Easy Sourdough Pancakes Recipe


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Sourdough pancakes are one of the most common parts of breakfast. With thousands of different flavors and variations, pancakes are a favorite of almost everyone. Tangy sourdough pancakes are even better and they're a perfect way to use up extra sourdough starter. So today, we're breaking down exactly how to make our favorite sourdough pancakes recipe with ease!

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Sourdough is perfect for beginners. It is a very forgiving culture and one of the easiest to work with!

These sourdough starter pancakes are a great way to put that extra starter to good use.When you're nourishing your sourdough culture everyday but not baking bread with the same frequency, it's quite common for it to multiply excessively. Why not take that extra starter and refrigerate it for a delightful sourdough pancakes recipe during the weekend. They're similar to regular pancakes, but even better! 

Click here to download our full Sourdough Guide and Recipe Book to start making your own sourdough pancakes at home, replete with tips, tricks and recipes to elevate your sourdough venture to the pinnacle.

Here at Cultures for Health, we value the diverse ways that sourdough starter can be used. That's why, beyond just bread, we provide a wealth of recipes for your culinary creativity. These pancakes are a fine example of the versatility of our sourdough starter, but we encourage you to explore more! Have you ever tried sourdough waffles, muffins or even pizza crust?


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  • 2 cups fresh sourdough starter
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. oil
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2-4 Tbsp. milk, coconut milk, or water
  • Butter or coconut oil for frying


  1. Mix together sourdough starter, egg, sugar, oil and baking soda. The baking soda will react with the acid in your sourdough starter to create the leavening to make our pancakes extra fluffy. You can add a little extra baking soda if you have very acidic starter, or a little less to leave it a little more tangy.
  2. Add milk, coconut milk, or water to thin the batter to a pancake batter consistency. Begin with 2 tablespoons liquid and add more as needed, based on the consistency of your sourdough starter. A dry starter may need extra liquid, but if your starter discard is pretty runny, you may not need much extra.
  3. Heat a griddle over medium heat. Melt a slice of butter or coconut oil on the griddle. Once the griddle is hot, add ¼ cup of batter for each pancake. Cook until golden brown; flip and cook the other side. Be gentle with the batter as you're cooking so that you keep as much of that leavening in as possible.

    While our basic recipe is delicious on its own, there are plenty of ways to customize your sourdough pancakes. Add a touch of cinnamon or nutmeg for a hint of spice. Try mixing in some blueberries, chopped apples, or banana slices for a fruity twist. You can even stir in some chocolate chips or nuts for added texture and flavor. The possibilities are endless, so don't be afraid to experiment!

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For more Sourdough Pancake Recipes, check out our complete list, including gluten-free sourdough starter pancakes and other sourdough breakfast recipes.

One more thing, sourdough pancakes aren't just delicious, they're nutritious too! Sourdough fermentation process breaks down phytic acid found in grains, making nutrients more bioavailable. So, when you're enjoying your sourdough pancakes, know that you're also nourishing your body. What's more, the lactic acid bacteria in the sourdough gives these pancakes a unique, tangy flavor while also potentially providing some probiotic benefits.

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