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Gluten Free Sourdough Discard Recipes

Simple Gluten Free Sourdough Discard Recipes to make with the discard from your gluten free sourdough starter.

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Gluten Free Sourdough Discard Recipes

If you’ve used my recipe for Sourdough Starter (or with any sourdough starter), you’ll have discard. And if you feed a sourdough starter, you going to need some gluten free sourdough discard recipes to go with it!

Each sourdough discard recipe is a tasty way to use your sourdough discard. Sourdough starter discard recipes are essential if you want to reduce kitchen waste by baking with your discard instead of tossing it in the trash.

Let me know in the comments which one you’re interested trying first!

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My Favorite Tools for Sourdough Bread and Maintaining Sourdough Starter

These are the best tools for making sourdough bread, tools for making sourdough discard, and maintaining your sourdough starter. Out of all of the items on this list, the kitchen scale is the most essential.

My personal favorite item on the list is the Mini Supoon. I have 4 of them and they’re one of my most-used kitchen tools. I use them for much more than just sourdough!

You can see a few of my favorite tools for making sourdough bread below or get direct links to all the tools at my Amazon Storefront here.

Sourdough Starter Discard Recipes

A frosted gluten free sourdough chocolate cake recipe on top of a white cake stand with a wood base.

1. Sourdough Chocolate Cake

If you’ve ever tried my BEST EVER Gluten Free Chocolate Cake, then you’ll know this Sourdough Discard Chocolate Cake is equally amazing! The discard adds a little depth of flavor and the cake is so moist. It’s truly a spectacular gluten free chocolate cake recipe!

Baked and sliced gluten free sourdough cornbread recipe still in a gray stoneware pan on top of a blue kitchen towel

2. Sourdough Cornbread

Gluten Free Cornbread got a major upgrade with this sourdough discard cornbread recipe. The sourdough discard adds an amazing yeasty flavor.

The cornbread is so light and fluffy – the texture is outstanding. Our family actually prefers this sourdough version over the original.

Gluten Free Sourdough Chocolate Chip Cookies on a small stack of white plates on top of a round wood cutting board

3. Sourdough Chocolate Chip Cookies

Bakery Style Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies are a baker’s staple but these Sourdough Chocolate Chip Cookies give them a run for their money! If you’re a soft cookie fan, these cookies are for you!

Even if you’re not into the soft cookie life, you’ll still love these. There’s something so addictingly delicious about them that they’ll become a go-to way to use your sourdough discard.

overhead shot of slice gluten free pumpkin spice bread on a narrow wood rectangular cutting board

4. Sourdough Pumpkin Bread

Classic Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread is spectacular when made with sourdough discard. It’s full of pumpkin spice flavor and you can add your favorite mix-ins like raisins or chocolate chips.

A loaf of Gluten Free Sourdough Banana Bread sliced on a piece of wax paper

5. Sourdough Banana Bread

Using sourdough starter in Gluten Free Banana Bread is the ultimate zero-waste recipe. You’re using up sourdough discard and old bananas at the same time. The outcome is a delicious loaf of Sourdough Banana Bread!

Gluten Free Sourdough Bread on a round wood cutting board with a blue and white striped napkin

6. 4-Ingredient Sourdough Bread

This Gluten Free Sourdough Bread is technically made with sourdough discard. It’s a simple loaf made with just 4 ingredients.

It’s a great starter recipe when you’re just getting into baking sourdough bread. I love it toasted with some honey butter or butter with jelly.

overhead shot of gluten free sourdough pizza on a marble surface

7. Sourdough Pizza Crust

Having a family pizza night is the perfect excuse to use your sourdough discard and satisfy that pizza craving. Serve it with an Italian Salad and you’ve got a complete family-friendly meal!

2 side by side images of gluten free sourdough english muffins piled on a wire rack

8. Sourdough English Muffins

Gluten Free Sourdough English Muffins have a crisp exterior and soft interior. The best part? They’re ready in 30 minutes!

These gluten free english muffins would make a great Frittata Breakfast Sandwich!

overhead shot of gluten free sourdough crackers on a round white plate

9. Gluten Free Sourdough Discard Crackers 

Sourdough Crackers are easy to make with simple ingredients. This easy sourdough cracker recipe can be made with different herbs and seeds to change the flavor profile.

These gluten free crackers would be great with your Gluten Free Charcuterie Board

straight on shot of a stack of gluten free sourdough pancakes on a white plate topped with fresh strawberries and blueberries

10. Sourdough Discard Pancakes

Gluten Free Pancakes made with sourdough discard are light, fluffy, and flavorful. Serve them with fresh berries, sliced bananas, and pure maple syrup for a delicious breakfast.

overhead shot of sliced gluten free sourdough focaccia bread on a brown surface

11. Sourdough Discard Focaccia 

This easy Gluten Free Focaccia Bread is soft and fluffy and made with just 7 ingredients. Eat it alone dipped in olive oil, use it for sandwich bread, turn it into croutons, or serve it alongside some Summer Spaghetti or Chicken Piccata.

overhead shot of Chocolate Chip Gluten-Free Sourdough Discard Scones on a white plate - one of the gluten free sourdough discard recipes

12. Chocolate Chip Sourdough Scones

Gluten Free Scones but made with sourdough discard and chocolate chips! They’ve got a crisp exterior and are tender inside, just as scones should be. 

They’re also dairy free and vegan.

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  1. Amanda Carlin says:

    I’m excited to have found your blog! The recipes look well put together and delicious! I am curious have you ever tired or heard of people trying with these recipes, using alternative dairy? We have a dairy allergy in the family as well as gluten, so I was wondering if they would still work and taste good!

    • Shay says:

      I often use a dairy free alternative or suggest one in the recipe or post. But if there’s something not listed with a dairy free alternative, just shoot me an email and I’ll help you out.

  2. Melanie says:

    I can’t find the gluten free sourdough cornbread recipe made with discard starter?