Sourdough starters are for more than just bread! These easy sourdough dessert recipes are a great way to use your sourdough discard!
You should most definitely use your sourdough starter in dessert recipes! The wild yeast and lactic found in the starter help to create a depth of flavor and tender texture that really makes your dessert shine!
Plus these sourdough discard recipes are great ways to use up extra sourdough starter. Move beyond bread and pancakes into a whole world of awesome treats!
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!
Brown sugar and cinnamon sourdough scones are tender, crumbly, and buttery with a lovely brown sugar glaze on top. This is a great sourdough discard recipe to make and share with friends (or eat them all by yourself).
Cinnamon Chip Biscotti is a crisp and crunchy biscotti cookie made with your sourdough starter! Flavored with cinnamon chips, tons of cinnamon, and drizzled some white chocolate on top. These are an easy and fun way to use your sourdough starter.
Sourdough carrot cake is an easy and delicious dessert to make with your sourdough discard. Heavily spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger and topped with cream cheese frosting. You will never look at carrot cake the same way again!
Sourdough Beignets are pillows of fried dough that have a slight sourdough tang that works perfect here, and the texture is awesome. Pillowy and soft, with a slight chew. A great recipe to make with your sourdough starter!
Sourdough brownies are an ultra fudgy, and rich and delicious dessert that uses your sourdough discard. They are easy and quick to make, so you can enjoy them whenever you have sourdough discard to use. A great recipe to use your sourdough starter!
These peanut butter sourdough cookies are a fun and delicious recipe to use up your sourdough starter discard! These easy cookies don’t have a big sourdough flavor but do add to the depth of flavor of the overall cookie.
These sourdough blondies are a copycat recipe of Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars. White chocolate and cranberry blondies are given an upgrade with the addition of sourdough discard. Cranberry bliss bars with sourdough starter are tangy and flavorful, frosted with a cream cheese frosting, then drizzled with white chocolate and sprinkled with dried cranberries. This sourdough blondies recipe is a fun treat to share!
Sourdough sugar cookies is a great way to use your sourdough starter! These sugar cookies are simple to make, perfect for cut outs and decorating, and don’t need to be chilled before baking. A fantastic recipe to use your sourdough starter discard!
Sourdough pie crust is a tender, flakey, all butter crust with a deep and satisfying flavor. A great use of your sourdough starter! A great pie crust recipe for any pie you want to bake, sweet or savory.
This sourdough coffee cake recipe is an easy way to use sourdough discard, and a great way to have breakfast! The subtle sourdough flavor cinnamon pecan crumble combine well in this tender and moist cake. Perfect for breakfast or an afternoon treat!
Sourdough Chocolate Chip Cookies are a delicious and simple recipe that uses sourdough starter discard. Loaded with chocolate chips and just a hint of sourdough flavor, these soft and cake like cookies will become your new favorite recipe.
This decadent and rich chocolate sourdough cake recipe is a show stopping dessert! Made with sourdough starter, this is a fun recipe to use your starter in a way that isn’t bread. Rich, moist, and so chocolatey, and topped with a chocolate buttercream frosting, this cake is a dream come true for chocolate lovers!
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Jenni lives in Des Moines, Iowa with her amazing husband, three girls, three dogs who think they are children, and two feisty cats. She is the creator of The Gingered Whisk, a recipe blog dedicated to finding easy, healthy-ish, and tasty weeknight meals that kids and adults alike will love, and the author of "Adventures in Meal Planning." She is super passionate about helping every member of a family learn to love great food. When not cooking, eating, or thinking about food, she is often hiking around area parks, creating intricate legos castles with her girls, watching nerdy tv with her husband, or curled up in a corner somewhere reading a good book.