Sourdough Discard Crackers

a zero waste recipe
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¾ cup Sourdough starter discarded, stirred down
2 tbsp Butter melted
½ tsp Sea salt fine
2 tsp Dried herbs Herbes de Provence or any of your choice
For sprinkling on top
½ tsp Sea salt with flower petals

Nutritional information

6 crackers
Serving Size
  • For sprinkling on top

Sourdough Discard Crackers


I came up with this Sourdough Discard Crackers recipe after posting my Sourdough Starter here recently. I know that a lot of people have started using sourdough starter, and a few of you got in touch though to say that you felt bad discarding half of the starter each day and you didn’t know what to do with the excess! So, I challenge you to try making these crackers.

Start by melting butter and letting it cool down. Add the sourdough discard, dried herbs and salt to the melted butter. Mix thoroughly before spreading the mixture in a thin, even layer on parchment paper. Sprinkle the crackers with salt and bake for about an hour until golden brown and crisp.

To make the Sourdough Discard Crackers, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Sourdough Discard Crackers

Steps to make Sourdough Discard Crackers


Heat oven

Preheat the oven to 325 °F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.


Melt butter


Place 2 tablespoons of melted butter in a mixing bowl and let it cool.


Add sourdough discard, salt and herbs


Add ¾ cup of sourdough discard, 2 teaspoons of dried herbs and ½ a teaspoon of salt to the bowl with the melted butter. Mix thoroughly until fully combined.


Transfer the mixture to baking sheet


Transfer the cracker mixture to the parchment lined baking sheet and use a spatula to spread it into a thin, even layer.


Sprinkle with salt


Sprinkle half a teaspoon of salt on top of the layer.




Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and use a sharp knife to score the crackers.


Bake again


Return the baking sheet to the oven and bake for an 35-40 minutes more, until the crackers are golden brown.


Leave to cool


Let the baked mixture cool completely before breaking into crackers.



Serve with hummus, cheese or your favorite dip and enjoy!

This Sourdough Discard Crackers are a great zero waste recipe! Simple to make and delicious too! Tag #CookMeRecipes if you post photos of your crackers on social media!

Lilly is an enthusiastic and cheerful young mom. She knows as well as any parent that children can be really picky when it comes to food. And she’s had plenty of experience trying to cook meals that are both tasty and nutritious, and able to satisfy the tastes of a fussy kid right away! To save you some precious time, Lilly's going to share with you all the tricks she learned the hard way, so you don’t have to! She has a wealth of recipes for quick and easy meals for kids and families on a budget.

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Total Reviews: 10
Larissa Seyfarth

These crackers with some minty homemade tea are a perfect summer delight in my opinion.

Coraline Allrich

Healthy, affordable and simple it's exactly what i was looking for.

Maryam Tennesen

WHAT?! You can actually make crackers from home??? this is freaking news to me..

Ailani Zenker

Didn't know it was so easy to make crackers guess i'll be making them instead of buying them from now on cause i can make as many as I want for the price of two boxes that last less than a day with my cracker addicted hubby LOL.

Kinlee Lops

Another great snack thanks to you Lilly!

Greta Lannie

Totally obsessing over these sourdough crackers they were scrumptious.

Angelique Lien

Delicious goes great with hummus and salad i had it with some grape salad at the gym today :)

Elianna Gehlen

Okay so I came here from the sourdough beginner guide and i'm still confused are all the doughs made differently??

Galilea Slavish

My kids and I actually like these crackers a lot as a movie snack cause they taste good with ham and cheese too.


Well done! Verified! Thanks for sharing recipe!

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