Savory Sourdough Waffles

These waffles have a savory surprise inside and are also a tasty way to use up sourdough discard.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword waffles, sourdough waffles, savory waffles
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 5
Author Jean | Lemons + Anchovies


  • 80 grams sourdough starter
  • 100 grams all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup wheat bran
  • 1 tablespoon sugar add one more tablespoon for more noticeable sweetness
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch kosher salt
  • 100 grams milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons melter butter
  • 2-3 slices ham I had thin slices
  • 40 grams grated cheese for a cheesier waffle you can add up to twice more cheese


  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, wheat bran, sugar, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  2. In another bowl whisk the milk and egg together, followed by the sourdough starter until combined.
  3. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture, followed by the butter. Stir until just combined then stir in the ham pieces and cheese.
  4. Scoop a 1/4 cup amount of the batter and pour onto your heated waffle iron. Repeat for the remainder of the batter. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

This recipe can easily be multiplied according to the amount of sourdough starter you have to use. If you wish, you can also add more ham and cheese.