5 from 4 votes
Two Sourdough English Muffins on a plate.
Sourdough English Muffins
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
24 mins
Resting Time
1 hr 15 mins
Total Time
54 mins

Homemade Sourdough English Muffins

Course: Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: English Muffins, Homemade English Muffins, Sourdough English Muffins
Servings: 24 Muffins
Calories: 56 kcal
Author: Kathy
Sourdough Starter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup water
English Muffins
  • 2 cups milk warmed
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup sourdough starter
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 - 6 1/2 cups flour
Forming Muffins
  • 1/4 corn meal
Sourdough Starter
  1. Combine flour and water together in a glass jar

  2. Set jar aside at room temperature for 1-3 days. The longer it sits, the more sour the taste

Make Dough
  1. Coming milk yeast and sugar together in a mixing bowl. Let sit for 5 minutes until bubbly. 

  2. Add sourdough, butter, eggs, salt and 2 cups of flour. Continue adding flour 1/2 cup at a time until dough comes together and forms a ball. You may not use all the flour. 

  3. Knead for 10 minutes

  4. Put dough in a greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Set aside until doubled in size, approximately 1 hour.

  5. When dough has doubled, gently punch down and form into another ball. Divide dough in half and then in half again. 

  6. Divide each quarter into 6 equal pieces.

  7. Form each piece into a ball.  Gently flatten dough so it forms a 4 inch disc. Place dough on a surface covered with corn meal to help avoid sticking to surface. 

Cooking Muffins
  1. Just before cooking, flatten again so muffin has a flat surface. 

  2. Preheat a cast iron skillet or other skillet over medium low heat.  Place muffins on hot surface so muffins are not touching. 

  3. Cook for 3 minutes per side and flip.  Cook again for 3 minutes and flip again.  Repeat one more time. Total cooking time is 24 minutes per muffin. 

  4. If muffins burn before 3 minutes, lower heat. 

  5. Cool muffins on a baking rack until fully cooled.

  6. Slice muffins in half with a fork.

Nutrition Facts
Sourdough English Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 Muffin)
Calories 56 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 128mg6%
Potassium 45mg1%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 110IU2%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.