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Irish Soda Muffins Recipe

Makes 12 muffins

Note: To make sour milk, place 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar in glass measuring cup, add enough milk to equal 1 cup, mix well, and let stand for 10 minutes


  • 1 cup Quaker Oats, uncooked, quick or old-fashioned
  • 1 cup buttermilk or sour milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup margarine or butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt (optional)
  • 1/2 cup raisins


1. Combine oats and buttermilk; refrigerate for 1 hour or overnight.
2. Heat oven to 400 F. Grease 12 medium muffin cups or line with paper baking cups.
3. In large bowl, combine egg, margarine and brown sugar; mix well.
4. Add oat mixture alternately with combined dry ingredients to egg mixture, mixing just until dry ingredients are moistened (batter will be slightly lumpy).
5. Stir in raisins.
6. Fill prepared muffin cups 2/3 full.
7. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.


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Main Ingredient:Grain and Cereal / Oats
Cuisine:European / Irish
Preparation Method:Baking

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