9 Best Gluten-Free Sourdough Discard Recipes

This post contains all the recipes you need for using gluten-free sourdough discard, along with the resources on how to make your own gluten-free sourdough starter and sourdough bread!

The Best Gluten Free Sourdough DIscard Recipes.

Did you start making your first gluten-free sourdough starter? Good job! That is a difficult, yet, rewarding journey. Gluten-free sourdough starter, just like the regular one, needs to be discarded daily if kept at room temperature and if you are like me, you hate to throw away all that good and expensive gluten-free flour!

The good news is that there is no need to throw away ANY of the discard! Yes, that’s right, all of it is useful and can be used in plenty of recipes. I created a list of the best gluten-free sourdough discard recipes for you to have all in one place. Pin this post to your board to never lose it!

Discard vs Mature Starter

One thing I would like to mention is that sourdough discard is different from a mature starter. Discard is an unfed starter that you get rid of right before feeding it. A mature starter is a bubbling and rising starter at its highest peak. A mature starter is used for making sourdough gluten free bread, while discard is added to recipes that don’t rely on the wild yeast to raise the dough. Sometimes you will see me use discard along with commercial yeast, that is because discard doesn’t have the same rising and fermenting abilities as a mature starter.

If you don’t want to have to discard your starter daily, just keep in the refrigerator and feed once a week, or you can also freeze your starter, or dehydrate it for later use.

Without further ado, let’s get into the list of the best gluten-free sourdough discard recipes!

1. Fried Sourdough Starter

Fried sourdough starter with sesame seeds and poppy seeds and sauce.
You can also simply top the starter with bagel seasoning.
To start this round-up off, I first want to introduce you to the fastest and easiest way to use up surdough discard. Just fry it up on the stove!
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2. 3 Ingredients Banana Pancakes (15 minutes!)

Sourdough banana pancakes.
If you have a laying around banana, then all you will need is an egg and some sourdough discard. Great breakfast idea for when you are in a hurry! These pancakes are naturally sweet from the sweetness of the banana used.
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3. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Gluten free sourdough pumpkin muffins in a tin.
These gluten free muffins are easy to make and are ready in less than an hour! They also have a delicious walnut crunch in every bite.
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4. Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten Free Sourdough Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Another reason to bake a whole batch of chocolate chip cookies! These cookies are soft and don't fall apart when you bite into them. Great treat!
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5. Pancakes

Gluten Free Sourdough Pancakes on a red plate.
Probably one of the most popular ways to use up sourdough discard! Make a batch of delicious gluten free pancakes for breakfast to enjoy with your family.
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6. English Muffins

gluten free sourdough english muffin.
English muffins are great basis for either sweet or savoury breakfast sandwiches. You can spread jam and butter on it or throw some ham and egg with tomatoes on top for a quick breakfast sandwich!
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7. Pumpkin Spice Bread

This is a simple, classic Pumpkin Spice Bread made with sourdough discard and gluten free flour. It’s a fantastic moist and tender loaf.
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8. Banana Bread

sourdough gluten free banana Bread.
Another classic recipe made with sourdough discard. A great recipe that is ready within two hours! Perfect for Saturday brunch.
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9. Chocolate Cake

Chocolate cake gluten free with sourdough discard.
And finally, if you want to be fancy, here is a whole cake recipe for you to make! If you love chocolate, this rich and flavorful cake is worth a try.
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