Sourdough Starter Pancakes

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Sourdough starter pancakes are the perfect weekend breakfast. The batter is made in one bowl, and the pancakes turn out light and fluffy with beautiful crispy edges.

Sourdough starter pancakes on a white plate.
Sourdough starter pancakes topped with fresh fruit.

Sourdough Starter Pancakes

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Author: Kim
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 40 minutes
Servings: 5 Servings



  • In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients except the baking powder and baking soda. Cover, and refrigerate the batter for up to 8 hours.
    ½ cups (180 g) all-purpose flour
    1 cup (227 g) sourdough starter
    1 tablespoon granulated sugar
    ¼ teaspoon salt
    1 (50 g) large egg
    1 ½ cup (340 g) buttermilk
    ¼ cup unsalted butter
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • After 8 hours, sprinkle the batter with baking powder and baking soda. Stir well to combine. If needed, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of milk to thin out the batter.
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • Heat a skillet or griddle over low-medium heat. Add a teaspoon or two of butter between every two to three pancakes. Allow the butter to melt, then add ¼ to ⅓ cup of the batter.
  • Cook the batter for 2 to 3 minutes. The pancake will have little bubbles over the surface and begin to crisp around the edges when it’s ready to flip. Use a spatula to flip the pancake, then cook an additional 2 to 3 minutes on the opposite side. Repeat with the remaining batter.
  • Serve hot with fresh fruit and pure maple syrup. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


  • The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 2 pancakes. Actual calories will vary.


Serving: 2PancakesCalories: 244kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 6gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 486mgPotassium: 128mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 450IUCalcium: 187mgIron: 1mg
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