sourdough waffles on a cooking rack

Easy Sourdough Waffle Recipe

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 large waffles 1x


Crunchy and golden on the outside, soft and fluffy in the middle, these easy sourdough waffles are the perfect classic breakfast dish when you have a sourdough starter on hand!



  • 1 cup sourdough starter or discard
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Waffle toppings, such as syrup, butter, jam, or fresh berries


  1. Preheat your waffle iron as directed.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, add the sourdough starter, milk, oil, sugar, and eggs. Mix well to fully incorporate all of the ingredients together. 
  3. Add the flour and baking soda, and stir until combined. Adjust the flour or milk as needed to get the right consistency. It should be as thick as a traditional waffle or pancake batter, and your starter will play a role in the consistency. 
  4. Pour the batter into your waffle iron according to the manufacturer’s directions.
  5. When the waffle is done cooking, carefully place it on a wire rack to cool, taking care not to stack the waffles on top of each other. Repeat with remaining batter.
  6. Serve waffles hot with your favorite topping, such as buttermilk syrup, fruit, or whipped cream.


  • This recipe is really easy to scale up if you’d like to make a larger batch of waffles. They freeze very well and heat in a toaster nicely. 
  • Feel free to adjust the flour or milk as needed to get a smoother batter; your starter or discard will influence the initial texture.
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: waffle iron
  • Cuisine: American
Nutrition Information: YIELD: 6
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 157.1 Fat: 6.5g Cholesterol: 62.5mg Sodium: 245.3mg Carbohydrates: 19.5g Sugars: 3.6g Protein: 5.2g Vitamin A: 27.2µg Vitamin C: 0mg

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