Sourdough Blueberry Muffins

by Erin

Love sourdough? How about blueberry muffins? Well now you can have them both at the same time with these jumbo sized sourdough fresh blueberry muffins.

Sourdough Blueberry Muffins 1

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Welcome to another exciting month of the Secret Recipe Club! This month I was assigned to Lynn’s blog Turnips 2 Tangerines.

While browsing her recipes, it didn’t take me long to realize that she has a serious repertoire of sourdough recipes. Evidently she participates in another cooking group that specializes in sourdough (Sourdough Surprises).

Since it had been awhile since my last sourdough recipe I decided now was the time. The hard part was choosing a recipe because like I said there were tons of them including banana butterscotch walnut sourdough scones, and sourdough brownies?! Who knew?

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In the end I went with the blueberry muffins because with spring finally creeping back into out lives I was in desperate need of some fruit. And it also gave me an excuse to finally buy a jumbo sized muffin pan. I could have just used a regular muffin pan (and you can too of course) but when you can have a jumbo one, why not? Especially when they are as good as these.

The sourdough flavor was complemented by the sweet blueberries and the hint of lemon was perfect. I bet these would also be good with a crumble topping or even a simple sprinkle of coarse sugar before going into the oven.

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Of course now that I have my sourdough starter happily bubbling along, I guess that means I will be whipping up some more sourdough things so stay tuned! And be sure to check out Turnips 2 Tangerines for other great recipes including some non-sourdough ones such as lemon tart with meringue cookies, stuffed mini peppers, and Hawaiian pork sliders.

One year ago: Whole Wheat Scone for One

Three years ago: Banana Bread French Toast

Four years ago: Sweet Potato Fries


Yield: 6 jumbo or 12 regular Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup fed sourdough starter
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 1-1/2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen (unthawed)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a 6-cavity jumbo muffin pan (or a regular 12-cavity pan).
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together starter, oil, water, egg, brown sugar and lemon zest. Add the flour mixture a little at a time until just combined, do not overmix. Gently fold in blueberries.
  4. Divide batter evenly into prepared pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes for jumbo (or 25-30 for regular sized) or until golden on top and springs back when lightly touched.
  5. Cool for 10 minutes in the pan then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
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Nikki October 28, 2023 - 10:50 am

What is the starter by weight? I use a scale for all my baking to make it more consistent each time I bake.

Erin October 28, 2023 - 3:30 pm

Hi Nikki, that is a very good question but unfortunately I do not know. Google estimates 200g.

Robin February 27, 2022 - 8:25 pm

Did you really mean to say that about your husband “make___craftsman” above? :(

Erin February 28, 2022 - 11:58 am

Yes, that is his Instagram handle documenting all the things he makes (he picked it not me)

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Vanessa April 2, 2021 - 4:00 pm

Thanks for sharing! What a great breakfast meal prep for the whole family!

Suzanne April 2, 2021 - 3:59 pm

This looks so good! Can I use this dough with other mix ins?

Erin April 4, 2021 - 7:55 pm

Absolutely! Mix away

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kara June 27, 2020 - 12:06 pm

how many eggs? none listed in ingredients but it shows in the direction on step 3

Erin June 29, 2020 - 9:11 am

Just one, it is listed in the ingredients, line 8 ;-)

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Shiara Powell May 6, 2020 - 2:10 am

Thanks so much for the reply. I read the recipe over four times and kept missing that! I just guessed and put it in correctly! I have to say, this is the best SD muffin recipe I have come across to date!! I used almond extract instead of cinnamon and strawberries instead of blueberries because I didn’t have any blueberries. Best recipe ever!!

Erin May 6, 2020 - 4:59 pm

Glad it worked out and I love that flavor idea!

Shiara May 5, 2020 - 1:57 pm

The instructions do not say when or where to add the starter…?!

Erin May 5, 2020 - 2:02 pm

My apologies if it wasn’t clear, but it says to add the starter in step 3. Enjoy!

Katherine April 26, 2020 - 3:14 pm

How long would it take to cook when making mini muffins?

Erin April 27, 2020 - 10:23 am

Katherine, I am not certain as I have not done it before. I would start with 15 minutes and check them periodically after that.

Mandy April 22, 2020 - 5:54 pm

I rarely write reviews… but I am blown away with this recipe!!! I used a mix of frozen raspberries and blueberries. Kid and husband approved!

Erin April 23, 2020 - 8:22 am

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review Mandy!

Vanessa March 27, 2020 - 3:43 pm

Thanks for sharing! Does it keep long?

Erin March 27, 2020 - 7:08 pm

Store them in a sealed container or resealable plastic bag, in a single layer. Line the bottom of the container or bag with a sheet of paper towel, then cover the top of the muffins with another sheet of paper towel. This will keep them for about 4 days, beyond that you should freeze them.

Suzanne March 27, 2020 - 3:42 pm

This looks so good! What a fun way to use sourdough starter! It would be easy to use other mix ins too!

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Christy January 13, 2016 - 11:09 pm

Great recipe! I just made a batch of these muffins and I’m trying to stop myself from eating them all! They are so moist and fluffy.

spiffycookie January 14, 2016 - 8:57 am

So glad to hear that Christy! Restraint is key for sure.

Lauren @ Sew You Think You Can Cook April 1, 2015 - 9:35 am

Love sourdough! These muffins sound great. Perfect pick this month – although those sourdough brownies are intriguing, too!

Nicole March 25, 2015 - 5:01 pm

These look great! How did you get the sourdough starter?

spiffycookie March 26, 2015 - 9:31 am

I made it myself! In the recipe ingredients I link to my recipe for making a sourdough starter but here it is too:

Couscous & Consciousness March 25, 2015 - 3:41 am

I love sourdough breads, but I’ve never tried sourdough muffins – I bet they’re amazing. Great choice this month.

Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines March 24, 2015 - 1:02 am

So glad you liked the muffins~ This is one of my favorites. We have a serious blueberry addiction in my family:) So glad to meet another sourdough lover~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

Karen @ Karen's Kitchen Stories March 23, 2015 - 11:12 pm

Oh how cool! I hate tossing out extra starter and am always looking for great recipes to use up the extra.

Melissa March 23, 2015 - 8:39 pm

Sourdough in a muffin?! Wow, that sound awesome! I’m definitely going to have to give these a try. Excellent choice this month :)

Bean March 23, 2015 - 7:58 pm

I am always so impressed when people make sourdough things. These muffins are no exception! Especially since they are muffins and not bread! Great SRC pick!

Zainab March 23, 2015 - 1:17 pm

I need to try sourdough in muffins!! These look amazing!

Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg March 23, 2015 - 11:42 am

These look seriously good. I’d totally want to grill these up with a little butter and jam! I’ve never had a sourdough muffin, but sourdough breads are my absolute favorite.

Laura March 23, 2015 - 10:11 am

I love sourdough in baked goods! I have made sourdough cookies and quickbreads before and of course, lots of regular bread:) These look great!

Traci March 23, 2015 - 10:09 am

Mmm… sourdough! Love the thought of combining sourdough and blueberries. Great pick this month!

SallyBR March 23, 2015 - 9:11 am

That is so creative! Sourdough muffins with blueberries, who could tell?

very nice choice!

Agness March 23, 2015 - 8:50 am

These muffins look absolutely amazing! Omomomom! Blueberries are my favourite fruits so let me make them next weekend. Great recipe!

Rebekah @ Making Miracles March 23, 2015 - 8:36 am

Yummy!! Jumbo muffins just look so inviting – and those are gorgeous! Great pick this month!

Karen S Booth March 23, 2015 - 8:02 am

LOVE sourdough and in muffins it must be amazing! GREAT SRC pick this month – Karen

Joanne March 23, 2015 - 7:51 am

Girl, I need to learn your sourdough ways!! These muffins sound so tasty. Love those berry bursts in every bite.

Kaylin @ Enticing Healthy Eating March 23, 2015 - 12:34 am

Sourdough is probably my favorite savory bread of all time, and yet I am terrified of trying to make it on my own. I know you need a sourdough starter, but I haven’t gotten the chance to work with it yet! These look amazing! I like blueberry muffins anyways, so the combination of the blueberries and the sourdough…so good!

Tonya March 2, 2016 - 2:17 pm

Just made these today and they are super yummy! Thanks for a great way to use sourdough!

spiffycookie March 2, 2016 - 2:23 pm

Awesome so glad to hear it Tonya! I love finding new ways to use sourdough.


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