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Sourdough Discard Flatbread

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Making homemade sourdough discard flatbread couldn't be easier. 

All you need are six simple ingredients, one bowl, and one pan. It is one of my favorite ways to use sourdough discard. The reason for this is because they make THE BEST small portion pizza crust.

If you are looking for more simple ways to use your sourdough discard from making a sourdough starter, try making my homemade sourdough discard dinner rolls. I have tons of other delicious discard recipes coming soon!

Sourdough discard adds tons of incredible flavor to baked goods. The lactic acid bacteria found in sourdough discard adds flavor and tenderizes wheat proteins.

How do you make sourdough starter discard flatbread?

This sourdough flatbread is super simple to make just mix, roll, and throw it into a hot skillet.

Plain sourdough flatbread is great on its own but feel free to add additional herbs and spices for even more flavor. Or — you can do like we did and turn it into a grilled pizza!

We took the flatbread and threw it on the grill pan for the air fryer. Then, we topped it with feta cheese, sliced tomatoes, and a drizzle of honey.

It turned out great and now, I keep flatbread on hand all the time so I can make a quick pizza whenever I want one.

Flatbread can be stored in a sealed bag or container at room temperature for up to five days. It can also be stored in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

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Sourdough Discard Flatbread

Sourdough Discard Flatbread

Sourdough discard flatbread couldn't be easier to make. All you need are six simple ingredients, one bowl, and one pan to make this versatile flatbread.

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup sourdough discard
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil plus extra for cooking


    1. Whisk the flour, salt, and baking powder together. Add the sourdough discard, milk, and 1 tablespoon of olive oil and stir with a wooden spoon until combined.
    2. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead for a few minutes, until it is smooth and no longer sticky. You can also add it to the KitchenAid mixer and mix it with the dough hook until smooth and no longer sticky.
    3. To knead the dough, grab the edge closest to you and fold it over itself. Give the dough a quarter turn. Repeat this movement until the dough smooths out.
    4. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and allow it to rest at room temperature for 30 minutes. Allowing the dough to relax gives the gluten strands time to relax making shaping easier.
    5. Divide the dough into 6 pieces. Using your hands or a rolling pin roll it out into discs that are about ¼ inch thick.
    6. Brush one side with olive oil and place olive oil side down in a hot cast-iron skillet. Cook for 90 seconds until the top begins to look dry and bubbly.
    7. Brush the top with olive oil, flip, and cook the second side for an additional minute. Remove to a plate and cover with a towel to keep warm.
    8. Repeat the cooking process until all of your flatbreads have been cooked. Use as pizza crust or as an appetizer.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 201Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 344mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 6g

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Wednesday 15th of February 2023

This is a great idea to use the sourdough discard. Making a sourdough base for pizza is interesting and trying this recipe this weekend.


Saturday 11th of February 2023

Sweet! Another use for my discard. And I have one of those pans! I can't wait to try these.


Tuesday 7th of February 2023

This is a great idea. That sourdough starter just keeps multiplying!


Monday 6th of February 2023

I always need more ways to use my discard! These look amazing and I love that you can use them for pizza!

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