Cranberry Orange Sourdough Muffins

These are tasty little muffins that require a Sourdough Starter for the recipe. I know that several of my blogging friends keep a Sourdough Starter, but if you don't have one and would like to try making your own, check out the recipe here. It is so easy to maintain, and the bread is delicious.

Cranberry Orange Sourdough Muffins
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 teaspoon orange zest
1 egg
1/4 cup oil
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 cup sourdough starter

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare a muffin pan by greasing or use paper liners. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, and sugar; then add cranberries and orange zest. In another bowl combine egg, oil, orange juice, and sourdough starter. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir just until combined. Spoon batter into prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for about 20 minutes or until muffins test done.

I had already baked bread with my starter twice in the past week, so I decided to use it to make muffins today. Sourdough starter is so versatile, it can be fed and baked with often, or if you don't want to bake, you can give away or discard the excess starter.

This recipe will make 12 regular size muffins.

Bake for about 20 minutes.


These are good breakfast muffins made with whole wheat flour and not too sweet, but flavored with orange zest and cranberries.


  1. This is great, I'm always looking for recipes to use my starter when I don't feel like making bread. Usually it is pancakes, but it would be nice to change things up every now and again!

  2. These look amazing...I love anything with orange and/or cranberries so I know I would love these.
    Have a great Christmas.
    xo bj

  3. I used to live in Alaska and sourdough was always available. I recieved some a few yrs ago and made blueberry bread. Guess I need to get more, these look tasty. I stil haven't posted my chicken and potato dish from you but I haven't forgotten. Will do this pretty soon.. Merry christmas andi

  4. Oh yummy, Anita! I have my sour dough starter & I could try these. Merry Christmas!!

  5. What a fun and delicious blog you have. These muffins sound wonderful but I think I will wait until after the holidays to give them a try, they will take all of my concentration to put together and there are just too many distractions right now. I'm following you and I will be back soon.

  6. Mmmmm. These looks lovely! Really moist and yummy. All your recipes look so good....

  7. Cute! I need some new muffin recipes.

    Hope you had a wonderful holiday! Thanks for linking up to Momtrends.com Friday Food!

  8. These are beauties for sure (as usual). They are being featured, this week, at Bake with Bizzy. Thanks for sharing one great recipe after another.

  9. This looks so good! Thanks for sharing! Shay http://raisingdieter.blogspot.com/