Sourdough Crackers Recipe

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This easy pesto sourdough crackers recipe makes such a healthy, delicious snack. Try this recipe when you have extra sourdough starter that needs a home.

This easy pesto sourdough crackers recipe makes such a healthy, delicious snack. Try this recipe when you have extra sourdough starter that needs a home.

These sourdough crackers are addictive.

The tangy sourdough and savory pesto come together in a way that challenges my sweet tooth to become a savory tooth. This is a great way to use up some sourdough starter when it gets too big.

These crackers are more nutritious and more easily digested than typical whole wheat crackers because the sourdough helps to break down the phytic acid in the gluten. This makes the nutrients more accessible, and the gluten is much easier to digest.

If you have a freezer full of pesto like I do, you’re probably looking for unique ways to use it. I adapted this recipe from Kitchen Stewardship to develop these irresistible sourdough crackers.

Sourdough Crackers Tips

Use extra sourdough starter to put together the simple dough for these crackers. After rolling out the dough, cut the crackers into whatever shape you’d like.

You can store these sourdough crackers in an airtight container at room temperature for several days.

Sourdough Crackers Recipe

This easy pesto sourdough crackers recipe makes a healthy, delicious snack.
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These easy pesto sourdough crackers are a healthy, delicious snack. Try this recipe when you have extra sourdough starter that needs a home.
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:20 minutes
Total Time:30 minutes

Recommended Equipment


  • 1 cup sourdough starter
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbs pesto


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the starter, oil, flour, and sea salt.
  • Knead in the pesto until well-distributed.
  • Roll the dough a scant 1/4 inch thick on a parchment-lined baking sheet or baking stone. With a pizza cutter, cut the crackers into the desired shape. (I cut them into squares.)
  • Sprinkle with kosher salt.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes, until the crackers begin to turn brown. Turn off the oven, open the door a bit, and leave them in the oven for another 10 minutes so they become crispy.
  • Cool on a rack. Store at room temperature in an airtight container.

Approximate Nutrition Info

Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 0.3mg | Sodium: 181mg | Potassium: 17mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 76IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.4mg
Servings: 8
Calories: 150kcal
Cost: $.22 per serving

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Pesto Sourdough Cracker Recipe Price Breakdown

This recipe generates about 12 ounces of crackers, and the total cost is $1.75. The same quantity of Ak-Mak whole grain crackers costs $5.07 at Trader Joe’s. That’s about 3 times as much as my homemade crackers cost, and the homemade version has the added nutritional benefits of sourdough and coconut oil.

Looking for other ways to incorporate sourdough into your diet? Check out my chocolate sourdough cake recipe.

Note: The images in this post were updated in 2018.


  1. Thanks for the recipe! I don’t have a baking stone, though. Could I use parchment paper over a baking sheet? (Or another method?)

  2. Ha, now I know what to do with my soaked sourdough that I made by mistake (don’t need the cupcakes til next week) 🙁 I also have leftover pesto in the ref. Thank you, Thank you!

  3. I love how you cut them! I haven’t tried crackers from sourdough, but definitely plan on it! Looks like I’m making a starter!

  4. I’ve been getting a little bit tired of our sourdough crackers lately. Thanks for this refreshing variation! I’ll definitely be trying them. 🙂

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