SOURDOUGH WAFFLES

Published Date: August 21, 2020 | Last Updated: March 22, 2023
Ok, how many of you are still on the sourdough train? 🙋🏽‍♀️Yes? 🙅🏼‍♂️No? For some of us, especially when starting out, making sourdough bread is complicated and a steep learning curve. But adding some sourdough discard into your foods is so easy! Foolproof! They always turn out good.
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Ok, how many of you are still on the sourdough train? 🙋🏽‍♀️Yes? 🙅🏼‍♂️No?

For some of us, especially when starting out, making sourdough bread is complicated and a steep learning curve. But adding some sourdough discard into your foods is so easy! Foolproof! They always turn out good.

 

Why Sourdough?

You know that consuming sourdough has TONS of health benefits, right? Eating sourdough lowers the glycemic for this meal and the next several meals. It stabilizes blood sugar. It makes the nutrition from the grain accessible since it ferments/pre-digests the grain and neutralizes phytic acid. Since the nutrition is unlocked it is full of minerals and B vitamins! Full of probiotics, which, after cooked, turns into prebiotic fuel for our healthy gut bacteria. So if you are going to eat waffles, they may as well be sourdough! And honestly, I think sourdough waffles are even more delicious than regular waffles. 

For detailed instructions on maintaining and cooking with your own sourdough see my Natural Yeast Sourdough Sandwich Bread post.

 

 

 

Sourdough Waffles

For my sourdough people - foolproof way to use sourdough discard! So delicious!
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Course: Breakfast
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Refrigeration: 8 hours

Ingredients

Overnight Sponge

  • 2 cups whole wheat or white flour
  • 2 cups milk (or milk substitute)
  • 1 cup natural yeast starter (discard or active)
  • 3 T coconut sugar

In the morning, add:

  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Combine overnight sponge ingredients. Mix well and let sit overnight. (I choose to let the milk sit at room temperature overnight to help it ferment. If you are uncomfortable with that, feel free to refrigerate it overnight.)
  • In the morning, add the remaining ingredients, mix well, and cook your waffles on a waffle iron.
  • The batter can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days. 

Notes

This recipe was adapted from my friend and sourdough expert extraordinaire, @simplelifebykels

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  1. My kids absolutely love these waffles! I bake them all Monday morning and freeze them for the week. All they need to do it pop them in the toaster! Thank you so much for the recipe!

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      Elizabeth,
      That makes me so happy that your kids love these. That’s so smart to freeze them for the week. What a good tip. Thanks for sharing:)

  2. Best waffle recipe ever! My family is obsessed. We also cook a whole bunch on a mini waffle maker and then freeze them. They are the perfect size for the toaster!

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  3. These are so good. I may make a batch every weekend. Thank you – I just entered the sourdough world and I love finding new recipes like this.

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  4. I’m SO excited to try these!! Quick question… for the overnight sponge, should I cover my bowl tightly with something like a lid or saran wrap? Or loosely with something like a towel?
    Thanks!

    1. I am wondering about this too. Hopefully Amber can answer. In the mean time I just made these for the first night and covered them loosely. I’ll let you know what happens.

  5. Amber, this recipe is absolutely delicious. I make a big batch on the weekend to have for the week. Your sour dough recipes and hints have been so helpful. Thank you!!!

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      Jema, yes so smart to make a big batch ahead of time! I am so glad you like these! Thanks for coming back and sharing it means a lot!

  6. I’m planning on trying this for tomorrow. Can I substitute coconut sugar for white sugar? I also have brown sugar, demented (not the right name, but it’s darker in color and larger crystals and the real name starts with a “d”)sugar, and honey….

    1. Thanks for the question. You can use white sugar. I would not recommend using demerera sugar in this recipe. Hope it turned out for you!

  7. I’ve made your waffles before and they’re delicious. I would like to substitute some of the flour for just ingredients protein powder. Do I just substitute equal parts flour to protein powder? I’m new to sour dough. I’ve tried a few times to make your sour dough sandwich bread but it’s been unsuccessful. It will not rise. Help!

  8. This is the best waffle recipe!! My kids each eat four or five when I make them. They are so fluffy on the inside and crunchy on the outside. You won’t regret making it!

  9. 5 stars
    Still my fave! Love making them with Kamut then we smothered them in whipped cream, strawberries and bubbly syrup for Easter breakfast. Everyone loves these!

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Hi! I'm Amber

I'm obsessed with all things food and a mom to five. Baking bread and using my instant pot are my favorite things to do in the kitchen, and I can't wait to bring all that I have learned to you! Connect with me on Instagram because there's where I basically live these days.