homemade garlic herb bread

5 Minute Garlic and Herb Bread

Adapted from a soda bread recipe, this gorgeous homemade garlic and herb bread takes less than 5 minutes to get to the oven – no heavy mixing, no kneading, no rise time needed! It’s completely vegan too.

I used a 50/50 mix of white and wholemeal flour but you can vary these ratios as much as you like or go for 100% plain or 100% wholemeal.

This is so easy and quick to throw together, and it’s a perfect side dish with pasta. It’s best eaten warm, straight from the oven, spread with a little plain or garlic butter / spread. Or, my favourite, dipped into olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

It is adapted from this soda bread recipe, from awesome blogger A Girl Called Jack, with a few add ins and the regular milk swapped for almond milk to make it vegan.

You can use any fresh or dried herbs you like, I used fresh basil and parsley here, but mixed dried Italian herbs work really well too.

L x

vegan 5 minute garlic bread

5 Minute Garlic and Herb Bread


  • 200g self raising flour (white, wholewheat or a mix of both – I used 100g of each here)
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 200ml almond milk
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Pinch of salt
  • Good pinch of very finely chopped fresh or dried herbs
  • 1-2 garlic cloves (depending on how garlicky you like it!)


  1. Preheat the oven to 180*C. Add the lemon juice to the milk and leave to one side for a few minutes to curdle / split.
  2. Meanwhile, mix the flour, bicarb, salt, crushed garlic and herbs in a bowl.
  3. Make a well in the centre and pour in the milk. 
  4. Stir until it forms a sticky dough. It should be more of a batter than a dough, so don’t panic if you were expecting ‘knead-able’ bread dough as it isn’t like that!
  5. Pour into a standard size loaf tin and cook for around 30-35 minutes, until cooked and lightly golden on top.
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