Sourdough Pancakes

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Sourdough Pancakes

Almost every Sunday, I make sourdough pancakes for my husband and daughter. The sourdough pancake recipe I use will melt in your mouth and be your new favorite breakfast. I talk ...

Almost every Sunday, I make sourdough pancakes for my husband and daughter. The sourdough pancake recipe I use will melt in your mouth and be your new favorite breakfast.

I talked about sourdough starter in my homemade sourdough bread post. It’s a useful ingredient to have around. You can buy sourdough starter on Amazon to make it easier than trying to start it yourself. They have white, whole wheat, and gluten free options. Read more on that post about how to start it.

Sourdough Pancake Recipe

This one is one of those treat yourself breakfasts. It’s not like the floury pancakes you make out of the box. It’s like melts as you eat it. Maybe it’s not the healthiest thing on my blog, but it sure it healthier than the average pancake. I talked about how fermenting helps us digest grains better on my homemade sourdough bread post as well. Basically, the starter is a fermenting mixture of bread and water and allows nutrients to be more easily absorbed by the body and makes the flour more digestible. 

sourdough pancake recipe


I honestly don’t know where this recipe came from. I found it in my old recipe book that I tried to start once. It has maybe 10 recipes total but then Google bookmarks and Pinterest were easier. Either way, it used to have sugar and olive oil as the sweet and fat source. My husband has made it that way many times and it was good, but I think this is better with melted butter and maple syrup. I don’t even need much maple syrup to eat them.

My starter is white flour but the night before pancakes, I make a separate fermenting bowl of flour and water where it ends up being 1 cup of whole wheat and water for half my starter. You can use any variety or mixture amount for white or wheat. The pancakes are less melty with wheat but still melty! Is melty even a word?

sourdough starter

This is sourdough starter and it works great!


I like to use cast iron to cook these. The pancakes do not stick that way. Otherwise I would use coconut oil to cook. 

sourdough pancake recipe

Check out this list of uses for sourdough starter, oh the possibilities! Many Uses Of Sourdough

Fresh Flavors: Make this sourdough pancake recipe to help your body digest delicious pancakes.

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Sourdough Pancake Recipe
This sourdough pancake recipe is a melt in your mouth new breakfast treat.
sourdough pancake recipe
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
sourdough pancake recipe
  1. Add all ingredients EXCEPT baking soda and water together in a bowl. Add baking soda to 1 tbsp warm water. Preheat the stove with pans to medium heat. Melt coconut oil or butter or your choice of non-stick. I like to use cast iron, it doesn't stick. Add the baking soda/water to the batter and mix. Pour desired size of pancake onto the pan or griddle.
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Comments ( 19 )

  1. ReplyNatalie @ Obsessive Cooking Disorder
    I used to have my own sourdough starter and would make sourdough pancakes to use them up!
  2. ReplyDominique | Perchance to Cook
    I love sourdough bread; I've never thought to use it in pancakes though. These sound delicious!! Adding it to my summer to-do list!
  3. ReplyJill-Joy
    I'd have to try this! looks delicious.
  4. Replykasey
    These look so great! I'm gonna have to try them for sure.
  5. ReplyBailey
    I had no idea such a thing existed! This looks like an amazing combination of all good things.
  6. ReplySarah
    I have never thought of making sourdough pancakes, these look delicious!
  7. ReplyNatalie @ Obsessive Cooking Disorder
    I LOVE sourdough - will be saving this!
  8. ReplyLiz
    I love making pancakes but I've never tried sourdough pancakes! These sound yummy!
  9. Replymichele
    Yum! I make sourdough from a starter I have been feeding for almost 25 years and have never tried pancakes...thanks!
    • ReplyMindy Voet
      Wow 25 years?! That must be the best tasting.
  10. ReplyHannah
    Same here - I love sourdough bread and never seen a recipe for sourdough pancakes.
  11. ReplyJoleene
    My husband is the pancake maker in our house. Maybe if I just slip this under her nose while he's making them....
  12. ReplyKelsey
    Interesting recipe, I've only ever had just sourdough bread. I'll have to try this sometime!
    • ReplyMindy Voet
      Let me know if you try them. They are really good!

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