35+ Quick Sourdough Discard Recipes (2024)

These quick sourdough discard recipes and easy no-wait recipes that require no fermentation or proofing. Just mix together and make.

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You are constantly feeding your new pet sourdough starter, and you’re also constantly having to discard some of the starter.

Instead of throwing it in the trash, you can use it to make some delicious and healthy, no-wait recipes.

As long as you have a lot of fed starter on hand, you can make these instantly. Some of these are long-fermented sourdough, meaning there is no added flour and you will get the most health benefits.

I also added another section that includes sourdough recipes you can make and bake right away, but do include some added flour.

Obviously, it is better if you can allow your dough to ferment to decrease the phytic acid, help break down the gluten, and make the nutrients more bio-available.

But, let’s face it. Sometimes, lack of planning just doesn’t allow for that. So if poor planning is interfering with your baking, here are some recipes that don’t require the wait.


  • If you are only discarding a little bit at a time, you can keep a jar of discard in the fridge and use it when you have enough discard to make a recipe.
  • Refrigerated discard will need to be fed every 7-10 days or else it may get hungry and start to form a hooch.
  • If you want to make a sourdough starter, check out my detailed post here on how to create one.
  • Can’t get enough sourdough? Check out all my favorite recipeshere.

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Tools I use for sourdough baking and cooking:

Stand mixer

Cast iron skillet

Grain mill

Cast iron waffle maker

Stainless steel baking sheet

Measuring cups and spoons

Quick Sourdough Discard Recipes

These no-wait recipes include just starter, but no other non-fermented grains. Mix and go. These would be considered long-fermented.

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Our favorite sourdough pancakes recipe includes just a few basic ingredients and is simple to whip up any day of the week.

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Sourdough Pizza Crust

Hands down, the easiest pizza crust recipe you will ever make. Delicious and crispy, and can be made so many ways.Breakfast pizza,white pizzaormushroom. Whatever your heart desires.

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Super Easy Sourdough Crepes

Perfectly thin pancakes, this is one of our family’s favorite ways to eat lots of eggs. Sourdough starter is combined with eggs, milk, and some sweetener to make the yummiest breakfast.

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Sourdough Skillet

Not a meal planner? Me neither! I love making sourdough skillets. Basically any veggie and meat you have in the fridge can be cooked in a cast iron skillet and topped with a sourdough crust to make a delicious, healthy, and filling meal.

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Perfectly crispy and fluffy waffles, and a fun weekend breakfast. I love using my cast iron waffle maker for this healthy meal.

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Sourdough Flatbread

The perfect side to accompany any meal, or even use it to make sandwiches.

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Sourdough Apple Pie

A yummy, fall-inspired dessert in a pinch. It’s simple and a farmhouse family favorite. Soft and juicy apples in a fluffy, cake-like crust.

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Dutch Baby

Sourdough and breakfast just go together. I especially love breakfasts that can be whipped together and baked while we finish up farm chores, like milking the new goats.

No-Wait Sourdough Recipes With Added Flour

While the no-wait recipes above are simple and delicious, sometimes you may come across a recipe that includes fermentation time, but it’s a step you can skip, if needed.

Like the humble biscuit. You could definitely choose to long-ferment it, making the grains more digestible, or you can just mix and bake.

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Sourdough Cobbler

One of our family’s favorite desserts, sourdough cobbler can be made so many ways.Blueberry,peach, strawberry cream cheese, cherry, andpumpkinare our favorites. But make it with your favorite fruit!

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Chicken Pot Pie

One of our absolute favorite dinners… chicken pot pie. I’m not sure there is a more comforting, rustic food. You know how many times I decided last-minute to whip up this meal? And it’s still tasty without the long-fermentation.

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English Muffins

This recipe is on a weekly rotation in our kitchen. They are super versatile. I use these English muffins to make breakfast sandwiches,mini pizzas,chicken salad sandwichesand even minisloppy Joe’s.

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Mexican food is definitely our favorite cuisine, and these sourdough tortillas are a fun family affair. Everyone loves gathering around the island to roll out a bunch of these tortillas. Use them for tacos topped with fermentedjalapeñosorsalsa, or use them to make a wrap.

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This is a new recipe on the blog and a really delicious, crunchy, and perfectly salty snack. Long-fermentation not required.

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Sourdough Biscuits

While technically these are long-fermented, there is nothing stopping you from just whipping them up and baking right away. These buttery biscuits are so flavorful and tender, they make the perfect breakfast. You can also turn them into my favorite southernbiscuits and gravy.

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Sourdough Muffins

Blueberry, pumpkin, banana, chocolate zucchini, and carrot cake muffins just to name a few. These can be made quick or fermented.

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Snickerdoodle, Shortbread, Peanut Butter, Sugar, Oatmeal, and of course the classic chocolate chip cookies can all be make with discard.

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For you next birthday or holiday celebration try your hand on sourdough cake. They can be long fermented or made quickly. Classic chocolate, vanilla, and coffee cake.

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This recipe is so fun, and perfect for holidays. Mix it up and bake right away or make the night before, allow it to ferment overnight.

There you have it: no-wait sourdough recipes that can come together in no time.

35+ Quick Sourdough Discard Recipes (2024)
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