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Sourdough Discard Recipes: Delicious Ideas for Your Discard Starter

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With these tasty sourdough discard starter recipes, you can use up that discard starter and create delicious, homemade baked goods! Includes recipes for both sweet and savory treats.

Sourdough starter in glass jar on wooden table with wooden spoon for sourdough discard recipes.

 I love my sourdough starter!

But I don’t love having to throw any of it out when I go to feed it!

So I’ve developed some amazing recipes that use that discard starter so there isn’t any waste.

I’ve gathered up a bunch of our favorite sourdough discard starter recipes and put them all right here just for you!

From breakfast to dinner, sweet and savory, there’s sure to be something here that’ll tickle your fancy.

Sweet Sourdough Discard Recipes

These Sourdough Blueberry Lemon Muffins are one of those things that gets requested for all the gatherings.
The blueberries are nestled in a slightly sweet batter and covered in a lovely crunchy lemon streusel topping.
What's not to love?
So whether you're making them for the coffee break at the church, a morning meeting at work, or just for the family, you can be sure they will be a home-run!
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sourdough blueberry muffin batter in muffin tin
If you want a little something simpler than the first ones, these Simple Sourdough Blueberry Muffins are just the ticket!
Fast and easy to make, these are perfect to go along with a plate of scrambled eggs and bacon, or to grab and go if you are in a hurry.
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Here's another super simple sourdough muffin recipe that's sure to please! You can't go wrong with cinnamon.
These Sourdough Cinnamon Pecan Muffins are a great discard starter recipe! Moist, fragrant, and downright delicious!
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sourdough cherry scone on white plate with fork
You know those scones that you get at that coffee shop that seems to be on every corner?
Yeah. These aren't those!
These aren't the least bit dry, and have a beautiful crumb.
Studded with tart cherries and brushed with a sweet cinnamon glaze, these scones are amazing hot from the oven or eaten cold.
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Another favorite scone recipe! These Chocolate Chip Sourdough Scones are crunchy on the outside, tender on the inside.
All by themselves, or along side eggs and bacon, these Chocolate Chip Sourdough Scones will please even your pickiest eaters!
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sourdough waffles and bacon on plate
Weekend mornings were made for leisurely breakfasts and brunches.
And these waffles are just the ticket!
Crispy on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside. Layered with butter and your favorite syrup.
Perfection on a plate!
For a lovely twist, heat up some pie filling instead of syrup and add a dollop of whipped cream.
You won't be sorry!
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Sourdough brownies on white plate.
These luscious dark chocolate sourdough brownies are the perfect snack when you need some melt in your mouth chocolatiness!
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sliced and buttered sourdough pumpkin bread on white plate with blue napkin
Who doesn't love pumpkin bread?!?
Slightly sweet and full of pumpkin flavor, this is great for dessert, breakfast, or even accompanied by a cup of your favorite hot beverage in the middle of the afternoon.
And if you happen to have any left over, it freezes beautifully!
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This is the recipe for those of you that want to take your pumpkin bread to the next level!
This sourdough pumpkin chocolate swirl bread is the perfect marriage of pumpkin bread and chocolate yumminess. 
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This sourdough vanilla chai latte bread recipe uses sourdough starter discard and vanilla chai teabags for a delicious loaf of sweet bread.
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This list would not be complete without Banana Bread!
But of course, it's gotta have a little twist, lol. It's not enough to just add some chopped pecans. Because you can also add chocolate chips!
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There seems to be a lot of chocolate recipes in this post…lol

These sourdough peanut butter cookies have a wonderful crispy outside and chewy inside with just the right amount of peanut-y goodness.
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Savory Sourdough Discard Recipes

These savory scones are another sure fire hit where ever you take them!
Chunks of ham and the cheese of your choice are bursting out all over.
Add some fresh or dried chives and brush with garlic butter for the perfect breakfast on the go.
Or relax with your favorite hot beverage and nibble at your leisure.
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What can I say about pizza?
Except, "PIZZA!!"
We love our pizza in this house. Friday night is pizza night all year long. And this crust makes an appearance every time I have extra discard.
Bonus: You can make these crusts up ahead of time and pop them in the freezer until you're ready to use them.
Pizza night just got easier!
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sourdough pretzels on white plate with mustard
Who doesn't love a pretzel?
These are soft and chewy, and topped anyway your little heart desires.
Need snacks for the game? Top with sea salt and serve with spicy mustard.
Want to make a pretzel sandwich? Use some everything but the bagel seasoning.
Breakfast on the go? Try topping with sugar and cinnamon.
Any way you top them is gonna be a winner!
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sourdough biscuits in basket
Biscuits. My Southern heart loves you!
Biscuits are a staple in the South. And these are made with buttermilk and bake up flaky and buttery every time.
Serve on the side, or use them to top off your hamburger stew.
Serve them with jam for breakfast. Or dinner if you're so inclined.
To take them to the next level, sprinkle them with sugar and cinnamon for a breakfast treat that's perfect to take on the road.
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sourdough cornbread in cast iron skillet on wooden cutting board
This sourdough cornbread is a great way to use some of your discard starter. Just mix and pour into an oven safe skillet and bake to perfection.
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If you want fresh bread on the table fast, then this is the perfect recipe for you!
Soda bread doesn't need to rise like regular bread. You mix it up and cook it right away.
Perfect for busy families!
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So there you have it. Our favorite sourdough discard recipes.

At least for now.

I’m always coming up with new recipes to try. 🙂

Which one will you try first?

By on May 16th, 2023

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