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Dense, chewy sourdough English muffins full of wholesome goodness. To serve, pierce sides all the way around the round with a fork; pull apart. Toast in toaster or under the broiler. To store, refrigerate or freeze in a sealed container.

Recipe Summary

12 mins
7 hrs 45 mins
8 hrs 22 mins
25 mins
1 dozen


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine 1 cup whole wheat flour, water, and sourdough starter in a large bowl. Stir thoroughly and cover with a clean towel. Let sit until spongy, 7 hours to 1 day.

  • Stir remaining 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, amaranth flour, honey, baking soda, and salt into the starter mixture. Mix in all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until the dough is no longer sticky. Knead gently until dough is smooth and elastic.

  • Roll out dough on a floured work surface to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut into rounds with a 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter. Sprinkle some cornmeal over a baking sheet. Transfer rounds to the baking sheet; sprinkle tops with remaining cornmeal. Cover with a clean towel and let rise until puffy, about 45 minutes.

  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Place rounds into hot skillet and lower heat to medium-low. Cook until golden brown and edges look dry, about 6 minutes per side. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Cook's Note:

If you're using a nonstick skillet to cook the muffins, you will need to spray it with cooking spray before proceeding with step 4.

Nutrition Facts

152 calories; protein 4.9g; carbohydrates 31.7g; fat 0.9g; cholesterol 0.1mg; sodium 153.6mg. Full Nutrition