St. Patrick’s Day is almost here, and I’ve been in the kitchen experimenting with a few new recipes to celebrate the holiday with.
One of which are these incredible Irish Soda Bread Muffins. Traditional Irish Soda Bread is usually made in a loaf with just flour, buttermilk, baking soda, and salt. But these Irish Soda Bread Muffins put a tasty twist on the traditional Irish fare.
By adding some honey and golden raisins, the muffins get a slightly sweet taste, while still maintaining a moist and heavenly texture that is typical of traditional Irish Soda Bread.
I let my kids help me make these, and I allowed them to add in some of their favorite additions, so they added some regular raisins, sunflower seeds and goji berries to a few of the muffins, which were quite tasty. :)
A few small adjustments make these muffins an ideal Weight Watchers St. Patrick’s Day Recipe to share. Best served warm, with coffee or tea.
IRISH SODA BREAD MUFFINS
- 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup reduced fat buttermilk
- 4 tbsp light butter (melted)
- 1 large egg
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 cup golden raisins
- Preheat oven to 375. Mist a muffin pan with cooking spray.
- In a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and raisins.
- In another small bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, melted butter, egg, and honey.
- Gently combine the wet and dry ingredients, stirring just until combined as over-stirring will cause the muffins to have a tough texture).
- Spoon the stiff batter into the muffin pan, filling the cups about 3/4 cup full.
- Bake the muffins for about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Let muffins cool in pan for about 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire cooling rack.