These Irish soda bread muffins are an Irish girl’s DREAM. Imagine the flavor of Irish soda bread with the fluffy texture of a muffin. This recipe is perfect to have around for breakfast, especially during St. Patrick’s Day weekend!

These Irish soda bread muffins are an Irish girl's DREAM. Imagine the flavor of Irish soda bread with the fluffy texture of a muffin. This recipe is perfect to have around for breakfast, especially during St. Patrick's Day weekend! #sodabread #StPatricksDay #Irish

This Irish girl is starting to run out of recipe ideas for St. Patty’s Day! This is what happens when you’ve been blogging for 9 years! I’ve made Slow Cooker Vegetarian Irish Guinness Stew, Instant Pot Guinness Beef Stew, Vegan Cauliflower Colcannon, Whole-Wheat Irish Soda Bread, and a Superfood Shamrock Smoothie. There now you have an entire St. Patty’s Day weekend feast at your fingertips.

Lucky for you, I started to think about existing Irish recipes that I could tweak in some fun way and Irish Soda Bread muffins came to mind! Because I love the flavor of Irish Soda Bread with the caraway seeds, currants, and buttermilk but it’s pretty dry thanks to all that flour. Muffins, on the other hand. They’re so fluffy and pillowy. So we’ve got the best texture now combined with the traditional flavor.

This is not a soda bread recipe. I repeat this is a muffin recipe that has a similar flavor to soda bread. If you’re making something for a pot luck or to bring to a St. Patty’s party, I think these muffins are the bee’s knees. And apparently in my 30’s I now use phrases like the bee’s knees. Awkward. But really, they transfer so well. You can just pop ’em in a tupperware or Ziploc and you’re on your way! Plus, they’re easier for your guests to grab n’ go vs. having to slice from a loaf.

Plus, these muffs are suuups easy to make. 10 minutes prep time. 20 minutes cook time. And volia, 30 minutes and you’ve got yourself a tin full of muffins! OMG does anyone remember that crazy muffin man YouTube video that went viral like 12 years ago? Once again, dating myself. I was going to say like 7 years ago and then I googled it, nope 12 years. LOL.

These Irish soda bread muffins are perfect served warm with a spread of butter over top. Preferably with a plate of corned beef and cabbage and a pint of Guinness on the side!

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Irish Soda Bread Muffins


  • Author: Kara @ The Foodie Dietitian
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins 1x

Description

These Irish soda bread muffins are an Irish girl’s DREAM. Imagine the flavor of Irish soda bread with the fluffy texture of a muffin. This recipe is perfect to have around for breakfast, especially during St. Patrick’s Day weekend!


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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon caraway seeds
  • 1 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup currants or raisins

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Add liners to muffin pan or generously spray with baking spray.
  2. In a large bowl mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and caraway seeds until combined.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk buttermilk, egg, and butter until combined.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry and gently mix until just moistened (do not overmix). Gently fold in raisins.
  5. Spoon batter (about 1/3 cup) into each well. Bake at 375 degrees F for about 20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
  6. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan onto wire rack to cool further.
  7. Serve warm with butter and/or jam.

Keywords: Irish, Soda Bread, St. Patrick's Day

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Gram’s Irish Raisin Bread

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  1. These look absolutely scrumptious! What a great idea to put the bread in muffin form for convenience! I also would love to try currants instead of raisins as I usually do!

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