I recently came across a delightful and very versatile hundred-year-old muffin recipe. Sour Milk or Sour Cream Muffins are quick and easy to make. They are tasty with butter – and even better with a little jelly or jam. They also can serve as the basis for a plethora of other muffins; just stir in blueberries, raisins, nuts or other add-ins.
Here is the original recipe:
And, here is the recipe updated for modern cooks:
Sour Milk or Sour Cream Muffins
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 egg, beaten
3 tablespoons shortening or butter, melted
1 cup sour milk or sour cream (I used sour cream. If milk is used, it can be “soured” by adding 1 tablespoon vinegar.)
Preheat oven to 400° F. Sift together flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Add egg, shortening or butter, and sour milk or sour cream; stir to combine. Grease muffin tins (or use paper liners), and then fill each muffin cup 3/4th full with batter. Bake for approximately 20 – 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
21 thoughts on “Old-fashioned Sour Milk or Sour Cream Muffins”
I’m just getting ready to eat breakfast and they look so good.
I like the idea that this recipe can be made on a griddle.
Would they be pancakes if a person did that? I’m not really certain.
I wonder. I would like to give it a try. It might come out more like a scone (biscuit).
I think a bit thicker, like a hoe-cake. I think the term griddle cakes was also used. I’ve made corn pone when I did not have an oven.
how timely! Strawberries are just coming on in our garden…
These will be baking in my oven before long. I like the idea that they are simple and something a little different than biscuits but used like biscuits. Sour cream makes anything better. Thanks! Copying the recipe now.
That sounds yummy!
Looks good! I like them in the cupcake pan.
I bet these were very tasty! 🙂
Those sound good, and are easy enough that even I could make them. Thanks for the recipe!
I wonder if yogurt would work in place of the sour cream.
I am putting this recipe in my recipe box. I have a feeling it is going to come in handy. Thanks for sharing your find.
Whether done up like a pancake or muffin with fresh fruit served with them is a winner in my book!
Yum! These sound really tasty. Thank you!
I made these with Greek yogurt in place of the sour cream, and added a container of fresh blueberries. They were delicious! Light and not too sweet.
Thanks for taking a moment to share how you adapted and added to the recipe. It sounds absolutely wonderful.
Simple. Tasty. What’s more to look for? My wife will be baking these and will be putting her own touch. Can’t wait to get home.
Made them today using sour milk. Also added a sprinkling of cinnamon chips to the batter Yummy
mmm. The cinnamon chips sound like a wonderful addition.