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Sourdough Discard Waffles

5 from 1 vote
Servings 12
Calories 225 kcal


  • 1 cup sourdough discard
  • 2 cups water (or milk or dairy alternative)
  • 3 cups flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tbsp neutral oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 sleeve vanilla sugar
  • 2/3 cup melted butter
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 med apples (shredded) - optional
  • powered sugar for serving


  • Whisk together the sourdough discard, water, and flour. Cover and let rest for a couple of hours (or overnight).
  • Add the sugar, eggs, melted butter, canola oil, and a pinch of salt to the sourdough batter and stir well until combined.
  • Heat the waffle iron (I love this heart-shaped waffle iron which makes thinner waffles). You don’t really need to spray the waffle iron if it has a non-stick coating and the batter contains oil and helps to prevent sticking. Use 1/3 cup of batter per waffle and bake golden brown.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.