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Sourdough Waffles

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"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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13 m servings 127
Original recipe yields 15 servings (15 waffles)


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  1. Grease and preheat a waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 127 calories; 1.4 23.3 5.2 37 261 Full nutrition

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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.!

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.

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, ...