Fall is the perfect time to embrace the warmth and coziness of sourdough baking. From delectable pies to irresistible cookies, these sourdough fall recipes are sure to delight your taste buds and fill your home with comforting aromas.
All of these sourdough fall recipes include warming spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger, as well as including autumn produce like apples, cranberries and pumpkin. They are sure to warm you heart, just as much as they warm and fill your belly.
So grab your sourdough starter and let's do some fall sourdough baking!
Fall Sourdough Baking Essentials
If you want to make sure you're organised for sourdough fall baking, here are some of the most used items in this collection of autumn sourdough recipes:
- Digital Kitchen Scale
- Muffin Tin (6 or 12 hole)
- Dutch Oven
- Cake Pans
- Fall Spices (Pumpkin Pie Spice or Apple Pie Spice)
- Pumpkin Puree (canned or homemade)
- Brown Sugar (try to have dark and light on hand)
Grab Your Sourdough Starter
One thing all of these recipes have in common is of course they all contain some sourdough starter. If you don't have a sourdough starter, you'll find detailed instructions for homemade sourdough starter here.
Some of these fall sourdough recipes utilise active sourdough starter, while others are more tailored to sourdough starter discard (you can read more about why it's important to discard your sourdough starter here).
Remember that you can always use active sourdough starter in any recipe. But if you're using discard, it will generally require an additional leavening agent like baking powder, baking soda or commercial yeast.
25+ Best Sourdough Fall Recipes
I've put together a collection of 20 of my favorite sourdough fall recipes for you to try. There's everything from the best sourdough snickerdoodles to sourdough apple pie and sourdough pumpkin bagels.
You're sure to find something you and your family love this fall!
Sourdough Discard Pumpkin Spice Bread
You are going to love this sourdough discard pumpkin spice bread - it's full of fall flavors! And the best part? You only need one mixing bowl and no fancy equipment! Too easy!
Sourdough Pie Crust
Create flaky, buttery pie crusts with a tangy twist using your sourdough starter. This versatile crust pairs perfectly with both sweet and savory fillings, making it a staple for your fall baking endeavors.
Elevate the classic cinnamon-sugar cookie with the complex flavors of sourdough. The slight tanginess adds depth to the soft and chewy texture, making these snickerdoodles the perfect fall treat.
Sourdough Pumpkin Waffles
These pumpkin sourdough waffles are just like regular waffles ... only better because they are full of sweet pumpkin flavor! Make them extra special with some pumpkin spice!
Soft Sourdough Pumpkin Spice Cookies
These soft sourdough pumpkin spice cookies are an absolute delight! They are topped with a sweet maple glaze which make them extra special.
Sourdough Chicken Pot Pie
While you can use your sourdough pie crust for pretty much any kind of pie you can think of, I highly recommend this sourdough chicken pot pie. You can use sourdough discard in both the crust and to thicken the filling!
Pumpkin Sourdough Bread
Embrace the flavors of fall with this moist and flavorful sourdough pumpkin bread recipe. The sourdough starter adds a subtle tang while enhancing the rich pumpkin and warm spices, making it a delightful treat for breakfast or afternoon tea.
Sourdough Applesauce Cake
Indulge in a moist and tender cake bursting with the sweetness of applesauce. The sourdough starter gives it a delightful tang and helps create a light and airy texture, making it a delightful dessert for any occasion.
Sourdough Cinnamon Swirl Bread
Prepare to be enchanted by the aroma of freshly baked cinnamon bread. This sourdough version takes it to the next level with its tangy undertones, making it an irresistible breakfast or snack option.
Sourdough Pumpkin Muffins
Start your mornings with these spiced pumpkin muffins, enriched with the goodness of sourdough. They are moist, flavorful, and packed with fall spices, making them a delightful on-the-go treat. I love using these muffin pans to create my sourdough muffins.
Sourdough Apple Cake
Experience the delightful combination of tart apples and tangy sourdough in this moist and tender apple cake. With each bite, you'll savor the comforting flavors of fall.
Sourdough Apple Cinnamon Muffins
These muffins are a delightful blend of juicy apples, warm cinnamon, and tangy sourdough. Enjoy them as a breakfast treat or an afternoon snack to satisfy your autumn cravings.
Sourdough Apple Pie
Elevate the classic apple pie by incorporating sourdough into the crust. The result is a flaky, golden-brown crust that perfectly complements the sweet and tart apple filling.
Sourdough Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
Fall mornings just got better with these fluffy and decadent cinnamon rolls infused with the flavors of pumpkin and sourdough. Drizzle them with a cream cheese glaze for an extra touch of indulgence.
Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls
Any fall baking round up would not be complete without a cinnamon roll recipe, right? Now these are extra special because they use sourdough to not only give them rise, but also a delightful tangy flavor. They are swirled with cinnamon sugar and smothered in a luscious glaze, making them an irresistible treat.
Orange Cranberry Sourdough Bread
While maybe not as popular as pumpkin, orange and cranberry is another flavor combination synnomous with fall. Juicy cranberries and fragrant orange zest make this sourdough loaf a must bake this fall.
Sourdough Gingerbread Cookies
Get into the holiday spirit with these aromatic and spiced gingerbread cookies. The addition of sourdough brings complexity to the flavors and adds a tender texture, making them perfect for festive gatherings.
Sourdough Peanut Butter Cookies
Combine the nutty goodness of peanut butter with the tang of sourdough in these irresistible cookies. They are chewy, flavorful, and guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Spiced Pumpkin Cream Cheese Recipe
While not technically a sourdough recipe, this spiced pumpkin cream cheese recipe just scream all things fall! It's perfect slathered on your favorite sourdough bread recipe or used to top muffins, cinnamon rolls and cakes.
Sourdough Pumpkin Bagels
Sourdough Pumpkin Dinner Rolls
Honey Oat Sourdough Bread
This is one of the most visited recipes on The Pantry Mama website, and with good reason. It's so simple but packs such a sweet flavor punch, along with the goodness of rolled oats. It's definitely one to put on your bake list this fall.
Sourdough Pumpkin Crackers
These sourdough pumpkin crackers are a must make for fall entertaining. Their color will add some much loved fall inspiration to your cheese platters and charcuterie boards. They're perfect for a fall potluck too!
Sourdough Morning Glory Muffins
These sourdough Morning Glory muffins aren't essentially "fall", but they are full of delicious spices, fruits and seeds, perfect for the cooler seasons. The best thing is, you can personalise them to suit your tastes and what you have on hand in the pantry.
Sourdough Coffee Cake
Full of delicious fall spices, this sourdough coffee cake is the perfect coffee cake for the fall season.
Cinnamon Raisin Sourdough Bagels
If you love plain bagels, you're going to love these cinnamon raisin sourdough bagels even more!
Get ready to embrace the fall season with these delightful sourdough recipes. Whether you're a seasoned sourdough baker or just starting your journey, these recipes will add warmth and flavor to your autumn baking adventures. Happy baking!