Simple Gluten Free Sourdough Discard Recipes to make with the discard from your gluten free sourdough starter.
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.
- Digital Kitchen Scale
- Weck Jars
- Mini Supoon
- Glass Mixing Bowls
- 9-Inch Banneton Basket
- Stand Mixer
- Danish Dough Whisk – if you prefer to mix by hand
- Dutch Oven
- Sharp Bread Knife
Sourdough Starter Discard Recipes
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Friday 14th of April 2023
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!
Monday 17th of April 2023
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.
Wednesday 29th of March 2023
How do we keep discard? I know in the fridge but sealed? And for how long? Thank you!
Saturday 4th of March 2023
I can't find the gluten free sourdough cornbread recipe made with discard starter?
Saturday 4th of March 2023
Hi Melanie - you can find the recipe here: https://www.whattheforkfoodblog.com/2020/06/28/gluten-free-sourdough-cornbread-recipe/