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Sourdough muffins, very forgiving

althetrainer's picture

Sourdough muffins, very forgiving

I fianlly did it... used up most of my extra starter.  I had tired making pancakes, popovers, coffee cakes etc so today I tried making muffins.  I had a busy day, between taking my son to the public library, a picnic in the park, and a play date with my neighbor's kids, I managed to make two dozens sourdough muffins.  I didn't have time to look for recipes.  I also wanted to see if I could just whip something togehter and make it happne.  So I made a dozen of banana chocolate chip muffins with WW and unbleached flour, banana, chocolate chips, sourdough starter, milk, oil, raisins, sugar, apples chunks, walnuts, oats, and baking soda.  They turned out very yummy and very much like traditional muffins.  Of course, they were full of taste and calories as well.  The Banana walnut muffins, on the other hand, were made of just WW flour, milk, banana, maybe a tablespoon of oil, Splenda, starter, a handful of raisins and walnut pieces, and baking soda.  They were much lighter and fluffier and lower in calories compared to the first dozen.  I was surprised how forgiving sourdough muffins could be.  With the little time and a lack of recipes, they still turned out nice. 



ques2008's picture

very nice-looking muffins - you've got enough to feed an army!