Tuesday, February 22, 2022

25 Sourdough Starter Breakfast Recipes

These sourdough starter breakfast recipes are a great way to use sourdough discard or starter for more than making bread.  In these 25 sourdough discard breakfast recipes, you'll find sourdough pancakes, sourdough biscuits, and sourdough quick breads and muffins that are perfect for breakfast or brunch.  

Sourdough Starter Breakfast Recipes

If you make sourdough starter to make your own bread, then you'll have plenty of sourdough starter and discard.

One can only make so many loaves of sourdough!

You can also use your discard to make sourdough starter breakfast recipes.  Sourdough breakfasts have a wonderful flavor, and they tend to be lighter and fluffier.

A few weeks ago, we talked about how to make a sourdough starter without yeast.  You'll feed it once a week and discard half of it, so you'll have a lot of sourdough discard.

You can use either the discard or the starter to make sourdough breakfast recipes.  You can also use them to make sourdough discard desserts and these sourdough discard recipes.

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What Can You Make With a Sourdough Starter?

You can make sourdough bread with sourdough starter.  However, it also makes delicious pancakes, muffins, quick breads, biscuits, crackers, and more.

What Can I Do With the Other Half of Sourdough Starter?

Each time you feed your sourdough starter, you'll discard half of it.  This is because eventually it will grow too large to keep feeding.  You'll have to add a lot of water and flour to maintain it!

So it's recommended that you discard half of it each week when you feed it.  However, you can use it in recipes like these sourdough discard breakfast recipes.

What is the Difference Between Sourdough Discard and Starter?

Sourdough discard and sourdough starter are basically the same thing.   This discard is what you remove from the starter and throw away (or reuse to make other recipes).  

Sourdough discard and sourdough starter are both made with flour and water.  As long as you use the sourdough starter before feeding, it's the same thing as discard.

Can I Use My Sourdough Starter Straight From the Fridge?

You can use sourdough starter or discard straight from the fridge or let it warm up at room temperature.  If you use it cold, doughs may need longer to proof.

How Long is Sourdough Discard Good For?

You don't have to use your discard right away.  You can store it in the fridge for up to a week.  Store it in an airtight container so it doesn't dry out.

These sourdough starter breakfast recipes are better with fresh discard.  However, you can use your discard for up to a week.

Want to make your own sourdough starter?  Use this free printable with step by step directions.

25 Sourdough Discard Breakfast Recipes

Here are 25 delicious ways to use sourdough discard or starter for breakfast recipes.

Sourdough Discard Pancakes

How to make sourdough pancakes from discard.  These light and fluffy pancakes can be made the night before or made fresh, so they make a quick and easy breakfast idea.  You can make the batter up to two days in advance and store it in the fridge until you're ready to use.

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. 

Sourdough Drop Biscuits

These sourdough drop biscuits require NO rolling, and no cutting. All you need to do is mix up the dough, drop them on the sheet and bake! Packed with buttery flavor, these flaky buttermilk drop biscuits are the perfect way to use up some of that sourdough discard! 

Sourdough Discard Biscuits Recipe

These fluffy sourdough biscuits are easy to make with common ingredients, and you can make them in less than half an hour.

Fermented Sourdough Banana Bread

Full fermented sourdough banana bread is moist, delicious, and rich banana bread made with a sourdough starter. This full fermented banana bread is also egg-free. 

Sourdough Buttermilk Biscuits

These flaky sourdough buttermilk biscuits are my take on a southern classic made with sourdough discard!

Sourdough Pumpkin Bread With Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

This easy sourdough pumpkin bread is made with leftover sourdough discard and topped with roasted pumpkin seeds!

Sourdough Discard Pumpkin Bread

This sourdough discard pumpkin bread is a fall favorite packed with cinnamon, nutmeg, and an entire can of pumpkin flavor. 

Sourdough Banana Bread

This delicious sourdough banana bread will quickly be a new favorite! Not quite as cake like as some other banana breads can be, with also a bit more spice due to the lemon zest and ginger, its makes a great breakfast or snack – especially warmed and slathered with butter! This is a perfect use of your sourdough starter discard! 

Sourdough Discard Biscuits

These delicious sourdough discard biscuits are extra flaky, buttery, and you need just 5 ingredients to make them! You can literally peel apart the layers, and savor every bite. 

Sourdough Discard Pumpkin Bread

This easy to make pumpkin bread is the best way to use up sourdough discard in Fall! No mixer required, just a whisk. It's extra moist thanks to almost a whole can of pumpkin puree, and drizzled with a delicious maple glaze. 

Blueberry Sourdough Scones

These blueberry sourdough scones are light and flaky with crispy crumbly edges, juicy blueberries, and fresh thyme. 

Chocolate Chip Sourdough Muffins

These chocolate chip sourdough muffins are a delicious and nutritious way to start your day! They are quick, easy and full of oatmeal and whole wheat goodness yet they are soft and yummy. 

Sourdough Applesauce Muffins

These sourdough applesauce muffins are SO easy to make and the perfect low sugar lunchbox treat! 

Sourdough Morning Glory Muffins

These morning glory sourdough muffins make the most of shredded carrots, apple, and seeds, for a delicious breakfast muffin that uses up some of your sourdough discard. 

Sourdough Discard Apple Muffins

These sourdough discard apple muffins are packed with apples. Hello, breakfast! 

Sourdough Blueberry Pancakes

These sourdough blueberry pancakes are a fluffy, delicious breakfast! They’re made with sourdough discard, milk kefir (or buttermilk), flour and fresh or frozen berries.

Pumpkin Spice Sourdough Scones

These tender, orange-infused Pumpkin Spice Scones smell like heaven, and they taste even better! 

Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls

Buttery and easy sourdough cinnamon rolls which are flaky and melt in your mouth. These vegan cinnamon rolls are made without yeast but with sourdough discard. Delicious and not too sweet!

Sourdough Granola

Sourdough granola is a healthy alternative to the regular granola that is made by fermenting the oats. It is made with unfed or discard sourdough starter which is added to the oats and is fermented. 

Sourdough Crepes

Sourdough crepes are surprisingly easy to whip up! With a slight tang from discard, they’re also a great way to use up your leftover sourdough starter.

Sourdough Baked Pancakes With Blueberry, Cream Cheese


 Use up a TON of that sourdough discard you have stored away with this easy recipe for a sourdough baked pancake. Filled with frozen blueberries and chunks of cream cheese, it’s a real treat! 

Sourdough Waffles

Use your sourdough discard to make these delicious Sourdough Waffles. They are a treat that can be enjoyed savory or sweet for either breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner any day of the week.

Sourdough English Muffins

Did you know you can make delicious English muffins at home with your sourdough discard? This recipe shows you how to make English muffins and English muffin bread so you can make whichever suits your style best.

Sourdough Bagels

Sourdough bagels are a cinch to make, and they have a deep, rich flavor. Top them with everything bagel mix and smear them with good cream cheese for an easy breakfast.

Easy Sourdough Waffles

The easy sourdough waffles are everything waffles are known for – crispy crust, tender interior, and airy texture! 

Sourdough Discard Blueberry Bread

This sourdough blueberry bread recipe is easy to make and you can bake it in the oven or in the air fryer.

Yum!  Which of these sourdough starter breakfast recipes will you try?

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