Skip to Content

Irish Soda Bread made in the Air Fryer

Pin This Recipe!

Irish Soda bread made in the air fryer is slightly a sweet bread made with raisins and has a biscuit-like texture that is moist inside and crumbly outside, Then topped with your favorite jam or butter. The best part it’s an easy no-yeast bread.

Air Fryer Irish Soda Bread

Everyone is Irish on St. Patricks Day so, this year I wanted to make all my favorite Irish foods like my Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage ,Southern Fried Cabbage, St. Patrick’s Day Crack and maybe some green beer to wash it all down.

Why not try out something new like the traditional Irish Soda bread but with a twist in the air fryer? Let me tell you it was so good I don’t know why I waited so long! The Biscuit crust with the raisins topped with some berry jam was absolutely delicious.

Irish soda bread with Jam

Why make this Irish Soda Bread Recipe in the Air fryer?

  • No-Yeast needed so no waiting to rise.
  • Easy Clean up.
  • No heating up the house to make this bread.
  • Serve with your favorite jam, butter, or honey.
  • Easy to make using pantry ingredients.
  • Quick Bread

What do I need to get Started?

Ingredients for soda bread

Ingredients

  • 4 ½ Cups All-Purpose Flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • 6 Tablespoons Butter, Slightly Softened 
  • ½ Cup Golden Raisins
  • ½ Cup Dried Cranberries
  • 1 Large Egg, Beaten
  • 1 ¾ Cups Buttermilk
  • Cooking Spray

Equipment

  • Air Fryer
  • 7in Cake Pan or Spring Form Pan
  • Pastry Blender

How to make air fryer Irish Soda Bread:

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk 4 ½ cups of flour together with the sugar, salt, and baking soda.
Flour in bowl for bread
Flour sugar baking soda
  • Using a pastry blender or your hands, work the butter into the flour until coarse.

use pastry blender in bowl
use pastry blender or hands to mix with flour
  • Stir in the raisins and cranberries.
Add Raisins to bowl
Add Raisins to bowl

  • Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Add in the beaten egg and buttermilk and mix with a wooden spoon. The dough should become stiff but still slightly sticky.
add buttermilk to bowl
Make a well and add buttermilk and eggs

  • Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and split in half, shape into two round loaves.
Shape Dough into 2 loafs
On lightly floured surface shape dough into loafs

  • Transfer the dough into lightly greased 7in cake pans or spring form pans. Using a sharp knife, score each dough with an “X” on top. This helps for even cooking.
Scored Bread
Score bread in an X shape
  • Preheat the air fryer to 320℉.
  • Cook each dough one at a time for 20-25 minutes.
Bread in air fryer

  • To check for doneness, insert a toothpick into the center of the loaf. If it comes out clean, then it is done.
  • Remove from cake pans and let rest on a cooking rack for 5 minutes before slicing.
Irish Soda Bread on table

  • Serve the bread warm or at room temperature. Optional spreads: Butter, Honey, Jams or Jellies.

Chef Tips and Tricks

Buttermilk Substitution, add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice or white vinegar to 1¾ cup of whole milk. Stir and let sit for a few minutes.

Using the springform pan is optional. You can line the air fryer with foil or parchment paper if you do not have a springform pan.

Scoring the bread helps the bread to cook evenly.

I do not recommend storing the bread in the refrigerator. It is best eaten freshly baked that day.

Irish Soda Bread on a cutting board

More Recipes

What is Irish Soda Bread?

Soda bread is a quick bread without using yeast. There are many variations of soda bread all using baking soda “soda bread” The buttermilk reacts with the baking soda to create this moist and crumbly bread.

How to eat Irish Soda Bread

This bread can be eaten right out of the oven plain but I like to add butter or jam to mine. You can also top with honey.

How to Store Irish Soda Bread

Store in an air tight container.
I do not recommend storing the bread in the refrigerator. It is best eaten freshly baked that day.
You can however store it in the freezer by wrapping several times with plastic wrap and then covering with foil, up to 2 months in the freezer.

How to Reheat

Place a slice in the microwave for 30 seconds.

Air Fryer Irish Soda Bread

Print Irish Soda Bread Recipe ⬇️

Air Fryer Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread made in the Air Fryer

Yield: 2 loafs
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Irish Soda bread made in the air fryer is slightly a sweet bread made with raisins and has a biscuit-like texture topped with your favorite jam or butter. The best part is it’s an easy no-yeast bread.

Ingredients

  • 4 ½ Cups All-Purpose Flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 6 Tablespoons Butter, Slightly Softened
  • ½ Cup Golden Raisins
  • ½ Cup Dried Cranberries
  • 1 Large Egg, Beaten
  • 1 ¾ Cups Buttermilk
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 tbsp baking soda

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk 4 ½ cups of flour together with the sugar, salt, and baking soda.Flour in bowl for bread
  2. Using a pastry blender or your hands, work the butter into the flour until coarse. Stir in the raisins and cranberries.use pastry blender in bowl
  3. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Add in the beaten egg and buttermilk and mix with a wooden spoon. The dough should become stiff but still slightly sticky.add buttermilk to bowl
  4. Transfer the dough to a floured surface and split it in half, shape into two round loaves.Shape Dough into 2 loafs
  5. Transfer the dough into lightly greased 7in cake pans or springform pans. Using a sharp knife, score each dough with an “X” on top. This helps for even cooking.Scored Bread
  6. Preheat the air fryer to 320℉. Cook each dough one at a time for 20-25 minutes. To check for doneness, insert a toothpick into the center of the loaf. If it comes out clean, then it is done.Bread in air fryer
  7. Remove from cake pans and let rest on a cooling rack for 5 minutes before slicing.
  8. Serve the bread warm or at room temperature. Optional spreads: Butter, Honey, Jams, or Jellies.

Recommended Products

As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 343Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 358mgCarbohydrates: 59gFiber: 2gSugar: 14gProtein: 8g

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Pinterest

Pin This Recipe!

Skip to Recipe