Sourdough Waffles

Sourdough Waffles because your Friday NEEDS them. Buttery, crunchy on the outside, soft & fluffy on the inside, super simple ingredients, and another great way to use sourdough starter! Perfect for a lazy morning, afternoon lunch, or maybe even breakfast for dinner. These waffles are delicious sweet or savory. Not to mention, they are also easy to make and only need one bowl to mix up! Seriously, this is the waffle recipe you’ve been looking for. SO. GOOD.

two waffles on a white plate with whipped cream and blackberries and white flowers with two other plates of waffles behind it

About The Recipe

Breakfast is one of my absolute favorite meals. Actually, no. Scratch that. Breakfast IS my favorite meal. And, if I’m being honest, I’m team waffle 100%. Seriously, they have little squares in them just to fill with maple syrup, honey… I could go on!

But these waffles are definitely going to become the newest obsession in your household. I mean, sourdough is definitely one of the most delicious breads you can make; so, making it into one of the best breakfast foods?

Count me in!

two plates of sourdough waffles on a marble counter with white flowers and blackberries

If you’ve been on our blog before then you know we’ve been trying to make all things sourdough as of late. We have two starters, which means, you guessed it, we have twice the amount of discard and are desperately trying to find the best and most delicious ways to use it.

This idea came to us in the simplest way possible. I wanted waffles! So, too much sourdough + sudden craving for waffles = seriously delicious waffles that make the best sweet or savory breakfast.

Equipment Needed

Ingredients

  • Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Sourdough Starter
  • Buttermilk
  • Eggs
  • Unsalted Butter
ingredients for sourdough waffles on a marble counter top

Instructions

Whisk together all the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt) in a large glass bowl.

Now, add the eggs, buttermilk, and sourdough. Mix until well combined.

Mix in melted butter.

In a preheated waffle iron, add about 1/4 – 1/2 cup batter to each section. This truly depends on the size of your waffle iron so, just add the amount of batter you generally do. Don’t over fill! Let cook for about 3-5 minutes, or until golden brown. Take out and place on a plate or a wire cooling rack.

Repeat these steps until you run out of batter. Eat hot or let cool and enjoy!

Topping Ideas

In the mood for sweet? Savory? Both? Doesn’t matter! These waffles suit everything amazingly and always taste good. Here is a list of things you might wanna try.

  • Maple Syrup or honey 🍯
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Chantilly cream
  • Fresh fruits and berries 🍌🍓
  • Jams or jellies
  • Peanut butter 🥜
  • Butter 🧈
  • Leafy Greens 🥬
  • Eggs 🍳
  • Sautéed vegetables
  • Guacamole or plain avocado 🥑
  • Ham and cheese 🧀

Dress the waffles up or down, sweet or savory. They are perfect for breakfast or dinner!

Storing/Reheating

One of the most asked questions we get is if you can free these waffles. The answer is yes! After the waffles have cooled, place them in a freezer safe bag and seal tightly. When you want to reheat one, you can do so in the microwave. PRO TIP: want it crunchy again? Pop it into the toaster to give it the same crunchy exterior as it had the day you made it!

two sourdough waffles on a white plate with whipped cream and blackberries and white flowers with more waffles behind it

Expert Tips

  • Don’t overfill the waffle iron!
  • This recipe freezes really well.
  • The batter doesn’t have to be completely smooth.
  • Add the melted butter last.

When you make these Sourdough Waffles, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable.

two waffles on a white plate with whipped cream and blackberries and white flowers with two other plates of waffles behind it

Sourdough Waffles

Traci
These Sourdough Waffles are buttery, crunchy exterior, soft and fluffy on the inside, easy to make, and SO GOOD.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 209 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups [sourdough starter]
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter

Instructions

  • Preheat waffle iron to medium heat.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Add sourdough starter, eggs, and buttermilk.
  • Mix until well combined.
  • Stir in butter.
  • Spray waffle iron with cooking spray or brush with vegetable oil.
  • Ladle batter into waffle iron, filling forms completely.
  • Close lid and cook until light golden brown.

Notes

  • Don't overfill the waffle iron!
  • This recipe freezes really well.
  • The batter doesn't have to be completely smooth.
  • Add the melted butter last.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Calories: 209kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 7gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 474mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

When you make this recipe, remember to tag @abakers_table or hashtag it #BakersTable!

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3 Comments

  1. These waffles are AWESOME!!!! I’m so incredibly pleased with this recipe!! I did add a teaspoon of vanilla and may add a pinch of sugar next time but I do love the sourness that the discard adds. I also love how much discard it uses because I always have a ton! Thank you, my Sunday mornings are complete!