Irish Coffee Muffins Recipe

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These Irish Coffee Muffins are a great way to enjoy a seasonal St. Patrick’s Day treat.  Most Irish Muffin recipes I have seen are for Irish Soda Bread Muffins, which are okay, but for me Irish Coffee is better!  These muffins combine coffee, Irish Whiskey and cream for a delicious and different taste.

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These muffins were very light and moist, much so more than most muffins that I have made!  I think it is because they are made with sour cream instead of milk.  They taste subtly of whiskey, but the taste is not overwhelming at all, there is just a hint of the flavor.

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Adding Whiskey to Irish Coffee Muffins

The coffee gives the muffins a nice rich brown color, and a delicious taste.  The combination of flavors in these muffins really works, and they tasted delicious and were eaten quickly by my family, even the kids who don’t like coffee.

Irish Coffee Muffins

The recipe came from an older cookbook my mom gave me, The Joy of Muffins, and it is well worth trying if you are looking for something different for St. Patrick’s Day!

Yield: 18

Irish Coffee Muffins

Irish Coffee Muffins
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 2 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup coffee
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 Tablespoon Irish Whiskey


  1. Make a cup of coffee and put it aside to cool for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400.
  3. Mix all the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar) in a bowl and stir well.
  4. Mix all the wet ingredients (coffee, eggs, sour cream, whiskey) in another bowl and stir well.
  5. Make a well in the dry ingredients and quickly add the wet ingredients and stir to mix quickly.
  6. Put the batter into muffin cups and bake for 20 minutes. Makes 18-20 Muffins.


Nutrition facts are estimates.

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 146Saturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 143mgCarbohydrates: 24gSugar: 11gProtein: 2g


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23 thoughts on “Irish Coffee Muffins Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    I would really enjoy your Irish Coffee Muffins, they look delicious. Happy St. Patrick’s Day to Ya and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  2. Coffee, sour cream AND whiskey. Sold! I have a family favorite muffin recipe that uses sour cream. Very curious to try the whiskey!


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