Sourdough Waffles or Pancakes

From King Arthur Flour


  • 241g (1 cup) sourdough starter discard
  • 241g (2 cups) all-purpose flour
  • 454g (2 cups) buttermilk
  • 28g (2 tbsp) sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 50g (1/4 cup) vegetable oil or 57g (4tbsp) butter melted
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda


  1. You need to start this 12 hours before you want to eat the waffles or pancakes. Usually this means the night before but I’m not going to judge you.
  2. In a large bowl (Bowl 1)  mix the sourdough starter discard, flour, buttermilk and sugar. Cover and leave overnight.
  3. 12 hours later, in a small bowl (Bowl 2) beat together the eggs and vegetable oil or butter. Add to Bowl 1.
  4. Mix in the salt and baking soda. Wait a couple of minutes and it will start to bubble and rise. Now the batter is ready to make your waffles or pancakes.


  • For whatever reason this recipe tries to stick to my waffle iron more than the recipes I used to use. Make sure to thoroughly oil the waffle iron and let the oil heat up before pouring the batter in.
  • I use buttermilk powder to make my buttermilk. I haven’t tried it with soured milk but I’m sure it’ll be as good.

I don’t make any changes to the King Arthur recipe because I have no way of improving on it.

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