Sourdough Crackers

We see you. We see you guys loving your sourdough and we love to see it! This here is a handy little recipe for when you have some extra sourdough starter and you don’t want it to go to waste. It’s called ‘Discard’ but you don’t have to actually discard it! This recipe is so easy and so forgiving. You add whatever your favorite cracker flavors would be and bake to your desired crispness and voilà! You have a delicious, homemade cracker that you can feel good about. Summer’s favorite additions are Cavendar’s seasoning, rosemary, thyme, garlic powder, and cheddar cheese. Autumn’s favorite seasoning add-in would be dry ranch seasoning! The possibilities are endless, really. If you think it might taste good as a cracker, try it!


1 cup sourdough starter (unfed is totally fine, expected even)

3 Tbsp butter, melted

1 tsp salt (and add in your seasoning choices)

(I used ½ tsp rosemary, ½ tsp thyme, 1 tsp Cavendar’s seasoning, ¾ tsp garlic powder 

Shredded cheese, however much or little you like

Wet a baking sheet with a little water to help your parchment paper stick to it. 

Place parchment paper (or nonstick foil) on the damp baking sheet. 

Pour your cracker mix on top of parchment paper and spread out thin. 

Bake at 325*F for 10 minutes 

Take them out of the oven and score into small squares using a rolling pizza cutter. Don’t worry about it being perfect, just make it look like a bunch of little squares. It will work!

Return to oven and continue baking for another 30 minutes at 325*F until desired crispness. 

Allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container. 

We recently posted a blog post about discard crackers on the website

And there’s a video on TikTok and Facebook @okseasonedsisters if you like a visual aid. 

We hope you try this recipe out. It is so very good and so very easy! 

If you love baking bread, keeping sourdough, cooking, keeping chickens, a garden; canning food, maybe even knitting, sewing, or crochet…you weren’t born in the wrong generation, perhaps you were born in this one to keep the spirit of the older generations alive. It’s a beautiful thing. Keep up the work, pass on the love.