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sourdough waffles on a plate

Sourdough Waffles

  • Author: Stephanie
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 7 to 8 waffles 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Cook
  • Cuisine: American


Simple and delicious sourdough waffles — perfect for using up that sourdough starter discard!


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, plus more as needed
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk, plus more as needed
  • 6 to 8 ounces (weight) sourdough starter
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled slightly


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk 1 cup flour, sugar, baking powder and salt until well combined.
  2. In a separate medium bowl, whisk eggs and 1/2 cup milk until well combined. Whisk in sourdough starter until completely blended. Add flour mixture and melted butter; stir until combined. The batter should be the thickness of pancake batter; depending on how much starter you added, you may need to add in more flour or milk to reach the desired consistency.
  3. Cook in heated waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions.


  • Adapted from Serious Eats
  • I used about 6.5 ounces of sourdough starter and needed to add about 1/3 cup extra milk to reach pancake batter-like consistency with my batter. So don’t be surprised if you need to add quite a bit more flour or milk!
  • If you don’t have a waffle iron or don’t want to make waffles, you can make pancakes with this batter. Just cook them on a greased hot griddle instead of in a waffle iron.

Keywords: sourdough starter, homemade waffles, Belgian sourdough waffles, sourdough pancakes