I have never really cared for the idea of feeding my kids sugar for breakfast, but anyone who knows me knows that I am not a morning person. Getting up and cooking my girls a hot breakfast is not a typical scene around here. However, sometimes their pouty lips and pretty smiles include a pot of hot coffee that they fix for me before my feet even hit the floor. When I wake up to a pot of hot coffee and sweet precious smiles, it is hard to say no when they ask me to cook them some sourdough waffles made with sourdough discard.
Most mornings they have egg frittatas or overnight oats, because those are make ahead items that can be popped into the toaster oven or microwave or eaten cold while I’m still getting my beauty rest. Sometimes I even make sourdough pancakes or sourdough biscuits and freeze them. I just so happen to have a thirteen year old daughter who wakes up with our rooster, Mr. Sassy Pants every morning, and I just feel better knowing that she isn’t eating PopTarts or a bowl of sugary cereal. If Eggo can freeze pancakes and waffles, why can’t I? Right?
Homemade Sourdough Waffles
- Waffle Maker
The Night Before
- 2 Cups Unbleached All Purpose Flour
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 2 Cups Milk or Buttermilk You can also substitute with Thick and Creamy Oat milk. I do not suggest soy milk.
- 1 Cup Unfed sourdough discard
The Next Morning
- 2 Large Eggs
- 1/2 Stick Melted Butter Let it cool first
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
The night before:
- The night before: Mix together the 1 cup of sourdough starter, flour, sugar, and milk. Cover and let rest on the counter overnight.
The next morning
- In a small bowl, beat together the eggs and the butter, and add it to the mixture from overnight.
- Add the salt and baking soda, stirring to combine. The batter will bubble.
- Pour the proper amount of batter onto your greased waffle maker and cook until it reaches your desired goldenness. (Is that a word)?)
I am always looking for ways to use my sourdough discard, because I hate the idea of throwing it away. I know it is called discard for a reason, but I can’t just throw it out. The next thing I’m going to attempt is to make sourdough dumplings for some homemade chicken and dumplings. I’ll post that recipe too. But can’t you taste it already?