Sourdough Starter Discard Waffles Recipe

Looking for a delicious way to use up your sourdough starter discard? Try making waffles! These waffles are quick, easy, and require no overnight resting or fancy ingredients.

Looking for a delicious way to use up your sourdough starter discard? Try making waffles! These waffles are quick, easy, and require no overnight resting or fancy ingredients.

I have to admit, I have jumped on this sourdough train like my life depends on it! I have been happily baking away almost daily now with no end in sight!

I have so much “discard” that I’ve started to create recipes with that so it doesn’t go to waste.

What is sourdough discard you ask? That’s a great question, because I didn’t know either when I started on this sourdough journey.

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When you begin making a sourdough starter; a mixture of all-purpose flour and water, you “discard” (aka throw away) half of the mixture each day when you go to “feed” your starter until it’s active and bubbly (about 7-14 days). Check out my post for How To Make Sourdough Bread for the First Time | Video Tutorial where I go into more detail about how to create your own sourdough starter.

Now that my starter is very active and bubbly, I do not actually throw away my discard. I store it in a glass container in my refrigerator and pull from that when I need to make a starter when I’m ready to bake.

To make these sourdough starter discard waffles, I pulled my discard jar from the refrigerator and set it out on my counter.

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When I opened the lid, this is what my discard looked like. It was bubbly, meaning that it’s a great discard!!!

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I had recently made Sourdough Starter Discard Pancake Recipe using my discard that were extra delicious! However, my son requested waffles for breakfast, so being the loving mother I am, I decided to make him homemade waffles!…and incorporate more of my sourdough discard!

Simple Sourdough Discard Waffle Instructions

As I mentioned above, I pulled my jar of sourdough discard from the refrigerator right before making the waffle batter. The great thing about easy sourdough waffles is that you can use unfed sourdough discard. Meaning, it does not need to be fed and active and bubbly prior to using it. That’s my kind of recipe! (I didn’t even let the discard become room temperature!)

In a small mixing bowl, I combined all-purpose flour, sourdough discard, eggs, sugar, salt, baking soda and milk.

Looking for a delicious way to use up your sourdough starter discard? Try making waffles! These waffles are quick, easy, and require no overnight resting or fancy ingredients.

Whisk everything together until you get a pancake-like consistency.

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Next, I plugged in my waffle iron and let it get hot. Then I sprayed it liberally with cooking spray. Even though my waffle iron is non-stick, I always prefer to spray it before pouring in the batter because there’s nothing worse than your baked good stuck to the iron!

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Spoon the waffle batter into the center of the waffle griddle using a large serving spoon.

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Be sure to spread out the batter evenly over the griddle, otherwise you will have funky shaped waffles…or waffles that look like snowflakes! (which, those are super cute!)

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Close the lid and depending on your waffle iron, set the timer or just keep checking it. Mine does not have a timer, so I just checked it after about 3 minutes. Cook until golden brown. If you like crispy waffles, cook it longer.

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Once the waffle was cooked to how I wanted it, I slipped it right out, plated it and put a big ol’ slab of butter on top to melt! Mmmmm!!

Top it with your favorite toppings: whipped cream, strawberries, blueberries, Nutella…the list goes on!

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In my opinion, waffles taste best with maple syrup! So I smothered it with some local syrup from historical farm near our home.

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P.S. Funny (??) confession: after taking these amazing photos, and gobbling up the delicious waffle smothered in syrup, my son grabbed the jar to pour the syrup on his waffle and noticed there was mold on the syrup (that’s what get for buying foods without preservatives, haha). So…hopefully this isn’t the last blog post I’ll ever write … ☠️ 😂 ☠️

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Mold and all…this sourdough waffle was delicious! The sourdough added a slightly tangy flavor but I honestly felt that the sugar in the recipe covered that up for the most part.

These was such a quick and easy sourdough discard waffle recipe with no overnight resting time!

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The waffles were definitely more dense than extra fluffy, like a Belgian waffle, but that is because this is made with discard. Overall, I thought these waffles were delicious and definitely a make again recipe…if I live to write another post! 😉

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Sourdough Starter Discard Waffles

Stephanie | Gathered In The Kitchen
Looking for a delicious way to use up your sourdough starter discard? Try making waffles! These waffles are quick, easy, and require no overnight resting or fancy ingredients.
5 from 5 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 6 waffles
Calories 199 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, sugar, salt, eggs, milk and discard. Whisk together until a pancake-like batter consistency is achieved
  • Spray a hot waffle griddle with cooking spray
  • Spoon in the waffle batter and cook until golden brown (about 3 minutes)

Nutrition

Calories: 199kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 7gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 333mgPotassium: 111mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 129IUCalcium: 111mgIron: 2mg
Keyword sourdough, waffle
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