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Gluten-Free Barmbrack (Vegan)

Gluten-Free Irish Barmbrack is a dense and chewy tea loaf packed with dried fruit and warm spices. It’s incredibly satisfying and traditionally served toasted and spread with butter alongside a cup of tea.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Soaking Time1 hr
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Sweets
Cuisine: Irish
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 10 slices
Calories: 130kcal
Author: Kristen Wood


  • Gluten-Free All Purpose Flour
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Coconut Sugar


  • cups mixed dried fruit of choice we like raisins, dried tart cherries, goji berries and chopped apricots
  • cups warm brewed black tea we like Darjeeling, Earl Grey or English Breakfast
  • 2 cups gluten-free all purpose flour blend with xanthan gum preferably
  • ½ cup coconut sugar or any granulated sugar of choice
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt or pink salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed + 3 tablespoons warm water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a loaf tin (any size) with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl add the dried fruit. Cover with the tea. All to sit and soak for at least one hour and up to overnight.
  • In another large mixing bowl add the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. Mix well and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine the 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed with 3 tablespoons of warm water to make a flax egg. Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes or until visibly thickened.
  • Add the flax egg and vanilla extract to the soaked fruit mixture.
  • Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients. Mix until well combined.
  • Pour the mixture into your prepared loaf tin. Smooth the top with a wet spatula. Bake for 1 hour, or until the loaf is firm, golden and a toothpick inserted in the center pulls out clean.
  • Let the loaf cool completely before slicing and serving. Enjoy!


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Serving: 1slice | Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 335mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 1mg