Yep, you read that right. Sourdough granola!!!
Okay, hear me out. I know that I am putting sourdough in literally everything these days, but I can’t stand throwing away discard starter, so I am having way too much fun discovering new ways to use it up. This sourdough granola is a great way to avoid waste.
When I’ve told people about making sourdough granola, they definitely are a little confused about how that even works. But it’s so easy! And comes together in a flash.
Throughout the week, as I feed my starter I keep a jar of discard in the fridge to avoid waste. Then I use it up on the weekends in things like crackers, pancakes, coffee cake, and now this granola!
I hate it when granola is overly sweet, so this recipe is light on the sweetener, and also the discard sourdough lends a perfect little tartness. The starter also helps to create big chunks of granola, which I love!
An easy granola recipe that uses sourdough discard; a great base for any flavors!
- 200 grams sourdough discard (can be straight from the fridge or fresh!)
- 80 grams brown sugar, honey or maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste (optional)
- 20 grams coconut oil (or other neutral oil; melted butter works as well)
- 350 grams rolled oats
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
- Add-in options:
- (Can be any combination; I usually do about 150 grams total add-ins per batch)
- Toasted sunflower seeds
- Toasted pepitas
- Flax seeds
- Toasted nuts
- Dried fruit, or freeze dried fruit
- Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Mix together the sourdough starter, sweetener, vanilla and oil. Then fold in the the oats and salt.
- Spread into a thin layer on the baking sheet, and bake for 20 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and use a spatula to toss the granola gently so that it bakes evenly. Return to the oven, and bake for another 20 to 30 minutes until golden brown.
- Allow to cool before breaking the pieces up a bit, and folding in your add ins. Store in an airtight container.
This is a great base recipe for any add ins or other flavor components you wanna do. I’ve had some amazing granola flavored with things like peanut butter, or coffee so I can’t wait to try those with this recipe.
We’ve been making our own yogurt each week, so it’s wonderful to have some homemade granola to pair with it!
Kate Watsa says
I really like the flavour of this granola! As you said, it’s not too sweet, which I really like. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. I’m always looking for new and creative ways to use my sourdough starter
HI Kate! Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by!! 🙂
Love it!! ❤️