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If you want to make something special to celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day, whip up some Green Irish Soda Bread from Lands & Flavors. This recipe has a nontraditional twist and uses spinach to give it a naturally green hue. It is vegan and has no added fat, so everyone can enjoy it!
For a nontraditional Irish soda bread that is vegan, try the recipe below!
Green Irish Soda Bread Recipe from Lands & Flavors
• 1½ cups all purpose flour
• 1½ cups whole wheat flour (or whole wheat pastry flour)
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• ¾ teaspoon baking powder
• 1 teaspoon sea salt
• 1 cup nondairy milk
• 4 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
• 125g fresh spinach (about two cups, packed)
• rolled oats, sunflower seeds, or caraway seeds for sprinkling on top
1. Preheat oven to 425°F. In a large bowl, combine the flours, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
2. In a blender, combine nondairy milk, vinegar, and spinach leaves and blend until completely smooth. Pour all but about 1 Tablespoon of the spinach and milk mix into the flour. Using a spatula or spoon stir into the flour just until combined.
3. Divide the dough into three to make small, 6-inch loaves. Toss some extra flour onto your balls of dough and transfer them to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Flatten them just slightly so that they bakes evenly and slash an "X" into the tops with a knife. Don't go too deep, just a surface slash. If you are sprinkling anything on top, use that remaining Tablespoon of spinach/milk mixture to brush on the loaves before sprinkling the toppings.
4. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the bottoms are slightly browned and the tops feel crusty.
5. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool. Be sure to throw a clean dish towel over them and let them cool down under it. This will ensure that the loaves stay tender. Enjoy them with vegan butter, preserves, or olive oil.