Sour Cream Cinnamon Muffins

When it comes to baking, sometimes I find it fun to let the ingredients guide me. Like these gorgeous sour cream cinnamon muffins. Our adorably delicious friends, Chris & Karen, from over at The Pêche, stopped by to borrow our spare laptop the other day. As a thank you, Chris brought us a bunch of goodies when he picked up the computer, including Humboldt Fog goat cheese (nom!) and Green Valley Organics Sour Cream (double nom!).

You might be thinking I’m off on a tangent again – who gets a surplus of sour cream and immediately jumps to baking? I never claimed to be a by-the-book sorta girl, what can I say?

It might help you to know I also had these Cinnamon Flav-R-Bites from my adventures in the land of King Arthur Flour. Sour Cream and Cinnamon? Maybe not an obvious flavor combination, but I promise you – a delectable one!

Mary Jane from KAF called these cinnamon bites “rabbit food”. They look like little pellets. It’s not the chocolate chip consistency you might be imagining. Instead, they’re like concentrated little nuggets of pure cinnamon. Let them sit in your batter for 10-15 minutes before you bake the muffins up. They’ll soften and become concentrated little bursts of cinnamon throughout the muffins.

If you don’t want to let the batter sit, that’s okay too – the cinnamon bites stay crunchy, and add a cinnamon burst with a nut-like crunch.


  1. says

    I’ve gotta try some of those rabbit pellets next time I do a KAF order. And how funny that you didn’t think enchiladas suizas or something when faced with a sour cream abundance! (That’s where Dan’s mind would have gone.)

    • says

      Casey, we had so much sour cream – like 3 containers ready to go – it was going to take more than enchiladas to overcome it. We also had those, baked potatoes, and beef stroganoff last week!

  2. says

    I think I need to run around and burn some energy! I’m scrolling up and down this page like Ritalin is NOT working ;-). Let me share this to the world before I get distracted yet again!

  3. says

    like seriously LOVE these Amber – am absolutely fascinated with the ‘burst of cinnamon’ – red hots or hot tamales were some of my favorite candies as a kid . . . sigh . . .

  4. says

    I love muffins and these look wonderful! Also, a cupcake carrier is a genius purchase. I always say I should get one, and never do. Instead I end up cutting boxes and lining them with foil…you would think I would learn….

  5. Julie says

    A cupcake carrier would mean my husband could take my cupcakes in to work, which would mean I wouldn’t eat them all. Win win!

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