The sheer simplicity of Irish soda bread belies its goodness. We've made this easy whole-wheat quick bread even faster by baking the dough in muffin cups. Serve the muffins warm, with butter and honey.

Carolyn Casner
Source:, February 2019


Recipe Summary

10 mins
25 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray.

  • Whisk whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the center and add 1 1/2 cups buttermilk. Stir with a wooden spoon until all the flour is incorporated. The dough should be soft but not too wet. If necessary, add additional buttermilk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the dough absorbs all of the flour. Use your hands to help the dough come together, if necessary. Using an ice cream scoop or a 1/4-cup measure, divide the dough among the prepared muffin cups.

  • Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, 16 to 18 minutes. Transfer the muffins to a wire rack to cool slightly before serving.

Nutrition Facts

120 calories; protein 4.6g 9% DV; carbohydrates 24.2g 8% DV; dietary fiber 2g 8% DV; sugars 1.6g; fat 0.8g 1% DV; saturated fat 0.3g 1% DV; cholesterol 1.2mg; vitamin a iu 16.1IU; vitamin c 0.3mg 1% DV; folate 53.6mcg 13% DV; calcium 43.1mg 4% DV; iron 1.3mg 7% DV; magnesium 27.4mg 10% DV; potassium 117.4mg 3% DV; sodium 282.8mg 11% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 21% DV.

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I made these yesterday very very easy recipe to make. But I have to tell you in my opinion: Do not waste your time and effort to make these. Unless I did something terribly wrong that I don't know of they are really heavy like hockey pucks spongey and hard to chew and very little taste. I would not make them again. Read More