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Sourdough discard crackers in a weck jar.

Sourdough Discard Crackers Recipe

Sourdough discard crackers are thin, crispy and have that amazing tang that you can only get with real sourdough! You'll never want to throw away your sourdough discard after your taste these addictive crunchy crackers!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Servings: 4
Calories: 98kcal
Author: Amy Duska


  • ¾ cup (200 g) discarded sourdough starter (stirred down)
  • 2 tablespoons (28 g) butter (melted)
  • ¼ teaspoon (1 g) fine sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons dried herbs (Herbs de Provence)
  • ¼ teaspoon (1 g) salt for sprinkling on top


  • Preheat your oven to 325°F (162°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Melt the butter in a mixing bowl and let cool.
  • Weigh the sourdough discard, dried herbs and salt into the bowl of melted butter and mix thoroughly until well combined. Use an off-set spatula to spread the mixture in a thin, even layer onto the parchment paper. Sprinkle the top with salt.
  • Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and score the crackers. Bake for an additional 20-50 minutes or until the crackers are golden brown. Let cool completely before breaking into squares. (Oven temperatures vary, check the crackers after 20 minutes into baking to make sure they do not over bake. See notes.)


  • Because these crackers are so thin, in some ovens they can brown quite quickly. I recommend checking them at the 20 minute mark the first time you bake them to make sure they do not over bake and burn. Adjust your baking time accordingly!
  • The discard can be used either, cold, right out of the fridge or at room temperature.
  • Store in an air-tight container for up to one week at room temperature.
  • Fresh herbs and grated hard cheeses can be added to create different flavors.
  • Scoring the crackers is optional. The sheet can easily be broken into pieces after baking and cooling off.


Serving: 6crackers | Calories: 98kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 439mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 213IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg