Sourdough Pancakes

"You ain't lived 'till you ate these. One taste and you'll see why a 'sourdough prospector' would give up his gold claim before his sourdough starter."
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Ready In:
8hrs 12mins




  • Mix first three ingredients into a large non-metallic bowl and beat until smooth. Cover loosely with a damp towel/dishrag and let stand in a warm place for 8 to 18 hours.
  • Mix batter down. Add remaining ingredients and stir until smooth.
  • Cook on a lightly greased preheated griddle or skillet at 400°F.
  • Serve with maple or berry syrup, or toss an fried egg on 'em.

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  1. Queen Roachie
    Amazing! I have a young starter, so not so tangy yet, but wonderful texture. I have to say this is closer to the 8 servings, or 4 if you are a starving lumberjack who is a Sumo wrestler in the off season... I made about a dozen pancakes the size of dinner plates, so we wrapped and froze the leftovers for another time. Thanks for the great recipe! Served with boysenberry syrup and some sweetened sliced strawberries. Update: 12/2017 I've been making this for years now with a second batch of starter from several years ago, and it's even better now with an aged starter. I find that I don't need all the leavening, so I add it last a little at a time and keep an eye on how the dough reacts. If you add too much the dough collapses before you're done cooking them.
  2. Julesgems
    I SO LOVE this recipe. I have just started using sourdough,{AGAIN},,, This recipe uses equal amounts of starter and flour. That makes a good SOUR dough. Higher flour ratios make a more watered down cake. THIS IS YUM.
  3. Debs Recipes
    AWESOME! I don't think I've ever had pancakes brown up so perfectly! They are tasty, too! My half-batch made a dozen (12) pancakes. I'll definitely keep this recipe in mind as a great use for sourdough starter!
  4. Sydney Mike
    Made your recipe #279951 #79951 to initiate my sourdough baking again, & this was the 1st recipe on which I tried it! Served these up with a bit of maple syrup & some raisin sauce I'd recently made ~ ABSOLUTELY GREAT TASTING PANCAKES! Easy to prepare, too! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in the current Pick-A-Chef]


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