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Sourdough Harvest Apple Muffins at

I am always looking for new ways to use my sourdough starter. I wanted to do a sweet muffin so I converted a recipe from the Kelloggs site, Harvest Apple Muffins. I reduced the flour and milk and added a cup of sourdough starter.

I started by combining the sugar and cinnamon for the topping and coring and chopping an unpeeled apple.

Sourdough Harvest Apple Muffins

Then I mixed the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg in a large bowl.

Sourdough Harvest Apple Muffins 1

In a smaller bowl mix together the bran flakes, milk, sourdough starter, egg, vegetable oil and molasses and beat it. Stir in the apple and raisins.

Add the liquid ingredients to the flour mixture all at once and stir just until the flour is moistened.

Sourdough Harvest Apple Muffins 2

Put the batter in greased muffin pans. Sprinkle the sugar/cinnamon mix over the batter and bake in a 400 F oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until golden brown and set.

Sourdough Harvest Apple Muffins 3

Let them cool for 5 minutes and take them out of the muffin pans.

Sourdough Harvest Apple Muffins 4

Sourdough Harvest Apple Muffins 5

The Verdict

This worked very well. The muffins have a touch of sweet without being cake like. The sourdough gives a nice counter point to the sweet and apple. The muffin tops crisped perfectly. Sigh, breakfast is going to be good for the next couple of days.

The Old Fat Guy

Sourdough Harvest Apple Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins

Sourdough Harvest Apple Muffins


  • 7 ml (1 1/2 tsp) granulated sugar
  • 1 ml (1/4 tsp) ground cinnamon
  • 375 ml (1 1/2 cups) all-purpose flour
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) granulated sugar
  • 20 ml (4 tsp) baking powder
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) ground cinnamon
  • 1 ml (1/4 tsp) salt
  • 1 ml (1/4 tsp) ground nutmeg
  • 750 ml (3 cups) All-Bran Flakes cereal
  • 250 ml (1 cup) milk
  • 50 ml (1/4 cup) vegetable oil
  • 25 ml (2 tbsp) molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 250 ml (1 cup) sourdough starter
  • 250 ml (1 cup) finely-chopped unpeeled red apple
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Mix sugar with cinnamon and set aside.
  3. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and ground nutmeg in a large bowl.
  4. In a smaller bowl, mix together bran flakes, milk, oil, molasses, egg and sourdough starter. Beat the mixture.
  5. Add apples and raisins to liquid mixture.
  6. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry and stir just until mixed and moistened.
  7. Put the batter in large muffin tins that have been sprayed with baking spray.
  8. Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar mixture over top.
  9. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown and the top springs back when touched.
  10. Let them cool for 5 minutes and turn out of muffin pan.


Modified to a sourdough recipe from the Kelloggs recipe at

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4 Responses

  1. Hi, thanks for sharing your delightful muffin, it look really good. Apple, raisin, cinnamon, nutmeg are the best combination, while baking I’m sure your kitchen smell heavenly.

    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you.

    1. Thank you for the Christams wishes and the same to you! The house did smell terrific and they were great for breakfast this morning.

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