Coconut Lime Sourdough Muffins

Here is a nice, bright way to help refresh your sourdough starter or use up discard.  I love citrus and these muffins have a lovely zing to them, especially with the glaze.  Add a little toasted coconut on top and these are as much a treat as a side or breakfast item.  (They do work with lemon as well, but I prefer the lime here.)

Coconut Lime Sourdough Muffins
makes 6 muffins

100g sourdough starter fed or unfed
100g all purpose flour
35-50g Sugar (Use less for a lighter muffin, or more for a sweeter treat)
3 g sea salt (½ tsp)
1 Egg
3g baking powder (½ tsp)
50g avocado oil or neutral vegetable oil
zest of whole lime
10g lime juice (2 tsp)
70g coconut milk (~¼ cup + 2 tsp)

Lime Glaze and Topping
90g powdered sugar
20g lime juice
2-3 tbsp toasted flaked or shredded coconut

(Toast the shredded coconut either in the oven or on the stove top until golden, and set aside to cool and crisp.)

Preheat oven to 350ºF and grease a muffin tin with butter.

Combine the flour, salt, baking powder, lime zest, and sugar in a medium bowl.  In a separate bowl or glass measure, whisk together the sourdough, egg, lime juice, coconut milk, and oil in a bowl.

Pour the liquid mixture into the dry ingredients. Gently fold together until just mixed.

Divide the batter into 6 muffin wells using a spoon or muffin scoop.

Bake at 350ºF for approximately 18-20 minutes or until muffins are golden brown on the edges.  These sourdough muffins do not brown heavily and will be done when 200-205ºF in the middle.

While the muffins bake, stir together the powdered sugar and lime juice until no lumps remain.  The glaze should be pourable and not as thick as a drizzle.

Once the muffins are finished baking, spoon the glaze onto the muffins while they are still in the muffin tin.  Immediately sprinkle with the toasted coconut.  After the muffins have cooled slightly, loosen the edges and remove to a wire rack to finish cooling, or enjoy straightaway.  They are good plain or buttered.


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  1. "you put the lime and coconut" ... I keep hearing that song, lol! These sound wonderful and I'm always looking for ways to use up starter.

  2. These sound like an island party,! And who doesn't love an island party!


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