Irish Soda Bread Muffins


Irish soda bread gets a lot more portable with these delicious muffins!


Irish soda bread is one of my favorites and it’s so simple to make. There’s not much you can do to make it even less of a fuss, but since traditional Irish soda bread can be a bit crumbly, putting it in muffin form makes it a little easier to pack for lunch.

So, the question is: to raisin or not to raisin? My mom always made her bread with raisins when I was growing up and I love it that way, too. I usually make half with and half without. 🙂

Irish Soda Bread Muffins

Yield: 12-14 muffins


  • 1½ cups milk (I used almond)
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 3 cups flour (I used white whole wheat)
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼-½ cup raisins (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 400° and grease a muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. In a bowl, combine the milk and vinegar and allow to sit for at least five minutes.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture and add the raisins if using.
  5. Stir until combined and knead to make sure everything is incorporated. If the dough is too sticky, add a little more flour, about a tablespoon at a time.
  6. Divide dough evenly into the muffin tin and cut an X into the top of each.
  7. Bake 10-12 minutes or until cooked through.
  8. Allow to cool in the tin for 2-3 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

These muffins are vegan with the appropriate milk.


44 thoughts on “Irish Soda Bread Muffins

  1. Irish soda bread is a must every year! I usually do a big St. Patrick’s day meal with family but this year will be out of town flying in midnight the night before and back out the next day. BUT with that one day, St. Patrick’s Day, I’m hoping to fit in making in Irish soda bread between unpacking, laundry, and repacking the whole family. These muffins with the shorter baking time would be perfect for breakfast if I can wake up early enough! Thank you for sharing and linking up with us for Meatless Monday!


  2. I never thought of making Irish soda bread into muffins! These look awesome! (visiting from Totally Terrific Tuesday)


  3. I’ve never even heard of Irish Soda Bread before. I love the addition of raisins, wether or not that’s a classic soda bread ingredient, I have no idea. But, I love raisins, and I love bread! 😉 Thanks for linking up with us at The Wednesday Showcase!


  4. What a genius idea to make soda bread into muffins…more crunchy surfaces! I love this. I have never had Irish soda bread with raisins, but think that I must try this. Thank you for sharing this fabulous addition to my St. Patrick’s Day meal! #LinkLove


  5. Just in time for St. Patty’s Day 🙂 I am going to try these with my Guinness Beef Stew recipe. Thank you so much for sharing at the Sunday Fitness & Food Link-Up, Pinned!


  6. Love these portable, bite-size Irish soda bread muffins! So fun and festive and I know my little ones will gobble these up 🙂


  7. Will give this recipe a try this weekend with our corned beef and cabbage! Thanks for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. Hope to see you again this week at the hop! Nina @ Vintage Mama’s Cottage


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