26+ Sourdough Recipes That Aren’t Bread (From Scratch)

 I’ve put together a collection of my sourdough recipes that aren’t bread here on the blog. Don’t get me wrong, I love sourdough bread—maybe a little too much. But sometimes it’s nice to try something new. In this post, you’ll find tons of different varieties. From sourdough pizza dough to lemon pound cake, they’re all made with love from scratch. 

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26+ Sourdough Recipes That Aren’t Bread

Below, you’ll find a collection of more than 26 sourdough recipes that aren’t bread. These recipes are all cherished in our home. Some of our favorites are the honey butter biscuits, pizza dough, and chocolate chip scones. The jalapeno cheddar scones and cheddar bay biscuits are the most popular among readers like you.

Biscuits and Scones

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Sourdough Honey Butter Biscuits
Sourdough honey butter biscuits are the perfect breakfast, brunch, side, or snack. The homemade honey butter glaze is not only brushed on after baking but also found throughout the dough.
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pan of biscuits with a towel underneath
Sourdough Cheddar Bay Biscuits
My sourdough cheddar bay biscuits are even better than Red Lobster's. These biscuits have a soft, fluffy interior with specks of sea salt and mild garlic, all topped with a light coating of herb butter. The sourdough adds a perfect tang creating a unique flavor profile you won't be able to get enough of.
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sourdough biscuit recipe
The Fluffiest Sourdough Biscuit Recipe
This sourdough biscuit recipe is a must-try for any occasion! Incorporating my secret step for the fluffiest texture, you'll take one bite and toss the other biscuit recipes away. They come out of the oven perfectly browned with pillowy insides.
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scones with cheese and ham in them on a baking sheet
Savory Sourdough Ham and Cheese Scones From Scratch
These savory sourdough ham and cheese scones are the perfect way to use up leftover holiday ham. They're simple and easy to whip up and make the perfect lunch throughout the week. Each bit is full of cheddar cheese, tangy sourdough, and bits of ham. Eat them for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. You won't be disappointed! 
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scones on a sheet pan
Sourdough Cheese Scones From Scratch
These sourdough cheese scones made from scratch are one of my favorite lunchtime recipes to whip up. They're so simple to make, and they taste amazing! We like to pair them with a side of bacon and berries for a complete meal. Each bite is full of flaky, pillowy scone, sourdough tang, and cheddar cheese. What's not to like?! 
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scones on a plate with lemon slices
Sourdough Lemon Poppy Seed Scones From Scratch
There is so much inspiration behind these sourdough lemon poppy seed scones from scratch. The spring season, my grandma, who loved anything lemon poppy seed, my mom's love of lemon treats, and my love of sourdough scones all combined to inspire me to develop this recipe. Every bite makes me smile. They're more than a baked good; they're inspiration from three generations of lemon-loving women. 
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scones with chocolate chips on a cooling rack
Sourdough Strawberry Scones from Scratch (with chocolate chips)
These sourdough strawberry scones from scratch have become a new favorite in our home. I use freeze-dried strawberries to create the perfect flavor without added moisture and mini chocolate chips for pops of chocolate. They're perfect for Valentine's Day or anytime you're craving a treat.
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cooling rack full of scones and chocolate chips on the side
Easy Sourdough Pumpkin Scones with Chocolate Chips
These easy sourdough pumpkin scones are just what you're looking for! They're fluffy, full of chocolate, and taste like pumpkin. You really can't go wrong with warm pumpkin scones and a cup of coffee.
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container of scones and a towel below them
Sourdough Chocolate Chip Scones
Indulge in delectable sourdough chocolate chip scones. A perfect blend of tangy sourdough and rich chocolate chips for a treat worth savoring
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pie pan with scones in it
Sourdough Jalapeno Cheddar Scones
Sourdough jalapeno cheddar scones are full of shredded cheddar cheese and chunks of fresh jalapeno. Each bite gives the perfect balance of heat and flavor!
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Breakfast Foods

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muffins on a cooling rack with raspberries and chocolate chips on top of them
Sourdough Raspberry Muffins with Chocolate Chips
When you're craving a baked good that's sweet and fruity, these sourdough raspberry muffins with chocolate chips do the trick. In our house, we love eating these muffins for breakfast. They go great with a hot cup of coffee! Each bite is full of chocolate, raspberry, and the sweet tang of sourdough muffin.
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stack of toast with berries on top and maple syrup drizzled
Best Sourdough French Toast From Scratch
The best sourdough French toast is dipped in a creamy vanilla, cinnamon custard. And that's exactly what my recipe does. You get a delicious balance of sourdough tang, sweet vanilla, and hints of cinnamon in every bite. We love whipping up a batch for lunch and drizzling each slice with warm maple syrup!
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large slice of toast with mashed avocados and seasoning
Sourdough Avocado Toast (with everything bagel seasoning)
When I crave a savory breakfast my go-to is this easy sourdough avocado toast topped with everything bagel seasoning. The sourdough toast is a perfect base to hold a layer of creamy mashed avocado. Along with the salty, savory flakes of seasoning that provide a great texture. With just one bite, I bet you'll think it's as irresistible as I do!
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up close cinnamon roll with frosting
Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls Recipe From Scratch
This sourdough cinnamon rolls recipe has no business being this delicious! Not only do they taste amazing but they're created with wholesome ingredients and simplified steps. Any skill level of baker can make this recipe, you don't have to be a pro.
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sourdough cream cheese apple danish
Sourdough Cream Cheese Apple Danish
This sourdough cream cheese apple Danish recipe is not only delicious and homemade. It's also the easiest from-scratch Danish recipe on the internet!
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sourdough pumpkin cinnamon rolls
Sourdough Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
These sourdough pumpkin cinnamon rolls are the perfect fall breakfast recipe. Especially when topped with pumpkin maple cream cheese frosting. This recipe is healthier than most with less sugar and whole ingredients.
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stack of waffles
Easy Sourdough Waffles
These sourdough waffles are quick and easy to make, even on the busiest of days. You'll fall in love with the light and fluffy interior while the outsides stay crisp. Not to mention they'll save you money and are better for your health!
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stack of pancakes on a plate with syrup
Homemade Sourdough Pancakes
These homemade sourdough pancakes can be whipped up in minutes but taste just like your childhood. With delicious homemade buttermilk, homegrown starter, and a hint of vanilla, you'll fall in love with this recipe. Whether you're looking for the perfect brunch recipe or late-night treat, these pancakes are the perfect choice anytime.
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Desserts

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slice of cake on a plate in front of the full cake with little carrot decorations on top
Best Sourdough Carrot Cake From Scratch
My sourdough carrot cake is a moist, fluffy, spiced cake full of finely shredded carrots topped with a light cream cheese frosting. My husband, who doesn't like carrot cake, said it was not only the best carrot cake he's had but the best cake in general he's eaten. Wow, what a statement! I know you'll love it just as much as we do! 
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lemon cake on a plate with slices of lemons on top and lemons beside
Simple Sourdough Lemon Pound Cake From Scratch
If you're looking for a simple cake bursting with lemon flavor, this sourdough lemon pound cake is for you. No lack of flavor or overcomplicated steps, finally! This recipe is cherished in our home and I hope it will be in yours as well. Whether you need a dessert for the church potluck or want to brighten a friend's day, this pound cake is just what you're looking for.
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brownies sitting in a pan with a spatula serving them
Easy Sourdough Brownies From Scratch
These easy sourdough brownies from scratch are the perfect chocolatey treat for any occasion. You can whip them up for a delicious afternoon treat or long ferment overnight. Whether you're using fed sourdough starter or discard, this recipe tastes fantastic!
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cooling rack holding decorated cookies
Cut Out Sourdough Sugar Cookies
These cut out sourdough sugar cookies from scratch are perfect for any occasion, especially Christmas!
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Snacks

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pretzels bites in a dish and one getting dipped into cheese by a hand
Sourdough Pretzel Bites From Scratch (Better Than Auntie Anne’s)
These sourdough pretzel bites from scratch are among the best recipes I've developed in my kitchen. They're soft and pillowy on the inside with a buttery crust. According to my husband, they're better than Auntie Anne's and I couldn't agree more. You've got to try them for yourself!
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Staples

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pizza topped with cheese and ham
Sourdough Pizza Crust Recipe From Scratch
Sourdough pizza crust makes some of the best-tasting pizza. The dough has a balanced sourdough tang that pairs well with any topping. You can roll it thin or keep it thick, whatever you like. This is the only recipe we use for at-home pizza night. It's that dang good!
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homemade pasta on the counter
Homemade Sourdough Potato Gnocchi (Easy Small Batch for Beginners)
Craft delicious homemade sourdough potato gnocchi with this small-batch recipe. Perfect for soups, Italian dishes, and even sheet pan meals.
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tortillas in a basket
Easy Sourdough Tortillas
These easy sourdough tortillas from scratch can be made with discard or fed starter. With only 5 simple ingredients, you'll be able to save money and reduce the additives in your food. Do you hate choosing between healthier tortillas and a low price? Now you don't have to! You'll love every bite.
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pie dough rolled out
Homemade Sourdough Pie Crust
Indulge in the perfect blend of flavors with our Homemade Sourdough Pie Crust, infused with olive oil. A delightful twist on a classic recipe!
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bottle of crumbs on the table
Homemade Sourdough Bread Crumbs
Use old sourdough bread to make these quick and simple bread crumbs for topping side dishes and even breading chicken.
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FAQ for Sourdough Recipes That Aren’t Bread

Can I use sourdough discard for all of these recipes?

Yes, you can use sourdough discard or fed starter for all of these recipes. It doesn’t matter which one.

Can I use cold starter for these recipes?

Yes, you can definitely use cold sourdough starter for this recipe. It can be either fed or discard.

Do you still get the sourdough benefits in recipes that aren’t bread?

Of course! You still get the benefits of the starter, but since most of these recipes don’t call for a fermentation process, the other ingredients don’t get fermented. If you’d like to get more gut health benefits, stick the dough or batter in the fridge for 12–24 hours before baking or cooking the recipe. 

How can I ferment the other ingredients in a recipe that doesn’t call for a long ferment in the fridge?

Like I said in the question above, you can stick the batter or dough in the fridge for 12–24 hours before baking or cooking the recipe. This allows the sourdough cultures to ferment the other ingredients. 

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  1. Love this , fast easy way to find these recipes!
    Thanks