40+ Sourdough Discard Recipes
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Found yourself with an excess of sourdough discard and not sure what to do with it? Look no further than this comprehensive collection of recipes where you can use your sourdough discard as an integral ingredient for something delicious!
Whether you’ve been on your sourdough journey for years or are just getting started, you may find yourself, on occasion, with excess sourdough starter and/or a large collection of sourdough discard you would rather not get rid of.
Guess what? This is a great time for you to peruse this list of breakfast, snack, and main course recipes where you can put that discard to good use, including one of the easiest ways to keep and store discard for a later use.
EASY BREAKFAST SOURDOUGH DISCARD RECIPES
Whether you’re looking for a delicious recipe that can get your day started off on the right foot or want to make breakfast for dinner, this section is where you can find fluffy pancakes to top with maple syrup or fresh fruit (or a homemade strawberry sauce), scones to slather with cream cheese or cinnamon honey butter, and plenty of muffins with lots of different mix-ins!
Sourdough Discard Pancakes
Using your sourdough discard, you can have super fluffy Sourdough Pancakes ready to serve for a breakfast that will have everyone jumping out of bed! (GET THE RECIPE)
Sourdough Blueberry Muffins
These sourdough blueberry muffins are light, moist and bursting with fresh blueberries! They’re super quick and easy to make, and a great way to use up leftover sourdough discard. (GET THE RECIPE)
Pumpkin Spice Sourdough Scones
A moist, tender marriage of biscuit and muffin, these Pumpkin Spice Sourdough Scones are perfect any time of year! (GET THE RECIPE)
Quick Oatmeal and Chocolate Chip Sourdough Muffins
These oatmeal sourdough muffins are on the healthier side of the breakfast/muffin spectrum, but you’d never know it from tasting them. They are lightly sweet, really soft and the oatmeal almost melts right in. (GET THE RECIPE)
Cranberry Crumb Sourdough Coffee Cake
This moist, buttery coffee cake is filled with fresh cranberries and double layer of rich, walnut-crumb topping. Perfect for a relaxing weekend morning or afternoon snack. (GET THE RECIPE)
Lavender Sourdough Scones
Lavender sourdough scones are a great way to use your discard. They are easy to make and the floral lavender flavor and lemon glaze work perfectly together. (GET THE RECIPE)
Sourdough Discard Banana Nut Muffins & Streusel Topping
These sourdough discard banana nut muffins & streusel topping are the most fluffy, buttery, and insanely delicious muffins you will ever try! (GET THE RECIPE)
Gluten-Free Blueberry Sourdough Muffins
Blueberry sourdough muffins made gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and dairy-free. This delicious muffin recipe uses coconut oil and coconut sugar in place of butter and sugar. Bake up a batch using your sourdough discard! (GET THE RECIPE)
Sourdough Berry Muffins
Delicious double berry muffins have both blueberries and blackberries in them. Plus there’s a nice tang from sourdough discard. They make for a hearty breakfast muffin. (GET THE RECIPE)
Easy Sourdough Doughnuts
Sourdough doughnuts are yeast-free doughnuts made from sourdough discard then dipped in a sweet cinnamon sugar. These are perfect for a weekend breakfast. (GET THE RECIPE)
Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls (Vegan)
These vegan sourdough cinnamon rolls are buttery, soft and fluffy and use sourdough discard instead of yeast! They’re as easy to make as regular cinnamon rolls and it’ll be hard to stop at eating just one! (GET THE RECIPE)
Sourdough Muffins (Choose Your Mix-In)
This simple, easy recipe for sourdough muffins is a great way to use your sourdough starter discard and add in any flavors, fruits, or toppings you want! (GET THE RECIPE)
SOURDOUGH DISCARD BREAD RECIPES
Whether it’s quick breads or loaves of sliced bread for sandwiches, use your leftover sourdough starter to help your bread rise. This section goes way beyond the traditional sourdough bread recipe.
Sourdough Discard Banana Bread (Vegan)
Use your sourdough discard to make this vegan sourdough banana bread! This simple banana bread does not require eggs or milk, yet is perfectly moist and tangy. (GET THE RECIPE)
Sourdough Discard Bread with Chocolate Chips
This one-bowl sourdough banana bread with chocolate chips and pecans is a great way to use up leftover sourdough discard! It’s soft, fluffy and has that slight tang from the sourdough starter! (GET THE RECIPE)
Sourdough Pumpkin Bread
This easy sourdough pumpkin bread is made with leftover sourdough discard and topped with roasted pumpkin seeds! It’s the perfect fall treat! (GET THE RECIPE)
Bread Machine Sourdough Loaf
Use 1 cup of sourdough discard in this awesome bread machine sourdough recipe. It results in that familiar tangy flavor with a fluffy tender crumb. (GET THE RECIPE)
Sourdough Crescent Rolls
These sourdough crescent rolls are a fabulous way to use some starter discard. The process to make them is really quite easy and the results are every bit as delicious as you would want them to be. (GET THE RECIPE)
These sourdough discard biscuits are flaky and tender and a delicious way to use your discard! (GET THE RECIPE)
With its slight chew and charred flavor, this sourdough naan is sure to delight as a standalone snack or a foundational flatbread. Perfect for sopping up your heartiest stews, showcasing your tastiest spreads, or supporting your tallest pile of toppings, this naan is a versatile vessel for a variety of yumminess. (GET THE RECIPE)
Gluten Free Sourdough Cornbread
A simple sourdough cornbread recipe made with sourdough discard. Sourdough discard gives this quick bread a great yeasty flavor. (GET THE RECIPE)
Sourdough discard crackers are a great recipe when you have a lot of discard, since crackers keep so well. In this section, there are plenty of cracker recipes but don’t miss out on some savory scones!
Sourdough Cheese Crackers
These cheddar cheese crackers are made with powdered sourdough discard. The powdered discard gives the crackers an especially tangy and cheesy flavor. (GET THE RECIPE)
Sourdough Crackers (Vegan)
These sourdough crackers are so simple and tasty. Plus you can customize them make all sorts of different flavors. (GET THE RECIPE)
Sourdough Crackers (Gluten Free)
These crispy sourdough crackers are full of flavor. Snack on them as is, or use them for a dip! (GET THE RECIPE)
Everything But The Bagel Sourdough Discard Crackers
An easy way to use up your sourdough discard, these everything but the bagel crackers are so easy and delicious! (GET THE RECIPE)
Sourdough Discard Cheese Scones
These sourdough cheese scones are tender and cheesy with a hint of fresh chives. They’re a great use for discard sourdough starter. (GET THE RECIPE)
Gourmet Sourdough Crackers with Raisins and Linseed
These gourmet sourdough crackers are great served with a generous wedge of cheese. They’re lightly sweetened and flavourful, with herbs and spices. Raisins, sunflower seeds, and linseeds bring flavor and texture. (GET THE RECIPE)
Rosemary Sourdough Crackers
These rosemary sourdough crackers are a perfect way to use sourdough starter discard! A flavorful addition to charcuterie meat and cheese boards. (GET THE RECIPE)
Green Onion and Shallot Sourdough Discard Pancakes
A play off scallion pancakes, this green onion and shallot discard pancakes are a crispy and tangy snack everyone will love. (GET THE RECIPE)
SWEET SOURDOUGH RECIPES
My favorite section! Did you know adding sourdough flavor to a delicious dessert can take it to a whole new level? Grab your sourdough discard and let’s make some cookie dough and other tasty baked goods.
Sourdough Discard Brownies
These sourdough brownies are sinfully delicious. They’re rich, fudgy, and have an irresistible chocolate flavor. (GET THE RECIPE)
Sourdough Cut-Out Sugar Cookies
Sourdough sugar cookies is a great way to use your sourdough starter! These sugar cookies are simple to make, perfect for cut outs and decorating, and don’t need to be chilled before baking. A fantastic recipe to use your sourdough starter discard! (GET THE RECIPE)
Easy One Pan Sourdough Chocolate Cake
This easy sourdough chocolate cake recipe is definitely one of the best ways to use up your sourdough discard. It uses one bowl and takes only a few minutes to mix up! (GET THE RECIPE)
Sourdough Chocolate Snack Cake (Gluten Free)
Moist, rich, and delicious gluten-free sourdough chocolate cake made sugar-free. This outstanding chocolate cake recipe has unique rich flavor and is incredibly light and fluffy. (GET THE RECIPE)
Sourdough Chocolate Layer Cake (Gluten Free)
An easy sourdough chocolate cake recipe made with sourdough discard. It’s a delicious way to reduce waste from your sourdough starter! It’s so moist and chocolatey! (GET THE RECIPE)
Sourdough Chocolate Layer Cake
Chocolate lovers rejoice! This rich sourdough chocolate cake is the perfect way to use your sourdough discard starter and makes a delicious cake for a special occasion. (GET THE RECIPE)
Sourdough Chocolate Chip Cookies
The only thing better than chocolate chip cookies is chocolate chip cookies made with sourdough discard. This makes the softest cookies with an incredible flavor everyone will love. (GET THE RECIPE)
SOURDOUGH DISCARD RECIPES FOR MAIN DISHES
Who knew you could use discarded sourdough starter to make tortillas or pasta? Taco Tuesday and spaghetti night just got an extra dose of a lot of fun!
Homemade Sourdough Tortillas
These sourdough tortillas have just 5 simple ingredients and are super easy to make with leftover sourdough discard! (GET THE RECIPE)
Sourdough discard makes the most incredible homemade pasta. You’ll never believe this flavorful pasta recipe has only 3 ingredients. (GET THE RECIPE)
TURN YOUR SOURDOUGH STARTER OR SOURDOUGH DISCARD INTO POWDER
That’s right, there’s some good news if you find yourself with a lot of sourdough discard and not as many ways to use it, even with this collection of my easy sourdough discard recipes.
Just dry out a portion of the starter or some or all or the excess discard and then turn it into a powder you can save for later.
Find the tutorial from Baking Sense for how to make sourdough starter powder.
There are so many tasty options here. It’s a good thing my starter needs fed, I’m going to start working my way through this list!