Leftover Sourdough Starter Recipes: The Ultimate List

If you have a sourdough starter, you understand the need (and desire!) to use it in creative ways. 

When we first started making sourdough bread, we tried putting sourdough in all sorts of things without a recipe to use up the excess starter.  While it was frugal, it didn’t necessarily always taste good! 

So I’ve put together the ultimate list of leftover sourdough starter recipes, which is full of amazing recipes to use up that starter!  It includes everything from sweet to savory, so try out some of your favorite treats with a sourdough twist!

First and foremost, check out my favorite sourdough bread recipe! 

It is the BEST bread – all of our friends beg us to make it for them!  The recipe also has a link to how to make a sourdough bread starter!  

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Here is how we make it!

This dutch oven is essential for making an amazing sourdough loaf with this recipe. The crust gets hard – just like a bakery loaf. If you don’t have one, pick one up!

And… how great is this set of bread making accessories?!? It comes with a proofing basket, a bowl scraper, a linen liner, and 10 adorable bread stencils. LOVE it!

Sourdough Bread Making Accessories

If you’re totally set in the bread department, here is my ultimate list of leftover sourdough starter recipes!

There are so many amazing ways to use up that excess sourdough starter!

Blueberry Sourdough Muffins – Turnips 2 Tangerines

Stollen (German Sweet Bread) – Pizza Rossa

Morning Glory Sourdough Muffins – A Better Way To Thrive

Whole Wheat Sourdough Apple Cinnamon Muffins – Tasty Kitchen

Quick Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Sourdough Muffins – Cooking with Carlee

Sourdough Spice Cake – Traditional Cooking School

Dangerously Addicting Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls – A Chick and Her Garden

Sourdough Hot Cross Buns – Nourishing Joy

Sourdough Bagels – Full of Days

Sourdough English Muffins – A Chick and Her Garden

Perfect Sourdough Pancakes – Joy To My Heart

Sourdough Banana Pancakes – The Dutch Baker’s Daughter

Whole Grain Sourdough Waffles – Traditional Cooking School

Sourdough Coffee Cake – Turnips 2 Tangerines

Sourdough Cinnamon-Pecan Coffee Cake – Cultures For Health

Sourdough Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread – What’s Cooking America

Sourdough Banana Bread – Pinch My Salt

Cranberry Orange White Chocolate Loaf – Korena In The Kitchen

French Chocolate Bread – Chocolate & Zucchini

Chocolate Cherry Sourdough Bread – NY Times Cooking

Cinnamon Raisin Sourdough Bread – Butter For All

Sourdough Brownies – Common Sense Home

Sourdough Sugar Cookies – What’s Cooking America

Sourdough Cookies (can add chocolate chips!) – Common Sense Home

Sourdough Snickerdoodle Cookies – Cultured Food Life

Chocolate Sourdough Cake – The Nourishing Gourmet

Sourdough Crepes – Homesteading on Grace

Sourdough Carrot Cake – Nourishing Joy

Sourdough Crackers – Sourdough and Olives

Spelty Sourdough Crackers – The Bojon Gourmet

Sourdough Focaccia – Flour On My Face

Sourdough Tortillas – Reformation Homestead

Sourdough Cornbread – Tasty Kitchen

Sourdough Pasta – Korena in the Kitchen

Sourdough Pie Crust – Cultures for Health

Sourdough Pizza Crust – Butter For All

Oatmeal Honey Sourdough Bread – Home Joys

Sourdough Irish Soda Bread – Turnips 2 Tangerines

Sourdough Ciabatta Bread – What’s Cooking America

Sourdough Naan Bread – Grow Forage Cook Ferment

Russian Rye Bread – Mother Earth News

Sourdough Swedish Cinnamon and Cardamon Buns – Milk and Honey

Blueberry Sourdough Scones – Wild Yeast

Buttery Sourdough Biscuits – Joy To My Heart

Einkorn Sourdough Sandwich Bread – Beets and Bones

Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread – Joybilee Farm

What did I miss in my ultimate list of leftover sourdough starter recipes?  Share your favorites in the comments below!

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The Ultimate List of Leftover Sourdough Starter Recipes

Leftover Sourdough Starter Recipes: The Ultimate List

Leftover Sourdough Starter Recipes: The Ultimate List

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. The leftover starter sourdough bread recipe sounds awesome… but when I click on the link above it just takes me back to this page….help!

    1. Hey Katrina! Thanks so much for letting me know! I fixed it now so you can check out how to make the best sourdough bread ever!!

    1. Thanks Courtney! My favorite recipe is the Chocolate Chip Sourdough Muffins!

  2. How long can you keep sourdough starter? If I don’t use it all how long can I keep it and continue to use it?

    1. Hi William! We have kept ours for LONG periods of time without using. Several months at least (but 8 months proved to be too long – as we found out the hard way!). We just keep it in a sealed container in the fridge. It is easy to start a new starter though, so its not a huge deal if you have to discard the whole starter and begin again.

  3. The picture to this post has what look like pretzel hoagie rolls. I’m intrigued. Is that one of the recipes listed above? I couldn’t find it on the list but i didn’t click into all of the links.

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