Nutmeg Sour Cream Muffins Recipe

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In Pine Island, Minnesota, Pat Walter stirs up these moist, fluffy muffins as a speedy accompaniment to a salad lunch. A sprinkling of sugar and nutmeg creates the tempting topping.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 9 servings


  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 teaspoon sugar, divided
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 199 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 266mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a bowl, beat egg until light and fluffy. Add sour cream, 1/2 cup sugar and shortening; beat well. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; stir into sour cream mixture just until moistened. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Combine nutmeg and remaining sugar; sprinkle over muffins. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until muffins test done. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pan to a wire rack. Yield: 9 muffins.
Originally published as Nutmeg Sour Cream Muffins in Quick Cooking May/June 1999, p49

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LollisMommy User ID: 4268194 33347
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2012

"I thought these muffins were a good sub for a dinner roll, but I will leave off the nutmeg topping next time."

Deatheater887 User ID: 4491390 20397
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2011

"I am really surprised that no one else has made these muffins yet. I have tried so many sour cream muffin recipes and this one is definitely a family favorite. I plan to make some more this weekend and i will see if I can post a picture of the muffins as well. Make them, you won't regret it."

Deatheater887 User ID: 4491390 29397
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2011

"These muffins are so fluffy and delicious! The recipe made 12 muffins when I did it and they puffed up to the point that they were beautifully rounded on the top. I added some cinnamon sugar to the topping since it wasn't enough topping for the batch. Would deffinitly make these again! A new favorite!"

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