Top 12 Sourdough Discard Recipes

Creating recipes to use my sourdough discard is one of my favorite pastimes. I stick my discard in lots of different recipes and share them here, on my website. You can turn your own favorite recipes into sourdough recipes using information found here. Sometimes the idea of sourdough discard can be confusing. At its most simple – discard is excess sourdough starter that is no longer active and is used in recipes for moisture, flavor and to avoid wasting it. You can read more about sourdough discard here. I’ve rounded up my top 12 sourdough discard recipes that you need to add to your baking list. I guarantee you’ll find a new favorite sourdough discard recipe in this list. You can also check out all my discard recipes here.

1. Sourdough Banana Bread

Moist, easy to make, full of delicious banana flavor and a whole bunch of sourdough discard, this will be your new favorite banana bread recipe.

2. Sourdough Discard Pizza

A favorite pizza recipe using sourdough discard that can be mixed up for a quick dinner or made in advance. The whole family will love this one!

3. Brown Butter Sourdough Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Thick, chewy and deep flavor – these brown butter sourdough chocolate chunk cookies are perfect to satisfy your sweet tooth. Add a sprinkle of sea salt for a more complex flavor or a little less flour for a thinner, crispier cookie.

4. The Best Sourdough Discard Sandwich Bread

Light, fluffy and super soft, this sourdough discard sandwich bread is the perfect way to use up your sourdough discard. Bake two delicious loaves of sandwich bread with as much or little “tang” from your sourdough discard as desired. This is the perfect bread for sandwiches and toast. You won’t be buying bread from the store anymore with this sandwich bread!

5. Sourdough Blueberry Muffins

Light and tender sourdough blueberry muffins are filled with fresh blueberries and made with sourdough discard. These are the blueberry muffins you’ll love for breakfast (or anytime) with a little crunch of sprinkled sugar on top.

6. Flaky Sourdough Biscuits

Soft in the middle with lots of beautiful layers, these flaky sourdough biscuits are tender and delicious. Made with sourdough discard, these biscuits are so quick to whip up and taste incredible warm and with a little bit of butter and homemade jam!

7. Buttery Sourdough Discard Crackers

The perfect blend of buttery goodness and tangy sourdough, these buttery sourdough discard crackers are crispy and delicious. We love serving them with dip or eating them plain. Use up the sourdough discard in your refrigerator by making these delicious crackers!

8. Fudgy Sourdough Brownies

Indulge in the ultimate sweet treat with these delicious fudgy sourdough brownies. Its rich flavor, fudgy center & delicious frosting will surely satisfy your chocolate craving.

9. Crispy Sourdough Discard Waffles

Crispy, flavorful and topped with fresh berries and hot syrup, this recipe makes for the perfect sourdough discard waffle.

10. Light and Fluffy Sourdough Discard Pancakes

Light and fluffy sourdough discard pancakes make a delicious breakfast drizzled with maple syrup or sprinkled with blueberries.

11. Sourdough Pie Crust

Sourdough pie crust is tender, flaky and perfect for a sweet or savory pie. Its light, buttery and just all-around delicious!

12. Soft White Rolls with Sourdough Discard

The number one recipe on my website for 3 years running, and for good reason! Tender, light, fluffy and filled with sourdough discard, these soft white rolls are perfect for dinnertime.

Find more favorite sourdough discard recipes here!

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  1. Hi Amy I just wanted to thank you for all the knowledge & recipes that you share on Instagram. I absolutely love following you for all your creative ideas when it comes to baking and I am very grateful to be following someone like you & yes there’s others I follow that’s how I decided to jump in and not be afraid to make sourdough…so I did…I’ve been on my journey of sourdough baking for a little over a year now and there’s so much more to learn. I just want to say thanks again for all your videos on instagram I hope you know we appreciate all your hard work! 😓 have a wonderful evening!

    1. You are so sweet! Thank you for this kind comment. I really appreciate it! So glad you are on this sourdough journey 🙂