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Easy Sourdough Discard Crumpets Recipe

Simple Sourdough Crumpets Recipe

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You can use your unfed sourdough starter for this recipe. This delicious sourdough crumpets recipe makes the perfect breakfast or snack-time treat.

  • Total Time: 8 minutes
  • Yield: 4-5 pieces 1x


  • 12 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sourdough starter discard
  • 1 tsp. granulated sugar
  • ⅜ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt


  1. Use a paper towel or a napkin to grease the interior of 4 or 5 English muffin rings. Ensure that the butter is spread in a thin and even layer.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together sourdough starter discard, sugar, baking soda, and salt. The batter will rise and bubble slightly.
  3. Heat an electric skillet or griddle over medium-low heat. Spray the surface of the pan with some canola oil spray, then add a glob of butter to melt and sizzle.
  4. Place 2 to 4 English muffin rings on the griddle or a nonstick frying pan close to the heat, and use a large cookie scoop to portion the batter, about ¼ cup each. Try not to overfill the rings.
  5. Cook the crumpets for 5 minutes, until the tops are dry, and marked with small bubbles forming.
  6. Gently, flip the crumpets over, then carefully remove the crumpet rings. They should easily slide off, but you may have to poke the crumpets a bit to loosen them.
  7. Cook the crumpets until the bottoms are golden brown. Then remove the cooked crumpets from the heat and place them on a plate.
  8. Repeat with the remaining crumpet batter. Serve the crumpets warm and topped with golden syrup or your favorite toppings.
  • Author: Natasha Krajnc
  • Cook Time: 8 mins
  • Category: snack
  • Cuisine: English