From homemade pancakes to biscuits, start your day with delicious dishes and bakes made using excess sourdough starter. These Sourdough Discard Breakfast Recipes prove that you can use your starter for much more creative ways than just baking sourdough bread.
Breakfast is one of my favorite ways to use up my sourdough discard. While I can probably only manage to make one loaf of sourdough bread per week, I can usually prepare an easy breakfast recipe made with sourdough discard multiple times. These discard sourdough recipes are a must-have for any sourdough baker.
- Why you should add sourdough discard to breakfast recipes
- Why you’ll love these recipes
- Can I add sourdough discard to any recipe?
- My Best Sourdough Starter Breakfast Recipes
- The Best Fluffy and Tender Sourdough Discard Scones
- Flaky Buttery Sourdough Discard Biscuits
- Sourdough Biscotti
- Sourdough Chocolate Muffins
- Easy Sourdough Discard Crepes Recipe
- The Fluffiest Buttermilk Sourdough Discard Pancakes
- Easy Same Day Sourdough Discard Waffle
- Sourdough Blueberry Turnovers
- Moist Sourdough Discard Banana Bread Recipe
- Sourdough Sticky Buns
- Recipe FAQs
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Why you should add sourdough discard to breakfast recipes
Sourdough discard brings an delicious depth of flavor to dishes, including sourdough biscuits, sourdough discard waffles, sourdough scones and sourdough muffins. Its delightful tang pairs seamlessly with classic breakfast toppings like rich butter and sweet maple syrup.
Looking for more ways to use your sourdough discard? Check out my collection of Sourdough Recipes That Aren't Bread.
Why you’ll love these recipes
A great way to use up a lot of sourdough starter: If you don’t bake bread very often, it becomes a little difficult to use up your leftover sourdough discard. These sourdough breakfast ideas are quick, easy and uses up a lot of sourdough discard.
Sourdough discard adds a delicious tang: The acidity of sourdough serves as the perfect flavor complement to the rich buttery flavor of delicious breakfast favorites.
Adds moisture to batters and dough: Water that’s locked in sourdough discard keeps bakes like sourdough banana nut bread and sourdough blueberry muffins tasting fresh and feeling tender for days.
Can I add sourdough discard to any recipe?
Adding sourdough discard to a recipe isn’t as simple as chucking a cup into your dough or batter. Sourdough contains a lot of water, and this added moisture can adversely affect the texture and flavor of a dish. If not done correctly, it could make pancakes gummy and biscuits dense.
Balancing the ratio of ingredients is especially important, so it’s best to use recipes that have been specifically formulated, tried, and tested using sourdough discard.
My Best Sourdough Starter Breakfast Recipes
Sourdough discard adds a delicious tangy flavor that makes any great breakfast recipe even better. These bakes and dishes are quick and easy to prepare, and allow you to use a lot of leftover sourdough starter discard. You’ll love these recipes with a hot cup of coffee.
The Best Fluffy and Tender Sourdough Discard Scones
Tender and cakey these Sourdough Discard Scones are the perfect quick bake for a seriously hearty breakfast. These are all about the butter flavor, so treat yourself and splurge on European butter (which has a higher % of fat) when you make these. Serve with your favorite jam and cream, and you are sure to impress your family and friends with this new delicious treat.
Flaky Buttery Sourdough Discard Biscuits
Use your sourdough discard to make these flaky, buttery Sourdough Discard Biscuits. You’ll love peeling apart the delicious fluffy layers. Made with just a few simple ingredients, sourdough discard adds a depth of flavor to this easy biscuit recipe.
Don’t throw away your excess starter, use it to make these Sourdough Biscotti. Crisp and wonderfully crunchy, these biscotti are delicious and taste delightful with a cup of coffee. These twice-baked cookies are easy to make and are the best excuse to eat dessert for breakfast!
Sourdough Chocolate Muffins
These Sourdough Chocolate Muffins are decadent, with a light and delicate texture. Sourdough discard and sour cream keep these muffins tender with a delicious tang that complements their rich chocolate flavor. These are perfect for an indulgent breakfast or a rich dessert.
Easy Sourdough Discard Crepes Recipe
Make the most delicious, delicate, tender Sourdough Crepes with crispy edges using your sourdough discard and just a few simple ingredients.
The Fluffiest Buttermilk Sourdough Discard Pancakes
There’s no better way to start your day than fluffy, golden brown Buttermilk Sourdough Discard Pancakes. The combination of buttermilk and sourdough imparts a delicious tangy flavor that tastes delicious with a large pat of cultured butter and maple syrup or homemade blueberry preserves.
Easy Same Day Sourdough Discard Waffle
Making these Crispy Sourdough Discard Waffles has become my favorite way to start the day. Topping them with a super easy homemade blueberry syrup makes for an extra special (but low effort) breakfast.
Sourdough Blueberry Turnovers
Flaky and buttery with an easy homemade filling, these Sourdough Blueberry Turnovers make for the most delicious treat. Homemade sourdough puff pastry makes these hand pies extra special. Serve them for breakfast or with a side of vanilla ice cream for dessert.
Moist Sourdough Discard Banana Bread Recipe
Use your unfed starter and overripe bananas to make this moist banana bread recipe. This quick bread recipe comes together in one bowl and in less than 2 hours.
Sourdough discard is any portion of your starter that is removed during the feeding process or any part that is not used to make bread. You can use it in other bakes and dishes or store it in the refrigerator for future use.
Sourdough discard recipes are dishes and bakes that do not use sourdough for its leavening abilities. These bakes and dishes usually use chemical leaveners like sourdough biscuits or sourdough pancakes or no leaveners at all, such as sourdough crepes.
Sourdough discard can be stored in a clean jar inside the refrigerator. I usually continue adding any unfed sourdough starter that I won’t be using to make bread to my discard jar. Since you won’t be using it for bread baking, you don’t need to feed your discard.
Sourdough discard adds a delicious tang that complements the rich buttery flavor of your favorite breakfast recipe. The intensity of its tangy flavor depends on the unique acidity of your sourdough discard. If you’ve been keeping your discard in the fridge for a long time, then it will impart a more pronounced flavor to your sourdough breakfast recipe.