Sourdough Discard Cinnamon Muffins

I’m a big fan of breakfast food. Waffles. Popovers. Muffins.

I’m also a big fan of using up my sourdough starter whenever possible. The less waste in my kitchen, the better.

So when I discovered this sourdough discard cinnamon muffin recipe, I had to give it a try.

And I’m so glad I did.

sourdough discard cinnamon muffins

These muffins are light, sweet, and soft. Unlike some of my other sourdough discard recipes, you can barely taste the sourdough tang. Although it uses up a lot of discard, the flavor is subtle and it blends well with the cinnamon and nutmeg flavors.

They taste great all on their own. But with a little butter and an extra smidge of cinnamon sugar, these muffins quickly go from delicious to divine.

sourdough discard cinnamon muffins

Sourdough Discard Cinnamon Muffins

A light and sweet muffin perfect for breakfast or snacks.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 157 kcal


  • 180 Grams All-Purpose Flour (1 1/2 Cups)
  • 4 Grams Baking Powder (1 Teaspoon)
  • 1 Grams Baking Soda (1/4 Teaspoon)
  • 1.5 Grams Salt (1/4 Teaspoon)
  • 5 Grams Ground Cinnamon (2 Teaspoons)
  • 1 Grams Ground Nutmeg (1/2 Teaspoon)
  • 100 Grams White Granulated Sugar (1/2 Cup)
  • 100 Grams Brown Sugar, Packed (1/2 Cup)
  • 226 Grams Sourdough Starter Discard (1 Cup)
  • 57 Grams Butter, Melted (4 Tablespoons)
  • 60 Grams Milk (1/4 Cup)
  • 4.2 Grams Vanilla Extract (1 Teaspoon)
  • 1 Large Egg


  • Preheat oven to 400° Fahrenheit (204° Celsius).
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together both sugars, sourdough starter, butter, milk, vanilla extract, and egg.
  • Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and stir until just incorporated.
  • Lightly grease a muffin tin and spoon the muffin mix into each cup.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the muffins comes out clean.


For an extra bit of sweetness, sprinkle some cinnamon sugar over the tops of the muffins before baking. 
Keyword Muffins, Sourdough, Sourdough Discard, Sourdough Muffins, Sourdough Starter

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