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Cinnamon Sugar Sourdough Waffles |

Homemade Sourdough Waffles with Cinnamon-Sugar

  • Author: Emilie Raffa
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3-5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Delicious Waffles
  • Category: Sourdough Discard Recipes
  • Method: Waffle Maker
  • Cuisine: Breakfast
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Adapted from my book Artisan Sourdough Made Simple, these crisp, perfectly light cinnamon sugar sourdough waffles are the ultimate, homemade breakfast treat!


Cinnamon Sugar

  • 1/4 cup (50g) sugar
  • 1 tsp (3g) cinnamon

Sourdough Waffles

  • 1/2 cup (120g) sourdough discard (see note below)
  • 1 cup (240 ml) milk, whole, 2%, or plant milk of your choice, plus more as needed to thin out the batter
  • 3 tbsp (42g) unsalted butter, melted, divided
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup (120g all purpose flour 
  • 1 tbsp (12 g) sugar
  • 2 tsp (10g) baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • Cooking spray, for coating


  • 1 cup (165g) cubed pineapple
  • Handful of mixed seasonal berries
  • 1/4 cup (30g) coconut flakes, optional
  • Pure maple syrup, to serve


  1. Combine the cinnamon and sugar in a shallow bowl.
  2. Preheat your waffle iron according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  3. Add the leftover sourdough starter, milk, 2 tbsp (28g) of melted butter, and egg into a large bowl. Whisk well to combine.
  4. Add the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt, and continue to whisk until smooth. If the batter seems too thick, add more milk as needed to thin out the texture. *Note: The amount of milk needed will depend on the consistency of your sourdough starter.
  5. Lightly coat the waffle iron with cooking spray. Ladle some of the batter into the pan (don’t overfill; if will be a huge mess!). Cook for 3-5 minutes or until golden and crisp.
  6. Transfer to a cutting board and brush lightly with some of the remaining melted butter. 
  7. Press the waffle into the cinnamon sugar to coat on both sides. Repeat to cook the rest of the waffles.
  8. To serve, top your waffles with the fresh fruit of your choice and coconut flakes, if using. Enjoy with sweet maple syrup on the side!


For best results, use a 100% hydration sourdough starter fed with equal parts flour and water by weight. Its batter-like texture is the perfect match for these sourdough waffles. If you’re using a thicker, low hydration starter you might have to adjust the overall liquid in this recipe.

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