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How to make Irish Soda Bread Muffins for St. Patrick Day

Having an Irish Soda Bread Muffins is the Perfect Way to Start Your St. Patrick’s Day. Saint Patrick’s Day commemorates the death of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Every March 17th, this is a glorious celebration of Irish culture with parades, feasts, special foods, music, dancing and drinking. With this, here’s a wonderful recipe you can make at home to celebrate the day. And don’t forget to wear green!

Sláinte is Táinte!


  • 2 ¼ cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¾ cup dried currants
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp caraway seeds
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ¼ cup butter – melted
  • ½ tsp salt
  • extra sugar – for dusting the tops



  1. Preheat oven to 400o.
  2. Butter 12 muffin cups or use paper liners.
  3. For the flour mixture: Place the flour, sugar, salt, caraway seeds, baking powder and baking soda into a large bowl.
  4. Using a whisk, stir all the ingredients until they are well combined.
  5. In a separate medium bowl place the egg, buttermilk and oil. Whisk all together properly.
  6. Pour the mixture from the previous step into the flour mixture you made in step 3. Stir using a spatula or wooden spoon until the mixture has just started to come together. A few lumps may remain and that is ok – don’t overmix.
  7. Lastly, gently fold the melted butter into the batter and stir until there are no traces of any butter to be seen.
  8. Finish by folding in the currants and then let the batter rest for about 30 minutes or up to an hour in the refrigerator.
  9. Fill each muffin cup ¾ of the way up. Sprinkle a little sugar on top of each muffin.
  10. Bake for 15 minutes. Let it cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  11. Serve your Irish Soda Bread Muffins.


  • These are delicious when served warm with butter or honey.
  • Add a drop of green food coloring and you are all set to start your celebration!

Buon Mangiata!

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