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Gluten-Free Sourdough Waffles

Gluten-Free Sourdough Waffles made dairy-free with coconut milk. This basic sourdough waffle recipe is easy to prepare and may just be your new favorite waffle!

Sourdough waffles with honey being poured on top

Nothing turns a basic waffle situation into an all-star breakfast full of pomp and circumstance quite like sourdough. Sourdough waffles are light and airy with the perfect crisp on the outside and a delectable moist chew on the inside. 

They are so good that I daresay they need no fancy toppings. 

If you have sourdough starter on hand and need somewhere to place it, these waffles will most definitely do ya well!

And if you don’t have sourdough starter on hand, no worries! You can easily make it yourself at home by following my Gluten-Free Sourdough Starter  tutorial or bribing one of your sourdough toting friends for a little of their discard.

OR if you’re in the mood for waffles, don’t have starter, and will implode if you don’t get some right NOW, you can always just make my recipe for The Best Gluten-Free Waffles. They’re a similar idea, minus the sourdough.

Let’s make waffles!!

top down photo of two plates of sourdough waffles with butter and honey

How to Make Sourdough Waffles:

The night before you want to make waffles, combine 1 cup of sourdough discard (aka “unfed” sourdough starter) with 1 cup of gluten-free flour and 1 cup of milk – you can use regular milk or go with my favorite – canned coconut milk. Mix these ingredients together in a mixing bowl until a thick batter forms, cover with a kitchen towel, and allow it to sit overnight (or at least 4 hours).

Sourdough waffle starter in a bowl

When you’re ready to make waffles, whisk the eggs, avocado oil, and honey together in a small bowl.

Sprinkle the baking soda and sea salt over the sourdough batter, then pour the egg/oil mixture into the mixing bowl.

Mix everything together until well-combined. The batter will be very bubbly…this is normal!

Bubbly Sourdough Waffle Batter in a stainless steel mixing bowl

Plug in your waffle iron (I use this mini waffle maker) and allow it to heat up all the way. Lightly spray it with cooking oil.

Pour pancake batter onto the hot surface of the waffle iron and replace the lid. Cook until golden-brown and waffle iron indicates the waffles are finished.

Top with desired toppings and enjoy!

Gluten-Free Sourdough Waffles made with gluten-free sourdough discard

Also be sure to check out my Chocolate Chip Sourdough Waffles!

More Healthy Waffle Recipes:

What will you put on your waffles?

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top down photo of two plates of sourdough waffles with butter and honey

Gluten-Free Sourdough Waffles

Yield: 12 small waffles
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Resting Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 35 minutes

Gluten-Free sourdough waffles made dairy-free too! Crispy, light and flavorful!

Instructions

  1. The night before you want to make waffles, combine 1 cup of sourdough discard (aka “unfed” sourdough starter) with 1 cup of gluten-free flour and 1 cup of milk - you can use regular milk or go with my favorite - canned coconut milk. Mix these ingredients together in a mixing bowl until a thick batter forms, cover with a kitchen towel, and allow it to sit overnight (or at least 4 hours).
  2. When you’re ready to make waffles, whisk the eggs, avocado oil, and honey together in a small bowl. Sprinkle the baking soda and sea salt over the sourdough batter, then pour the egg/oil mixture into the mixing bowl. Mix everything together until well-combined. The batter will be very bubbly..this is normal!
  3. Plug in your waffle iron (I use this mini waffle maker) and allow it to heat up all the way. Lightly spray it with cooking oil.
  4. Pour pancake batter onto the hot surface of the waffle iron and replace the lid. Cook until golden-brown and waffle iron indicates the waffles are finished.
  5. Top with desired toppings and enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1 of 12
Amount Per Serving Calories 134Total Fat 6gUnsaturated Fat 0gCarbohydrates 18gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 3g
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April

Monday 31st of May 2021

These waffle are so good! I love how they get a little crispy too.

Julia

Wednesday 2nd of June 2021

The crispiness is my favorite part! So happy you like them, April! xoxox

Jamie

Tuesday 26th of January 2021

Sit out covered or refrigerate if not using a cow based milk?

Julia

Wednesday 27th of January 2021

Hi Jamie,

Are you referring to the waffle batter or the finished waffles?

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