bread recipe is delicious and hearty; crusty/rustic outside and a little dense inside. It is not too dense and yet not too fluffy either; however, it is thicker than your regular sandwich made with yeast. The name “soda bread” means baking soda, aka “bicarbonate soda,” is used to leaven this bread instead of yeast. Irish soda bread is a simple, quick bread recipe that you can easily make at home; it requires no kneading and only a few ingredients. The best part is that this one is baked in the air fryer for only 20 minutes; smash some butter or jam on a slice and enjoy! Cheers to making St. Patricks’ Day homemade Irish Soda Bread in Air Fryer!


Ingredients

Scale

2 cups of all-purpose Flour

1 cup buttermilk

2 tablespoons of sugar

¾ teaspoon baking soda

½¾ teaspoon of salt 


Instructions

  1. Step one: Add all the dry ingredients into a big bowl, and use a spatula to combine.
  2. Step two: Add the buttermilk to the dry, gently combine with the spatula and then use your hand to form it into a ball. 
  3. Step three: Divide dough into two; form each into a round loaf.
  4. Step four: Spray air fryer basket and place dough in the air fryer; make a cross or score the top of the dough with X. This helps the dough bake faster and evenly. Milk wash the top of the bread by simply brushing with milk.
  5. Step five: Bake the dough for 20 minutes at 300 degrees and check for doneness with a toothpick insert. I typically do not turn the bread halfway; the score helps it perfectly cook without flipping. After baking, allow cooling before serving. Easily break this bread apart using the “farts,” (the cross).

Notes

Do not over mix (overwork) the dough.

I didn’t turn/flip the dough halfway through cooking. 

If you wish to store this homemade Irish bread for later, ensure not to allow it to dry out. This particular type of bread can quickly dry out.

This recipe made two small loaves of soda bread. If you intend to bake a big loaf, the baking time and temperature may change. For the best result, use my exact ingredient measurements.

When I was making this recipe, I didn’t have buttermilk, so I added a tablespoon of distilled white vinegar to a cup of milk. I shook it and warmed it up for 20 seconds in the microwave. It worked as buttermilk substitution. 

This recipe serves between 6 – 8 people as a snack or appetizer.

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A simple recipe of homemade Irish soda bread made with white flour, baking soda, buttermilk, salt, and sugar and baked in the air fryer. This soda bread recipe is delicious and hearty; crusty/rustic outside and dense inside. It is not too dense and yet not too fluffy either; however, it is thicker than your regular sandwich made with yeast. The name "soda bread" means baking soda, aka "bicarbonate soda," is used to leaven this bread instead of yeast. Making St. Patricks' Day homemade Irish Soda Bread in Air Fryer is easy. Soda bread or bread soda is a quick bread recipe made with baking soda. It requires no kneading and only a few ingredients. #Sodabread #Irishsodabread #Breadsoda #AirfryerIrishsodabread #Airfryerbread #Stpatrickday #Irishdayrecipe

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20 Comments

  1. What a great idea to make this in the air fryer! Can’t wait to try it!






  2. What an exciting idea to cook the soda bread in the air fryer! So easy.






  3. Thank you so much for this!! I love how easily you can make it in the air fryer!! Turned out so good!






  4. Shadi Hasanzade says:

    This recipe brings a taste of Ireland right into your kitchen. Slather on some butter and enjoy a slice of warm, homemade goodness. It’s the ultimate comfort food, and I can’t get enough of it!






  5. This is such a quick and easy bread recipe. I love that you bake it in the airy fryer and how amazing it looks.






  6. I had no idea it was so easy to make bread in my air fryer! This turned out great and had the best texture too!






  7. Didn’t know it was okay to make bread on air fryer. It was my first time, but it went well and it was delicious. The recipe is very easy to follow. Saving this recipe.






  8. First time I made soda bread! And first time I made bread in an air-fryer, but your recipe made it super easy and the result is amazing! Perfect quick bread to go with stews and soups! Definitely a keeper for the colder season!






    1. Yay, Leva!!! Thanks for letting know that you enjoyed your first soda bread in the air fryer! Am glad to know that this recipe worked for you!!!

  9. Ah. The quarters of a loaf of soda bread are called farls, not farts. Farts are something else entirely.

    Soda bread made with approximately two-thirds wholemeal flour is called wheaten bread. It has a looser, almost cake-like texture. It’s very nice, especially toasted, and soaks up the butter well.

    Richard






    1. Hahaha, thanks so much, Richard!
      That must have been a spelling error and I appreciate the explanation. Have a great rest of your day!