No wait sourdough discard waffles are maybe the easiest sourdough recipe you'll ever make!
These waffles are so simple to mix together - and they use up a nice 200g of sourdough discard (but you can use active, bubbly sourdough starter too if you'd prefer).
We make these waffles often ... in fact probably more than we make pancakes because my kids can use the waffle maker more easily than the stove top.
The thing I love about this no wait sourdough discard waffles recipe is that it's so fast! I also love using the buttermilk leftover from making our own butter and cultured butter (but plain milk is fine too).
As long as I have a jar of starter (and I always have a jar of starter on my counter) it's ready in like 10 minutes!
Perfect breakfast, any day of the week!
Got more time? You might like these overnight sourdough waffles for a longer ferment. Or if you love all things pumpkin, try these pumpkin sourdough waffles or even these sourdough banana waffles. And for the ultimate comfort food, what about these sourdough biscuits?
Discard or Starter?
Well, sourdough starter and sourdough discard are really one and the same.
Discard is just the unfed starter that you take out prior to feeding it.
After the first week or so, you can use this unfed starter or discard to bake with. These waffles are a great use of the discard.
You can use either sourdough discard or fed, bubbly starter - whatever you have on hand.
I will often feed my sourdough starter before I go to bed so that I can make these quick, easy no wait sourdough waffles for breakfast.
But you might have a backlog of discard on hand if you are still trying to establish your sourdough starter.
How To Make No Wait Sourdough Waffles
Making sourdough waffles is really very easy! In fact, anyone can do it!
You just need a mixing bowl and a waffle iron (you can use a cast iron waffle maker like this one or an electric one). I use an electric one because it heats up fast and the kids can help make breakfast!
Here's how to make no wait sourdough waffles:
- Add sourdough starter, eggs and milk to a bowl and stir together.
- Now add some melted butter and stir until combined with the starter mixture.
- In a separate bowl, mix together flour, salt, sugar and baking powder.
- Now add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well to create a batter.
- Heat up your waffle iron and use to cook your waffles.
These waffles work well as crispy waffles or a softer more pancake like version.
If you don't have a waffle iron, you could even use this mixture to make sourdough pancakes.
How To Serve No Wait Sourdough Pancakes
There's really no limit to how you can serve these sourdough discard waffles!
Here are some of the ways that my family enjoy eating them:
- Serve with maple syrup, raspberries and good quality vanilla ice cream (this is my kiddo's favorite way to eat them).
- As soon as you remove the waffles from the iron, brush with melted butter and dust with cinnamon sugar. Like donuts, but better!
- Serve with good quality, homemade butter or cultured butter and raspberry jam.
- Top the waffles with whipped honey cinnamon butter.
- These waffles are delicious alongside crispy bacon and poached eggs! All served with lashings of maple syrup!
- Use the waffles as an alternative to a hamburger bun.
- Top waffles with southern fried chicken, a poached egg and a little maple syrup and hot sauce (this is my favorite way to eat sourdough waffles).
Want More Recipes?
If you loved this no wait sourdough waffles recipe, then you might also enjoy these:
- Sourdough Banana Fritters (you can make sourdough banana waffles from this too!)
- Quick and easy sourdough zucchini fritters recipe.
- Fluffy Sourdough Discard Pancakes.
- These 15+ No Wait Sourdough Recipes are perfect for mid week sourdough baking!
Sourdough Discard Waffles Recipe
- Waffle Iron Cast Iron or Electric
- 200 g Sourdough Starter discard or fed and bubbly
- 2 Eggs
- 180 g Whole Milk can substitute buttermilk if you prefer (see notes)
- 50 g Butter Melted
- 150 g All Purpose Flour
- 50 g Sugar
- 12 g Baking Powder 2 teaspoons
- 5 g Salt ½ teaspoon
- In a large mixing bowl, mix together sourdough starter, milk and eggs until well combined.
- Pour in the melted butter and stir through the starter mixture.
- In a separate bowl, mix together flour salt, baking powder and sugar.
- Now pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients.
- Mix until it forms a pourable batter.
- Heat up your waffle iron and spoon mixture into the iron. Cook to your liking (these waffles are delicious soft or crispy).
I made these last weekend and they were a hit! Can I make them and freeze for later? If yes, would I pop them in a toaster to reheat?
Thanks so much
I have a toaster oven I always reheat my frozen waffles and pancakes in
I made a double batch of these today, and my family devoured them.
Wondering if there’s a way to substitute whole milk with almond milk?
The Pantry Mama
Yes you can do this with no problems 🙂
These are wonderful! I made them in my Belgium waffle maker and got six of them. The only change I made was using maple sugar for the sugar. These were the easiest waffles to mix up and they tasted amazingly. HIGHLY recommend them.
Can I use coconut milk?
The Pantry Mama
yes you can.
This is a really good recipe. A one-egg quantity is perfect for a four-waffle waffle iron. It also works fine if you just chuck all the ingredients together in one go.
Judy Crosby Davis
So good and easy to mix up. Freezing leftovers and will be a treat for the grands when they visit! Thanks!
T C Uhler III
I made these this morning and they were absolutely fabulous!