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Soda Bread Recipe in a Skillet – Super easy, slightly sweet, quick and traditional Irish Soda Bread made with just 6 ingredients!

Soda Bread Recipe in a Skillet

Soda Bread

This easy Skillet Soda Bread is a quick bread recipe made with raisins, and it will take you about 5 minutes to prepare it. Just stir together the ingredients, transfer the dough to a cast iron skillet, and bake!

This bread is for the bread lover and not necessarily for the bread-maker, which is perfect because, there’s no kneading, no time waiting around to rise, no not much of anything. Just a stir, a bit of shaping, and done. 5 minutes of work for a fresh loaf! GIMME!

Irish Week continues, aaaaaand for the next 2 days, my name is Katherine McPetrovska. I like Green Beer, Irish Martinis, and Bailey’s Buttercream Brownies to wash it all down. ☘☘☘Nice to meet you!

Heeey, shams! How goes the battle? <<< Irish slang for “how are you”, and it makes sense! Battle = life!
It’s pretty awesome, I’d say! Especially when there’s soda bread to be celebrated.
Any excuse to snack on bread, know whadda mean?

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I have a plan for you for St. Paddy’s Day tomorrow: make yourself some Soda Bread and never look back. ☘

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Ingredients for Soda Bread

Just as every bread story goes, we’re first going to gather all our ingredients:

  • flour
  • baking soda
  • sugar
  • salt
  • eggs
  • buttermilk
  • raisins (I’ve been told that the raisins are optional, but I beg to differ… this bread is way more amazing with them dried up grapes inside)

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There is just something so… comforting… about homemade bread. Right? I have had this particular recipe on the blog for years, but I had to reintroduce it to ya again for the reason that everyone needs a simple go-to recipe for bread, and not just because it’s St. Patrick’s Day. I mean, it helps, but it doesn’t have to be made only for the Holiday.

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How to make Soda Bread in a Skillet

  1. Place dry ingredients – flour, sugar, baking soda, salt – in a mixing bowl and just whisk it all together until thoroughly combined.
  2. Whisk wet ingredients – buttermilk and eggs – until combined and stir into the dry ingredients.
  3. Continue to stir until just everything is well incorporated.
  4. Add some raisins and transfer dough to a parchment lined cast iron skillet.
  5. Bake for 50 minutes, or until top is golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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Also, sidenote: can I get a round of applause for providing a recipe today without chicken in a pan?! WHAT IS GOING ON!? 

That’s another reason I’m a soda bread fan. No chopping, no sauteeing, and I still crave it. It’s like, bread has magic powers, and I believe they’re called carbs. 

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Also?!? I made you some homemade buttermilk to use IN it! Yeah, completely homemade. Like, you take milk and vinegar, stir it all together and BAM! That’s how homemade buttermilk is done. Now, if I only had a cow in my backyard, then it’d be completely homemade.

How to make Homemade Buttermilk with just 2 ingredients: Milk and White Vinegar.


I wanted to mention that I added raisins to this, but you really don’t have to. According to some articles I read, the raisins are the “Americanized” version of the bread so to make it sweeter. For when I want to snack on it, I add raisins, but when it’s to be paired up with warm soup or a Dublin Coddle, I ditch the raisins and go straight-up authentic. It’s SO worth it!

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If you’re looking for something simple, but fun to make in the kitchen for tomorrow’s Holiday, this should be IT. It’s easy, quick, very simple, but the results are dawg gone good! Git ‘er done!


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Soda Bread Recipe in a Skillet

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WW Freestyle: 10
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time55 mins
Super easy, quick and traditional Irish Soda Bread made with just 6 ingredients!
Course: Bread
Cuisine: Irish
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 227


  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1-3/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1-1/2 cups raisins (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Line a 10-inch cast iron skillet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl; whisk until thoroughly combined.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together eggs and buttermilk.
  • Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the buttermilk mixture; stir with a wooden spoon just until combined. DO NOT overmix.
  • Stir in the raisins.
  • Transfer prepared dough to lined skillet.
  •  Score a cross on top of the dough before baking.
  • Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven; let bread sit in skillet for 5 minutes.
  • Remove to a rack to cool briefly.
  • Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Soda Bread Recipe in a Skillet
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 227 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 304mg13%
Potassium 112mg3%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 55IU1%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

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12 Responses
  1. Anne Kenniston

    Extremely easy. Love recipes like this. However, it is too sweet for me even without thr raisins. If I cut the sugar to 1/3 cup, will it ruin the chemistry?

  2. Ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen

    I’ve never made soda bread before but I love to eat it. This looks like the perfect recipe to try out!

  3. Laura | Petite Allergy Treats

    Alright, you’ve convinced me I need to try making soda bread. Looks wonderful and so easy too!

  4. Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama

    I have never made homemade Irish soda bread before, but this looks SO easy to make! 🙂 I am going to have to give it a try soon for sure.

  5. Meg @ With Salt and Wit

    Bread making is always something people don’t do because it takes so long! I love this one doesn’t take long to make!

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I'm Katerina, a cookie-maker & picture-taker! For me, eating is a moment to share, an enjoyment, a passion. I hope you enjoy my recipes!

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