Irish Soda Bread Muffins

Beautiful rustic and light textured, whole grain Irish Soda Bread Muffins are perfect St. Patrick’s Day breakfast! These wholesome muffins are made with all natural ingredients and refined sugar-free, mildly sweet and just delicious. Flecked with raisins and caraway seeds, they are perfect with a cup of hot tea.

Whole grain healthy Irish Soda Bread Muffins with raisins and caraway seeds

Tomorrow we gonna celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in our house. Our dinner table will be decorated with green tabletop and decorations. Lucky charms and shamrocks will be placed all over our house. We gonna have so much fun, drinking beer and eating traditional Irish food, listen to Irish music. And now you probably think – ok, they are Irish or have some Irish origin. But actually we don’t. The thing is, my husband and I, we just like Irish culture, music, and food… let’s not forget the beer.

I actually started celebrating St. Patrick’s Day when I was a college student. It was popular to go out to the pub and drink lots of fine Irish beer on that day. Later when I meet my hubby (who was also a fan of Irish music and cuisine), we brought that celebration to our home. Today we celebrate that festival, because it’s cheerful, filled with positivity, good energy, amazing food and of course traditional Irish beer we like so much.

St. Patrick’s Day also means coming of Spring. It marks the time when everything starts to bloom, and our table starts to fill with colorful fruits and veggies. Carrots will soon dominate in our dishes. I’m more than happy to have Carrot Cake Muffins every day for breakfast or Carrot Cake Energy Balls on hand for snacking.

Last year I missed shared my favorite St. Patrick’s Day recipe on my blog. So this year I didn’t want to miss it. These muffins I make every year for St. Patrick’s Day but last few years I experimented with more healthier WHOLESOME ingredients. And thus how this whole grain Irish Soda Bread Muffins emerged.

Whole grain healthy Irish Soda Bread Muffins with raisins and caraway seeds

To make these healthy Irish Soda Bread Muffins I used whole grain Spelt flour with nutty, mildly sweet aroma. It paired so nicely with sweet dried raisins. Spelt flour also contributed greatly to overall rustic muffin taste. You can easily use any whole grain flour in this recipe but I like using Spelt in my baking because compared to other whole grain flours it is richer in many nutrients – such as protein and minerals. Spelt flour is also packed with high-quality fibers great for our digestion and since Spelt is an ancient grain, it’s less modified than wheat.

You may think that these muffins are plain and boring, but they certainly not. They may look plain, but inside they are bursting with AMAZING flavors coming from beautiful caraway seeds. Caraway seeds made batter so fragrant and unbelievably delicious. Irresistible.

Whole grain healthy Irish Soda Bread Muffins with raisins and caraway seeds

Whole grain healthy Irish Soda Bread Muffins with raisins and caraway seeds

Irish Soda Bread Muffins are beautifully rustic and so light textured. Buttermilk is all to blame for that beautiful muffin texture, but pure Irish grass-fed butter has something to do with that also. Irish butter has a higher butterfat content which makes him creamier. It has a smoother mouthfeel and slightly cheesy taste. So yummy! So you see, these muffins are not only fragrant and rustic but deep buttery tasting. In one word – PERFECT!

To make things even better (for our waistline), I didn’t use any refined sweeteners in this muffins. They are ALL NATURAL, wholesome, low-calorie, and absolutely guilt-free. I sweetened dough with pure maple syrup, but you can easily use honey if you like.

Whole grain healthy Irish Soda Bread Muffins with raisins and caraway seeds

Muffins are like the super simple and easy to whip up treat. Right? Well, these Irish Soda Bread Muffins are like the easiest thing EVER. You only need few simple ingredients and literally one bowl, a whisk and good muffin pan. These beauties are made in no time. And literally, disappear from the plate at the same speed. Irish Soda Bread Muffins are not only beautiful afternoon treat that goes oh-so-well with black tea, but nutritious, delicious breakfast full of lovely rustic flavors.

We like to eat these muffins freshly baked, right from the oven, while they are still hot. We spread a piece of butter over it and fill its warm insides with homemade Chia Seed Jam. Trust me… it’s an ultimate treat for your taste buds. And instant mood lifter.

Now, make, bake and enjoy! And have a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day!

Whole grain healthy Irish Soda Bread Muffins with raisins and caraway seeds
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Irish Soda Bread Muffins

Rustic whole grain Irish Soda Bread Muffins are perfect St. Patrick's Day breakfast! These HEALTHY muffins are made with all natural ingredients and REFINED SUGAR-FREE, mildly sweet and just delicious. Flecked with raisins and caraway seeds, they are perfect with a cup of hot tea.

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine International
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 210 kcal
Author Natalie

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 375 F (190C). Spray the insides of the muffin pan with cooking spray or line it with paper liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together dry ingredients - the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl with a whisk or hand mixer on medium speed, beat the egg. Add syrup and softened butter. Beat in the buttermilk or yogurt until fully combined – about 1 minute.
  4. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until well combined.
  5. Fold in the raisins or currants and caraway seeds. The muffin mixture will be thick.
  6. Pour the mixture into prepared muffin pans. Fill muffin tins 3/4 full.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with just a few crumbs.
  8. Remove from the oven and let cool completely on a baking rack.
  9. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

As a measure I used UScup (240ml).

Nutrition Facts
Irish Soda Bread Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 210 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 136mg 6%
Potassium 324mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 37g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 9g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 3.4%
Vitamin C 0.9%
Calcium 8.4%
Iron 7.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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9 Comments

  1. Soda bread is the best. I haven’t tried soda muffins, so I gotta try this recipe ASAP!

  2. These look delicious! I’ve never had Irish soda bread muffins.

  3. I’ve never made soda bread but it’s so good. I bet these muffins are amazing!

  4. I am not sure I have actually ever had Irish Soda Bread! Now I kind of want it

  5. These muffins look so wonderful! A delicious way to start St. Patrick’ Day!

  6. I would never have thought to make Soda Bread into muffins, this is brilliant. I love soda bread so I will definitely have to try these out.

  7. love the idea of turning it into muffins.

  8. I just so happen to have some spelt flour I’ve been meaning to use up for the longest time–these look so tasty!

  9. Muffins are one of the most favorite thing in Food. Thanks for some new ideas turning it into muffins.

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