(This post contains affiliate links - please see what that means here). Ready for St. Patrick's Day? It's a little early, but hopefully this will give you a chance to plan ahead! I saw a recipe for grain-free irish soda bread on Satisfying Eats, and it inspired me to put my own spin on it. IMG_0001 In the past, when I've made regular irish soda bread, I always used Irish whiskey soaked raisins. This time, I subbed raisins for dates and whiskey for bourbon. I really think the dates and bourbon give it a really different twist and nice sweetness. Also, I had neither raisins nor Irish whiskey in my pantry... so there's that. IMG_0006 IMG_0005 This recipe also uses buttermilk, which is traditional. You can make this dairy free by subbing buttermilk for coconut milk and apple cider vinegar (1/2 cup + 1/2 Tbsp), or you could also use whole milk + ACV. I would definitely encourage you to try this one, totally not hard to make and very moist and delicious! It's pretty boozy, so probably best to keep this one for yourself after the kids go to bed. IMG_0007 [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:3]   Please let me know if you liked it!