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Irish Soda Bread Muffins Recipe

Irish Soda Bread Muffins Recipe

Irish soda bread is traditionally made in a loaf shape, but these muffins have the same terrific flavor with buttermilk, caraway seeds and currants. They are easy to make and delicious served warm. —Lorraine Ballsieper, Deep River, Connecticut
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup dried currants or raisins

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, salt, baking soda and caraway seeds. In another bowl, beat the egg, buttermilk, butter and oil. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in currants.
  • 2. Fill greased muffin cups three-fourths full. Sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 1 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 235 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 247mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein .

Reviews for Irish Soda Bread Muffins

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mizdee009
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2016

"I love this recipe! Easy, delicious, and plenty of room for improvising. I teach middle school cooking classes and this is a fantastic recipe for aspiring chefs. Definitely a keeper."

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silverfx
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2014

"WOW! These were fantastic! Left out caraway seeds and used craisins . It was wonderful! I used an ice cream scoop to fill the muffin tin and the result was 12 perfect muffins! this will surely be requested often by the family."

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LindaMeyers
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2014

"LOVE THESE MUFFINS, EASY TO MAKE, I LOVE CARAWAY SEEDS SO I INCREASED THE CARAWAY SEEDS TO 3 TSP. THEY WERE A BIG HIT WITH THE FAMILY AND CO=WORKERS."

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Acsammel
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2014

"Delicious! I've tried making soda bread before and no one in my family liked it. This muffin version came out great though. I didn't have buttermilk, so used plain greek yogurt with a splash of milk to thin it. I skipped the caraway seeds and used raisins for the fruit. Just to impress the kids for St. Patrick's Day, I decided to be cheesy and put green sugar on top."

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JCV4
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2014

"These tasted great and were easy to make."

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KristineChayes
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2014

"Absolutely excellent! I've made these muffins for several years now and they are moist and flavorful. The sprinkling of sugar on top is perfect. I'll be making them again for this St. Patrick's Day , but they're good any day of the year! A real favorite!"

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Jedibabe
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2014

"Awesome, tasty muffin recipe. I made this subbing out the canola oil with applesauce and they were fabulous! The caraway seeds were amazingly appealing. Not much similarity to actual Irish Soda Bread, but an awesome muffin non-the-less. This will now be my go-to muffin recipe; it'd be great with blueberries or whatever sounds good to you. The muffins were moist and tender and truly wonderful."

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agincourt
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2013

"To die for! Not too sweet. A softer moister version of soda bread. Used a mix of dried cranberrirs,tart cherries and blueberries soaked in rum for a little special touch for St. Pa tricks D ay. Been to Ireland many times and collected several recipes for soda bread but these little morsels are awesome!"

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Jboccuzzio
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2013

"This recipe is awesome! It will now be part of my St. Patricks Day menu. In my humble opinion, they could be the perfect anytime muffin also. I added 1/4 cup more sugar as another reviewer suggested. I left the caraway seeds out. Served warm with butter! SO glad I found this recipe! Perfection!"

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Regina31
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2013

"Great taste, very tender, I wouldn't change a thing they were really good."

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lorettalib
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2013

"I wouldn't change or add a thing to this recipe. It is so good."

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njpcooper
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2013

"I took them to the church pot luck and they were a big hit,I should have made more!"

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roper_wanda
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2013

"Excellent texture and taste !! I love soda bread year round not only on St Paddys Day

I like the muffins as they are easily ready to go."

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lurky27
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2012

"Wow, these are delicious! Perfect for St. Patrick's Day!

~ Theresa"

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skywaitress
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2012

"I also skipped the caraway seeds. I used poppy seeds. excellent!"

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chocolatecookies
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2012

"These are good muffins. To enhance the flavor, sometimes I add 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1/8 tsp. cloves and 1/2 tsp. nutmeg to the flour mixture (but they are good without the extra spices). I also make a cinnamon sugar mixture to sprinkle on the top of the muffins before baking. We don't like caraway seeds, so I leave these out. If my raisins are a little dried out, I plump them first by soaking them in hot water for a few minutes and then drain them well before adding to the batter. These muffins keep well at room temperature so they are good for mailing to family and friends."

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cottoncandyhigh
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2011

"I love to makes these all the time. Always turn out excellent."

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carolhemp
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2010

"Everyone on St. Patrick's Day loved them...guests were wrapping an extra one to take home."

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mavarnee
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2010

"I have a family recipe I've used for years, but was in a hurry and tried these. I don't put in the caraway seeds, I add a bit more sugar, use egg whites instead of the egg, and use low fat buttermilk. I soak the raisins in hot water for a few minutes, to plump them up. I drain them and pat dry with paper towels before putting them in the batter.

Great!"

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