How to Make Spelt Sourdough Crumpets

How to Make Spelt Sourdough Crumpets
spelt sourdough crumpets

Spelt sourdough crumpets are a perfect way to use any discarded starter. This homemade spelt sourdough recipe for crumpets takes the crumpet eating to another level. When the crumpets are eaten warm and straight from the pan, they will have a crunchy bottom. If not, warm them in the toaster to get a crunch again.

If you don't bake with spelt flour, you could swap it for whatever starter you have in the fridge. I haven't tested gluten-free ones yet. I have been using a white spelt flour starter for bread and pizza for over a year now. When I was last in Australia, my friend made sourdough crumpets once a week from her discarded starter. Thank you, Anna, for showing me how to make an easy crumpet recipe. We also noticed many of the local cafes around Melbourne had homemade crumpets on their menu

What Are Crumpets? A crumpet is a small griddle-type bread made from a batter of flour milk and yeast. Traditionally crumpets are a popular breakfast or afternoon treat in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa. Crumpets are small, round bread with a holey top and a spongy interior texture. As a young girl, we had crumpets with butter and honey. These were usually a winter treat and they were store-bought from the supermarket.

Sourdough Discard Ingredients: 4

  • Spelt starter – 250ml (about 1 cup)
  • Sugar – 1 tb
  • Salt – 1/4 ts
  • Baking soda – 1/2 ts
  • White vinegar – 1 tablespoon
  • Water (optional) –  1-2 tb


  1. Preheat non-stick fry pan on low to medium heat. I have my induction hob on 5 Brush butter on the 10cm rings to grease (this worked better for me than oil).
  2. In a jug or medium bowl add the starter, salt, sugar baking soda then lastly the vinegar. Mix until combined and the batter should start bubbling.
  3. Pour about 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup of batter inside the ring on the non-stick pan and cook slowly for around 5 minutes until bubbles appear and it's almost cooked, flip over and remove the ring. The first side will take the longest.  The ring may need some help removing with a plastic knife.  Cook the other side for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Best eaten straight away, if not you could re-heat in the toaster later.

Sue Maree P Tips

  • Water – if the batter looks too thick add a few tablespoons of water.