Sourdough is a beautiful, living thing that harkens back to an older, out-of-date method of food preparation here in the US.

60 Ways to Use Sourdough

But those of us with sourdough starters will tell you that there’s no reason for this lapse in popularity. Sourdough is incredibly versatile, easier to digest than standard bread, and very forgiving (even for clueless bakers like myself).

We’d also tell you that sourdough is better for MORE than just bread. Below you’ll find 60+ ways to use a sourdough starter, including a handful of my favorite, beginner-and-lazy-baker-friendly bread recipes.

Don’t have a starter? Not a problem!

I didn’t either until February 2013 when I captured live yeast from the air to turn it into food. I shared my experiences in 3 posts:

1. My Simple Sourdough Starter and Recipe (Updated with more confidence!)
2. Sourdough Maintenance and Hydration Percentages – How much to feed and when (aka “the confusing stuff” that is no longer confusing)
3. Sourdough Starter Meets the Fridge – Life-long sourdough care for an active starter

P.S. There is a disproportionate quantity of breakfast sourdough recipes shared below, because I was hungry when I made this.
P.P.S. THANK YOU to all my Village Green Network friends who helped me piece this monster together. :)

60+ Ways to Use Your Sourdough Starter

Keep Calm Eat Sourdough

Ready to get cooking? Here are those recipes!


Sourdough Croissants by a Kitchen Blog

Natural Yeast Donuts by Weed ‘Em and Reap

Sourdough Muffins

Homemade Sourdough English Muffins by Five Little Homesteaders

Sourdough English Muffin

Sourdough Cinnamon Raisin English Muffins by Fancy Nonsense

Sourdough French Toast with Nut and Fruit Syrup by Real Food For Less Money

French Toast Frittata by Kelly the Kitchen Kop

Sourdough German Toast by Neohomesteading

Sourdough French Toast Casserole by the Healthy Home Economist

Pumpkin Sourdough Pancakes

Pumpkin Sourdough Pancakes by Real Food Outlaws (the sourdough pancake master)

Mango Sourdough Pancakes by Real Food Outlaws

Mulberry Sourdough Pancakes by Real Food Outlaws

Sourdough Pancakes

Homemade Sourdough Pancakes by Five Little Homesteaders

Sourdough Pancake Recipe

The Lazy Girl’s Sourdough Pancakes with Double Black Syrup and Chevre by The Aliso Kitchen

Easy Sourdough Crepes with Whipped Coconut Cream by Healy Real Food Vegetarian

Sourdough Starter Cinnamon Rolls

Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls  by Healy Real Food Vegetarian

Gingered Cranberry and Pear Sourdough Scones with Brown Sugar Glaze by The Gingered Whisk

Whole Wheat Sourdough Bagels

Whole Wheat Sourdough Bagels by CHEESESLAVE

Whole Wheat Sourdough Waffles by Mommypotamous

Crispy, Light, and Delicious SourdoughWaffles by the Elliott Homestead

Breads & Loaves

Easy Sourdough Bread

Easy Sourdough Bread by Girl Meets Nourishment

Gluten-Free Sourdough Bread by Real Food Forager

No Knead Sourdough Bread

No Knead Sourdough Bread by CHEESESLAVE

Sourdough Bread Loaf by Natural Family Today

Sourdough Focaccia with Grapes and Rosemary by Nourished Kitchen

Two Olive Sourdough Loaf by The Bojon Gourmet


Chicken and Vegetable Turnovers with Sourdough Crust by Nourished Kitchen

Sourdough Chicken Pot Pie by C Mom Cook

Nettle-Crusted Sourdough Crab Cakes by Nourishing Herbalist

Sourdough Pizza Crust

Sourdough Pizza Dough by Girl Meets Nourishment

Rustic Sourdough Noodle Recipe by Nourished Kitchen

Sides & Dishes

Garlic Sourdough Knots

Garlic Sourdough Knots by Girl Meets Nourishment

Homemade Sourdough Garlic Bread by Healthy Roots Happy Soul

Sourdough Tortillas by The Elliott Homestead

Sourdough Fry Bread (for Indian Tacos!) by Real Food for Less Money

Amazing Sourdough Biscuits by On the Homefront

Tuscan Sourdough Stuffing by Eat Nourishing

Classic Sourdough Stuffing by The Family Feed

Sourdough Batter Recipe

Honey-Sweetened Sourdough Batter by The Aliso Kitchen

Savory Sourdough Sage Bread Pudding by Our Life in the Kitchen


Blackberry Bread Pudding by Wild Yeast Blog

Sourdough Brownies by Wild Yeast Blog

Chocolate Sourdough Cake by GNOWFGLINS

Sourdough Carrot-Ginger Cake by Wild Yeast Blog

Sourdough Coffee Cake Recipe

Coconut Spiced Sourdough Coffee Cake by  The Aliso Kitchen

Coconut Sourdough Muffins by GNOWFGLINS

Huckle-Pear Pear Galette with Sourdough Pate Brisee Crust by The Bojon Gourmet

Sourdough Peanut Butter Cookies by The Gingered Whisk

Sourdough Gingerbread Cake by Northwest Sourdough

Sourdough Panettone by The Gingered Whisk

Sourdough Pfefferneuse Cookies by Hestia’s Kitchen

Poor Man’s Nourishing Sourdough Bread Pudding by Neohomesteading

Snacks & Extras

Sourdough Starter Pretzel Recipe

Sourdough Soft Pretzels by Healy Real Food Vegetarian

Sourdough Whole Wheat Crackers by Kitchen Stewardship

Nettle Sourdough Crackers by Nourishing Herbalist

Parmesan Garlic Sourdough Croutons by Whole Lifestyle Nutrition

What’s your favorite way to use your sourdough starter? Tell me below!

Shared at: Green Living Thursdays, Party Wave Wednesdays, Natural Family Friday, Foodie Friends Friday, Healing With Food Friday

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