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Irish Soda Bread Muffins

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Author The Seasoned Mom


  • 1.5 c. all-purpose flour plus extra for currants
  • ½ c. whole wheat flour if you do not have whole wheat, just use an additional half cup of the all-purpose flour
  • 2 T. sugar
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • ½ t. salt
  • 2 T. cold butter cut into small cubes
  • ¾ c. cold buttermilk
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • ½ c. dried currants I like the small size of the currants, but you can substitute raisins if you prefer


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray six standard-size baking cups with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, use a whisk to combine the flours, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Cut in the butter until the mixture is crumbly.
  • In a small bowl, use a whisk to lightly beat the buttermilk and egg together. Slowly stir the buttermilk mixture into the flour mixture until just combined.
  • Combine the currants with ½ T. of flour and mix into the dough. It will be sticky.
  • Dump the dough onto a well-floured countertop and knead it a few times and shape into a round loaf. Using a sharp knife, cut the dough into six equal pieces. Shape each piece of dough into a round ball and place one dough ball into each prepared baking cup.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. When you tap the muffins they should have a hollow sound.
  • Cool on a wire rack.