A list of sourdough breakfast recipes you can make with your sourdough starter every morning. From sweets to savory recipes, get ideas for your next breakfast menu. Using a sourdough starter in a breakfast recipe really is the perfect way to put it to use.
What is it about sourdough that makes it perfect to use for breakfast? Maybe because it's so easy to incorporate into things like pancakes and waffles? Or maybe because we feed our starters in the morning so it's always on our minds?
Whatever the reason, there is no doubt that we have endless ideas for incorporating our beloved sourdough starters into our breakfast routine. This powerful ingredient really does make the perfect base for all kinds of dishes!
Don't let the name fool you. Please do not actually discard your starter. It just means it is not active enough to make bread, but can still be added to so many different things. Learn more about what discard actually is and how to use it.
If you are looking for even more ideas, get all my leftover sourdough discard recipes and more.
How to bake with discard: Most of the time, sourdough discard can be used right from the fridge or brought to room temperature. Each recipe should specify if one way or another is preferred.
This list of recipes can be made for lazy weekend breakfasts, Christmas mornings, other special occasions, or even a quick grab-and-go meal.
Sweet Sourdough Breakfast Recipes
Sourdough recipes that are on the sweeter side. Things that can be served with syrup, powdered sugar, or jam. We are going to start off with the most iconic sourdough breakfast recipe...
These sourdough discard pancakes are so easy to make and do not require the batter to rise overnight. The whole family is going to love these delicious pancakes!
Just mix it up, cook it on a griddle until golden brown, and serve. They truly are the best way to use any extra starter. Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy.
Maybe waffles are more your style. No worries! I have a great waffle recipe that is just as easy as the pancakes. Again just mix, pour, cook on a waffle iron, and enjoy.
These waffles are so fluffy while still having a crunchier exterior. Serve with some maple syrup and fresh berries.
Maybe you are looking for something to dip into that morning coffee? Give these toasted almond biscotti a go. They have that classic biscotti crunch, almond flavors and are a great way to use up some of that discard.
Do you love a classic scone? Then this recipe is for you! They are so flaky and soft. These pair so well with some soft butter and raspberry jam.
Savory Sourdough Breakfast Recipes
Maybe you don't want to start your day on the sweet side. Maybe savory is more your thing. Here are a couple of items you can make with your sourdough.
These breakfast bites are the perfect on-the-go option. Make a huge batch at the beginning of the week, store them in an airtight container in the fridge, and have a quick breakfast to heat up and carry out the door.
They are full of protein, fresh produce, and cheddar cheese. They make for an easy breakfast. There really is no better way to start your day.
In my opinion, bagels are the perfect breakfast food. Enjoy them on their own, with some chive cream cheese or make breakfast sandwiches with an egg, bacon, sausage, and cheese. These sourdough bagels will be your new favorite.
What about just a good piece of toast for breakfast? Even better if it is with fresh homemade sourdough bread.
Serve with butter, jam, peanut butter, or make a slice of avocado toast. Or, serve as a side with a plate of scramble eggs or breakfast sausage. Making toast is always a great way to use leftover sourdough bread.
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Sourdough Quick Breads
Quick bread simply means that they are simple and quick to make. They do not require any kneading or rest time and can be mixed together, baked, and then enjoyed.
They are great for incorporating lot's of leftover sourdough starter. Here are some of my favorites.
Move over PSL, this sourdough pumpkin bread will be your new fall favorite. Soft, moist, and full of pumpkin spice and sourdough flavors. Smother with some melted butter and honey.
Not only is this a great recipe for using up extra discard, it also uses those overly ripe bananas. Make the best loaf of sourdough banana bread and serve with some soft butter melted into it.
Other Sourdough Quick Bread
Muffins make for a great breakfast item. Easy to make and they provide a grab-and-go option. Here are some sourdough muffin recipes to start your day:
Sourdough Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
These are my favorite muffins! The tang from the sourdough, and tart from the lemons, all rounded out in this delicious, sweet little muffin.
Sourdough Discard Chocolate Chip Muffins
This is a classic bakery-style muffin full of chocolate chips. Makes for a great snack or on-the-go breakfast item.
These banana oat muffins are on the healthier side and make a great breakfast item. Honey is used in place of sugar giving them a more natural taste.
Make them even healthier and substitute out the chocolate chips for raisins or walnuts. If you love bananas and oats, this recipe is for you!
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