St. Patrick’s Day is another one of those holidays that I love to celebrate just for the food. Well, wearing green is fun, too, but getting pinched if you aren’t wearing it? Not so fun. A few years ago, I made Irish Soda Bread for the first time. It was super easy and super delicious and a great addition to a St. Patrick’s Day menu. But this year, I thought I’d change it up a little bit with Irish Soda Bread Muffins! These aren’t traditional, but they are still delicious. I think they’d make a great holiday breakfast or snack. They are lightly sweetened with a perfect crumb. I may even have to make them year round instead of just for St. Patrick’s Day!! Irish Soda Bread Muffins makes 12 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 cup buttermilk 1/4 cup vegetable oil 3/4 cup raisins Preheat oven to 400F. Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper liners. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Make a well in the center and add the beaten egg, buttermilk and vegetable oil. Stir just until moistened. Lightly fold in the raisins. Divide the mixture evenly between the 12 muffin cups. Bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.