Bacon Sourdough Waffles

I got your mouth watering there, didn’t I? I’m pretty sure it was the bacon that did it, right?
Bacon is boss.

Since I tried my hand at Sourdough English Muffins, and shared how easy they were to make, I’ve had a couple of friends express an interest in sourdough. I was more than happy to oblige with some starter and a few tips, but you know… that’s just not good enough. If I was really a good friend I’d share this waffle recipe, because even without adding bacon, these are hands-down the best waffles I’ve ever had.
If I was an even better friend, I’d share some of my homemade apple-butter to top the waffles.
So… um, here’s the recipe!
I make a big batch a couple of times a month so I can freeze the extras. Freezer waffles have never been better.

Sourdough Waffles
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 4-6
These waffles are amazing. So light and crispy, you'd be right to proclaim yourself a kitchen alchemist. See notes for add-in ideas (like bacon!).
  • 1 cup sourdough starter
  • 2 cups warm water or milk
  • 2 cups flour (wheat, white, rye or combination)
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil or olive oil
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  1. The night before you wish to make waffles, prepare a basic sourdough batter by combining 1 cup of starter, 2 cups warm water or milk and 2 cups of flour in a large non-metallic bowl. Stir well, cover with a clean kitchen towel and place in a warm place.
  2. The next morning, remove approximately 1 cup of batter (or whatever will leave about 4 cups batter in your bowl) to use as your starter for next time.
  3. Plug in your waffle iron to get it heating.
  4. To your 4 cups of batter add egg, oil and milk. Stir well.
  5. If you want to add any mix-ins, do so now.
  6. Sprinkle salt and baking soda over mixture and stir gently. Allow to sit for five minutes. You should be able to see the soda reacting with the sourdough. The batter will grow before your eyes.
  7. If mixture appears too thick add a bit more milk.
  8. Ladle onto hot waffle iron and prepare as usual.
Add one or more of the following to the basic recipe for tasty variations: 3 - 4 pieces of chopped cooked bacon 1-2 tsp cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice ¼ coconut flakes ¼ cup mini chocolate chips 2 - 3 Tbs ground flax seeds

Note: If you don’t have sourdough starter, you can easily make some, buy some or if you are local, come get some from me. πŸ™‚
Once you’ve got it, feed it flour and water about once a week and you will have starter for years.


  1. You are right about bacon being the boss! Hubby heard someone call it the candy of meat! LOL!!
    Your waffles look really yummy with your homemade apple butter up on top! πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Candy! They are good. Do you do sourdough?

      • No, I don’t do sourdough. I can’t seem to keep it alive! LOL! BUT, I recently tried the Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day basic recipe and was very, very pleased with it! The dough even develops a bit of a sourdough flavor as it sits in the fridge. I replaced two cups of the all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour and was really happy with the crust, the texture and the flavor!



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