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Sourdough Blueberry Muffins

Muffins, notwithstanding a bizarre song by the late Frank Zappa, are fine foods, and they are a great way to start a day, to brighten a covered A basket of blueberry muffins dish function at work or church, or to just tell someone that you think they are special.

Also, they are a great way to use up an extra cup or two of starter that you might be wondering what to do with. This recipe, like most muffins, is a quick-bread recipe. It rises due to the interaction of the sourdough starter's acid and the baking soda. As a result no rise time is required. Just mix and pop in the oven. As with any muffin, take care to not over-mix the batter.

These muffins are not very sweet. If you prefer a sweeter muffin, increase the sugar to 1/2 cup. Some diabetics use fructose as the sweetener instead of sugar. I use regular size muffin pans (about 2 inch size) and fill the cups to the top to make good size muffins. Let them cool a few minutes in the pans for easier removal.

Depending on the size muffin tins you use, and how full you fill them, this recipe should make six to eight muffins.


1 egg 1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt 1/4 cup oil
1 cup sourdough starter 1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda 1/4 cup sugar or fructose
1/2 cup blueberries


Preheat oven to 425F.

Combine dry ingredients in small bowl. Stir in blueberries. Combine wet ingredients in medium bowl. Add dry ingredients to wet ones.

Prepare your muffing cups by oiling them and dusting them with flour. Alternately, you may spray your muffin cups with Baker's Joy or another oil that has flour in it, Mix the wet and dry ingredients quickly and spoon into your muffin cups. Depending on the size of your muffin cups, and how full you fill them, this should be between 6 and 8 muffin cups.

Bake at 425 for about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Information, Estimated
Per muffin (1/8 of batch),
made with light olive oil
Total Calories 189
Calories from fat 71
Total Fat 7.9 grams
Saturated Fat 1.1 grams
Polyunsaturated Fat .8 grams
Monosaurated fat 5 grams
Total carbohydrates 26.6 grams
Dietary fiber 1.2 grams
Sugars 6.9 grams
Protein 3.5 grams