Looking for a way to use up your sourdough discard? These sourdough discard pancakes are a delicious and easy way to enjoy your sourdough starter. With a light and fluffy texture, these pancakes are sure to become a breakfast favorite in your household.

Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 25 minutes | Serves: 4


  • 1 cup sourdough discard
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the sourdough discard, flour, milk, sugar, baking soda, egg, melted butter, and salt.
  2. Stir the mixture until just combined, being careful not to overmix.
  3. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium-high heat.
  4. Pour the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake.
  5. Cook until bubbles form on the surface of the pancakes, then flip and cook until golden brown on the other side.
  6. Repeat with the remaining batter.
  7. Serve the pancakes warm with your favorite toppings.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 250 || Total Fat: 8g || Carbohydrates: 36g || Protein: 7g

What I Love About This Recipe?

  • Uses up sourdough discard
  • Easy to make
  • Light and fluffy texture
  • Crowd-pleaser for breakfast
  • Customizable with toppings

What To Avoid While Making this Recipe?

  • Avoid overmixing the batter to ensure fluffy pancakes
  • Do not skip the baking soda as it helps the pancakes rise
  • Make sure the griddle or pan is properly heated before cooking the pancakes
  • Be mindful of portion sizes to avoid oversized pancakes
  • Avoid overheating the griddle to prevent burning the pancakes

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