Air Fryer Irish Soda Bread

With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, I thought, why not? Last year we had a bread shortage in Philadelphia, and I never made this recipe. Today, I headed to the supermarket and gathered all of the ingredients for this delicious Air Fryer Irish Soda Bread.

It is easy and it is fabulous!

Growing up in Boston, St. Patrick’s Day was a feast, corned beef, cabbage, and of course Irish Soda Bread, and as I got older, Green Beer.

If you are looking for some other air fryer homemade bread recipes, here are some of my favorites, AIR FRYER COPYCAT DOMINO’S BREAD TWISTS, AIR FRYER 2 INGREDIENT WEIGHT WATCHER FRIENDLY BAGELS, and AIR FRYER PULL-APART ROLLS.

Irish Soda Bread

If you have never had Irish Soda bread, it’s a quick bread that does not contain any yeast but rather uses baking soda. It air fries up really quickly, and it is so easy to make. With a few mixes, with either your electric mixer or a spatula, this bread comes together very quickly.

If you have never eaten a piece of soda bread, it tastes slightly different than white sandwich bread; it reminds me of biscuits. This is why the Irish Soda Bread is served with butter, jelly, or preserves most of the time.

The soda bread texture is also slightly different from regular bread as it is a rather dense bread. The outside gets perfectly crushed out with the air fryer, while the inside stays tender.

Air Fryer Irish Soda Bread

Air Fryer Irish Soda Bread

Ingredients Needed:

  • Buttermilk
  • Golden Raisins
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Brown Sugar
  • Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Seasonings: Salt, Caraway Seeds, and Ground Cinnamon

How To Make Air Fryer Irish Soda Bread

Air Fryer Irish Soda Bread

Start by soaking the raisins for about 10 to 15 minutes in the buttermilk.

Air Fryer Irish Soda Bread

In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, caraway seeds, brown sugar, and ground cinnamon. Mix in the buttermilk, raisins, and pure vanilla extract. Mix well, combining all of the ingredients.

Air Fryer Irish Soda Bread
Air Fryer Irish Soda Bread

Sprinkle some flour down on a flat surface, then transfer your dough to the floured surface. Knead the dough for about 4 to 5 minutes. If you find that your dough is still sticky, add some more flour until it sticks together.

Air Fryer Irish Soda Bread

Place the dough into the air fryer basket, make an X on the dough. This will help the steam escape, creating a moist and delicious loaf of bread.

Set the temperature to 350 degrees F, air fryer setting for 25-30 minutes. When you can insert a toothpick into the dough’s center, and it comes out clean, remove it from the air fryer.

Air Fryer Irish Soda Bread
Air Fryer Irish Soda Bread

Some Pro Tips Of Making Air Fryer Irish Soda Bread-

  • Do not overwork the dough; it will be a bit rough. It’s a quick bread rather than a refined bread.
  • Always make an X through the dough, which will help the dough bake up perfectly.
  • Remember to grease the air fryer basket; otherwise, your dough will stick.

Recipe For Buttermilk

This recipe has relatively few ingredients, one of them being buttermilk; if you do not keep buttermilk at your house, then make your own.

To make a batch of buttermilk for this recipe, or any recipe, here is my foolproof method:

  • 1 cup milk (any milk)
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar

Add the two ingredients to a small bowl, then mix them and let them sit for about 5 minutes. It will curdle, so do not be alarmed. It will give the same flavor and texture as using real buttermilk in your recipe.

For Some Other Great & Easy Air Fryer Bread Recipes-

WHAT IS A NINJA FOODI?

This year, a Ninja Foodi is so popular because it combines two appliances: the Pressure Cooker and an Air Fryer. It is very much like the new Instant Pot Lid. It changes out the lid for each function, one lid for the Pressure Cooker and one lid for the Air Fryer.

This is the Air Fryer I used in this recipe–(affiliate link)

Air Fryer Irish Soda Bread

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Air Fryer Irish Soda Bread
Today, I made a traditional Irish Soda bread filled with raisins and caraway seeds. This came out so amazing in the air fryer!

Air Fryer Irish Soda Bread

4.25 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8 Servings

Description

Today, I made a traditional Irish Soda bread filled with raisins and caraway seeds. This came out so amazing in the air fryer!

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • Start by soaking the raisins for about 10 to 15 minutes in the buttermilk.
  • In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, caraway seeds, brown sugar, and ground cinnamon. Mix in the buttermilk, raisins, and pure vanilla extract. Mix well, combining all of the ingredients.
  • Sprinkle some flour down on a flat surface, then transfer your dough to the floured surface. Knead the dough for about 4 to 5 minutes. If you find that your dough is still sticky, add some more flour until it sticks together.
  • Place the dough into the air fryer basket, make an X on the dough. This will help the steam escape, creating a moist and delicious loaf of bread.
  • Set the temperature to 350 degrees F, air fryer setting for 25-30 minutes. When you can insert a toothpick into the dough’s center, and it comes out clean, remove it from the air fryer.
  • Plate, serve and enjoy!

Equipment

  • Air Fryer, or Ninja Foodi

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 375kcalCarbohydrates: 79gProtein: 9gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 741mgPotassium: 307mgFiber: 3gSugar: 27gVitamin A: 101IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 163mgIron: 4mg

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