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Irish Soda Muffins Recipe

Irish Soda Muffins Recipe

"Who says muffins have to be boring? These little gems are always a hit.," says Camille Wisniewski of Jackson, New Jersey. "I subsitute blueberries when they are in season for the raisins."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 teaspoon sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons beaten egg
  • 1/3 cup raisins


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, whisk the sour cream, oil and egg; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in raisins.
  • 2. Fill six greased or paper-lined muffin cups half full. Sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake at 400° for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 6 muffins.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 232 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 235mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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lmmanda User ID: 1101093 223002
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2015

"Very moist and tasty. I'm not sure If I did something wrong (I followed the directions exactly except for omitting the raisins), but the batter was more like biscuit dough, it was very thick. Otherwise, they were great and I will make them again."

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 163176
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2014

"Yummy! Definitely increase the raisins."

silly girl User ID: 5270321 101948
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2013

"Holy Hannah! Just made these with blueberries...they are incredible...doubled the recipe..(which will use your whole egg). Exactly 15 4 yr old helped me and we had a nice bonding time..They are soooo easy and amazing."

FL Baker User ID: 3739226 162807
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2011

"Absolutely delicious! More like a scone than a muffin; everyone loves them. I always make a double batch, yielding 12 muffins. I used vegetable oil and increased the amount of raisins. Only need 15 minutes to bake & removed them from pan immediately."

Sprowl User ID: 29186 162952
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2011

"This is a perfect recipe for a small family. We just love them! I find using egg beaters works best."

dorothy1954 User ID: 5237169 148446
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2011

"My husband loved these. I made exactly as instructed the first time. the second time around I did change slightly. I used light olive oil instead of canola oi, light sour creaml and splenda instead of sugar. They turned out just as good. As my husband says "this is a keeper"."

licart User ID: 2677561 163136
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2011

"not a review, but a question. What is vanilla powder mentioned in previous review??"

Richard62 User ID: 4125364 148444
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2010

"Best and miostest soda bread I have ever tasted. We have also added a dash of nutmeg and a 1/4 tsp of vanilla powder and increased raisins yo 3/4 cup."

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