Sourdough Discard Waffles + Healthy Swaps For The Whole Family

Everyone will benefit from healthier shifts in the kitchen so don’t make it harder than it needs to be! One of our go-tos for this family of 8 is waffles made from our sourdough discard!! It’s an easy swap in a food that everyone loves that everyone benefits from! As a mom of 6 with some really stubborn personalities… here’s some tips that have helped our family over the years!

Scroll all the way to the end to get the sourdough waffle recipe!!

Recipe credit : https://littlespoonfarm.com/sourdough-pancakes-waffles-recipe/

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Sourdough Discard Waffles

One of our go-tos for this family of 8 is waffles made from our sourdough discard!! It’s an easy swap in a food that everyone loves that everyone benefits from! As a mom of 6 with some really stubborn personalities, this recipe wins because it satisfies them all while being healthy and homemade! Win win all around!

Equipment

  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Waffle iron
  • Pancake griddle

Ingredients
  

Overnight Batter Ingredients

  • ¾ cup 200 g sourdough starter discard (stirred down)
  • 1 cup 240 g buttermilk (or milk)
  • 3 tablespoons 50 g white sugar (or honey)
  • 1 teaspoon 5 g vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons 56 g butter (melted)
  • 2 cups 240 g all-purpose flour

Additional Ingredients to Add Just Before Cooking

  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon 5 g fine sea salt

Instructions
 

  • Step 1: Before you go to bed, whisk together the sourdough starter discard, buttermilk, honey, vanilla extract, melted butter and flour in a large bowl. Cover the bowl and allow the batter to sit at room temperature overnight.
  • Step 2: In the morning, add the eggs, salt, baking powder and baking soda to the batter and stir to incorporate. Let the batter rest for about 20 minutes before cooking. The pancake batter can stay in the fridge for up to 2 days before using it to make the waffles and pancakes.
  • Step 3: Make the Waffles! Preheat your waffle iron and lightly grease it with cooking oil spray. Pour ¾ cup of batter onto the center, gently spreading it out before closing the iron. Cook according to your waffle iron’s manufacturer’s directions. (Typically about 5-6 minutes or until the steam is barely coming out.) Once the waffle is fully cooked, use a fork or tongs to carefully remove it from the iron and serve hot!

Notes

Sourdough Starter Recipe
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Tips for Success

Letting the batter rest overnight gives you the benefit of fermentation and the added flavor from the sourdough starter discard. However, I know some of you are looking for a quick way to use your discard or to avoid food waste. Be assured that this recipe can be mixed and cooked the same morning with great results if you are looking for a quick and easy sourdough discard recipe! This recipe can be made with sourdough starter discard or active bubbly sourdough starter.

How to Bulk Prep, Store & Freeze

After cooking, store any leftovers in the fridge for up to 7 days. They can be put into a container with a lid or in a plastic bag. The pancakes and waffles can also be frozen for up to 3 months. Separate them with parchment or wax paper and insert them into a freezer safe container. When you are ready to serve, reheat the pancakes in the microwave for 20-30 second intervals until heated through. The waffles are best reheated in a toaster oven to help crisp the outside and give it some crunch.
Micah Folsom

Hi, I’m Micah!

Wife to a cattle rancher and homeschool mom to our 6 kids on our small farm in Southeast Idaho.

I’m a huge believer that women can live multi-passionate lives and still honor their family values, letting our heart tugs pave the way for us to live out our fullest potential and be the light we’re meant to be.

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