Sourdough Discard Waffles Recipe

sourdough discard waffle

I make a lot of sourdough bread for my bread blog, However, even I need a break from bread every once in a while.

Whenever I have a lot of sourdough starter discard, I make waffles for my family. This sourdough discard waffle recipe is both tasty and tangy. Because of the delightful sourdough flavor, I prefer to pair these waffles with a tart berry syrup and whipped cream (though it tastes great with traditional maple syrup as well).

sourdough discard waffle

Sourdough Discard Waffles

A tangy take on classic waffles
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 105 kcal


  • 142 Grams All-Purpose Flour (1 Cup and 2 Tablespoons)
  • 6 Grams Baking Powder (1 1/2 Teaspoons)
  • 30 Grams White Granulated Sugar (2 Tablespoons)
  • 4 Grams Salt (1/2 Teaspoon)
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 170 Grams Milk (3/4 Cup)
  • 40 Grams Butter – Melted (3 Tablespoons)
  • 226 Grams Sourdough Starter Discard (1 Cup)
  • 4.2 Grams Vanilla Extract (1 Teaspoon)


  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
  • In a larger mixing bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients: eggs, milk, butter, and sourdough discard.
  • Gradually stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just incorporated.
  • Lightly grease a waffle iron and cook until light golden in color.


Serving size is about one quarter of a waffle (at least in my waffle maker it is). Note that your serving sizes may vary depending on your machine. In my waffle maker, the recipe makes about 2 1/2 Belgian-style waffles. 
Keyword Sourdough, Sourdough Discard, Sourdough Starter, Waffles

Did You Try It?

I love making sourdough discard waffles, especially when topped with a fruit syrup. But what do you think? Do you prefer more traditional waffles with maple syrup? Or do you have other favorite toppings that compliment the sourdough flavor even better? I’d love to hear what you think in the comments below!