Lemon and Poppyseed Sourdough Nondairy Waffles

Bruce loves the lemon and poppyseed combination, so I thought I would make lemon and poppyseed waffles for breakfast this morning. This recipe is based on the King Arthur Sourdough Pancake or Waffles recipe.

Serves 8

Overnight sponge

  • 2 cups (240g) King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup (227g) sourdough starter, unfed/discard
  • 2 tablespoons (28g) granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of lemon juice, strained
  • 2 cups coconut milk minus 3 tablespoons


  • all of the overnight sponge
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup of poppyseeds
  • 1/4 cup (50g) vegetable oil or 4 tablespoons (57g) butter, melted
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


Large bowl, small bowl, whisk, 2 cup measuring cup, fork, waffle maker, cooling rack, plastic wrap or some other way to cover the overnight sponge

Instructions for overnight sponge

  1. The night before you want to make waffles, you need to make the overnight sponge.
  2. Put 3 tablespoons of lemon juice into a 2 cup measuring cup. Add coconut milk into the 2 cup measuring cup to make a total of 2 cups of liquid.
  3. In the large bowl, whisk the lemon and coconut milk together with the starter, flour, and sugar together.
  4. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or some other method.
  5. Let rest at room temperature (70 degrees F) overnight (about 12 hours).

Instructions for the batter

  1. Heat up your waffle maker while you mix up the batter. It is important that the waffle maker is hot before pouring the batter in it.
  2. In the small bowl, beat the eggs and oil or melted butter together.
  3. Add the egg mixture to the overnight sponge in the large bowl and stir it to just combine.
  4. Add the poppyseeds, salt, and baking soda to the batter in the large bowl. Stir to combine.
  5. The baking soda will react with the sourdough starter and the lemon juice, producing bubbles.
  6. Following the instructions for your waffle maker, add the batter to the waffle maker and bake.
  7. Once the waffles are done, remove from the waffle maker and place on a cooling rack or eat right way.


Maple syrup is delicious on these waffles.

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