I found a recipe for sour milk waffles in an old cookbook, and I modified it to make sourdough waffles. If you do not have a sourdough starter, substitute sour milk or buttermilk. I also changed the bacon drippings to applesauce to make this healthier. These come out of the waffle iron looking amazing - crispy on the outside and tangy and tender on the inside, and they smell like baking bread while cooking. Eat with lots of syrup if you prefer a sweeter waffle, as there is very little sweetener in this recipe.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
3 mins
total:
13 mins
Servings:
15
Yield:
15 waffles
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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Grease and preheat a waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions.

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  • Mix sourdough starter and eggs in a bowl. Mix in flour, baking soda, salt, and sugar. Stir applesauce into the batter; mix well to combine.

  • Pour 1/4 to 1/2 cup of the batter onto the preheated waffle iron. Bake until golden brown according to manufacturer's instructions, about 3 minutes.

Cook's Note:

The batter keeps in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

126 calories; protein 5.2g; carbohydrates 23g; fat 1.4g; cholesterol 37.4mg; sodium 261.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/25/2017
Good Recipe, it will be my go to base waffle recipe. I didn't have any applesauce so used greek yogurt and added a little more sweetener. I plan on trying it with; applesauce, cinnamon, nuts, honey, blueberries... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/09/2018
Way too heavy and tough. Maybe I had them on the waffle maker too long. The only wet ingredients are applesauce and egg. Should have milk or something else wet. Read More
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3 Ratings
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  • 3 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
12/08/2018
Way too heavy and tough. Maybe I had them on the waffle maker too long. The only wet ingredients are applesauce and egg. Should have milk or something else wet. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/25/2017
Good Recipe, it will be my go to base waffle recipe. I didn't have any applesauce so used greek yogurt and added a little more sweetener. I plan on trying it with; applesauce, cinnamon, nuts, honey, blueberries... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2019
Organic whole wheat starter with 1 c. whole wheat flour and 1 c. unbleached. I added about 1/2 c. milk. Absolutely bodaciously delicious next time I’ll use honey rather than white sugar.! Read More
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