Chocolate Funfetti Sourdough Discard Scones

Before you throw away your sourdough discard, turn it into these fun, tangy scones!

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Funfetti Scones

I, like half of the internet, decided to embark on creating a sourdough starter. It’s been great – I have fresh baked loaves of sourdough every week, have stopped buying sandwich bread, and have gotten really creative with the sourdough discard (pretzels, crackers, cookies – you name it). I hate wasting food, so rather than dumping precious starter down the drain, I’m always experimenting with it to see what else I can turn it into. Thus, these delicious scones were born!

They’re a perfectly crunchy, yet slightly moist scone with chocolate and sprinkles, so they’re basically a party in your mouth. I turned this into 16 mini scones (which are honestly mid-size), but you could make 8 big scones, just adjust your baking time to make sure they get nice and golden brown. I love making a batch of these at the beginning of the week and eating them with my morning coffee all week – it’s my little slice of heaven!

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Funfetti Scones

Chocolate Funfetti Sourdough Discard Scones

Jacklin Altman
Before you throw away your sourdough discard, turn it into these fun, tangy scones!
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Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 118 kcal


  • Oven
  • Baking Sheet
  • Mixing Bowls


Dry Ingredients:
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 stick unsalted butter frozen
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles
Wet ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup sourdough starter discard (if you don't have sourdough starter, use 1/2 cup milk and do not add the 2 tbsp of milk below or 1/2 cup heavy cream) 126 g*
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp milk omit if not using sourdough starter
  • 3 tbsp milk to brush tops not in batter
  • Sugar to sprinkle on top of scones pre-baking
  • Glaze: 1 cup powdered sugar and 1 tsp milk add milk 1 tsp at a time until desired consistency, add sprinkles!


  • Preheat oven to 400F
  • Combine dry ingredients and whisk together
  • Using a grater, grate frozen butter into dry ingredients. If the mixture get clumpy, use a pastry cutter to ensure the butter is broken into pea-sized chunks
  • Whisk wet ingredients together and pour into dry ingredient mixture, and fold just until everything is moistened
  • Flour a clean surface and dump your dough onto it
  • Cut dough in half, and using your floured hands, shape into a disk
  • Cut disk into 8 scones, and repeat for other half of dough, yielding 16 mini scones
  • Place scones about 2 inches apart on parchment-lined baking sheet, and put in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes
  • Brush tops with milk and sprinkle sugar, and bake at 400 for 18-20 minutes, until golden brown
  • Allow scones to cool for an hour before you glaze them
  • To glaze scones, put them on a cooling rack with a plate or tray underneath to catch glaze run-off. Combine glaze ingredients and drizzle over scones, and top with extra sprinkles
  • Store at room temperature for up to 3 days, in the fridge for up to 6 days


Glaze is optional and omitted from nutrition facts.


Calories: 118kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 140mgPotassium: 27mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 19IUCalcium: 43mgIron: 1mg
Keyword funfetti, dessert, chocolate, scone, sourdough, breakfast
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