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Sourdough Starter Protein Waffles

As we’ve been learning so many things about homesteading and making things ourselves, one of my favorites have been the sourdough starter.  I had NO IDEA there were so many things you could do with a starter other than just bread!  Did you know you could make pumpkin bread with it too?  And I had an idea…. WAFFLES!  I hope these sourdough starter protein waffles hit the spot for you as they did for us!  We added some strawberries on top with some real maple syrup and it tasted just like a strawberry shortcake!


Overnight sponge

  • 1 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup sourdough starter, unfed/discard
  • 2 cups vanilla protein
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 cups buttermilk


  • all of the overnight sponge
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil or 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  • To make the overnight sponge: Stir down your refrigerated starter, and remove 1 cup. Note: This is a good opportunity to feed the remainder, if necessary.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the 1 cup unfed starter, flour, sugar, protein, and buttermilk.
  • Cover and let rest at cool room temperature (about 65°F to 70°F) for about 12 hours, or overnight.
  • To make the batter: In a small bowl or mixing cup, beat together the eggs, and oil or butter. Add to the overnight sponge, stirring just to combine.
  • Add the salt and baking soda, stirring to combine. The batter will expand and may bubble a bit.
  • To make pancakes: Pour the batter by the 1/4-cupful onto a preheated, lightly greased griddle. Cook until bubbles form and pop on the top side of the pancakes, then turn over and cook until browned underneath.
  • To make waffles: Pour the batter onto your preheated, greased waffle iron, and bake according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Repeat with the remaining batter.
  • Serve pancakes or waffles immediately, with your favorite toppings; or hold in a warm oven until ready to serve.
  • Storage instructions: Store any leftovers in the freezer and pop in the toaster for a nice crispy warm waffle in the morning!
Cortney Weiss

Cortney Weiss

Hi!! My name is Cortney Weiss, I am a mom of 2 girls, 3 years apart, and with the same birthdays!! I've been married to my loving, godly husband for over 6 years, and I love health and fitness. I raise monarch butterflies year round which the girls love, and we all learn a lot from their life cycle, the good and the bad. It is my passion to help busy mommies become healthier and fit, work one-on-one with like-minded individuals, and help them to succeed in their health and fitness goals. I look forward to learning more about YOU and helping YOU to live a happier, healthier, fitter life. :)