Irish Soda Bread Muffins

I have a love-hate relationship with Irish soda bread. It can be dry. It can be underwhelming. And what do you do with the leftovers? I’m a fan of good Irish soda bread. But I’ve definitely tried my share of duds. I find that it makes for a good breakfast treat…. and my 6 year old often requests it. So I found this recipe for Irish Soda Bread Muffins- definitely perfect for breakfast and easy to throw in the freezer to have on a moment’s notice.

I chose to make these in my giant muffin tins- the recipe turns out 5 giant muffins. The recipe includes instructions for making regular-sized muffins too.

Three easy steps: The dry ingredients are cut with butter. Eggs and buttermilk are added. Currants and caraway seeds are added last. We left out the caraway seeds because my son thought they looked “icky.” And I personally think they’re kind of icky too!

They rise up nicely, and they’re definitely most delicious directly out of the oven!

We loved these muffins… super moist and great for breakfast. Just add a smidge of butter, and my little one recommends a squiggle of honey on them too.

This recipe can be found here:  Irish Soda Bread Muffins

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14 Responses to “Irish Soda Bread Muffins”

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    Lynn — March 14, 2008 @ 7:18 AM

    omg! the desserts on your blog look so darn good! too bad i’m trying to cut down on the junk food i eat… *sigh*

    perhaps this one can work as a ‘treat’

    -lynn (oh-soyummy)

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    Pixie — March 14, 2008 @ 11:23 AM

    I’ll happily try one of your GIANT muffins please. :)

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    Mike of Mike's Table — March 14, 2008 @ 11:31 AM

    I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one who is suspicious of Irish Soda Bread. To be honest, I haven’t come across an ISB that ever caught my fancy, but I also haven’t gone out of my way to keep trying it looking for good ones. These muffins certainly look good though…maybe, just maybe I can give Irish Soda Bread another chance what with the holiday right around the corner…

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    Caroline online — March 14, 2008 @ 2:49 PM

    I love it, and being Irish had to link you on my blog :)

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    Peter M — March 14, 2008 @ 3:39 PM

    Thank you for making a giant muffin, now I don’t have to ask for seconds!

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    Emiline — March 14, 2008 @ 7:45 PM

    Ahh, who needs caraway, anyway?!

    These look fabulous! Did I happen to see these on Tastespotting? ;)

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    Kevin — March 15, 2008 @ 2:12 AM

    Great idea to make muffins with Irish soda bread! Fresh out of the oven is always best! :)

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    Cookie baker Lynn — March 15, 2008 @ 3:18 AM

    These look really moist and yummy. I’ve never had Irish soda bread that wasn’t dry. Good job with the muffins!

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    mylablog — March 15, 2008 @ 3:41 AM

    OMG! I think I’m in love! I’ve just read the last ten pages of your blog. It’s food porn at it’s best! Between your blog and del.icio.us I now have a slew of new recipes to try. Thank you!

    And these muffins sound awesome – especially without the seeds.

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    Anonymous — March 15, 2008 @ 9:36 PM

    I love all of the comments about these muffins, but has anyone actullya tried the recipe? Looking for feedback on results. Thanks :)

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    Laura — March 17, 2008 @ 3:48 AM

    These sound almost like Irish soda scones and they look fabulous. Gosh I go out of town for 4 little days and you post SO MUCH yummy looking stuff. Copy and paste. Copy and paste. Copy and paste. :)

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    Anonymous — May 11, 2008 @ 1:04 AM

    I tried the recipe and it they scrumptious! You have to try the them they were one of a kind and famomiol! The were so moist and tasty. I have been eating them for weeks! I am eating one right now! I quit my job and now I going to sell Soda Bread!!

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    Kimberly — March 23, 2009 @ 3:24 PM

    I made these delicious muffins for my son Logan’s preschool class for St. Patrick’s Day. They were a big hit with the children and with my family as well.

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    mitch — March 14, 2010 @ 4:37 PM

    Just made these and they are wonderful, definitely a keeper. Used the raisind next time wil try the blueberries.