Irish Soda Bread Muffins {recipe}

How to Make Irish Soda Bread Muffins is super easy, and the perfect St. Patrick’s Day food.  The muffins hardly take any time and the result is worth the time and effort.   This hearty Irish Soda Bread Muffin Recipe uses golden raisins since they are golden in color and my kids won’t touch brown things (like traditional raisins or currants) in baked goods unless it’s chocolate, and sour cream which always makes baked goods more moist.  I used green sugar sprinkles to make the muffins more festive and add sweetness and my kids thought they were a great breakfast muffin, which is high praise for a muffin that isn’t loaded with sugar.

Irish Soda Bread Muffins

Irish Soda Muffin Ingredients

irish soda muffin ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cups granulated  sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped golden raisins
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • sugar granules or sprinkles for topping

Directions {step-by-step}

irish soda muffins

PREHEAT oven to 400 degrees.  Line muffin pan with paper liners, or grease if you are not using liners.

WHISK together the dry ingredients and raisins {excluding the sugar or sprinkles for the topping}.

MIX together the wet ingredients in separate bowl.

COMBINE the dry and wet ingredients.  As soon as they are combined, stop stirring.

SPOON batter into muffin cups, filling 3/4 full.  Top with sugar or sprinkles.

BAKE for 20 minutes or until fork inserted into center of muffin comes out clean.  Serve plain or with butter and jam.

Irish Soda Bread Muffins

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  1. Oh my gosh they look good! I had a Shamrock shake that’s as festive as I get lately.