Start your day with a delicious stack of sourdough pancakes that are fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside. These pancakes are a perfect way to use up your sourdough discard and are sure to become a family favorite!

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


  • 1 cup sourdough starter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the sourdough starter, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, melted butter, egg, and vanilla extract.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Do not overmix.
  4. Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat and lightly grease with butter or oil.
  5. Pour 1/4 cup of batter onto the skillet for each pancake and cook until bubbles form on the surface, then flip and cook for another 1-2 minutes until golden brown.
  6. Repeat with the remaining batter, adding more butter or oil to the skillet as needed.
  7. Serve the pancakes warm with your favorite toppings such as maple syrup, fresh berries, or whipped cream.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 250 || Carbohydrates: 30g || Protein: 6g || Fat: 10g || Fiber: 2g

What I Love About This Recipe?

  1. The tangy flavor from the sourdough starter adds a unique twist to traditional pancakes.
  2. Using up sourdough discard helps reduce food waste and is environmentally friendly.
  3. These pancakes are versatile and can be customized with various toppings and mix-ins.
  4. They freeze well, making them a convenient breakfast option for busy mornings.
  5. The combination of fluffy texture and crispy edges makes these pancakes irresistible.

What To Avoid While Making this Recipe?

  1. Avoid overmixing the batter, as this can result in tough pancakes.
  2. Make sure not to skip the baking powder and baking soda, as they are essential for the pancakes to rise properly.
  3. Do not overcrowd the skillet, as this can cause the pancakes to cook unevenly.
  4. Be careful not to overcook the pancakes, as they can become dry and tough.
  5. Adjust the sourdough starter consistency if needed, as a thicker starter will require more liquid in the recipe.

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