Sourdough discard makes the most amazing homemade Sourdough Crackers!

Try this easy recipe for baked sourdough crackers to enjoy with an assortment of cheeses or your favorite dips, like hot artichoke dip, velveeta rotel dip, hummus or even a simple veggie dip. It’s even great as a topping for soup or used as the base for egg salad!

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Why We Love These Crackers

  • Similar to the Sourdough Crisps found at Costco and Whole Foods, you can make these copycat crackers for a fraction of the cost!
  • Twice-baked sourdough crackers are a healthy, organic alternative to store-bought crackers because they have fewer ingredients and preservatives, as well as less oil and calories.
  • This basic cracker recipe is so versatile! Choose the seasoning that suits the occasion! Parties, picnics, or potlucks, why buy crackers when making them is so easy!
  • Bread made with sourdough starter is a healthier and more nutritious alternative to wheat flour-based bread in that it has less gluten than regular bread. Some people with mild to medium gluten sensitivities can enjoy sourdough bread without issue. It also has prebiotics which contributes to positive gut bacteria.
  • Plus, the salt content can be increased or decreased depending on what seasoning mix is used. Any type of sourdough discard can be used, too!

Sourdough Crackers ingredients

Ingredients & Variations

SOURDOUGH STARTER – Sourdough discard is most vibrant, alive, and has the highest level of nutrition when it’s at room temperature and within 1 to 2 days.

OIL – For a flakier result, use butter in place of olive oil. Add a tablespoon or two of rye flour for a different flavor profile!

SEASONING – Any kind of seasonings can be used mixed into or sprinkled on top of the crackers. Try a blend of dried rosemary and Himalayan sea salt, powdered Ranch, or Italian dressing. Sprinkle a taco seasoning mix for a spicy cracker! Serve with Homemade Queso Dip or a yummy Hot Spinach Dip.  

Sourdough spread out on a parchment lined baking pan, and slightly baked Sourdough Crackers scored on that same pan.

How to Make Sourdough Crackers

It’s super easy and quick to make these homemade crackers.

  1. Mix sourdough discard, oil (or butter, melted), and salt. Or, mix in seasonings (optional).
  2. Pour onto the baking sheet. Sprinkle with everything bagel seasoning or the seasoning of choice.
  3. Bake crackers (per recipe below), remove from the oven, & use a pizza cutter to score the crackers in squares or triangles.
  4. Bake until crackers are golden brown. Cool, then break into individual pieces.

Sourdough Crackers cooked on the baking sheet

Tips to Remember

  • For best results, keep the parchment paper flat so the crackers bake flat. Cut the parchment paper to fit the baking sheet, if necessary.
  • Keep the batter evenly spread so the crackers cook evenly. If they are still spongy in the middle, bake a little longer.
  • Check sourdough discard crackers every couple of minutes on the second level of baking, remove the outer crackers if they are baked before the ones in the center.

Sourdough Crackers in a bowl with a bite taken out of one


Keep sourdough discard crackers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 7 days, but they’ll be long gone by then, they are that good!

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Simple Sourdough Crackers

Easy Sourdough Crackers so simple to make! And they are crispy, crunchy, and amazing served with everything from hummus to cheese.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Candace


  • 1 cup sourdough starter 227 grams
  • 2-3 Tablespoons olive oil 36 grams, or melted butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt 2 grams
  • 1-2 Tablespoons everything bagel seasoning or Italian dressing mix, Italian seasoning, everyday seasoning, or other seasoning of your choice


  • Preheat oven to 350˚F*. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Mix together sourdough discard, oil, and salt.
  • Spread evenly and thinly on prepared baking tray using an offset spatula or spatula (about 10 inches by 15 inches). Sprinkle with seasoning.
  • Bake 10 minutes. Remove from the oven. Using a pizza cutter (or knife), score crackers into desired size.
  • Bake additional 15-30 mins, until golden brown. Cool.
  • Crackers will crisp up as they cool. For crispier crackers, pop back in hot oven for 2 minutes and cool again.


*I have also baked these a number of times at 325˚F. They are lighter and less crisp, but take a little longer to bake.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 59 | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 244mg | Potassium: 1mg | Fiber: 1g | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish and is an estimate. It may change based on actual ingredients and cooking methods used.

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American

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I am a wife, mother of two, and professional accountant. I love fantastic food, and it is so often the center of our lives, from everyday dinner, to family gatherings, and special evenings at fabulous restaurants. I have always loved cooking and baking, with my mom and grandma, and now, with my daughter and son. I love trying new recipes while enjoying my favorites too. I’m so happy to share them with you.
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  1. 5 stars
    I made these for a family get together…everyone LOVED these crackers!! Thank you for this delicious, SUPER easy way to use up my discard!

  2. 5 stars
    I literally can’t stop eating these.

    We love these crackers for snacking (also great with a little bit of cream cheese).

    1. So happy to hear that Holly! Love them so much too! I usually eat a third or half the batch almost right away!