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.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
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. 

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