Sourdough Apple Muffins

Baking muffins is one of my favorite ways to use sourdough starter.  The starter helps enrich the flavor without adding to much fat.  In fact, I tend to half the amount of butter or oil in my recipes any time I use my sourdough starter.  The starter will also give your muffins a great texture with a moist, soft interior and a crisp, crusty exterior.

Apple Muffins

Recipe makes a dozen regular sized muffins or 6 large muffins.


  • 3-4 Apples peeled, cored, and diced
  • 1 cup Sourdough Starter
  • 1/4 cup melted Butter
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground Cloves


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F (~177 C).
  2. Grease your muffin tin.
  3. Whisk together the starter, butter, vanilla, eggs, and sugar.
  4. In a separate bowl combine the dry ingredients.
  5. Pour the sourdough, butter mixture into the dry ingredients along with the apples.
  6. Gently fold in the ingredients.  It is all right to still have a few clumps of flour, but you do not want to over mix the muffin batter.
  7. Spoon the batter into the muffin tin.
  8. Bake for ~ 20 – 30 minutes for small muffins, and ~30 – 40 minutes for larger muffins.


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