Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Muffins

7 Jan 2013

Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Muffins

Rule #1 about buying sour cream: Do NOT buy it, then forget about it in your fridge, only to take it out 2 months after it's expiry date, realizing that it has grown a huge green afro of mold.

I can't believe I didn't keep that rule in mind, even after it already happened once before.

But no matter. Since I already planned to make sour cream muffins, I couldn't go back on my word to myself. One quick trip to the grocery store to buy a tub of sour cream and I was rolling in fluffy, sour cream infused muffins.

If you have never tried making muffins with sour cream, I would highly recommend that you give it a try. They are so fluffy, melt in your mouth good that there is no way you will be able to stop at one.


-1 cup all-purpose flour
-1/2 cup whole wheat flour
-3/4 teaspoon baking powder
-3/4 teaspoon baking soda
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-1 egg
-1 cup light sour cream
-5 tablespoons butter, melted
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-3/4 cup chocolate chips


    1.   Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
    2.   In a large bowl, combine the all purpose and whole wheat flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
    3.   In a separate bowl, beat together the egg, sour cream, butter and vanilla. Slowly stir in the dry ingredients until fully incorporated.
    4.   Scoop the batter into a paper-lined muffin pan and bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

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  1. I have some sour cream lurking in my fridge right now! These muffins look delicious.

  2. I actually LOL-ed at 'green Afro of mold'. Too funny. These look great!

  3. I've seen these before. They look great!

  4. I very often forget sour cream, if I need only half usually the left over half is in the fridge for a month and then I just throw it out.. :D

    Instead of buying now new sour cream for muffins I will try to remember this recipe when I have half left :D

  5. Cathleen, tell me about it! I have wasted many tubs of sour cream, good intentions gone to waste! Still have 1/2 a tub left, should be barely enough to try your muffins :)

  6. Good thing that I only buy it when I make some cheesecakes :D Sour cream muffins sounds really good !

  7. "Green afro of mold"...great description! Muffins look really good and easy to make!

  8. Hi Cathleen, i came over from PH's blog. Love sour cream muffins! The last time i had it was years ago in Australia, ah....time to bring back the nostalgic memories and make these :) thanks for sharing.

  9. every time i open up a container of sour cream, i am afraid it will be moldy. my solution? ask the husband to open it for me. problem solved! haha. and by the way- i LOVE muffins with sour cream in them. so soft & tangy. yum!!

  10. Yum much!? These muffins look super brilliant :)

    Choc Chip Uru

  11. That mold comment had me rolling girl!! These sound amazing!!

  12. That pretty much happens to me every time I buy sour cream unfortunately. I end up just throwing out the container without even opening it!

    These muffins look fabulous. My sour cream shall never go bad again!

  13. I love this post. I just threw out sour cream to only go and buy more for baked potatoes. These look delicious. So light and I love all the chocolate chips!

  14. I'm a strong believer of sour cream too! I believe this ingredient always make good cakes, muffins and even pancakes! I can imagine these muffins must be really good!

  15. those muffins look delicious, and yeah sour cream... I recently discover putting sour cream in chilli and it taste delicious lol

  16. Cathleen,
    I love anything with sour cream.
    Love your sour cream muffins. Looks really inviting!
    My boys sure will appreciate these.



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