The 50+ Best Sourdough Recipes That Will Have You Baking Tonight
Let your sourdough imagination run wild with this roundup of the best sourdough recipes. Breads, biscuits, rolls, muffins, cakes, and more are waiting for you here!
When you catch the sourdough bug, baking everything with your sourdough starter can become a new hobby.
Or kitchen obsession.
But who can blame you? Baking with sourdough has so many benefits, like making the baking process easier, lending an irresistible flavor and texture, and best of all, giving you a more nutritious and digestible end product.
To help you get the most out of your sourdough starter, I’ve collected around 50 of the best sourdough recipes from the internet. You’ll find all sorts of tempting recipes that have you reaching for your starter day after day.
I’ve carefully selected each one to be sure it’s
- simple enough for the average home baker,
- contains only nourishing ingredients
- and lets the sourdough starter do its work to thoroughly ferment the dough before baking.
Consider this list your sourdough go-to when you want to pull something delicious out of your oven.
Imagine using your sourdough starter to whip up an irresistible batch of muffins, a stack of versatile flatbread, or even a yummy chocolate cake.
All this, and so much more, is waiting for you here.
The Sourdough Starter: Start Here
Of course, if you’re going to do a lot of baking with sourdough, you’re going to need a healthy, naturally fermented sourdough starter.
If you don’t already have one going, you can find my simple method of starting, storing, and caring for a sourdough starter here.
And as easy as it is to keep a sourdough starter perky, sometimes life has its way and you end up neglecting your starter. You can find help for reviving a weak sourdough starter here.
So now, with a happy sourdough starter at the ready, it’s time for the recipes!
Delicious Sourdough Bread Recipes
Simple Sourdough Sandwich Bread is my go-to recipe. I make it about twice a week, and it never gets old!
White Sourdough Bread by The Flip Flop Barnyard is made with a purchased Alaskan starter, but could certainly be made with a wild-caught starter, too.
Sourdough Millet-Oat Sandwich Bread by Purposeful Nutrition uses three different grains for a nutritious, flavorful loaf.
Perfect Sourdough Breadby Modern Alternative Mama is a great recipe to use if you just want to bake one loaf.
Honey Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread Recipe from Kitchen Stewardship is enriched with eggs for extra flavor.
Simple Sourdough Bread by Don’t Waste the Crumbs is another very basic recipe that makes sourdough look easy.
Sourdough Soda Breadby Traditional Cooking School offers flavor variations and just looks delightful!
Sourdough Boule by Attainable Sustainable will make beautiful round loaves, perfect for sharing with friends.
Sourdough Bread Bowls by Cultured Palate would make soup night much more exciting!
Slow-Rise Sourdough Challah by Raia’s Recipes is a rich recipe perfect for a special dinner.
Sourdough Hot Dog & Hamburger Buns will add a kick of nutrition and deliciousness to your next backyard cookout.
Tasty Sourdough Rolls, Biscuits, and Cornbread
Easy Sourdough Drop Biscuits is my faithful everyday biscuits recipe that our whole family loves.
Sourdough Oat Biscuits are another favorite in our house. They take a bit longer to make than my drop biscuits but have a unique flavor from the oats.
Maple Oat Sourdough Dinner Rolls are simply delicious for special dinners!
Garlicky Sourdough Bread Rolls by Nourishing Time look flavorful and really yummy.
Sourdough Cornbread is absolutely delicious and perfect with soups and stews.
Versatile Sourdough Flatbread, Crusts, and Crackers Recipes
Sourdough Soft Pretzels by Purposeful Nutrition
Rustic Sourdough Flatbread is a favorite in our house when filled with eggs, cheese, salsa, and sour cream, but they’re also great as a snack on their own. Try them dipped in hummus!
Sourdough Soft Pretzels by Purposeful Nutrition look like a great snack to share with friends.
Sourdough Tortillas by Nourishing Time would be so much more nutritious than store-bought tortillas.
Thick Sourdough Pizza Crust by Nourishing Time makes a great pizza that serves 4 people.
Sourdough Pitas by The Homestead Lady are a versatile bread to have on hand for breakfasts, snacks, and lunches.
Sourdough Pizza Crust by The Homesteading Hippy is a thinner crust than the recipe shared above.
Homemade Sourdough Crackers by Kitchen Stewardship are a snack you can give your kids any time and feel good about.
Sourdough Pie Crust by Traditional Cooking School is a great way to incorporate sourdough into pie crusts for pot pies or even desserts.
Breakfast-Ready Sourdough Muffins, “Quick” Breads, Pancakes
Morning Glory Sourdough Muffins
Healthy Whole Wheat Morning Glory Sourdough Muffins are just right for busy mornings or afternoon snack time.
Sourdough English Muffins by Traditional Cooking School aren’t hard to make at all, and the results are incredible.
Cranberry Orange Sourdough Muffins from Nourishing Joy use orange juice and fresh cranberries for a delicious flavor combination.
Sourdough Blueberry and Red Maca Muffins from Whole Intentions looks like a really unique recipe to try.
Whole Grain Sourdough Waffles by Traditional Cooking School would make for a wonderful Saturday morning breakfast.
Toasted Coconut and Banana Sourdough Pancakes by Don’t Waste The Crumbs can be whipped up quickly in the morning so long as you have plenty of starter in your fridge.
Coconut Sourdough Muffins by Traditional Cooking School are perfect for the coconut-lover.
Specialty Gluten-Free Sourdough Recipes
Gluten-Free Sourdough Bread from It Takes Time
Totally Awesome Gluten-Free Sourdough Bread from Purposeful Nutrition uses quinoa and almond flour for a completely gluten-free loaf.
Garlic & Herb Sourdough Crackers by Raia’s Recipes feature garlic, oregano, sage and healthy gluten-free grains.
Quinoa Flax Sourdough Crackers from Purposeful Nutrition are a great snack solution for those who need to be gluten-free.
Quick-Fix Gluten-Free Sourdough Pancakes by Raia’s Recipes would be a morning treat for anyone, gluten-free or not.
Gluten-Free Sourdough Pizza Crust by Traditional Cooking School uses brown rice flour and other ingredients for a completely gluten-free crust.
Gluten-Free Sourdough Starter and Grain-Free, Gluten-Free Sourdough Bread by It Takes Time would be a great option for everyday baking in a gluten-free house.
Irresistible Sourdough Desserts
Sourdough Spelt Honey Carrot Cake from Nourishing Time
Double Chocolate Sourdough Biscotti is another gem from Purposeful Nutrition and will be in my kitchen soon!
Cinnamon Sugar Sourdough Donut Holes would make for a special morning or evening treat, paired with coffee or hot cocoa.
Sourdough Chocolate Cake with Coconut Cream Frosting by The Homesteading Hippy is a tasty dairy-free dessert.
Sourdough Carrot Cake by Nourishing Joy also includes a recipe for a homemade cream cheese frosting, a must-have for any good carrot cake.
Sourdough Spelt Honey Carrot Cake by Nourishing Time takes a unique spin on sourdough cake with spelt flour and honey for sweetening.
Sourdough Breakfast Cake at Hobby Farms features a tropical fruit filling, perfect for breakfast or any special time.
Chocolate Sourdough Cake from The Nourishing Gourmet is a great way to make a birthday treat less guilty.
Sourdough Stollen from Nourishing Joy looks like a perfect treat for the Christmas holiday season.
Sourdough Black Forest Cake from Nourishing Joy is definitely a special occasion dessert to be admired!
Pumpkin Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls from Traditional Cooking School will make for an incredible autumn dessert.
With all of these amazing recipes grouped together here, your sourdough baking obsession is about to get kicked up a notch.
We can sourdough obsess together.
Years ago I had a recipe for turkey croquettes that used sourdough starter instead of bread crumbs in the filling. Have you come across anything like that? I can’t fine the recipe either in my collection or online!
I’m sorry, Jill. I’ve never seen that recipe before, but it sounds really interesting! If you find it, I’d love to hear about it.
I am unable to view the recipe for the garlicky sourdough bread rolls. Is that recipe still available?
I’m sorry about that, Vickie. These links go to a lot of sites that aren’t mine, and it looks like that one isn’t online anymore. (It also looks like I need to go through this post and update with new links! 🙂 ) I hope you were able to find other useful links, though.
I should probably turn this post into a checklist. The chocolate cake was one of the best I’ve ever tasted—incredible texture and not too sweet. Morning Glory muffins are great for busy mornings, and hearty and filling. I simply can’t get the sandwich bread right, for some reason—and I’m not hugely enthusiastic about the rye loaves either. I will try the other recipes… Perhaps my house is just not warm enough. I’m getting the carrot cake ready now (to celebrate our bunny rabbit’s first birthday!) and the challah is next on the list for tomorrow… I can’t wait!
Thanks for a great selection, Kristen!
I’m glad you’re enjoying these, Lara! There are so many yummy ones to try, for sure! For the sandwich bread, you can try making your dough wetter than you think it should be. That can sometimes make a big difference if it seems to not want to rise much.
Thanks, Kristen! I can’t seem to pinpoint the problem, I’ve just given up and tried other recipes. 🙁 I’ve had huge success with this one: https://www.culturedfoodlife.com/5-minute-sourdough-bread/ (Who doesn’t like a recipe whose name starts with “5-minute-“?)
As an update, the carrot cake was everything a cake should be, but I wasn’t big on the challah. I think I didn’t give it enough time to rise, I went by the 6 hour instructions and I should have looked for more volume. I’ve had more success with this one: http://www.thechallahblog.com/2012/08/rustic-sourdough-challah.html, even tough it’s not whole wheat. The next time I try Raia’s I will add a teaspoon of baking soda, a trick I learnt from the lovely Wardeh at GNOWFGLINS! =D
Next up: the apple-sauce and honey biscuits and the doughnuts. I will also give the hamburger buns at GNOWFGLINS a try and let you know what happens, in case you want to add them to this post!
I love all the sourdough baking you’re doing! Makes me wish I could pop in for a visit. 😉
Goodness, Kristen, if you could ever hop on a plane and come this far we”d welcome you and your family into our home with open arms!
Another update!! Please, folks, PLEASE give the coconut muffins at GNOWFGLINS a try! I made them with sour milk (instead of coconut milk) and part butter part olive oil (because I didn’t have enough butter and because wholemeal flour pairs beautifully with olive oil). They were so incredibly moist that after the first bite I gazed in disbelief to check for the second time if they were actually done the whole way. Oh and I added chocolate chips, too. You can pretty much add anything you like to this recipe, and make it with any flour (I used wholemeal wheat, rye, and barley, which is apparently what people in my country ate 300 years ago). I made them for my husband to treat the people at his office for his birthday this morning, and the success couldn’t have been greater!
If I keep seeing pictures of where you live, Lara, I might be tempted to hop on a plane for a visit! 🙂
I haven’t made muffins in so long. Our family eats them too fast. But reading that review… I think muffins need to be made soon!
I have a sourdough spice cake recipe from my Heritage Society Cookbook. Message me and i will scan it to you. Too much to type here from my tablet. 🙂
Sounds yummy, Katy! You can send it to smithspirations AT gmail DOT com. I’d love to take a look!
Back in the early 70s my mom had a recipe for Sourdough Spice Cake. It was delicious! It had raisins which were “plumped” by soaking in hot water (as I remember,,,and it fascinated me). It was my Grandpa’s favorite and my mom made it for him every week after my grandma passed away. Eventually after we all left home, mom quit using sourdough and apparently the recipe has become lost as well. I sure would love to make this again. Has anyone heard of and have a recipe for, “Sourdough Spice Cake”? I can’t remember where mom came by the original recipe, it may have been from the camp cook at the ranch….he was the one who provided her starter.
Thanks for any help!
I’ll ask on our Facebook page to see if anyone knows of one, and maybe if someone reads your comment they can share a recipe! I’d love for you to be able to track one down. Good luck!
Wardeh Harmon at GNOWFGLINS has a recipe for sourdough spice cake in her sourdough ebook, which I purchased and recommend (and the cake is great!). It doesn’t have raisins in it, but perhaps you can email her about the recipe and add the raisins in!
Thanks, Lara! Wardeh and her team are a great source for yummy sourdough recipes.