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Healthy Banana Sourdough Muffins

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These banana muffins use sourdough discard to make tender and delicious muffins. They are a nutritious way to start your day.

Two sourdough banana muffins on plate ready to eat.

By now it’s no surprise that sourdough muffins are my jam.  Bertha (my sourdough starter) and I love to make muffins together.  We do a pretty darn good job too, if I do say so myself.  

She just loves to get a taste of a bit of sugar and I love having a quick and easy breakfast waiting for Little Dude.  We have two or three kinds of muffins in the freezer at any given time.  So he just picks one, we warm it up and breakfast is ready.  

Little kid peeling ripe banana next to mixer, ready to make muffins.

With some muffin recipes, having them regularly might not be such a good idea.  But most of my muffins use oatmeal, whole wheat flour, sourdough starter, yogurt and as little sugar as I can get away with but still have them taste like the delicious muffin you expect.  

This muffin recipe takes it even one step further.  These are muffins that you can feel pretty darn good about and still feel like you are giving yourself a treat.  Go ahead and try one.  Heck, enjoy it!

Sourdough banana muffins next to cup of coffee.

More great sourdough discard recipes

Make life a little sweeter with a loaf of sourdough chocolate banana bread. It’s a fun breakfast or a great simple treat.

Sourdough crescent rolls are soft, ever so slightly sweet with a nicely rounded sourdough flavor.  They are the perfect accompaniment to your next dinner!

Yield: 15 Muffins

Healthy Banana Sourdough Muffins

Sourdough banana muffins next to cup of coffee.

These banana muffins use sourdough discard to make tender and delicious muffins. They are a nutritious way to start your day.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sourdough starter
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 2 mashed overripe bananas
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Mix sugar, sourdough starter, oatmeal, milk and raisins.  Let sit while you gather up the remaining ingredients. 
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F and grease the wells for 15 muffins.
  3. Stir the egg, applesauce, and bananas into the sourdough mixture.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  5. Stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients.
  6. Scoop into muffin tins (I like using my large cookie scoop for that) then bake for 20-25 minutes or until completely set. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

15

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 108Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 156mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 2gSugar: 9gProtein: 3g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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These banana muffins use sourdough discard to make tender and delicious muffins. They are a nutritious way to start your day.

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Danielle

Saturday 3rd of December 2016

Hi Carlee! I'm itching to try these muffins with my husband's sourdough starter! Unfortunately I don't see bananas or applesauce in the ingredients list. I would love to know the quantities needed! Thanks, Danielle

Carlee

Saturday 3rd of December 2016

I hope you love them!

Danielle

Saturday 3rd of December 2016

Thank you! I'll give them a try this weekend. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

Carlee

Saturday 3rd of December 2016

I can't believe I missed that, sorry! I added them in.

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Sunday 21st of August 2016

Yum! I really need to get some sourdough starter!

Carlee

Sunday 21st of August 2016

I started mine from flour and water... it really is easy. But nabbing some from somebody who already has some is even easier! Too bad you don't live closer, I'd share a bit of Bertha!

Unknown

Friday 19th of August 2016

thank you for this giveaway!

Carlee

Saturday 20th of August 2016

No problem, good luck!

Frugal Hausfrau

Wednesday 17th of August 2016

Sometimes people just say their muffins are healthy, but these really are!! Great job Carlee, Bertha and Jax!!!

Carlee

Thursday 18th of August 2016

Ha! Thanks, it's nice to have great help in the kitchen ;-)

Unknown

Saturday 13th of August 2016

Carlee, thanks so much for the opportunity to win a Starbucks card! My daughter loves hanging out there, this would be the perfect Christmas gift for her! Thanks for the muffin recipe too, I love my muffins!

Carlee

Sunday 14th of August 2016

Of course, good luck! I am a muffin fan too. I definitely go through phases and I think I'm in my muffin period! Thanks, Nikki!

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