Easy Sourdough Waffles (Made With Starter Discard)
These light, crispy sourdough waffles made with sourdough starter discard are a delicious weekend breakfast or brunch that are perfect for using extra starter! (dairy-free)
- Author: Kaleigh
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 4-6 waffles 1x
- Category: breakfast
- Method: waffle
- Cuisine: American
- 1 cup white whole wheat flour
- 1 tbsp corn starch
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp butter, melted and cooled (or neutral oil for dairy-free)
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup sourdough starter discard
- 1 - 1 1/2 cups club soda (or milk of choice)
- Optional: 1 tbsp brown sugar and/or 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
- In a large bowl, mix together dry ingredients (flour, cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder and salt).
- Whisk the melted and cooled butter, egg, vanilla and starter. Add to the dry ingredients, along with the soda. Add more soda as needed to reach a thinner consistency if your starter is thicker/lower hydration.
- Spray or brush a hot waffle iron with oil. Pour batter into waffle iron and cook according to the instructions.
- Serve waffles with maple syrup, butter, whipped cream, or berries.
- Your starter discard does not need to be active or recently fed for this recipe.
- Tapioca or arrowroot starch may be used in place of cornstarch.
- If you don't have club soda (or seltzer water), you can substitute the milk or your choice, though they won't be quite as fluffy and airy.
- If you like sweeter waffles, add 1 tbsp brown sugar with the dry ingredients.
- I like to add ground flaxseed to my waffles for a little nutrition boost. You can add 1-2 tbsp in with the dry ingredients.
- You can add mix-ins to the batter at the end, like chocolate chips or blueberries!
- To freeze waffles, let them cool completely, then layer between sheets of parchment or wax paper. Place in a freezer bag or other airtight container and freeze. When you're ready to reheat them, pop the in the toaster or in a 400°F oven for a few minutes.
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