Irish Soda Bread Muffins
One bowl, mix, bake for 20 minutes, and you have tasty muffins!
One bowl, mix, bake for 20 minutes, and you have tasty muffins!
1.22.17 Scaled this down to 6 servings, and ended up with 6 perfectly-cooked muffins (sorry now I didn’t bake 12) at 20 minutes. This muffin is the best of savory and sweet, the raisn-caraway seed combo is a winner, it’s tender, and the texture is just firm enough, but not dense. And OMG, are they quick and easy to make. joaniecny, thanks for a delicious new muffin recipe! ****UPDATE 5.23.18: I make this recipe often and keep these muffins in the freezer. In an effort to lighten, today I sub'd Egg Beaters® for the egg, Truvia® Bakiing Blend for the sugar, and I Can't Believe It's Not Butter® Organic Spread for the butter. They baked up beautifully, and are delish!Read More
1.22.17 Scaled this down to 6 servings, and ended up with 6 perfectly-cooked muffins (sorry now I didn’t bake 12) at 20 minutes. This muffin is the best of savory and sweet, the raisn-caraway seed combo is a winner, it’s tender, and the texture is just firm enough, but not dense. And OMG, are they quick and easy to make. joaniecny, thanks for a delicious new muffin recipe! ****UPDATE 5.23.18: I make this recipe often and keep these muffins in the freezer. In an effort to lighten, today I sub'd Egg Beaters® for the egg, Truvia® Bakiing Blend for the sugar, and I Can't Believe It's Not Butter® Organic Spread for the butter. They baked up beautifully, and are delish!
This recipe rates a 5 for ease of preparation. It's sweeter and closer to a muffin texture than Irish Soda Bread. To avoid over mixing the dough, I had the egg and buttermilk at room temperature and wisked the melted butter into the liquids before adding to flour mixture. If making 12 muffins you'll have to mound the dough in the muffin cups and bake for 20 minutes. I made 18 normal sized muffins and they tested done at 15 minutes. Is also a great base recipe for substitutions by swapping out the caraway seeds and raisins for other dried fruits and nuts.
I made the Irish soda muffins for Christmas Eve and my hubby loved them. I had extra butter, so I brushed the tops. I did not have paper to line them, so I buttered a muffin pan. They came out great! My hubby asked me to make them for him again! I am happy!
I have made this recipe, but the recipe doesn't tell you that there's enough batter for 12 jumbo muffins. I only had one muffin pan so i put the rest in a loaf pan. Everything tasted great. I used paper muffin cups.
Finally! This recipe made the "Thanksgiving" cut! They were all gone! I have made Irish soda and a variety of breads and muffins for Thanksgiving for many years. They are a tough crowd when it comes to the breads/rolls/muffins because it's an after thought to the rest of the meal. Not this time! Pass the butter!
This recipe was good. It is not very sweet. I had currants at the moment and used them. It was good. My actual qualm with it is that the batter sticks to the muffin paper cups. If I make this again, I would use baking spray on the tin. Now, my recipe yielded 15 cupcake sized servings. Muffin tins are slightly bigger therefore the original recipe will yield 12. If you use cupcake tins, you will get 15. I might try using demerara sugar next time and additional melted butter as suggested for a golden top. However, the 30 minute baking time yielded nice golden tops in my cupcakes.
Family went wild over these! We even made them more healthy with half whole wheat flour and a few oats sprinkled in.
I serve these at the church I cook for when I do my St Patrick's day meal and everyone loves them
Not much flavor. Put in extra raisins and no seeds. Topped with Turbinado sugar. They seemed to stick to the cupcake liners. Not something I will repeat.
These are super delicious and easy to make! Will defiantly be making these again. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe!
So simple to make and so delicious!!!
Hey, This recipe is fantastic with simple procedure and simple ingredients. Easily can make at home. I love this recipe. Thanks for sharing.
I omitted the caraway seeds and did not use cupcake liners (unnecessary- used nonstick muffin tins and the batter is buttery enough to not stick). Quick, easy and delicious recipe!
Delicious. Nice and moist and airy. An ice cream scoop works perfectly for my muffin tin. Hubby really liked them. Thought about skipping the caraway seeds but added them and they just wouldn't be irish soda bread w/out them. Thank you for the recipe!
to much sugar and baking powder. they did not taste like Irish soda bread, more like muffins or pancakes. They were ok, just not Irish soda bread.
I added shredded carrot's & a 1/4 tsp of nutmeg. YUM!YUM! love the IRISH
These muffins peer perfect. Definitely making these again. Very tender and light.
Wonderful, moist muffins! I didn't have caraway seeds, but made the recipe as written, otherwise. It made 15.
We celebrate St. Paddy’s day every year and when looking for a good Soda Bread recipe, I ran across this recipe. I made it but not fond of Caraway seeds, I will omit them next time. I will try candied lemon or orange just for fun. The muffins are moist and delicious. More cake like and not dry like Soda Bread can be.
I left out the caraway seeds, but that's just me. I used the same recipes to make a loaf, and it turned out better. I made my own buttermilk with a tbl of lemon juice and 1% milk. Thank you!
I did not have enough buttermilk so 3/4 cup is regular milk and I did add orange zest to mine. It is light and tender.
Made these today for St Patty’s Day and they came out fantastic! Everybody at my dinner table loved them!! Will definitely make them again!!
These were so easy to make, didn't even need a mixer. They are moist, which many soda breads are not. I would watch your bake time carefully, it's a hot oven and I took mine out at 20 minutes. I can see many variations to this basic recipe (without the caraway seeds) Like dried cranberries, nuts and orange zest. Endless possibilities
I made them and they were easy to make and GOOD!!!
Delicious! it made 18 muffins.
I used 1/2 cup whole wheat flour as I ran out of white and they were very moist and Deelicious.
Just FABULOUS!! I made these according to the recipe including the chef's note using butter and a sprinkling of brown sugar. So easy!! This a definitely a repeat and go to recipe.
Yes. Used whole wheat milled flour flour as l I had
These muffins were easy to make and would be good with a glass of milk or a hot tea in the morning. I used dried cranberries instead of raisins, otherwise followed the recipe. Caraway seeds add an adult flavor to these muffins and these are not too sweet. Also, I would cook for 20 minutes only because the muffin tops get hard and crunchy when cooked for 25 minutes--which I enjoy, but my kids, not as much. Glad I made this recipe. This made 16 muffins in regular size tin, with paper liners.
Beautiful big muffins, made 15. 18 minutes in my oven was perfect, sprinkles tops with coarse sugar before baking.
I’m not sure it tastes like the soda bread I’ve had in the past .. and at the moment they are sticking to the muffins liners .. and it made 22 muffins . Either way they are tasty but will experiment with more recipes to compare .