Sour Cream Maple-Walnut Muffins

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Place paper liners in 12 muffin cups.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  4. Using an electric mixer, cream butter, 1/4 cup sugar, and brown sugar on medium-high speed for 3 minutes, until light and fluffy.
  5. Add egg and beat well.
  6. In a small bowl, whisk together sour cream and maple syrup.
  7. On low speed, add 1/2 dry ingredients to butter-sugar mixture.
  8. Pour in 1/3 sour cream mixture.
  9. Add remaining dry ingredients in 2 batches, alternating with sour cream mixture.
  10. Beat until just blended.
  11. In a small bowl, stir together walnuts, cinnamon and remaining 1 teaspoon sugar.
  12. Pour batter into muffin cups.
  13. Sprinkle top of each muffin with walnut mixture.
  14. Bake until muffins are golden brown, about 20 minutes.
  15. Place tins on wire rack to cool about 5 minutes.
  16. Remove from tins and serve warm.
  17. *Dark amber maple syrup is preferred (available online at www. bairdfarm. com).


Most Helpful

These muffins were a wonderful way to break my first Ramadan fast today in the evening. These are not too sweet and I love the maple flavour in these muffins. I did use low-fat plain yogurt as a substitute for sour cream(as I always do!). This a very good recipe and I plan to use it again! Thank you very much for sharing it on Zaar!

Charishma_Ramchandani October 27, 2003

Yummy muffins! I added walnuts to the batter which I would definitely do again. I think I would add cinnamon to the batter next time too. I used a toasted almond syrup instead of maple syrup, but I think the maple would be even better! I was just trying to use up what we already had open!

Maria H. January 22, 2009

I forgot to take a picture! These were pretty good. I added 1 tsp cinnamon & 1 cup chopped walnuts to the batter. But other than that, I followed the recipe. Turned out well & my friends ate them up. Thanks for sharing!

Feej October 11, 2007

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