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Chocolate Chip Sourdough Muffins Recipe

Chocolate Chip Sourdough Muffins

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"Yummy muffins made with a sourdough starter, just the way my grandmother (a professional baker) taught me."

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Original recipe makes 12 muffins Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease one 12-cup muffin tin.
  2. In a large bowl combine the sourdough starter, egg, milk, oil and vanilla. Stir in the salt, flour, sugar and cinnamon until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  3. Fill muffin tins about 2/3 of the way full. Bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 20 to 25 minutes or until muffins test done.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 10, 2007

Read all the reviews and made a few changes to recipe before trying it.... ~3/4 C sugar *total* ~extra chocolate chips ~2 tea baking soda desolved in about 1/4 C warm water They were airy (about doubled in size, and ended up with 18 instead of the 12 muffins) they are to DIE FOR!!!! Just the right amount of sweetness and I used the Alaskan Sourdough starter as I had more than double what I needed for my batch of bread... Will make thing again, and again, and again. My favorite sourdogh dessert!!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 30, 2003

I found this to be a very tough muffin. I wonder if there is something I could do to improve it?

Jan 20, 2010

As suggested, I used 2 tsp of baking soda and 3/4 cup of sugar. I put a tsp of honey in it and used less chocolate chips. I had no problem with them rising, and they are just the normal density of any muffin, however I also had a little trouble with them sticking to the paper wrappers. Oh well. They taste pretty good, and I'd suggest giving the recipe a try.

Jul 02, 2009

followed increase sugar to 3/4 cup and add 2t bake soda to 1/4 cup water excellent!!!

Jan 28, 2003

I believe this is meant to be made with a sweet sourdough starter, such as is used for Amish Friendship Bread, tho Althea's recipe didn't clarify this. I made it with my true sourdough and found it to be very bland, without color and too heavy on the chocolate chips. Perhaps miniature choc. chips would be more appropriate.

Feb 27, 2008

I adjusted this recipe somewhat. I added 2 tsp. baking soda, subbed the sour cream for milk, and increased the sugar to 3/4 c. as dpoet suggested. Also used ww pastry flour(3/4 c.)and 1 c. AP flour. The muffins were light and raised beautifully. Really delicious and yummy.

Jan 28, 2003

These muffins didn't rise & were hard & heavy. Maybe we're missing some baking powder?

Jan 28, 2003

Pretty good muffins! I omitted the oil and added applesauce instead to lower fat content. The sourdough starter I used was a sweet starter, I would NOT use any other type of starter or your muffin will not be sweet enough. By using the applesauce the muffin becomes a little more dense in texture, but worth it to lower the fat. Kids and hubby all liked them (made the mini size!). Will make them again.


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  • Calories
  • 245 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 40.6 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 7.3 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 5.7 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 210 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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