Simply Sourdough: The Ultimate Recipe Roundup

I don’t know about you, but I love sourdough. I still haven’t managed to master making sourdough bread, but these fabulous recipes certainly have me inspired to try a bit harder.

I don’t know about you, but I love the taste of sourdough. The crisp crust with the tangy interior. Yum! I still haven’t managed to master making sourdough bread, but these fabulous recipes certainly have me inspired to try a bit harder. Maybe dealing with a starter isn’t as difficult as I thought. It certainly seems worth the effort (as so many good things are).

Getting Started with Sourdough

Picky to Plenty shows how to make bread that isn’t a brick.

One Ash Farm & Dairy Homestead is keeping it real about the struggles of making sourdough.

The Farmer’s Lamp gives us a simple and easy way to make a starter for the bread.

Homesteading on Grace also shares her technique for doing sourdough.

Finally, Simple Life Mom lets us in on the various benefits of consuming sourdough. Healthy reasons to eat bread? Oh, I’m won over!

Simply Sourdough Recipes

Cheesy Garlic Crackers

These crackers are described as tasting like garlic cheesy bread in a cracker. Recipe by Common Sense Homesteading Also worth checking out are these Pizza Flavored Whole Wheat Crackers.

Ultimate Cornbread Muffins

If you have any sourdough starters sitting around feeling neglected next week, here is a unique recipe you can use to make the Ultimate Sourdough Cornbread Muffins for your dinner. Recipe by Homestead Chronicles


Think outside the sourdough box with these yummy-sounding sourdough pancakes. There are a variety of ways to sweeten them, including using honey or maple syrup. Recipe by Simple Life Mom

Pizza Crust

I will admit, I love pizza.  There are so many things you can do with it.  Thin crust, thick crust.  White sauce, tomato sauce.  Meat, veggie. This sourdough pizza crust is by far my favorite crust, but it will take most of the day to rise.  The result is a crust with great flavor and texture. Recipe by The Not-so-Modern Housewife

Breakfast Pitas

If you’re new to naturally leavened bread and are just making friends with your sourdough starter, these easy breakfast pitas are a great place to begin. Pitas are pleasing and tasty even if they flop. Recipe by Homestead Lady

Breakfast Cake

For your first forays into using sourdough, start with sweets. They’re generally pleasing to the taste buds, and no one is too disappointed if your efforts don’t turn out exactly the way you planned. Here is a simple sourdough breakfast cake made with wholesome ingredients. Recipe found on Hobby Farms

Flax Seed & Oatmeal Bread

When this comes out of the oven there is such a wonderful aroma that fills the kitchen. Then within minutes, the song of bread begins as the crust is contracting and cooling making that wonderful crackling sound. I make believe my bread is on stage with Pavarotti singing a Puccini opera arrangement that concludes with a standing ovation that lasts for 15 minutes. Recipe by House of Bakes


I know this is not a real sourdough recipe. But it tastes real. There’s no starter to keep up with so you don’t have to feel guilty about letting it go bad.  Or feel like you have to make it because you have the starter.  So maybe we should call these “guilt-free sourdough biscuits”? Recipe by SchneiderPeeps

Black Bean Chipotle Bread

Bread tends to dilute the flavors somehow, on top of that some ingredients may not play well with flour and yeast in the dough. This one is a winner though. Black bean really adds great flavor, as well as makes the crumb very moist. The amount of chipotle pepper and other spices is just right, noticeable but not overwhelming. Recipe by The Fresh Loaf

Sugar-Free Breakfast Cookies

Sugar-free cookies for breakfast?  They’re also egg and fat-free, FYI.  Perfect for when you’re in a hurry.  Oh, oh – I almost forgot – they’re also naturally fermented (sourdoughed) beforehand to make them super easy on your tummy and extra good for you. Recipe by Homestead Lady

Soft Pretzels

So soft… so fresh… so delicious and thankfully, so easy.  They do take a while to make but are really pretty simple (just some waiting around for stuff to rise and such).  Give ‘em a try and let me know what you think. Recipe by Five Little Homesteaders

Emma’s Chocolate Chip Muffins

Our Farm Kid-Emma is such a great baker. She just loves to cook and is getting quite good at it. It makes this momma’s heart smile to see her learning and succeeding at something she loves to do! She has dubbed Monday mornings as “Muffin Mondays”. She makes some of the most delicious muffins ever! Recipe by The Flip Flop Barnyard


After many attempts at making bagels, I finally found a great whole wheat-yeast recipe from my friend Gina. But then my sourdough started taking off and I found I was making most of our bread with my sourdough starter. Recipe by An Oregon Cottage

No Knead Bread

Not only is it wonderfully tasty and sour, but it is really easy to make.  I’m sure you’ve heard of the no-knead bread craze, but it has changed my world in bread making!  Not only is it easier, but it makes some of the best bread I’ve ever had. Recipe by Grow Forage Cook Ferment


Think sourdough is just for bread?  Think again.  These amazing sourdough brownies are based on the “Impossible Brownie Pie” recipe in GNOWFGLINS Sourdough A to Z e-book. Recipe by Common Sense Homesteading

Italian Sun-dried Tomato Ciabatta

This is a great-tasting bread with so many possibilities.  I like to just eat it with butter, but it’s also great with grilled chicken breast and melted provolone.  It would also be great with some cranberry sauce and leftover turkey breast. Recipe by The Not-so-Modern Housewife

Zucchini Blueberry SourdoughZucchini-Blueberry Quick Bread

The green goodness of zucchini, an itch for sweet blueberry muffins, and the joy of sourdough went out on a date last night after putting the kids to bed. This is the awesomeness that was born of their rendezvous. Recipe by They’re Not Our Goats

Easy Pancakes

I can pretty much confirm that sourdough pancakes are the closest I will ever come to heaven until God calls me home, baby! They are seriously that good. Recipe by The Easy Homestead

English Muffins

My new favorite way to use sourdough starters is by making English muffins. Enjoy them while they’re hot!  Honestly, one of the most delicious things I’ve had recently.  You will NOT be disappointed. Recipe by Five Little Homesteaders

No Knead Pizza

If you have no other reason to make your own sourdough starter, I’m telling you now, this is it!  This pizza has changed my life, and I know it will change yours as well.  I promise! I’m not going to say that making this no-knead sourdough pizza is as easy as ordering out from your local pizzeria, but I really think that you’ll be surprised by how easy it is. Recipe by Grow Forage Cook Ferment

I don't know about you, but I love sourdough. I still haven't managed to master making sourdough breads, but these fabulous recipes certainly have me inspired to try a bit harder.

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  1. Hi,
    I enjoyed your webpage on the face book and learn a lot. I live just like you and yesterday I made 3 breads for my use. I alway use sourdough in it and the taste is great. Keep trying and you will definitely will be successful. Merry christmas to you and your family and have a happy holidays and enjoy ok.

  2. i did not find the recipe

  3. Jennifer A says:

    I just saw this post on twitter, thanks for including me! I could almost live off sourdough bread and butter.

    1. Jessica Lane says:

      I could too 🙂

  4. Janet Garman says:

    thanks for doing this roundup. Making sourdough is on my “list” of skills to learn. I love it but have not successfully made it myself yet

  5. Angi @ SchneiderPeeps says:

    Thanks for including my “fake” sourdough biscuits. I cannot wait to try some of these authentic sourdough recipes. Sour dough is on my list of things to learn this year.