I was trying to make ricotta potato perogies yesterday and was getting frustrated that they were not working. Out of the first 12, I lost 7 to explosions while cooking. I needed to make something simple that would clam my nerves and remind me that baking is a good thing. Then I noticed I needed to feed my sourdough starter, and I hate discarding my starter. After a quick search around my pantry, I found I have the supplies for my Simple Sourdough Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins. I know that doesn’t sound simple but they really are.
Honestly, these are so easy, all you need is a mixing bowl, spoon and a whisk. If you want to make your life easier, use a cookie scoop to evenly distribute batter between muffin tins.
My process with these is simple. The oats go into the bowl, followed by all the liquids. Mix lightly before preheating the oven. Finally, everything else but the chocolate chips go in and mix together. Fold in the chips at the end. I pause to preheat the oven to let the liquids soak into the oatmeal for a moment before adding in the rest of the ingredients. Once everything is in the bowl, I mix with a wooden spoon or whisk to combine, then fold in the chips. If you like to add nuts to this, by all means add them with the chocolate chips. I have added up to one and a half cups of chips and it works out fine, but 1 cup seems to be the sweet spot.
Make sure you spray your muffin tin well with non-stick spray. A well-coated pan will allow these muffins to pop out super easily. I have lost many muffins to forgetting to spray or not spraying well enough, save yourself some sadness, and spray the pan really well. If you don’t trust your muffin tin, use cupcake liners, they look cute.
To Make this Vegan- This can be switched out for the non-dairy milk of your choice. I prefer Oat Milk to Soy Milk, but this is a personal preference. I have not tried this using an egg replacement.
Whole Wheat Flour can be substituted for All-Propose Flour. This is no problem. I have Whole Wheat Flour, so I’m trying to use it.
Sourdough Chocolate Oatmeal Muffins
- Muffin Tin
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 1 Cup Milk
- 1/2 Cup Sourdough Starter
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup Sugar
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour Use AP if you don't have whole wheat
- 1.5 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup Chocolate Chips
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees and spray muffin tin with cooking spray
- Dump everything in the bowl in the order listed except for chocolate chips. Mix everything together before mixing in the chocolate chips
- Divide into 12 cupcake tins using a medium scoop.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes
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