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Sourdough Muffins

Delicious and soft chocolate chip sourdough muffins are a naturally sweetened and fermented snack
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword sourdough muffins
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 225kcal
Author Amy


  • Muffin tin
  • Large bowl


  • 1/2 cup sourdough starter active
  • 1.5 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup butter melted
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips You could also use blueberries


  • In a large bowl, mix together melted butter, honey, flour, and active sourdough starter.
  • Cover and allow to ferment for 12 to 24 hours. (optional)
  • The next day preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line muffin tins with cupcake liners or grease well.
  • Add vanilla extract, baking soda, eggs, and salt to the batter.
  • Start mixing all the ingredients together. I like to just use my hands to break up large clumps and really combine the eggs with the batter.
  • Once the batter starts coming together, add chocolate chips (or whatever add-ins you would like) and use a whisk to whip it together and break up any more large lumps.
  • Spoon into muffin tins equally. 
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until tops start turning golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Flip onto baking rack and allow to cool. A plate works well, too.


You can make this recipe without the long fermentation. Just mix all the ingredients together and bake. Still yummy.
The fermentation is just to help break down the phytic acid and some of the gluten making it easier to digest.


Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 38mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 214IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg