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

Sourdough Discard Crackers (GF/V)

  • 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.

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