Sourdough discarded waffles

These sourdough wafers are fluffy and have just a hint of sour taste. They are a bit more substantial than regular waffles and are the perfect recipe to use if you have extra yeast dough.

Sourdough discarded waffles

I fell in love with Sourdough!

If you’ve been watching this year, you know that I fell in love with all things sour.

Feeding the starter, mixing the dough, shaping the dough, baking the dough and eating the bread… it was all so fun and cathartic. Best of all, it’s a really useful and inexpensive hobby. It costs pennies per loaf of bread (because all you need is flour, water, salt and a starter!) and you’ll be able to eat delicious bread after baking.

I’ve been so scared of sourdough bread for years. It felt so time consuming and scientific and I was sure I was going to fail at it completely. But I found this account calledActs of Sourdoughin December I watched her step-by-step videos (I’m a very visual learner!) and thought to myself, “I really think I can do this!”

So I ordered a starter from her and followed the instructions. And get thismy starter started bubbling and then doubled and then tripled! I was so excited that it actually worked and it wasn’t as hard as I imagined!

I set a goallearning to bake sourdough bread as a yearly goalbecause I thought it would take a lot of tries to get a good loaf of bread. To my shock, my very first loaf turned out quite nicely and tasted great!

What is Sourdough Discard?

One part of sourdough that’s also fun is that every time you feed your starter, you discard some of the starter. (You can choose not to throw it away, but it will keep doubling and you’ll soon have more starter than you know what to do with!)

I usually pull out 25 grams of starter and feed it with 100 grams of flour and 100 grams of water and put the rest of the starter in a container in the fridge to use as scrap in recipes. (You can also use a 1:2:2 ratio. It usually rises faster that way.) This waste can act as a separator in recipes and can also help your batter or dough rise, making it healthier and easier for you. your body to digest.

Recipe for yeasted waffles

We love sourdough wafers!

One of the very first knock-out recipes I made was knock-out sourdough wafers. I took a pancake recipe from Tastes of Lizzy T which was highly recommended by a follower and I adapted it into a waffle recipe.

I made the recipe several times to get it just right and the end results were so delicious!

Ingredients for yeasted waffles

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • Discard 2 cups of sourdough
  • 3 cups of milk
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted

NOTE: If you have less disk space, you can easily create a much smaller batch.

waffles on a plate

How to make waffles from yeast dough

1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

preparing the dough for mixing

2. Add yeast, milk, eggs, honey and melted butter to the dry ingredients.

batter in a bowl

3. Mix until combined (batter will still be lumpy – that’s ok!)

preparation of waffle mixture

4. Pour the batter into a buttered waffle iron (or into a pan if you want to make pancakes).

spoon batter into the waffle maker

5. Repeat step 4 until all the batter is used (you should get 10-12 waffles).

production of waffles from yeast dough

Delicious toppings for yeasted waffles

These waffles taste great with just a little butter and syrup, but you can add other toppings for special occasions (or just because!).

  • Whipped cream
  • Whipped honey butter
  • Fresh berries
  • Icing sugar
  • Cinnamon sugar or cinnamon powder
  • Your favorite jam or jelly
  • Sprinkling
  • Chocolate chips
  • Melted peanut butter
yeast dough throw out waffles with toppings

Designs for waffle makers

I prefer Belgian waffle makers because they produce the fluffiest and crunchiest waffles, but you only ever get one waffle. (It is Belgian waffle maker we have. It’s cheap and has held up well, although I actually like a thicker Belgian waffle maker and it makes waffles that are a little on the thinner side. This Belgian waffle maker it looks like it makes waffles that are a little thicker.)

Or you can use a 4-slice waffle ironwhich goes faster, but the waffles are not always as crispy.

For a fun waffle twist you can use Dash mini waffle maker. We have two of these and our kids love making their own waffles in them.

If you don’t have a waffle maker and don’t want to buy one just yet, you can easily use this same recipe to make pancakes!

recipe for delicious sourdough waffles

How to get started with sourdough (and what products you’ll need)

If you want to start with sourdough, I highly recommend it Acts of Sourdough. He has great yeast dough recipes on her site and lots and lots of videos showing you exactly how to do all things sourdough on Instagram. Also, as I mentioned above, sells sourdough starter and it worked incredibly well for me, so it’s a great option if you don’t have a friend or acquaintance who can share some of their starter with you!

To prepare the yeast starter you will need:

By the way, the only other thing I ordered besides the sourdough starter was… this sourdough starter kit from Amazon. It’s not 100% necessary, but it helped and I think that’s why my loaves turned out so well. I also already had a food scale et un dutch oven (this is the one i have), which are two more really useful products to have when making sourdough!


Sourdough discarded waffles

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Race Breakfast
Kitchen American
Key word breakfast, light breakfast, waffles
Preparation time 10 minutes
Time to cook 20 minutes
Serving 12 Waffles
Calorie 286calories


  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups throw away the leaven
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 egg beaten up
  • 1/4 cup Valentine
  • 4 soup spoon butter molten


  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Add the yeast, milk, eggs, honey and melted butter to the dry ingredients.
  • Mix until combined (batter will still be lumpy – that’s ok!)
  • Pour the batter into a buttered waffle iron (or a pan if you want to make pancakes).
  • Continue with step 4 until all the battery is discharged.


Serving: 1waffles | Calorie: 286calories | Carbohydrates: 47G | Protein: 8G | Thick: 7G | Saturated fat: 4G | Polyunsaturated fats: 1G | Monounsaturated fat: 2G | Trans fats: 0.2G | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 777mg | Potassium: 150mg | Fiber: 1G | Sugar: 7G | Vitamin A: 255UI | Vitamin C: 0.02mg | Calcium: 165mg | Iron: 2mg

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