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Apple Streusel Sourdough Muffins

These delicious muffins are a perfect way to use some of your sourdough starter. Don't have sourdough starter? You could leave it out or just add some buttermilk as a replacement for the starter.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 218 kcal


  • ½ cup Butter Melted
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • ½ cup Unfed Sourdough Starter
  • ½ cup Applesauce
  • 1 3/74 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon Salt

Streusel Topping

  • ½ cup Brown Sugar
  • ¼ cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2 TBS Butter Melted


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a muffin tin with muffin liners.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the all purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  • Mix the melted butter and brown sugar together until fully combined. Add the eggs, sourdough starter, and apple sauce.  Mix until combined.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Try not to overmix, as that will cause the muffins to be tough.
  • In another small bowl, add the streusel ingredients and mix them to combine them.
  • Scoop the batter into the muffin tins and top each with about a tablespoon of the streusel mixture.  Put the muffin tin in the oven and bake for 22-25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.


  • Homemade applesauce or store bought applesauce are interchangeable in this recipe.
  • If you don't have sourdough discard, buttermilk or sour cream can be substituted.


Calories: 218kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 2gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 324mgPotassium: 60mgFiber: 1gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 338IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 46mgIron: 1mg
Keyword apple streusel muffins, apple streusel sourdough muffins
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