Looking for some great breakfast recipes to make the most of your sourdough starter? Look no further than this comprehensive list of sourdough breakfast ideas.
It’s no secret that I’m in love with my sourdough starter. If there’s a baking recipe I want to try, you can bet I’m going to find a way to convert it to sourdough. And I use sourdough for breakfast more than any other meal of the day.
I love it because all of my long-fermented recipes are much easier on the belly, due to the reduction in phytic acid. Because I’ve made sourdough a part of my regular routine, I find it easy to maintain. I keep my sourdough starter out on the counter 95% of the time, meaning I feed it daily. And I always find ways to use it!
There are countless options when it comes to including sourdough for breakfast. If you aren’t quite to the point of making homemade sourdough bread, but want to make the most of a starter, pulling from this list of sourdough recipes will be the easiest way!
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Sourdough Muffin Recipes
These sourdough discard apple muffins are absolutely loaded with sweet, tender apples and have a delightfully tangy flavor.
These bakery-style blueberry muffins can be made with fresh or frozen blueberries.
Need to stay gluten-free? This recipe is the perfect base for any muffin flavor, including lemon poppy seed, blueberry, or chocolate chip!
These sourdough discard pumpkin muffins are quick and easy, and pair wonderfully with a cup of coffee or tea.
The strawberries in these muffins paired with the tanginess of sourdough make a lovely combination.
This lemon poppy seed muffin recipe uses ancient einkorn as well as sourdough starter. It makes for a healthy, filling treat that’s perfect for springtime.
Sourdough French Toast Recipes
This delicious french toast recipe is a fun twist on a classic, with the subtle sourness adding a delicious contrast to the otherwise sweet treat.
Following a dairy-free diet? Use up that stale bread and make this delicious sourdough french toast soaked in a custardy egg mixture.
This blueberry french toast casserole comes together quickly and can also be dairy free! Made with sourdough bread, it makes for a special weekend breakfast the whole family will love.
Sourdough Pancake Recipes
I personally love having extra sourdough discard on hand. As one of our favorite breakfasts, extra discard allows me to whip up these delicious pancakes any time!
If you’re looking for a breakfast with warm flavors of the holidays, these sourdough gingerbread pancakes are sure to please and another great way to use leftover sourdough discard.
These overnight sourdough pumpkin pancakes are light, fluffy, and full of incredible fall flavors. They’re also topped with an irresistible brown sugar cinnamon butter!
These delicious sourdough banana pancakes and only take 3 simple ingredients and a few minutes to make. They are also dairy and gluten free when made with gluten-free sourdough starter.
Whip up these delicious einkorn sourdough pancakes for a hearty breakfast or weekend brunch. They also freeze well if you make big batches ahead of time.
Sourdough Breakfast Bread Recipes
Different forms of bread, mostly requiring rise time, none of them overly sweet. The ideas in this section are perfect for breakfast sandwiches or with a favorite topping.
The sweetness in this scrumptious sourdough banana bread comes solely from the bananas, as it has no added sugar. With the addition of ancient einkorn flour, it’s the perfect recipe if you love making quick breads with an added nutritional boost.
This sourdough English muffin recipe will wow your breakfast crew. They do need to sit overnight, but they’re one of the best ways to enjoy spreadable toppings like cream cheese, peanut butter, or homemade jam.
The addition of sunflower seeds, pepitas, and and sesame seeds give this delicious English muffin a wonderfully nutty taste.
These delicious New York Style sourdough discard bagels are topped with poppy and sesame seeds to add extra flavor to your bagel sandwiches.
This is a family favorite, simple sandwich loaf recipe with the addition of honey-sweetened cinnamon swirl. And, any leftover slices of bread here can be made into yummy french toast!
Sourdough Breakfast Pastry Ideas
Light and fluffy, with a slight sourdough bite, these scones are generously studded with blueberries and flavored with lemon zest–a favorite combination.
These sourdough maple pecan scones are the perfect breakfast treat, lightly sweetened and topped with a delicious maple glaze.
These flaky, buttery French pastries filled with rich, dark chocolate make for a delicious breakfast treat enjoyed across the globe. They’re delicious warm from the oven or served at room temperature.
Pumpkin is added to this cinnamon roll dough, making an incredible treat that pairs perfectly with morning coffee on a chill fall day.
This moist, buttery coffee cake is filled with fresh cranberries and double layer of rich, walnut-crumb topping. Perfect for a relaxing weekend morning or afternoon snack.
If you haven’t heard of kolache, it’s a sweetened pastry of Czech origin. This version made with sourdough is beautiful and delightfully sweet, great for special occasions.
Savory Sourdough Breakfast Recipes
These melt-in-your-mouth sourdough cheddar biscuits are moist, flaky, and packed full of flavor.
This sourdough breakfast casserole is easy to put together, and can be baked right away or made in advance.
These morsels of deliciousness are arguably the best way to use up extra starter. With the base being just sourdough starter and cheese, it doesn’t get much easier or convenient than sourdough breakfast pizza.
This savory sourdough breakfast bake is the perfect way to use up that loaf of bread that might be a couple of days past its prime, and the sausage and eggs pack a healthy protein punch.
Sourdough starter makes the perfect base for these breakfast bites packed with eggs and veggies. And, they are quick and easy to put together!
More Sourdough Breakfast Ideas
Crispy with a light and fluffy interior, these golden brown sourdough waffles are absolutely delicious.
This sourdough dutch baby pancake recipe is a go-to, easy breakfast for any day of the week. It is rich, buttery, and subtly sweet and made in one large skillet. Try it with your favorite toppings like fresh berries or even breakfast sausage.
This bread pudding makes a lovely accompaniment to a holiday breakfast, or as a sweet side dish.