Sourdough Pancakes

by Erin

These buttery sourdough pancakes are perfection for breakfast. Jazz them up with berries or chocolate chips for extra fun to start your day.

Sourdough Pancakes 2

My sourdough starter is still going strong ever since I brought it to life in March. Most of the time it gets puts to sleep in the fridge but if I anticipate a lot of usage I will use some and replenish overnight at room temperature so that it will be ready to go again the next day. Other than pizza dough my newest favorite recipe for that unfed sourdough starter, straight out of the fridge, is pancakes. The first batch I forgot to add butter into the batter and while they turned out puffier, they lacked on flavor so don’t forget the butter! They tasted much better once the butter was added. Do you ever forget to add an ingredient while cooking/baking?

Sourdough Pancakes 1

One year ago: Twix Brownies

Two years ago: Peanut Butter Banana Bagels

Four years ago: Baked Blueberry Almond Pancakes


Serves 4


1 cup unfed sourdough starter

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup lukewarm water

2 Tbsp sugar

1 egg, lightly beaten

4 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda

1 Tbsp warm water


  1. Preheat a griddle or nonstick pan to medium-high (350-375 degrees).
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the sourdough starter, flour, 1/2 cup water, sugar, egg, butter and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl mix together the baking soda and water. Gently fold into the pancake batter. Let the mixture bubble and foam for 1 minute.
  4. Pour 1/4 cup of batter for each pancakes onto hot griddle, turn pancakes over when bubbles appear on the surface. Flip and cook until golden brown. Serve with maple syrup.

Source: Adapted slightly from Turnips 2 Tangerines.

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Kayle (The Cooking Actress) May 25, 2015 - 7:30 pm

so cool that you used sourdough for these pancakes!!!! That’s a great-and tasty-twist!

Susan May 21, 2015 - 12:11 pm

Thank you very much for the info, Erin. I will save the information and check it out when we get home (we just got to the beach a couple of days ago and will be here for a couple of months).

Susan May 21, 2015 - 12:06 pm

These sound wonderful. I’d love to do sourdough starter, but we travel for extended periods, so I’m concerned about leaving it in the fridge. We’re talking 2-4 months at a time away from home. I’m definitely going to have to learn more about sourdough starter (yes, I know you’ve done a post about that, but it basically went over my head…) :-)

spiffycookie May 21, 2015 - 12:08 pm

I haven’t tried it yet but apparently you can dry it out for later:

Medha @ Whisk & Shout May 20, 2015 - 1:34 pm

These sounds so unique and awesome!

Ala May 20, 2015 - 11:27 am

Whaaaat this sounds like such an amazing idea! Yay for sourdough in the mornings!

Sam @ Sugar Spun Run May 20, 2015 - 10:21 am

I am so intrigued by this–sourdough pancakes? Sounds like quite a different flavor, one I would love to try :)

spiffycookie May 20, 2015 - 11:10 am

You’ve never had sourdough pancakes before? You gotta try them.

Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg May 20, 2015 - 7:45 am

Erin – I have the same plate as you! I love it. Nothing says, “Goodmorning,” like a wonderful stack of pancakes. Great recipe. :)


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