Overnight sourdough waffles are a delicious and easy breakfast that uses your leftover sourdough starter discard. Fluffy, tender, and with just the right amount of sourdough flavor, these will be your family’s new favorite breakfast food!
Nothing beats a great breakfast! These sourdough waffles are a great weekend treat, but are great for a weeknight dinner as well!
When your sourdough starter is new and not yet strong enough to bake bread, these waffles are a great way to use up your discard. BUT these waffles are so amazing, you will continue to make these waffles for years to come.
These waffles are one of my favorite ways to use my sourdough starter discard. With just a few quick preparations in the evening, and then a little work in the morning, you can have a great tasting breakfast ready in no time!
I love the complex flavor these waffles have, with just the right amount of sourdough tang that pairs perfectly with maple syrup!
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How to make these waffles
These waffles are an easy use of your sourdough discard! For the full recipe, please scroll down to the recipe card below, but here is a quick overview of the recipe.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, buttermilk, and sourdough starter discard.
- Cover and allow to sit on the counter overnight (or 8-12 hours).
- In the morning, mix together the eggs and melted butter in a small bowl.
- Mix the egg mixture into the starter mixture, just until combined.
- Whisk in the salt, baking soda, and vanilla.
- Preheat your waffle iron.
- Cook according to your waffle iron instructions, repeating until all the batter is gone.
What kind of sourdough starter do I need for this recipe?
This recipe uses 100% hydration sourdough starter, which means a starter that is fed equal amounts of flour and water by weight. This recipe also uses discard, which is starter that has not been fed recently. To learn more about sourdough starters, read How to Feed Your Sourdough Starter.
This waffle recipe will work with any 100% hydration starter, even if you feed your starter with whole wheat, rye, or spelt flour.
Kids in the kitchen: How your kids can help you bake
Inviting your kids to help you in the kitchen is one of my favorite things to do. Not only are you carving out meaningful one on one time with them, but its a great time to reinforce math skills, teach them confidence in their abilities and get them interested in the food you are making and eating.
Basically, the more they help you in the kitchen, the better eaters they will be! Here are some age appropriate ways kids can help you make these sourdough waffles.
- Kids aged 1-3 can help you measure out the ingredients and set the table.
- Kids aged 4-6 can do everything above, crack the eggs, and whisk the batter together. They can also help you pour the batter into the waffle iron.
- Kids aged 7-10+ can do all the above steps.
Please remember these are guidelines! All steps should be demonstrated and supervised. To learn more about how to bake with your kids, read the article “Kids in the Kitchen: How to Cook and Bake With Your Kids“.
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- 2 cups flour
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 1 cup sourdough starter
- 2 TBSP sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 2 tsp vanilla
- In a large bowl mix together the flour, sugar, buttermilk and sourdough starter.
- Cover and let sit overnight (or 8-12 hours).
- In a small bowl, mix together the eggs, melted butter.
- Mix in the liquid with the sponge.
- Whisk in the salt, baking soda, spices, vanilla and toasted pecans.
- Preheat your waffle iron.
- Cook according to your waffle iron's directions.
- Top with butter and maple syrup and Enjoy!
This waffle batter needs to sit overnight
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 368Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 86mgSodium: 742mgCarbohydrates: 55gFiber: 2gSugar: 9gProtein: 12g
Nutrition information is an estimate and is provided for informational purposes only. For the most accurate information, please calculate using your specific brands and exact measurements.