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Old-Fashioned Maine Sourdough Waffles

in quick and easy whole grain dairy free gluten free overnight guaranteed classic

Author: Brinna Sands

Old-Fashioned Maine Sourdough Waffles  Recipe

Sourdough and waffles are a match made in heaven, because sourdough creates a waffle that's airy and delicate. Its slight tang is an ideal complement for butter and syrup at breakfast, and the flavor is hearty enough to make a good match with savory toppings. This recipe is an ideal way to use starter you'd otherwise discard.

At a glance

12 waffles
Nutrition information


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  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter (or vegetable oil)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  1. For the starter: In a medium bowl, mix together the flours and sugar.
  2. Stir in the buttermilk and starter. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit at room temperature overnight.
  3. For the batter: Beat together the eggs, butter (or oil), salt, and baking soda. Stir into the starter; it will immediately start to form bubbles.
  4. Place a rack on a baking sheet, put it in the oven, and preheat it to 200°F.
  5. To cook: Preheat a waffle iron, grease when hot, and cook according to the manufacturer's instructions, until the waffle is golden brown.
  6. Transfer the finished waffles to the oven to keep warm while you cook the remaining batter.
  7. Leftover waffles can be frozen for a few weeks, and reheated in the toaster.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size one 6" waffle, 95g
  • Servings Per Batch 12
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 180
  • Calories from Fat 54
  • Total Fat 6g
  • Saturated Fat 3g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 44mg
  • Sodium 306mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 26g
  • Dietary Fiber 2g
  • Sugars 4g
  • Protein 6g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.