Sourdough Oatmeal Raisin Muffins

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

These muffins are moist and delicious, even when a few days old. They are quick and easy to make when you want to revitalize your sourdough starter but don’t have time to make bread. Adapted from The Sourdough Cookbook by Rita Davenport which is out of print

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. In a medium bowl, combine rolled oats and milk. Set aside to soak.
  3. Grease 12 muffin cups; set aside.
  4. Stir sourdough starter, oil, egg and raisins into soaked oats; set aside.
  5. In a large bowl mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and brown sugar. Add oats mixture.
  6. Stir until dry ingredients are just moistened; don't over mix.
  7. Divide batter among the 12 cups.
  8. Bake in preheated oven 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove promptly from muffin cups.
  9. Can be served hot or cold.


Most Helpful

Love these. Made them a second time with these changes: soy milk, melted coconut oil, increased oats 1/2 cup and reduced flour 1/2 cup. Had to reduce cooking time to 18-20 mins as it browned more quickly. Delicious!

LauraLyn November 17, 2015

these are incredible. I made a couple changes: 1 cup of sourdough starter and 1/2 cup milk (just reversed the two in quantity, I had a lot of starter to use up) also I used melted butter instead of oil. and I added a teaspoon of cinnamon because if you've alredy got oatmeal and raisins... These are a keeper!

Victoria J. November 04, 2015

Yum! I was excited to find a sourdough muffin recipe that doesn't begin with an overnight preferment -- I'm never that organized. These were easy, perfectly chewy/dense with a good rise, and a great basic recipe to start from if you want to change up the add-ins. I subbed the raisins for a diced granny smith apple and added cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg this time; I might try with blueberries. Or zucchini/choc chips. Or pumpkin and raisins. Or dried cranberries and orange zest. A streusel topping would just send these over the edge, too...the possibilities are endless. :) Thanks for a great recipe!

ChicPeaz August 22, 2014

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