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33 Sourdough Breakfast Ideas: Recipe Collection

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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 active starter is 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. From savory mini sourdough breakfast pizzas to sweet cranberry crumb sourdough coffee cake, these sourdough breakfast ideas are perfect for every day eating or any special occasion, even Christmas morning! If you aren’t quite to the point of making homemade sourdough bread, but want to make the most of a starter, using a delicious sourdough breakfast recipe from this list will be the easiest way!

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Sourdough Muffin Recipes

1. Sourdough Discard Apple Muffins

sourdough apple muffins

These sourdough discard apple muffins are absolutely loaded with sweet, tender apples and have a delightfully tangy flavor.

2. Jumbo Blueberry Sourdough Discard Muffins

blueberry sourdough muffins

These bakery-style blueberry muffins can be made with fresh or frozen blueberries.

3. Gluten-Free Sourdough Muffins

gluten free sourdough muffins in pan with butter

Need to stay gluten-free? This recipe is the perfect base for any muffin flavor, including lemon poppy seed, blueberry, or chocolate chip!

4. Sourdough Discard Pumpkin Muffins

sourdough pumpkin muffin display

These sourdough discard pumpkin muffins are quick and easy, and pair wonderfully with a cup of coffee or tea.

5. Sourdough Strawberry Muffins

sourdough strawberry muffins

The strawberries in these muffins paired with the tanginess of sourdough make a lovely combination.

6. Sourdough Einkorn Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

sourdough lemon poppy seed muffins

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

7. Easy Sourdough French Toast

sourdough french toast topped with maple syrup and butter

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.

8. Dairy-Free Sourdough French Toast

sourdough french toast topped with raspberries

Following a dairy-free diet? Use up that stale bread and make this delicious sourdough french toast soaked in a custardy egg mixture.

9. Blueberry French Toast Casserole

syrup being poured on blueberry french toast casserole

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

10. Easy Sourdough Discard Pancakes

peach syrup poured on sourdough pancakes with butter

I personally love having extra sourdough discard on hand. This is one of our family’s favorite sourdough discard recipes and having extra discard allows me to whip up these delicious pancakes any time!

11. Sourdough Gingerbread Pancakes

sourdough gingerbread pancakes topped with butter and maple syrup

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.

12. Sourdough Pumpkin Pancakes

sourdough pumpkin pancakes topped with spreadable cinnamon butter

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!

13. 5 Ingredient Sourdough Banana Pancakes

These delicious sourdough banana pancakes and only take 5 simple ingredients and a few minutes to make. They are dairy-free, and can be made totally gluten free by using gluten-free sourdough starter.

14. Cinnamon Roll Einkorn Sourdough Pancakes

cinnamon einkorn sourdough pancakes topped with raisins

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.

15. No Sugar Sourdough Discard Banana Bread

sliced banana bread with butter and bananas

The sweetness in this scrumptious sourdough banana bread comes solely from the bananas, as it has no added sugar. It is one of our favorite ways to use up overripe bananas. With the addition of ancient einkorn flour, it’s the perfect recipe if you love making quick breads with an added nutritional boost.

16. Sourdough English Muffins

sourdough english muffin display cut in half with butter

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.

17. Sourdough Sunflower Whole Wheat English Muffins

sunflower seed english muffins

The addition of sunflower seeds, pepitas, and sesame seeds give one of our classic breakfast favorites, English muffins, a wonderfully nutty taste.

18. Sourdough Discard Bagels

everything bagels made with sourdough discard as a sandwich

These delicious New York Style sourdough discard bagels are topped with poppy and sesame seeds to add extra flavor to your bagel sandwiches.

19. Sourdough Cinnamon Swirl Bread

sourdough cinnamon swirl bread

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 one of our favorite breakfasts…yummy french toast!

Sourdough Breakfast Pastry Ideas

20. Lemon and Blueberry Sourdough Scones

lemon blueberry sourdough scones

Light and fluffy, with a slight sourdough bite, these scones are generously studded with blueberries and flavored with lemon zest–a favorite combination.

21. Sourdough Maple Pecan Scones

sourdough pecan scones topped with maple glaze

These sourdough maple pecan scones are the perfect breakfast treat, lightly sweetened and topped with a delicious maple glaze.

22. Sourdough Chocolate Croissants

chocolate croissants display with butter on plates

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.

23. Sourdough Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

pumpkin cinnamon roll topped with glaze

Pumpkin is added to this cinnamon roll dough, making an incredible treat that pairs perfectly with morning coffee on a chill fall day.

24. Cranberry Crumb Sourdough Coffee Cake

cranberry coffee cake with crumb topping on plate

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.

25. Sourdough Kolache

sourdough pastry served with coffee

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

26. Sourdough Cheddar Biscuits

cheddar biscuit with melted butter

These melt-in-your-mouth sourdough cheddar biscuits are moist, flaky, and packed full of flavor.

27. Sourdough Bread Breakfast Casserole 

breakfast casserole made with sourdough bread served

This sourdough breakfast casserole is easy to put together, and can be baked right away or made in advance.

28. Mini Sourdough Breakfast Pizzas

sourdough breakfast pizzas on cutting board with floral display

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.

29. Savory Sourdough Breakfast Bake

savory breakfast bake on table with candle

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.

30. Sourdough Breakfast Bites

sourdough breakfast bites display with eggs and orange juice

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

31. Easy Sourdough Discard Waffles

sourdough waffles topped with butter and blueberry compote

Crispy with a light and fluffy interior, these golden brown sourdough waffles are absolutely delicious.

32. Sourdough Dutch Baby (German Pancake)

sliced sourdough dutch baby topped with strawberries and powdered sugar

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.

33. Einkorn Sourdough Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce

sourdough bread pudding

This bread pudding makes a lovely accompaniment to a holiday breakfast, or as a sweet side dish.

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