Sourdough Chocolate Chip Muffins

by Kaitlynn Fenley

Are you looking to make something lightly sweet and chocolatey with your sourdough starter discard? These sourdough discard muffins with chocolate chips only take 40 minutes to make! Enjoy these chocolate chip muffins with melty butter and a glass of milk.

My Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

My chocolate chip muffin recipe is simple and only takes 10 minutes of prep and about 30 minutes of baking. You will have to practice patience to wait for them to cool, but it’s worth the wait. I think muffins are my favorite sweet sourdough discard recipe. I love making a lot of savory sourdough discard recipes, like my flaky sourdough discard biscuits and crispy sourdough crackers. We need to experiment with more muffins like this and cookies in the future. I know so many of you would love to have many more discard recipes on our blog.

Healthy Chocolate chip muffins

For the healthiest chocolate chip muffins, I suggest using organic flour, organic cane sugar, and minimal ingredient, dark chocolate chips. I don’t add much sugar to my muffins, so they aren’t overly sweet. A little bit of natural sugar in a from-scratch muffin is perfectly healthy.

Fluffy chocolate chip muffins still in the muffin pan but pulled slightly out to see the rise on the muffin top.

Chocolate Sourdough Muffins

This chocolate chip muffin recipe comes together in less than 10 minutes and only takes 30 minutes to bake. Here are all the ingredients you need to make these delicious chocolate sourdough muffins:

  • all-purpose flour
  • sugar
  • baking soda
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • dark chocolate chips
  • grass-fed butter
  • sourdough starter
  • full-fat yogurt
  • vanilla extract
  • whole milk
  • eggs
sourdough discard muffins with dark chocolate chips inside, cut in half to view the inner light fluffy texture.

Sourdough Discard Muffins

We consider these “sourdough discard” muffins because you use sourdough starter in the recipe, but we don’t use it for rising, and it is not necessary for the baking process. So the starter is considered “discarded” into the recipe. I use a stirred-down active, bubbly sourdough starter in my muffins. You can use flat sourdough discard from the fridge if you prefer.

I use a 12-compartment muffin pan, but you can use a 6-compartment pan for bigger cafe-style muffins.

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Sourdough Chocolate Chip Muffins

Are you looking to make something lightly sweet and chocolatey with your sourdough starter discard? These sourdough discard muffins with chocolate chips only take 40 minutes to make! Enjoy these chocolate chip muffins with melty butter and a glass of milk.

  • Author: Kaitlynn Fenley
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins 1x
  • Category: sourdough discard
  • Method: baking

Ingredients

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Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Wet Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup grass-fed butter, room temperature soft
  • 1/2 cup sourdough starter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup full-fat thick yogurt, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup whole milk, room temperature
  • 2 eggs, room temperature

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350° F.
  2. Line a muffin tin with paper liners.
  3. In a medium-large mixing bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients. Whisk until just combined.
  5. Gently fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until everything is just combined. Do not overman. The batter should be thick.
  6. Spoon the batter into the muffin tin.
  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Rotate the pan half way through.
  8. Allow cooling for about 45 minutes

Keywords: muffins, chocolate chip, sourdough, discard

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2 comments

Jessica S September 3, 2022 - 9:56 am

These are PERFECT. A great breakfast treat for the kiddos (and me!) that isn’t packed with sugar. They are so moist and delicious. We knew they were gunna be good just from licking the bowl, but the baked treat is even better. Trust me-make.them.now!

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Brittany September 4, 2022 - 9:12 pm

What a great recipe! So easy and delicious!

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