Monday, May 21, 2012

Oma's Sourdough Muffins

"But how do you make the sourdough?" Mrs. Boast asked.
"You start it," said Ma, "by putting some flour and warm water in a jar and letting it stand till it sours."
"Then when you use it, always leave a little," said Laura, "and put in the scraps of biscuit dough, like this, and more warm water," Laura put in the warm water, "and cover it," she put the clean cloth and the plate on the jar, "and just set it in a warm place," she set it in its place on the shelf by the stove. "And it's always ready to use, whenever you want it."


My Momma made everything from scratch and I do mean everything! If I had to pick one favorite muffin...this would be the healthy category anyway! Thank you, for the recipe and for Grammy's starter!

Oma’s Sourdough Muffins

1 cup whole wheat flour

½ cup bran

1/3 cup sugar

½ tsp. sea salt

1 cup oatmeal

1 tsp. baking soda

1 small very ripe banana, cut into small pieces

½ cup applesauce {Trader Joe’s Unsweetened Gravenstein Applesauce is our favorite!}

½ cup walnuts, chopped

½ cup coconut

1 egg

½ cup buttermilk

1/3 cup oil

2/3 cup sourdough starter


*Mix all dry ingredients together.

*Put all wet ingredients into bowl and stir.

*Combine dry and wet ingredients and mix all together gently.

*Pour into prepared muffin pan.

{Makes 12 muffins}

Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes or until golden brown.


*Better Homes and Gardens has an easy sourdough starter recipe.

1 comment:

  1. My gosh- Those sound REALLY good. I love that your Mom made everything from scratch. My Mom did,too. I wish I was better at that~ xo Diana