Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Healthy Banana Sourdough Muffins and a Starbucks Gift Card #Giveaway

     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 Jax.  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.  

      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!

Healthy Banana Sourdough Muffins
makes 15 muffins


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

  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. 

   Now that we have our muffins ready, it's time to win some coffee!  

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  1. I am always looking for new ways to use sourdough. Thanks for sharing on Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays

    1. We love using it in muffins. The chocolate chip version on the blog is probably our favorite (of course!) and they are pretty healthy too, but these are lighter. Thanks for hosting!

  2. 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!

    1. 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!

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

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

  4. Yum! I really need to get some sourdough starter!

    1. 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!

  5. 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

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

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


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