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A dozen caraway Irish soda bread muffins, cooling and artfully arranged on a wire rack.
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5 from 4 votes

Caraway Irish Soda Bread Muffins

Hearty Irish soda bread muffins packed with the flavor of caraway seeds. So easy to make for breakfast, snacks, or a festive side to go with your St. Patrick's Day feast.


  • 1 1/2 cups (180 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup (85 grams) white whole wheat flour (can substitute additional all-purpose)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup (67 grams) granulated sugar plus extra for topping
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup (240 ml) buttermilk
  • 6 tablespoons (85 grams) butter melted


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 C). Lightly grease a standard muffin pan, and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar, and caraway seeds.
  • In a separate large bowl, whisk together the egg, buttermilk, and melted butter.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry, and stir gently to combine. Do not overmix; stop as soon as the batter is evenly moistened.
  • Divide batter evenly among the prepared muffin well, filling each about 3/4 full. The batter will be stiff and form small mounds in the wells. Sprinkle a small amount of additional white sugar on top of each muffin, if desired.
  • Bake for 20-24 minutes, until a toothpick or cake tester inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Remove pan from the oven, and gently tip the muffins in the pan; this prevents the bottoms from getting soggy. After 5-10 minutes, remove muffins to cool directly on a wire rack. Serve slightly warm, with butter.


  1. Extras can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to three days, but these taste best the day they are made!
  2. Greek yogurt or sour cream can be substituted for buttermilk.
  3. 1/3 cup vegetable oil can be substituted for the melted butter.
  4. Adapted, slightly, from King Arthur Flour.

Nutrition Estimate

Calories: 172kcal, Carbohydrates: 24g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 30mg, Sodium: 196mg, Potassium: 124mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 230IU, Calcium: 64mg, Iron: 1mg
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