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If you have a sourdough starter, you understand the need (and desire!) to use it in creative ways.
When we first started making sourdough bread, we tried putting sourdough in all sorts of things without a recipe to use up the excess starter. While it was frugal, it didn’t necessarily always taste good!
So I’ve put together the ultimate list of leftover sourdough starter recipes, which is full of amazing recipes to use up that starter! It includes everything from sweet to savor, so try out some of your favorite treats with a sourdough twist!
First and foremost, check out my favorite sourdough bread recipe!
It is the BEST bread – all of our friends beg us to make it for them! The recipe also has a link to how to make a sourdough bread starter!
Here is how we make it!
This dutch oven is essential for making an amazing sourdough loaf with this recipe. The crust gets hard – just like a bakery loaf. If you don’t have one, pick one up!
And… how great is this set of bread making accessories?!? It comes with a proofing basket, a bowl scraper, a linen liner, and 10 adorable bread stencils. LOVE it!
If you’re totally set in the bread department, here is my ultimate list of leftover sourdough starter recipes!
There are so many amazing ways to use up that excess sourdough starter!
Blueberry Sourdough Muffins – Turnips 2 Tangerines
Stollen (German Sweet Bread) – Pizza Rossa
Morning Glory Sourdough Muffins – A Better Way To Thrive
Whole Wheat Sourdough Apple Cinnamon Muffins – Tasty Kitchen
Quick Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Sourdough Muffins – Cooking with Carlee
Sourdough Spice Cake – Traditional Cooking School
Dangerously Addicting Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls – A Chick and Her Garden
Sourdough Donuts – Local is Lovely
Buttermilk Beignets – Almacucina
Sourdough Hot Cross Buns – Nourishing Joy
Sourdough Bagels – Full of Days
Sourdough Pretzels – Healy Eats Real
Sourdough English Muffins – A Chick and Her Garden
Perfect Sourdough Pancakes – Joy To My Heart
Sourdough Banana Pancakes – The Dutch Baker’s Daughter
Whole Grain Sourdough Waffles – Traditional Cooking School
Sourdough Coffee Cake – Turnips 2 Tangerines
Sourdough Cinnamon-Pecan Coffee Cake – Cultures For Health
Sourdough Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread – What’s Cooking America
Sourdough Banana Bread – Pinch My Salt
Cranberry Orange White Chocolate Loaf – Korena In The Kitchen
Sourdough Granola Bars – Farine Crazy for Bread
Sourdough Chocolate Babka – My Daily Sourdough Bread
French Chocolate Bread – Chocolate & Zucchini
Chocolate Cherry Sourdough Bread – NY Times Cooking
Cinnamon Raisin Sourdough Bread – Butter For All
Sourdough Brownies – Common Sense Home
Sourdough Sugar Cookies – What’s Cooking America
Easy Sourdough Cookies – Vita Lives Free
Sourdough Cookies (can add chocolate chips!) – Common Sense Home
Sourdough Snickerdoodle Cookies – Cultured Food Life
Chocolate Sourdough Cake – The Nourishing Gourmet
Sourdough Crepes – Homesteading on Grace
Sourdough Carrot Cake – Nourishing Joy
Sourdough Crackers – Sourdough and Olives
Spelty Sourdough Crackers – The Bojon Gourmet
Sourdough Tortillas – Reformation Homestead
Sourdough Cornbread – Tasty Kitchen
Sourdough Pie Crust – Cultures for Health
Sourdough Pizza Crust – Butter For All
Oatmeal Honey Sourdough Bread – Home Joys
Sourdough Irish Soda Bread – Turnips 2 Tangerines
Sourdough Ciabatta Bread – What’s Cooking America
Sourdough Naan Bread – Grow Forage Cook Ferment
Russian Rye Bread – Mother Earth News
Sourdough Swedish Cinnamon and Cardamon Buns – Milk and Honey
Blueberry Sourdough Scones – Wild Yeast
Buttery Sourdough Biscuits – Joy To My Heart
Einkorn Sourdough Sandwich Bread – Beets and Bones
Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread – Joybilee Farm
What did I miss in my ultimate list of leftover sourdough starter recipes? Share your favorites in the comments below!
Interested in other fermented foods? Check out How to Make Milk Kefir or How to Make Healthy Sauerkraut!
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