Homemade Sourdough Pancakes

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I was first introduced to sourdough pancakes by my mother-in-law Shirley. Sourdough pancakes are super easy to make. They’re light, tangy in flavor and best served with melted butter and maple syrup for an incredible breakfast.

stack of Sourdough Pancakes with butter and dripping maple syrup

You will need a sourdough starter and I have just the one. My homemade sourdough starter. Now you could purchase a sourdough starter online that comes in a packet and you feed the starter. Mine is homemade, from scratch as as long as you keep feeding it, it will keep indefinitely.

As a rule of thumb when using a starter you always need to feed and replenish it. It’s not difficult. Think of it this way, what ever you take out, needs to be replaced with equal weights of flour and water. So for 1 cup of starter you need to feed back 1 cup flour and 3/4 cup water. Why 3/4 cup water? Because you need to feed it approximately equal weights of flour and water, not amounts.

So if you’re making these pancakes you’re going to need 1/2 cup sourdough starter. That means after you take that out of your starter container, you’ll be mixing back in a 1/2 cup of the new mixture the next morning to keep it fed and alive. Stir to mix in thoroughly and refrigerate for another sourdough recipe.

So make sourdough pancakes often and keep your starter alive!

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Sourdough Starter and Sourdough Pancakes - The sourdough starter (or sometimes called a sponge) is a flour and water mixture that contains the yeast used to rise the bread. I give you a step by step recipe for making both! www.keviniscooking.com

Sourdough Pancakes

5 from 1 vote
Sourdough pancakes are super easy to make. They’re light, tangy in flavor and best served with melted butter and maple syrup for an incredible breakfast. Prep time does not include the overnight sourdough starter mix to do it’s thing. In the morning just add other ingredients and make those pancakes!
Servings: 2
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 6 minutes
Total: 11 minutes


The night before:

Pancake Ingredients:


The Night Before:

  • In a bowl mix together the water, flour and Starter. Cover loosely with plastic wrap or towel and let stand overnight in a warm, draft free place. I place mine in the oven or microwave.

In the Morning:

    Take out 1/2 cup of mixture to go back into the original starter jar.

    • To the new starter dough mixture that rose overnight add the salt, sugar, baking soda and eggs and mix thoroughly.
    • Heat a griddle until water drops bounce. Do not use oil. Ladle 2 tablespoons batter onto the griddle. Turn when many bubbles are showing.. 
    • Makes about 8 large or 24 dollar sized pancakes.


    Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 465mg | Potassium: 31mg | Vitamin A: 60IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.9mg

    The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

    Course: Breakfast
    Cuisine: American, Western
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