Sourdough Discard Herb Crackers [Easy]
Updated: Aug 22
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These Sourdough Discard Crackers have quickly become a favorite snack in our house! I converted my picky eater from snacking on processed Cheese-its to these healthy crackers! The recipe can be easily modified to include seeds or nuts, cheese, herbs, or whatever else you like! Eat them plain, with cheese, with soups, or with a charcuterie board! They are versatile, delicious, and healthy!
Sourdough is always my preferred method of consuming gluten. The fermentation of the grains makes digestion so much easier for the body and keeps blood sugar more stable than traditional bread. Sourdough is also a good prebiotic, so it promotes a healthy gut. I also personally prefer the taste of sourdough to traditional bread.
Check out my post here on how to start a sourdough starter without a food scale.
A few thoughts on the grains you choose to use: A healthy sourdough starter can handle any kind of grain as long as it has gluten in it. It is possible to have a gluten-free sourdough starter, but that starter needs to begin its life gluten-free. The only flour in this recipe is the flour in your starter, so the flour you feed your starter with is the kind of flower your crepes will have. Traditional white flour from the grocery store will do, but I’d recommend a whole grain. My preferred flour is einkorn, which is very high in protein and plenty of other great nutrients such as zinc, Vitamin A, fiber, B vitamins, and many other minerals that are not available in modern flours. Most grains today have been hybridized, meaning breed for production. Einkorn is the exception. If Einkorn is not available to you, I would also recommend organic flour from red or white wheat berries.
Food in its whole form is almost always better for your body, and this definitely includes grains!
Full confession, I’ve never once measured when making these until I decided to write this article. They are hard to mess up!
2 cups of sourdough starter/discard
*Optional: ½ cup of freshly ground flax seeds (Chia seeds can also be used)
4 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons onion flakes
1 teaspoon basil or dill (depending on what flavor you like best and/or what you have available)
Feel free to toss in any other herbs you have on hand! A small amount of cheese is also delicious in these crackers!
Feed your sourdough starter generously at least 12 hours before. The sourdough starter does not need to be active for this recipe. Use whatever kind of flour you want your crackers to be made from.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Melt the butter
Mix all your ingredients together in a bowl.
Lay out baking paper or a silicone mat on your baking tray.
Pour the batter on the mat or tray and spread evenly and thinly.
Place the tray in the oven for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, take a pizza cutter and cut squares into the batter.
Place in the oven for 15-20 more minutes until the crackers are golden brown.
And that's it! So so easy and healthy! The simplest sourdough discard cracker recipe out there! Have you tried this recipe? What did you think? Would you make any adjustments? Let me know in the comments!