How to Make Sourdough Waffles

serving sourdough waffles on a table

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  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted butter or oil
  • 1/2 cup active sourdough starter (or sourdough discard for quick waffles)
  • 1 1/2 cups milk or buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda (for quick waffles)


For overnight waffles: 

  1. Combine flour, sugar, oil, sourdough starter, milk, butter, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl to make a thick batter
  2. Cover, and let sit at room temperature overnight
  3. In the morning, whisk in eggs and salt
  4. Heat waffle iron, and bake waffles according to waffle iron instructions. Mine lights up when it’t hot enough, takes 1/3 cup of batter per waffle, and lights up again when the waffle is done. 

For quick or sourdough discard waffles: 

  1. Combine flour, sugar, baking soda and salt in a large mixing bowl
  2. Whisk eggs, and add to dry ingredients along with butter, sourdough starter, milk, and vanilla
  3. Stir until just combined, and cook according to waffle iron instructions.