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Sourdough Discard Crackers

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These vegan sourdough crackers make the perfect crispy, flavorful snack! They are super easy to make and are a great way to use up excess sourdough discard.
I included two different ways you can flavor these crackers, a vegan cheddar sourdough cracker or a an extra crunchy seeded sourdough cracker!
Perfect for snacking or pairing with dips, these crackers are a must-try. Say goodbye to waste and hello to sensational bites!

The cheddar sourdough cracker tastes like a gourmet cheeze-it where the seeded crackers are extra crunchy! That being said, this recipe is versatile and you can flavor them however you prefer!

Homemade crackers add a gourmet touch to hosting and can really level up a cheeseboard or snack platter. Artisanal crackers made with simple ingredients is destined to be a hit!

Seeded crackers spread out on a parchment paper lined baking sheet

How to Make Vegan Cheddar Flavored Crackers

These crackers are made with sourdough discard, butter, and your flavorings!

Simply melt the butter and mix it in with the sourdough discard with your chosen seasonings!

I included two variations on a spicy cheddar cracker, and a seeded cracker.
You can also swap out those seasonings for herbs, flavored salts, or favorite seasoning blends.

Once you have them mixed up you’ll pour the batter onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and spread it out thin.

Then bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and cut the crackers.
Then bake for another 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.

A bowl filled with cracker batter and a spatula inside it

Vegan Sourdough Cheddar Crackers

The cheddar cracker tastes just like a gourmet cheeze it, with a slight bite.
The more ‘sour’ or acidic your sourdough starter is, the cheesier these crackers will taste. If your sourdough starter has a layer of liquid over it, it’s perfect for these crackers!

That intensely tangy starter adds a depth that really brings out the cheesy flavor of nutritional yeast flakes. Nutritional yeast flakes adds more umami and depth to the crackers to give it a cheddar flavor.

Seeded Sourdough Crackers

These seeded sourdough crackers are perfect if you want an extra crunchy cracker that has extra healthy omegas in it!
I do a slightly different variety of these crackers every time I make them since they are so versatile.

I add in whatever I have on hand- including nut meal pulp.
Since making nut and seed milk at home is easy, inexpensive, and healthy I make it regularly. These crackers are a great way to use up the pulp!

Cracker batter spread over a baking sheet lined with parchment paper

Storing the Crackers

Store the crackers in a sealed container to maintain freshness. They can be stored on the countertop for up to 1 week before they loose their crispness.

Serving the Crackers

These crackers are perfect with cheese, soups, and spreads! Here are a few suggestions

crackers on a parchment paper lined metal baking sheet on a countertop
orange crackers on a baking sheet on a white table

Sourdough Discard Crackers

These vegan sourdough crackers make the perfect crispy, flavorful snack! They are super easy to make and are a great way to use up excess sourdough discard. I included two different ways you can flavor these crackers, a vegan cheddar sourdough cracker or an extra crunchy seeded sourdough cracker!
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CourseSnacks, Vegan Staples
Cook Time30 minutes


Sourdough Cracker Base

  • 200 grams Sourdough Discard 3/4 cup roughly
  • 28 grams Butter 2 tbs, or use a infused oil to flavor these crackers

Cheesy Seasoning Powder*

Seeded Crackers*

  • 1 tbs Sesame Seeds
  • 1 tbs Hemp Seeds
  • 1 tbs Chia Seeds
  • 1 tbs Nut Meal This is a great way to use up your nut meal if you make homemade plant milk at home


  • Mix the cracker base in a bowl
    Either add in the Cheesey Seasoning Powder or the Seeded Cracker Mix, or your favorite herbs and spices to the cracker base.
    then pour onto parchment paper
  • Pour onto parchment paper and using a spatula, spread the mixture thinly and evenly
    Bake at 325F for 10 minutes
  • Take the crackers out and score them
    Put back in the oven for another 20- 30 minutes
    Check on them after 20 minutes to determine if they need longer- they can brown fast due to their thinness


@jess.flowers For every 100 grams of sourdough discard add 14 grams oil/ butter. Or about 3/4 cup sourdough with about 2 tbs of butter. Then add seasonings! To make these sourdough cheddar flavored crackers do: 3/4 cup sourdough discard 2 tbs butter 2 tbs nutritional yeast flakes 1 tsp red pepper flakes 1/2 tsp black salt 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/2 tsp smoked paprika Bake at 325f for 10 minutes Cut the crackers Bake for 10 minutes Flip Bake another 10 minutes or until crispy #homemadefood #sourdoughcrackers #sourdoughdiscard #vegancheesecrackers #recessionrecipes #cheaprecipes ♬ Beautiful – Soft boy


Tips for Sucess:
Do any seasoning you prefer to flavor these crackers! The vegan cheesy blend is totally optional! Consider sprinkling over herbs, spices, flavored salts- whatever you think will be great!
Try cinnamon sugar, or Rosemary, Black Pepper, kimchi salt, truffle salt, or flavor with an infused oil!
Because these crackers are so thin, in some ovens they can brown quite quickly. I recommend checking them at the 20 minute mark the first time you bake them to make sure they do not over bake and burn. Adjust your baking time accordingly!
  • The discard can be used either, cold, right out of the fridge or at room temperature.
  • Store in an air-tight container for up to one week at room temperature.
  • Fresh herbs and grated hard cheeses can be added to create different flavors.
  • Scoring the crackers is optional. The sheet can easily be broken into pieces after baking and cooling off.


Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 637mg | Potassium: 122mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 470IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg

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By on June 22nd, 2023

About Jessica Flowers

Jess Flowers is a multimedia specialist who creates vegan recipes using local and wild ingredients. Being plant based for over a decade, it is her mission to share delicious recipes that are made without animal products!

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1 thought on “Sourdough Discard Crackers”

  1. 5 stars
    These were absolutely delicious! I was looking for a way to use my discard and am always disappointed in store bought vegan cheezy crackers. These are the closest I’ve found to cheeze-it’s. And they’re quick and easy! Thank you!


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