How to Make Sourdough Waffles | 100% Einkorn Waffles.

The BEST sourdough discard waffles recipe! Crisp on the outside, light and fluffy on the inside, perfect with 100% real maple syrup and toppings of your choice! We also love to enjoy them with fruit and whipped cream. Let’s put that sourdough discard to good use!

sourdough waffles

Crispy, Light and Fluffy!

This recipe will demonstrate how to make sourdough waffles using sourdough discard, discuss a few uses for sourdough discard and show how to make the waffles in a waffle machine. This sourdough waffles recipe is adapted from Rosehill Sourdough E-Book a great little E-Book with lots of great recipes, I recommend checking it out if you do not already have it.

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If you are new to sourdough baking and need a healthy starter you can check out my guide to creating your first sourdough starter here.

Flour Specs:

  • 100% fresh milled einkorn

Einkorn is one of the oldest known grains. While it was once cultivated wildly, farmers have selected more modern varieites for reasons like yield and ease of harvest. It is amazing to see more and more bakers using einknorn which encourages more farmers to grow it.

If you do not have access to Einkorn you can use whole wheat, spelt or all-purpose flour in this sourdough waffles recipe. You could also try your own blends of flour to really customize the formula for your baking.

Sourdough Discard Waffle Specs:

Yield12 waffles
Yield can change based on the size of your waffle maker

Total Formula

WeightIngredient
Day 1
300 gramsSourdough Discard
400 gramsWhole Grain Einkorn Flour
40 gramsMaple Syrup
475 grams Buttermilk
Day 2
3 wholeEggs
60 gramsMelted Butter
4 grams (3/4 tsp)Salt
4 grams (3/4 tsp)Baking Soda
7 grams (1.5 tsp)Baking Powder
You can sub other flours like whole wheat, spelt or all-purpose.

Note: The hydration might change depending on your sourdough discard. If your discard is older and looks runny you can decrease the amount of buttermilk. With some practice, you will understand what you like best in a sourdough waffle and what the batter should look like.

sourdough waffles recipe

Equipment Used

Sourdough Discard Waffle Schedule

Sourdough Discard Waffles Recipe

Day 1

  1. 10-12 hours before you want to make your sourdough waffles combine the sourdough discard, maple syrup, buttermilk and flour.
  2. Cover and leave at room temperature for about 10 hours.

Day 2

  1. Preheat your waffle maker.
  2. Whisk the eggs together with the melted butter, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Make sure to really whisk this well so there are no lumps of baking soda or baking powder.
  3. Mix the egg mixture into the overnight batter until it is fully combined.
  4. Allow the mixture to rest for 20-30 minutes at room temperature.
  5. Using a laddle, gently laddle the batter into the waffle maker. Cook the sourdough discard waffles until they are golden brown. This should take 3-4 minutes but can vary based on your waffle maker.
  6. Remove the waffles onto a sheet pan lined with a resting rack. This will prevent them from steaming and getting soggy while you cook the rest of your sourdough waffles.
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Sourdough Discard Waffles Final Thoughts

These 100% einkorn sourdough waffles are amazing. This has been a weekend staple and go-to recipe in our house ever since we got our waffle maker. We like to make extra and freeze them so we can quickly pop them into the toaster on weekdays for the morning rush.

If you liked this recipe make sure to check out some of our other sourdough discard recipes like our sourdough discard tempura, einkorn sourdough pancakes or fudgy sourdough brownies.

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sourdough waffles

Sourdough Discard Waffles

  • Author: Matthew James Duffy
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10-20 minutes
  • Total Time: 41 minute
  • Yield: 12 waffles 1x
  • Category: Sourdough
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: French

Description

The BEST sourdough discard waffles recipe! Crisp on the outside, light and fluffy on the inside, perfect with 100% real maple syrup and toppings of your choice! We also love to enjoy them with fruit and whipped cream. Let’s put that sourdough discard to good use!


Ingredients

Scale

Day 1 

  • 300 grams sourdough discard
  • 400 grams whole grain einkorn 
  • 40 grams maple syrup
  • 475 grams buttermilk

Day 2

  • 3 whole eggs
  • 60 grams melted butter
  • 4 grams (3/4 tsp) salt
  • 4 grams (3/4 tsp) baking soda
  • 7 grams (1.5 tsp) baking powder

Instructions

Day 1

  1. 10-12 hours before you want to make your sourdough waffles combine the sourdough discard, maple syrup, buttermilk and flour.
  2. Cover and leave at room temperature for about 10 hours.

Day 2

  1. Preheat your waffle maker.
  2. Whisk the eggs together with the melted butter, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Make sure to really whisk this well so there are no lumps of baking soda or baking powder.
  3. Mix the egg mixture into the overnight batter until fully combined.
  4. Allow the mixture to rest for 20-30 minutes at room temperature.
  5. Using a laddle, gently laddle the batter into the waffle maker. Cook the sourdough discard waffles until they are golden brown. This should take 3-4 minutes but can vary based on your waffle maker.
  6. Remove the waffles onto a sheet pan lined with a resting rack. This will prevent them from steaming and getting soggy while you cook the rest of your sourdough waffles.

Notes

The hydration might change depending on your sourdough discard. If your discard is older and looks runny you can decrease the amount of buttermilk. With some practice, you will understand what you like best in a sourdough waffle and what the batter should look like.

If you do not have access to Einkorn you can use whole wheat, spelt or all-purpose flour in this sourdough waffles recipe. You could also try your own blends of flour to really customize the formula for your baking.

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1 comment
  1. My first Einkorn sourdough waffle try and this did not disappoint. The sourdough flavor comes through on these more than other sourdough pancake and waffle recipes I have tried with AP and whole wheat flours.

    I sized it to the amount of discard available. starter 25%, flour 33%, maple syrup 3%, buttermilk 39%. I didn’t have buttermilk but did have yogurt and whole milk and mixed that 1/3 yogurt and 2/3 milk which worked just fine.

    These were great with a ripe nectarine and maple syrup!

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