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Need some good inspiration for how to you your sourdough starter for breakfast? Here are some fun and easy recipe ideas!

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One thing I love about sourdough is how versatile it is! You can use it for so much more than just bread!

Adding your sourdough starter to recipes adds a great depth of flavor to whatever you are baking. Its tang helps compliment and deepen the flavors. The yeast also helps to change the texture of your recipe, and helps to add moisture to your recipe, too. There are so many good reasons to use your starter in more than just bread!

Note: Using discard that is older will provide a more potent sourdough tang. Using discard that is fresher (or has been fed recently) will give your recipe a more subtle sourdough flavor.

New to sourdough? Read my Ultimate Guide to Sourdough for Beginners to answer all the questions you have!

My best sourdough breakfast ideas

Here are 19 ideas to use your sourdough starter with! You will never run out of fun breakfast ideas to try with this list!

Sweet Sourdough Breakfasts

Looking for some sweet inspiration? Try these deliciously sweet recipes:

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Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls
These cinnamon rolls are better than your average homemade cinnamon roll recipe. The tang from the sourdough makes them SO GOOD!
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Sourdough French Toast Recipe
French toast is a great way to use extra sourdough bread you have on hand. Psst – its even more amazing when you make it with sourdough cinnamon swirl bread
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Sourdough Pumpkin Bread Recipe
This pumpkin bread is a great use of sourdough discard with all the fall flavors.
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Sourdough Coffee Cake
This coffee cake made with sourdough discard has a perfect balance of flavors and a lovely crumb texture. The cinnamon swirl and crumb topping are perfection. Amazing with a cup of coffee!
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Sourdough Granola Recipe
Granola made with sourdough is a fun and unique recipe that you will be glad you tried! Easy to adapt to whatever additions and flavors you want to use.
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Sourdough Blueberry Muffins
These muffins are delicious and lovely. Muffin perfection, if you will!
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Overnight Sourdough Pancakes
These overnight pancakes are an easy but delicious recipe with a perfect amount of sourdough tang. Great for sourdough discard or active starter.
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Sourdough Banana Bread
This banana bread is so good! Moist and flavorful, the sourdough tang just adds to the complexity of flavors.
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Sourdough Donuts
These donuts are great cake donuts with tons of flavor. They are 100% worth every calorie in them! Decorate any way you like.
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Brown Sugar Cinnamon Sourdough Scones
These scones are great for breakfast or tea time.
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Sourdough Crepes
These are easy to make, and so easy to eat! Great for sweet or savory fillings. Make a bunch and try them lots of ways!
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Sourdough Zucchini Bread Recipe
This zucchini bread made with sourdough discard is a lovely breakfast or snack recipe that your family will love.
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Overnight Sourdough Waffles
These waffles are a great overnight recipe to use with discard or active starter. Perfect to freeze for meal prep, too!
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Sourdough Granola Bars Recipe
Homemade granola bars with sourdough discard is a fun and easy recipe that is easy to adapt to whatever fillings you want. A great option for on the go breakfasts and snacks.
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Savory Sourdough Breakfast Ideas

Looking for some ideas that aren’t so sweet? Try these in your meal plan:

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Sourdough English Muffins
Perfect any way you want to enjoy them!
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Sourdough Bagels
Sourdough bagels are fun and delicious to make at home. Flavor them any way you want with this recipe.
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Breakfast Pizza with Sourdough Discard Pizza Crust
Use sourdough pizza crust to make a great breakfast pizza!
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Breakfast Burritos with Sourdough Tortillas
These homemade tortillas will make your breakfast burritos absolutely amazing!
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Sourdough Buttermilk Biscuits
Great with butter and jam, but also great in breakfast sandwiches and part of biscuits and gravy!
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