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🍞 Basic Sourdough Discard Cracker Recipe 🍪

Looking for a delicious way to use up your sourdough discard? Try our Basic Sourdough Discard Cracker Recipe. These crispy crackers are perfect for snacking or as a crunchy accompaniment to soups and salads. Get the recipe now!

Basic Sourdough Discard Cracker Recipe

You will need:

  • sourdough discard1 cup sourdough discard
  • all-purpose flour1 cup all-purpose flour
  • olive oil1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt1/2 teaspoon salt
  • baking powder1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • herbs spices cheeseOptional: herbs, spices, or cheese for topping


  1. First, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) to ensure it's hot enough when your dough is ready.
  2. Next, in a large mixing bowl, combine 1 cup of sourdough discard, 1 cup of all-purpose flour, 1/4 cup of olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder.
  3. Mix these ingredients together until a smooth, pliable dough forms. If the dough is too sticky, add a bit more flour; if it's too dry, add a bit more olive oil.
  4. Now, on a clean, floured surface, roll out the dough as thinly as possible. The thinner the dough, the crispier your crackers will be.
  5. Using a pizza cutter or a sharp knife, cut the dough into squares or rectangles and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. If you'd like, sprinkle your chosen toppings over the crackers. This could be herbs, spices, or even cheese.
  7. Bake the crackers in your preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until they're golden brown. Keep a close eye on them to prevent burning.
  8. Finally, let the crackers cool before serving. They'll continue to crisp up as they cool.


These crackers are a great way to use up your sourdough discard and reduce food waste. They're perfect for snacking, or as a crunchy accompaniment to soups and salads.

Embrace the art of zero waste baking with our Basic Sourdough Discard Cracker Recipe. This simple yet delicious recipe is a testament to the versatility of sourdough, turning what's often considered waste into a delightful snack. It's not only a sustainable choice but also a tasty one that will elevate your snacking game.

With a few basic ingredients and your sourdough discard, you can create a batch of homemade crackers that are perfect for nibbling on their own or pairing with your favorite dips and cheeses. The addition of herbs, spices, or cheese for topping allows you to customize the flavor to your liking. Whether you prefer a classic rosemary and sea salt combination or a spicy chili and cheese blend, the options are endless.

But don't let the baking fun stop at crackers. Sourdough discard can be used in a variety of recipes, transforming your kitchen scraps into culinary delights. If you're in the mood for a sweet treat, why not try our sourdough chocolate chip cookies? Or, for a hearty breakfast option, our sourdough discard pancakes are sure to hit the spot.

For those who are new to the world of sourdough, you might be wondering, what can I do with discarded sourdough starter? At Hello Sourdough, we believe in the magic of sourdough and its ability to transform everyday recipes. From sourdough discard pizza dough to sourdough discard crackers, there's a world of possibilities waiting for you to discover.

So, next time you're about to throw away your sourdough discard, think again. With a little creativity and our easy-to-follow recipes, you can turn your discard into delicious, homemade treats that everyone will love.