Very Sourdough Pancakes

  • Prep Time 10 minutes
  • Servings 14

This Sourdough Pancakes recipe is... more sourdough than many recipes for sourdough pancakes. I like them to have an ever-present tart flavor. Most sourdough pancake recipes require the mixture to sit overnight, but I prefer adding a few things to a well-fed starter and simply frying it up. These sourdough pancakes are chewy, tart, and totally scrumptious.


  • 700 grams sourdough starter with 100% hydration
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted melted butter, plus several tablespoons extra for the frying pan
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Diamond Crystal kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda


Step 1

In a large bowl, whisk all of the ingredients together.

Step 2

Heat a large heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat and add a tablespoon of butter to the pan. Once the butter has melted quickly, add ¼ cup of pancake batter to the pan. Cook until bubbles appear throughout the pancake, then flip and cook on the other side. Keep the cooked pancakes on a sheet pan in the oven set to its lowest temperature. Serve with plenty of salted butter and good quality maple syrup.

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