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Now that I’ve shown you how to make your own sourdough starter (see here), it’s time to put that starter to good use!

If you are like me when I first started making my sourdough starter, you might be wondering how to use all that extra starter. A half-gallon of constantly-fed starter can look very intimidating! When I feel like my starter supply is growing too large, pancakes are my go-to treat for my family. This recipe, tweaked over time with love, yields melt-in-your-mouth delicious pancakes that don’t leave you feeling bloated afterwards.

*Note: If you had previously refrigerated your sourdough starter for storage, take it out and let it come to room temperate. Add some fresh flour and water, and let it sit for a few hours or overnight to wake up before using.

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Delicious and Easy Sourdough Pancakes
This recipe, tweaked over time with love, yields melt-in-your-mouth delicious pancakes that don’t leave you feeling bloated afterwards.
Delicious and Easy Sourdough Pancakes
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This recipe, tweaked over time with love, yields melt-in-your-mouth delicious pancakes that don’t leave you feeling bloated afterwards.
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
106" pancakes (approx.) 5minutes 10minutes
Servings Prep Time
106" pancakes (approx.) 5minutes
Cook Time
10minutes
Nutrition Facts
Delicious and Easy Sourdough Pancakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 563 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 458mg 19%
Potassium 7mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 83g 28%
Dietary Fiber 12g 48%
Sugars 15g
Protein 16g 32%
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 9%
Iron 33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Ingredients
Servings: 6" pancakes (approx.)
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Ingredients
Servings: 6" pancakes (approx.)
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Nutrition Facts
Delicious and Easy Sourdough Pancakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 563 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 458mg 19%
Potassium 7mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 83g 28%
Dietary Fiber 12g 48%
Sugars 15g
Protein 16g 32%
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 9%
Iron 33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Instructions
  1. Mix together fresh sourdough starter, egg, sugar or sugar substitute.
  2. Once that has been mixed well, add the coconut oil, salt, and vanilla extract.
  3. Fold in the cinnamon or any spices or fixings you may want to add.
  4. Right before you are ready to cook the pancakes, add the baking soda. The baking soda may make your mixture very bubbly and frothy. If you feel your batter is too thick, you can add some water or milk to thin it.
  5. Heat a lightly oiled or buttered griddle over medium heat. (I use this cast iron griddle.) Once the griddle is hot, add ¼ cup of batter for each pancake. Cook until golden brown and bubbly, flip, and cook the other side.
  6. Serve with your favorite toppings!
Recipe Notes

For added protein, you can add an extra egg.

Optional fixings – pecans, bananas, chia seeds, chocolate chips, pumpkin, etc.

 

Variations:

Pumpkin Sourdough Pancakes

Add ½ can of pumpkin puree and ½ tsp. pumpkin spice to the batter, folding it into the mixture just before adding the baking soda. Top with whipped coconut cream.

Apple Pie Sourdough Pancakes

Add ¼ cup peeled and grated apples into the batter. Mix in ½ tsp. extra cinnamon, ¼ tsp. ginger, and ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg before adding the baking soda. Top with hot maple syrup.

Chocolate Pecan Sourdough Pancakes

Add ¼ cup finely chopped pecans and organic dark chocolate chips to taste before adding the baking soda to the batter. You can also just place your batter portion on the griddle and sprinkle the pecans and chocolate chips into the batter as it cooks.

Banana Sourdough Pancakes

Add 1 mashed overripe (brown) banana to the batter just before adding the baking soda.

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Melissa is a work-from-home mom of two boys. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design from Ouachita Baptist University. Her love for Christ influences her lifestyle and work. She loves family life, cooking, art & design, gardening, DIY projects, and natural living.