Traditional Irish barm brack recipe made #glutenfree #dairyfree and #eggfree for those with #allergies and #intolerances.

Gluten Free Barmbrack: Irish Fruit Loaf

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Nut-Free, Soya-Free, Refined Sugar-Free, Vegan
Course Snack
Keyword gluten free afternoon tea, gluten free fruit loaf, gluten free tea loaf
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 1 small loaf
Calories 1696 kcal
Author Vicki Montague - the Free From Fairy


  • 225 g raisins or mixed dried fruit
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 225 ml boiling tea
  • 225 g Gluten-Free Plain Flour I used my Free From Fairy blend
  • 2 tsp psyllium husk powder or 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • 50 g coconut sugar I used Coconut Merchant
  • 1 tsp cinnamon not required if using chai tea like I did
Metric - US Customary units


  1. Place the raisins, salt, bicarbonate of soda and boiling tea or water into a large bowl and leave to soak for around 20 minutes
  2. Add the flour, psyllium, sugar and cinnamon and mix until well combined
  3. Place into a greased 1lb loaf tin and bake in a pre-heated oven at 190 degrees C (170 degree fan) for around 40 minutes until golden
  4. Allow to cool in the tin for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack and allowing to cool completely
  5. Alternatively slice and enjoy while hot

Recipe Notes

Nutritional information is for guidance only.

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Barmbrack: Irish Fruit Loaf
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1696 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Sodium 3745mg 156%
Potassium 2142mg 61%
Total Carbohydrates 399g 133%
Dietary Fiber 32g 128%
Sugars 34g
Protein 23g 46%
Vitamin C 14.7%
Calcium 11.7%
Iron 57.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.