These quick sourdough discard recipes and easy no-wait recipes that require no fermentation or proofing. Just mix together and make.
You are constantly feeding your new pet sourdough starter, and you’re also constantly having to discard some of the starter.
Instead of throwing it in the trash, you can use it to make some delicious and healthy, no-wait recipes.
As long as you have a lot of fed starter on hand, you can make these instantly. Some of these are long-fermented sourdough, meaning there is no added flour and you will get the most health benefits.
I also added another section that includes sourdough recipes you can make and bake right away, but do include some added flour.
Obviously, it is better if you can allow your dough to ferment to decrease the phytic acid, help break down the gluten, and make the nutrients more bio-available.
But, let’s face it. Sometimes, lack of planning just doesn’t allow for that. So if poor planning is interfering with your baking, here are some recipes that don’t require the wait.
- If you are only discarding a little bit at a time, you can keep a jar of discard in the fridge and use it when you have enough discard to make a recipe.
- Refrigerated discard will need to be fed every 7-10 days or else it may get hungry and start to form a hooch.
- If you want to make a sourdough starter, check out my detailed post here on how to create one.
- Can’t get enough sourdough? Check out all my favorite recipes here.
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Tools I use for sourdough baking and cooking:
Measuring cups and spoons
Quick Sourdough Discard Recipes
These no-wait recipes include just starter, but no other non-fermented grains. Mix and go. These would be considered long-fermented.
Our favorite sourdough pancakes recipe includes just a few basic ingredients and is simple to whip up any day of the week.
Sourdough Pizza Crust
Hands down, the easiest pizza crust recipe you will ever make. Delicious and crispy, and can be made so many ways. Breakfast pizza, white pizza or mushroom. Whatever your heart desires.
Super Easy Sourdough Crepes
Perfectly thin pancakes, this is one of our family’s favorite ways to eat lots of eggs. Sourdough starter is combined with eggs, milk, and some sweetener to make the yummiest breakfast.
Not a meal planner? Me neither! I love making sourdough skillets. Basically any veggie and meat you have in the fridge can be cooked in a cast iron skillet and topped with a sourdough crust to make a delicious, healthy, and filling meal.
Perfectly crispy and fluffy waffles, and a fun weekend breakfast. I love using my cast iron waffle maker for this healthy meal.
The perfect side to accompany any meal, or even use it to make sandwiches.
Sourdough Apple Pie
A yummy, fall-inspired dessert in a pinch. It’s simple and a farmhouse family favorite. Soft and juicy apples in a fluffy, cake-like crust.
Sourdough and breakfast just go together. I especially love breakfasts that can be whipped together and baked while we finish up farm chores, like milking the new goats.
No-Wait Sourdough Recipes With Added Flour
While the no-wait recipes above are simple and delicious, sometimes you may come across a recipe that includes fermentation time, but it’s a step you can skip, if needed.
Like the humble biscuit. You could definitely choose to long-ferment it, making the grains more digestible, or you can just mix and bake.
One of our family’s favorite desserts, sourdough cobbler can be made so many ways. Blueberry, peach, strawberry cream cheese, cherry, and pumpkin are our favorites. But make it with your favorite fruit!
Chicken Pot Pie
One of our absolute favorite dinners… chicken pot pie. I’m not sure there is a more comforting, rustic food. You know how many times I decided last-minute to whip up this meal? And it’s still tasty without the long-fermentation.
This recipe is on a weekly rotation in our kitchen. They are super versatile. I use these English muffins to make breakfast sandwiches, mini pizzas, chicken salad sandwiches and even mini sloppy Joe’s.
Mexican food is definitely our favorite cuisine, and these sourdough tortillas are a fun family affair. Everyone loves gathering around the island to roll out a bunch of these tortillas. Use them for tacos topped with fermented jalapeños or salsa, or use them to make a wrap.
This is a new recipe on the blog and a really delicious, crunchy, and perfectly salty snack. Long-fermentation not required.
While technically these are long-fermented, there is nothing stopping you from just whipping them up and baking right away. These buttery biscuits are so flavorful and tender, they make the perfect breakfast. You can also turn them into my favorite southern biscuits and gravy.
Blueberry, pumpkin, banana, chocolate zucchini, and carrot cake muffins just to name a few. These can be made quick or fermented.
Snickerdoodle, Shortbread, Peanut Butter, Sugar, Oatmeal, and of course the classic chocolate chip cookies can all be make with discard.
For you next birthday or holiday celebration try your hand on sourdough cake. They can be long fermented or made quickly. Classic chocolate, vanilla, and coffee cake.
This recipe is so fun, and perfect for holidays. Mix it up and bake right away or make the night before, allow it to ferment overnight.
There you have it: no-wait sourdough recipes that can come together in no time.
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