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The Best Sourdough Discard Recipes

Now that you are confident in your sourdough, and are doing so well at keeping it alive, you’re going to end up with a lot of discard.

What’s discard? When you are feeding regularly, you’re going to have some starter that’s not quite ready to make beautiful loaves of bread, or you don’t have time to bake one day so you have extra that you need to remove from your jar. Store this in a separate jar in the fridge so that you are ready to bake something else whenever the mood strikes.

My Sourdough Discard Recipes

Dairy-Free Pancakes

Sourdough pancakes cooking on an electric griddle.

I love my griddle! I can cook lots of pancakes all at once to feed my hungry crowd.

Sourdough Discard Pancakes
Itching to use your sourdough but it isn't ready for bread? That 'discard' is perfect for these dellicious pancakes.
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A huge pile of sourdough pancakes on a dinner plate.

Applesauce Muffins

One applesauce sourdough discard muffin held in a hand over the kitchen table.

Use applesauce or pumpkin or whatever puree you have on hand. These can be made special with whatever mix-ins you have on hand.

Applesauce Sourdough Discard Muffins
No one wants to waste their sourdough discard! It's a natural part of the process of keeping sourdough, so this recipe teaches you how to utilize that discard.
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One applesauce sourdough discard muffin held in a hand over the kitchen table.

Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

Side view of lemon poppy seed muffins in papers.

Everyone loves a classic lemon poppyseed muffin. The discard adds a really great tang to these.

Lemon Poppy Seed Sourdough Muffins
Whether you use discard or let the batter truly ferment, these sourdough muffins fit your schedule. Did you know you can bake muffins in a cake pan?
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Side view of lemon poppy seed muffins in papers.

Heavy Cream Drop Biscuits

Sourdough drop biscuits in a blue napkin lined basket.

Nothing beats the ease of drop biscuits. No rolling or cutting, just get ‘er done.

Heavy Cream Sourdough Drop Biscuits
These fast to get in the oven biscuits are excellent for using up sourdough starter and sopping up a hot bowl of soup or stew.
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Sourdough drop biscuits in a blue napkin lined basket.

Looking for More Recipes?

If you have more sourdough discard than you know what to do with, watch for the quarterly signup to join our Insiders Club. We have apple fritters and baked oatmeal made from discard that are members-only recipes. You’ll love the wealth of knowledge, recipes, and fun we have on the Inside.

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