Sourdough Pancakes

I awoke this morning to a happy sourdough starter overflowing its jar. Look how bubbly and active it is! It inspired me to look for a breakfast recipe to use it in.

Many of the breakfast recipes I found required prep the night before but then I found Quick Sourdough Pancakes on

They were delicious, easy to mix up and pretty quick to the table. So I thought I’d pass this one on in case you awake to a crazy overflowing starter too.

Sourdough Pancakes


  • 1 c active sourdough starter
  • 1 c whole wheat flour
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 2 T salted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 T sugar
  • 3/4 c milk

Mix up your batter and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Meanwhile heat up a cast iron skillet and add a bit of butter.

You want to make your pancakes fairly small because the batter is thick and if you make them too thick they won’t cook through. This first batch got a bit burnt because I made them too big.

Three to a 12″ skillet turned out to be a good size. When they start to bubble flip them and cook another minute on other side.

This recipe made a good plateful of Pancakes.

I topped mine with homemade blackberry jam and some of the maple syrup I made from our trees last spring. A delicious, homemade treat!

While looking for my breakfast recipe I found one for sourdough calzones. I want to make it for dinner so I fed a good bit (250 g) of remaining sourdough starter with equal parts water and flour. I like to feed mine a mix of flours. Here I gave it bread flour, whole wheat flour and buckwheat flour.

I put it in a big bowl so it has room to grow without overflowing.

If the calzones turn out to be as delicious as these pancakes I’ll post that recipe here too.

And if you’re in the area and want some starter, let me know!

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