Sourdough Discard Blueberry Muffins

Three sourdough discard blueberry muffins on a wood board

These moist and tender blueberry muffins are the perfect way to use up sourdough discard. The sourdough starter gives these muffins a slight tanginess that is quite addictive!


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup sourdough discard 
  • 3/4 cup yogurt (I prefer whole yogurt)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries (frozen works too)


  • Preheat your oven to 400F and line your muffin tins with paper baking cups.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the dry ingredients. This includes the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Mix well and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the wet ingredients. This includes the sourdough discard, yogurt, vanilla, egg, butter, sugar and lemon zest. Mix well and set aside.
  • Remove 1 tablespoon of the dry ingredients and set side.
  • Slowly add the rest of dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix until there are no traces of dry ingredients visible.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the blueberries and the 1 tablespoon of dry ingredients that you set aside earlier. This will help prevent the berries from sinking in the muffins.
  • Add the blueberries to the batter and mix until just combined.
  • Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each one 3/4 full.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. The muffins are done when golden and when the tops spring back when gently pressed with your finger.


  • You can store these muffins on the counter for 3-4 days. Let them come to room temperature, then store in a ziploc bag or tupperware.
  • You can freeze these muffins for up to 6 months. Let them come to room temperature, then wrap each muffin in saran wrap or plastic wrap. Place the wrapped muffins into a freezer safe container and place in the freezer.

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