Simple and Delicious Sour Cream Muffins
These delicious and simple sour cream muffins are so versatile. Wonderful just as they are, they are also fabulous with any kind of add-in you can imagine!
These lovely little sour cream muffins may not look all that special, but they are one of our favorite I-want-muffins-quick recipes because they are so, so, so (a million time so) customizable.
Very lightly sweet, they are delicious just as they are but they are even better when you get creative with the add-ins. Blueberries? Chocolate chips? Toasted nuts or dried fruit?
Seriously, anything goes with these muffins. You could even get all crazy and decrease the sugar a bit, toss in shredded sharp cheddar cheese and garlic and go straight for savory.
The sour cream makes the muffins really, really tender (helped along by the fact that I know you’ll be a good girl or boy and not overmix the muffin batter, right?) and adds a depth of flavor that is mmm-delicious.
This muffin recipe is so easy and so quick that I find myself whipping these up all the time. As in, I made them every day for a week last month just because there wasn’t a reason not to, know what I mean?
It didn’t help when I found out half by accident that the batter actually makes very, very delicious baked doughnuts, also (I have this doughnut pan, two actually, and have successfully used many of my muffin recipes to fun, little doughnuts because if I’ve learned one thing in life, it’s that sometimes muffins need to masquerade as doughnuts).
Try dipping the tops (of the muffins or doughnuts) in melted butter and then cinnamon and sugar. Heaven help us all.
Sour Cream Muffins
- 1 ¾ cups (249 g) all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 cup (227 g) sour cream
- ½ cup (106 g) granulated sugar
- ½ cup coconut oil, melted (see note for other oil options)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat a 12-cup muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray or line with muffin liners.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt and nutmeg.
- In a liquid measuring cup or in a separate bowl, whisk together the sour cream, granulated sugar, coconut oil, vanilla and eggs.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the center of the dry and using a rubber spatula or large spoon, fold and mix until just incorporated (no overmixing unless you want dense, dry muffins!). The batter will be on the thick side of things.
- Fill the muffin tins evenly, 1/2 to 2/3 full, and bake for 14-16 minutes until the top lightly springs back to the touch.
Recipe Source: from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe