An easy step-by-step guide for a gluten-free sorghum sourdough starter. It’s the wild natural yeast you will need to make rustic, delicious, gut-friendly sourdough bread recipes without gluten.

Sorghum Sourdough Starter

  • Author: Chantal | Fresh is Real
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 days (mostly hands-off)
  • Yield: 2-3 cups 1x
  • Category: Sourdough Bread
  • Method: Fermentation
  • Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan, Plant-Based, Allergen-Friendly


This gluten-free sorghum sourdough starter was created for a one-of-a-kind Simple Sorghum Sourdough bread recipe.

If you’re curious about gluten-free sourdough bread baking, but you can’t consume rice flour, this recipe will be the one for you to try.


  • 1 large glass jar (at least 950 ml), sterile
  • 1 large elastic band
  • 1 coffee filter***



The ingredients are simple, but the process requires daily feedings and options to customize along the way. Included in the step-by-step 7-day printable guide are some general tips and tricks to help you create your first starter.


  1. Print out the step-by-step 3-page guide to help you make your first gluten-free sorghum starter.
  2. If you have any questions along the way, you can ask them in the GFV Facebook group or below in the comments of this post.
  3. Don’t forget to have fun!


    *Organic sorghum flour works best. Freshly milled sorghum works well.
  **Chlorinated tap water will not work.
***You can also use a doubled-lined cheesecloth or breathable clean cotton fabric.

Keywords: Bread, Sourdough, Gluten-Free Sourdough Bread, Sorghum Sourdough, Sorghum Bread, Gluten-Free Vegan Sourdough, Fermentation, Wild Yeast, Starter, Gluten-Free Starter