Sourdough Discard Crackers (GF/V)

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A plate of thin and crispy gluten-free sourdough discard crackers with a side of salsa.

These Sourdough Discard Crackers are the perfect snack to bake up when you need something super crispy to enjoy with your favourite dip or salsa! And the best part is that they’re so easy to make if you have a gluten-free sourdough starter!

Plate of homemade GF sourdough crackers/chips with a side of salsa.

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Refrigerated or Active Starter?

To make these crackers or thin chips, you can use some cold refrigerated gluten-free sourdough starter or active starter if you have some on your counter at room temperature.

I did not test this snack with the discard that one collects when first making a GF starter. The main reason is that I don’t always particularly love the stronger taste that a new starter can have.

If you enjoy the aroma of your starter in progress and have lots of discard, go ahead and try it!

Process photos of gluten-free sourdough cracker dough mixture spread out thinly on parchment paper and the finished backed crackers.

The Steps

These Sourdough Crackers/Chips are easy to prepare, and they make the best quick baked snack! Start by mixing the few ingredients in a bowl. Spread the soft dough mixture thinly on a sheet of unbleached parchment paper with a spatula and bake!

Once ready, let them cool for a few minutes, break them apart and enjoy!

How-To YouTube Video

These 3 recipes: Easy Sourdough Crackers, Sourdough Cereal Snack and the Discard Crackers/Chips are featured in this video!

GF sourdough chips on parchment paper.

Corn-Free Tortilla Chips

If you don’t consume store-bought chips and corn ingredients, you should try baking these! You might discover the next best thing! Like corn tortilla chips, these thin crackers/chips are so good with salsa and guacamole!


In the recipe ingredients, I suggest Za’atar as the seasoning. If you have a sesame allergy please use something else. This spice mix contains sesame seeds. See recipe notes for some alternatives.

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Did you try the Wild Yeast Bread recipe? If you watch the How-To Video for this cracker recipe, I highlight some of the beautiful loaves by some bakers in the Facebook group! Join the group!

Thank you to all that have tried the Wild Yeast Bread recipe! Seeing your loaves makes me so proud!

More Sourdough Snack Recipes

If you love to add gluten-free sourdough starter to baked goods have a look at these recipes! 

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Plate full of homemade gluten-free sourdough thin and cispy crackers.

Sourdough Discard Crackers (GF/V)

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  • Author: Chantal | Fresh is Real
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20-25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 generous portions 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Oven-Baked
  • Cuisine: Plant-Based, Allergen-Friendly
  • Diet: Gluten Free


You can make these discard crackers with cold refrigerated gluten-free sourdough starter or fed/active starter, both will work. Enjoy this snack, it’s really good with dip or salsa! 

NOTE: If using sourdough discard, make sure it’s from the later stages of creating your first gluten-free starter as the flavour will be milder and not as strong as at the beginning. You might like the taste better if your starter has a pleasant aroma as opposed to a strong one. Or if you tend to remove some from your established GF starter that discard will work too.

This recipe along with the Easy Sourdough Crackers and Cereal Snack are featured in this video!

Tools needed: Medium mixing bowl, Measuring liquid cup, Measuring spoons, Baking sheet, Unbleached parchment paper, Soft spatula, Mixing spoon.


  • 1/2 cup (125g) GF sourdough starter 
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil*
  • 1/2 teaspoon za’atar (spice mix)**
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a cookie sheet with unbleached parchment paper. Mix ingredients in a bowl. With a soft spatula, spread the dough mixture onto the parchment paper. The thinner, the better as it will help the crackers get super crispy. 

    TIP: If you love seedy crackers, feel free to sprinkle seeds (hemp, poppy, sesame, sunflower, pumpkin, etc.) on the mixture.

  2. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Break apart and enjoy!
    These make great tortilla type chips for anyone that can’t consume corn! 


Store the crackers/chips in a sealed container or the freezer for maximum freshness!
*If you prefer oil-free crackers, try plant milk (hemp, oat, seed/nut milk) as an alternative. They might not get as crispy, but I’m pretty sure they will be as tasty!
**Za’atar CONTAINS SESAME SEEDS! For sesame-free alternatives sub with fresh ground pepper, garlic powder, fresh herbs, dry herbs, paprika, seeds (poppy, sunflower, hemp, pumpkin), nutritional yeast, etc.

Important: Make sure the ingredients you purchase are prepared in a facility free from the top allergens you avoid. Gluten-free products should be certified GF and clearly labelled. Consult your medical professional with your dietary questions.

Thin and crispy gluten-free sourdough discard crackers with a side of salsa.


  1. Easy and tasty use of discard without having to use any more flour!

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  2. Thank you for this genius recipe, Chantal! My family has been corn free as well as gluten free for about a decade and this recipe is so very good! I’ve been building up my starter double time just to make more of these wonderful chips! We love them with coarsely ground sunflower and sesame seeds.

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Make sure the ingredients you purchase are prepared in a facility free from the top allergens YOU AVOID. Gluten-free products should be certified GF and clearly labelled. Consult your medical professional with your dietary questions.

Even certified gluten-free ingredients such as GF oats, corn, seeds, etc., can create health problems for individuals following a GF diet. Always consult a medical professional if unsure about ingredients for your needs.