Irish Soda Bread Knots Recipe

Irish Soda Bread Knots — A simple Irish Soda Bread Knots recipe that’s perfect for a grab and go breakfast option!

photo of the Irish Soda Bread Knots served with coffee and butter for breakfast

I have to admit that I lived the first 20 years of my life not knowing what the amazingness of Irish Soda bread was.

Then one fateful summer day, my friend brought back a loaf from her local grocery store, saying, “Have you ever tried Irish Soda Bread? It’s pretty good.”

I tore off a piece, not expecting much, and took a bite. And with that bite, I was converted. Converted into a huge fan of the deliciousness that is Irish Soda Bread!

So I decided to try my own version of the bread– an easier recipe that doesn’t call for yeast.

It’s a bit of a cross between a dense bread and a scone, which melts perfectly in your mouth with coffee.

And it’s not terribly sweet, which makes it an ideal breakfast for a weekday morning!

photo of the Irish Soda Bread Knots recipe piping hot out of the oven

Ingredients Needed To Make Irish Bread Knots

  • Wheat flour
  • All purpose flour — If you don’t have wheat, you can also just use 4 cups all purpose flour)
  • Sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Cold butter, cut into cubes
  • Raisins
  • Caraway seeds
  • Egg, beaten
  • Butter milk

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How To Make Irish Soda Bread Knots

Begin by preheating the oven to 425 degrees.

Spray a muffin pan with cooking oil.

Then, combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda in a food processor. Quickly pulse so it’s just mixed.

Add in the butter and pulse until it’s just combined and resembles a coarse meal.

If you don’t have a food processor, you can do the same thing and cut the butter into the flour mixture using two butter knives.

photo the bread ready for the oven in the muffin pans

Transfer the flour and butter mixture into a large bowl, and mix in the raisins and the caraway seeds.

Then, make a well in the middle and pour in the buttermilk and the egg.

Gently knead until it’s just combined. Do not over mix or the bread will turn out too dry.

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Fill the muffin tins with the dough and bake for about 30 minutes, or until the tops are lightly browned.

Enjoy with a piping hot beverage!

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Irish Soda Bread Knots

Irish Soda Bread Knots Recipe

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A simple Irish Soda Bread Knots recipe that’s perfect for a grab and go breakfast option!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course Bites
Cuisine Breakfast

Equipment

  • Muffin tin
  • Food processor or blender
  • Large mixing bowl

Ingredients

  • 2 cup wheat flour
  • 2 cup all purpose flour If you don’t have wheat, you can also just use 4 cups all purpose flour.
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp cold butter cut into cubes
  • 1.5 cup raisins
  • 2 tbsp caraway seeds
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1.5 cup butter milk
  • Cooking oil

Nutrition

Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 561mg | Potassium: 354mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 244IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 3mg
Servings: 12
Calories: 332kcal

Instructions

  • Preheating the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Spray a muffin pan with cooking oil.
  • Combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda in a food processor. Quickly pulse so it’s just mixed. Then add the butter and pulse until it’s just combined and resembles a coarse meal. If you don’t have a food processor, you can do the same thing and cut the butter into the flour mixture using two butter knives.
  • Transfer the flour and butter mixture into a large bowl, and mix in the raisins and the caraway seeds. Make a well in the middle and pour in the buttermilk and the egg.
  • Gently knead until it’s just combined. Do not over mix or the bread will turn out too dry.
  • Fill the muffin tins with the dough and bake for about 30 minutes, or until the tops are lightly browned.
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  4. This looks absolutely fabulous. Lately I have gotten the urge to start baking, so I will def. try to make this for me and the boyfriend next week! Stunning photos as well.

    rae of lovefromberlin

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  5. Wow I’ve never tried or even heard of Irish soda bread, it looks absolutely delicious !! Will definitely have to try this one ! :)

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  6. Never heard about this recipe! But, it looks sooo delicious that I think I’m gonna try it ;)
    xx
    Novella

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  7. My dad is always making irish soda bread because it’s so easy, so I’ll have to share this recipe with him so he can change it up sometimes!

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