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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.

Recipe Summary

10 mins
3 mins
13 mins
15 waffles


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


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

  • 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