Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Finally, a muffin that is not too sweet! Customize the recipe to your tastes (or to what you have on hand) by adding fruits, chocolate chips, and nuts. Recipe from Sara's Secrets on FoodTV.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line 12 (1/3-cup) muffin cups with paper liners.
  2. Into a bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Melt butter and in a small bowl whisk together with sour cream, egg, and vanilla.
  4. Stir butter mixture (and additional ingredients) into flour mixture until just combined.
  6. Handle this batter gently!
  7. Divide the batter among muffin cups (this batter is thick and will not run easily like other muffin batters) and bake in middle of oven until golden and a tester comes out clean, about 20 minutes.
Most Helpful

OOH OOH OOH were these great. I put in a chopped bananna and some pecans. Fabulous flavor, you could really taste the banana and pecan. I was in the process of mixing when I realized my sour cream had gone bad. I used plain lowfat yogurt instead, and it worked great!!!

CookbookCarrie March 17, 2003

This is really a recipe for scones rather than muffins. These "muffins" are very lumpy, crumbly, and dense, which is profoundly unmuffinlike. I do not appreciate being lied to. Although they tasted great! Good recipe.

blairthumb August 24, 2015

Great muffins! These were very light and moist and airy. I added dried cranberries and white chocolate chips and they took about 22 minutes to bake. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

loof December 09, 2013