Sourdough Starter Pancakes

I’ve been reading a lot about how to use sourdough starter that is discarded when you feed your starter and today seemed like a good time to test making sourdough pancakes. Gee I wish I’d tried this sooner, they are beautiful. Extremely light and fluffy and didn’t leave us with that bloated feeling. I was a little surprised with this as I still used self-raising flour but the starter just seemed to give them so much more air they were as light as a feather!

Maree's Sourdough Starter Pancakes

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 cup SR flour
  • 1 (ish) Cup Active Sourdough Starter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • Milk
  • Butter for adding to pan before cooking

Put first 4 ingredients into a mixing bowl then while stirring, add enough milk to make a batter the consistency of something like tomato sauce. If you want a more crepe like end result add more milk and vice versa if you want thick pancakes.

Let stand for a few minutes while you heat up a frying pan to nice and hot but not smoking. Electric pan on about 7-8.

Gently stir then put a dollop of butter in the pan, spread as it melts and pour in batter making the pancakes whatever diameter suits you. Cook until golden brown on bottom and top is well covered with bubbles. Turn being gentle to ensure you don’t knock out all the bubbles. Cook for a couple of minutes and serve with whatever topping you choose.

Sourdough pancakes


2 Replies to “Sourdough Starter Pancakes”

  1. I’ve got some starter sitting on the kitchen counter with this recipes name all over it. My sister sent me some homemade maple syrup from her own maple trees so I’m in for a real treat!


    1. How amazing to be able to harvest your own maple syrup! The ultimate in growing your own. Hope you enjoy the recipe, we finished off the batch this morning and it was quite good still. 🙂


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