Eggless Irish Soda Bread Recipe: This Fresh Baked Bread Has a Surprising Ingredient by LaCroix

Eggless Irish Soda Bread Recipe: This Fresh Baked Bread Has a Surprising Ingredient

For those looking to add a unique twist into holiday traditions like St. Patrick's Day, this Irish soda bread recipe substitutes eggs for 1/4 cup Pure LaCroix. This may come as a surprise, but experts say that sparkling water is a great egg alternative given its neutral taste and ability to make bread lighter and fluffier. Who knew?

This easy Irish soda bread recipe is made with buttermilk, sparking water, all-purpose flour, baking soda, salt, unsalted butter and, if desired, raisins. The simple ingredients are mixed together and baked in a cake pan or cast iron pan until cooked through and golden. So easy.

Serve this Irish soda bread any time of the year as a side dish with dinner. Be sure to put out some butter to slather on those warm bread slices. Nothing beats hot homemade bread.

Cuisine: Irish
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 65 minutes
Servings: Makes 1 loaf


  • 1 3/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup Pure LaCroix
  • 4 1/4 cups flour
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup raisins (optional)

Here's how to make it:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl. 
  2. Put into a cake pan or cast iron skillet. 
  3. Bake in a preheated 400-degree F oven for about 55 minutes.

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Cake Pans $8 & Up
LaCroix $5 & Up
Flour $2 & Up
Raisins $3 & Up

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This is such an interesting recipe. Love the egg free version.
Who knew carbonated water could be used as an egg substitute? Cool!

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