Sunday, April 14, 2024

Sourdough Brownies – Sugar Spun Run

Sourdough brownies are good for utilizing up sourdough discard! They’re fudgy, tremendous chocolatey, and have attractive crackly tops. Solely 10 components and 12 minutes to prep! Recipe features a how-to video.

Three fudgy sourdough brownies stacked on top of each other.

Sourdough Discard Brownies

Decadently wealthy and fudgy with shiny, shiny, and oh-so-slightly-crackly surfaces, these sourdough brownies are my new favourite brownies. I do know we’ve got some powerful contenders together with my reigning champion brownies from scratch or my nutella brownies, however these take the cake (brownie?).

After all the truth that they’re fudgy and SUPER chocolatey helps, however the complexity from the sourdough provides such… attention-grabbing and fantastic taste undertones. It’s a delicate style–in no way bitter–however you’ll choose up on it, and it’s divine! It’s additionally an exquisite manner to make use of up extra sourdough starter you’d in any other case toss, so win-win.

This recipe is extremely easy. It makes use of solely 10 components and takes lower than quarter-hour to organize earlier than baking. In contrast to my small batch brownies, you will want two bowls right here, nevertheless it’s price the additional dish. We’ll use that second bowl to whip the eggs and sugar collectively to get these good, shiny brownie tops 😍.

Rows of perfectly square brownies on a white surface.

Why attempt my recipe:

  • Flavorful: utilizing 3 sorts of chocolate, a wholesome splash of vanilla, and sourdough means these brownies have unbelievable taste.
  • Quick: prepared in lower than 45 minutes!
  • Reduces meals waste: repurposes that discard as a substitute of tossing it.

What You Want

Have a look at that, solely 10 components (9 in case you omit chocolate chips — don’t try this although). I informed you this recipe was easy! Listed here are just a few price noting earlier than we begin:

Overhead view of ingredients including a chocolate bar, cocoa powder, sourdough discard, and more.
  • Chocolate bar. You should use both a semisweet chocolate or 60% cacao chocolate bar on this recipe. We’ll chop this up and soften it with the butter to get it good and heat for our cocoa powder (it will assist bloom the cocoa and intensify its taste!). Chocolate chips would work as a substitute in a pinch, however I want the outcomes with a baking bar right here.
  • Cocoa powder. I like utilizing Dutch course of cocoa on this recipe, however pure will work too. Keep in mind, you may’t all the time substitute pure cocoa for Dutch course of, however on this recipe it’s protected to do.
  • Sourdough discard. Have some discard leftover from feeding out of your sourdough starter? Excellent! My recipe makes use of the discard as a substitute of simply discarding it.
  • Eggs. It’s greatest in case your eggs are at room temperature; it will enable them to include extra simply and show you how to create these crackly brownie tops. When you neglect to set yours out forward of time, you need to use my trick for bringing eggs to room temperature shortly.
  • Chocolate chips. You may all the time make your sourdough brownies with out chocolate chips, however I don’t see the hurt in including only a little extra chocolate 😉

SAM’S TIP: Vigorously whisking the eggs and sugar creates these shiny, crackly, meringue-esque tops that everybody goals about (or is that simply me?!). It additionally helps give the brownies a little bit of elevate and retains them from being too dense.

Keep in mind, that is simply an outline of the components I used and why. For the total recipe please scroll all the way down to the underside of the put up!

Methods to Make Sourdough Brownies

Collage of four photos showing chocolate being melted and eggs being whipped with sugar.
  1. Soften collectively the chopped chocolate and butter in 25-second intervals within the microwave. Anytime you’re melting chocolate, you don’t need to warmth it for too lengthy without delay or it may seize, that means you have to begin over.
  2. Instantly stir within the cocoa powder till nicely included. Including the cocoa powder to the nice and cozy chocolate and butter helps bloom it, growing the chocolate taste.
  3. Add the eggs and sugar to a separate bowl and whisk vigorously for about 2-3 minutes, till lightened and elevated in quantity.
  4. Add the sourdough discard and vanilla to the egg combination and stir till blended in.

No Mixer? No drawback. Simply use a whisk to vigorously whisk the eggs and sugar collectively by hand till nicely mixed. Even in case you don’t combine as a lot as I do, you’ll nonetheless have fantastic, tasty sourdough brownies.

Collage of four photos showing melted chocolate being poured into batter and being combined before baking.
  1. Drizzle within the chocolate combination and stir nicely. I often use a spatula for this step and don’t use my electrical mixer anymore.
  2. Stir within the flour and salt till the batter is cohesive and clean.
  3. Fold within the chocolate chips, in case you resolve to make use of them.
  4. Unfold the batter right into a parchment lined pan and bake for half-hour at 350F. Let cool fully earlier than slicing.

SAM’S TIP: When checking your sourdough brownies for doneness with a toothpick, be sure you don’t by accident hit a chocolate chip. When you do, the toothpick will come out chocolatey and will be mistaken for moist/uncooked batter.

Overhead view of a batch of sourdough brownies just after cutting.

Continuously Requested Questions

Can I make sourdough brownies with out chocolate chips?

Sure! These sourdough brownies will nonetheless be tasty with out the chocolate chips. Merely depart them out; no different adjustments wanted.

What else can I make with sourdough discard?

LOTS of issues! Up to now I’ve shared recipes for sourdough discard crackers, pancakes, and chocolate chip cookies (my new favourite cookies!). I’m nonetheless arising with extra recipes, so if there’s one thing particular you’d prefer to see, let me know within the feedback!

Can I make sourdough brownies with pure cocoa powder?

You may, however I discover that Dutch course of cocoa is greatest for this recipe. It gives probably the most chocolatey taste and provides a depth that pairs properly with the sourdough.

Fudgy chocolate brownies stacked on top of each other.

I’ve received one other sourdough discard recipe coming quickly…are you able to guess what it’s? Trace: you’ll want some very ripe bananas to make it 🙃

Take pleasure in!

Let’s bake collectively! I’ll be strolling you thru all of the steps in my written recipe and video under! When you do that recipe, make sure to tag me on Instagram, and you can even discover me on YouTube and Fb

Three fudgy sourdough brownies stacked on top of each other.

Sourdough Brownies

These sourdough brownies are good for utilizing up sourdough discard! They’re fudgy, tremendous chocolatey, and have attractive crackly tops. Solely 10 components and 12 minutes to prep! Recipe features a how-to video.


Course: bars, brownies, Dessert

Delicacies: American

Prep Time: 12 minutes

Cook dinner Time: 30 minutes

Whole Time: 42 minutes

Servings: 16 servings

Energy: 266kcal

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C) and prepare a rack to the middle of the oven. Line a 9×9” sq. baking pan with parchment paper. Put aside.

  • Mix butter and chopped chocolate in a big microwave-safe mixing bowl and warmth within the microwave in 25-second intervals, stirring nicely in between, till butter and chocolate are melted and combination is clean (alternatively you might soften on the stovetop over a double boiler).

    10 Tablespoons (141 g) unsalted butter, 4 oz (113 g) 60% or semisweet chocolate bar

  • Instantly add cocoa powder and stir nicely.

    ½ cup (50 g) Dutch course of cocoa powder

  • In a separate bowl, mix sugar and eggs. Use a whisk to beat vigorously for about 2-3 minutes (or use an electrical mixer on excessive velocity for 1 minute).

    1 ½ cups (300 g) granulated sugar, 2 giant eggs

  • Add sourdough discard and vanilla extract and stir nicely.

    ½ cup (110 g) sourdough discard, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • Drizzle melted chocolate combination into egg combination and stir till well-combined.

  • Add flour and salt and stir till fully mixed and batter is uniform.

    ⅔ cup (83 g) all-purpose flour, ½ teaspoon salt

  • Stir in chocolate chips, if utilizing.

    ¾ cup (130 g) semisweet chocolate chips

  • Unfold evenly into ready baking sheet and bake in middle rack of oven for half-hour or till a toothpick inserted within the middle comes out with moist fudgy crumbs (or clear).

  • Enable brownies to chill in pan earlier than slicing and serving.


Cocoa powder

Might substitute pure cocoa powder, however Dutch course of works greatest with this recipe for greatest taste.


Retailer in an hermetic container at room temperature for as much as 5 days.


Serving: 1serving | Energy: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 3g | Fats: 14g | Saturated Fats: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fats: 1g | Monounsaturated Fats: 4g | Trans Fats: 0.3g | Ldl cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 84mg | Potassium: 145mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 256IU | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 2mg

Dietary data relies on third-party calculations and ought to be thought of an estimate solely. Precise dietary content material will differ based mostly upon manufacturers used, measuring strategies, cooking technique, portion sizes, and extra.

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