Here in the Kulick house, we love all pancakes, but we think this sourdough pancake recipe might just rock the most. They’re fluffy, delicious, and easier to make than you may think. Try them after a late rockstar-style night out or get up early to start your morning off on the best foot.
Best Sourdough Pancake Recipe
If you’ve never worked with sourdough starter, relax! These sourdough pancakes are easy as to rock out as any others we’ve got on our site. And they taste amazing too, so give them a try!
Sourdough Pancake Ingredients
- All-purpose flour – This kicks off the base of our sourdough pancakes.
- Baking powder and baking soda – You need both for that lift, color, and fluff.
- Sugar – All pancakes need that sweet hit.
- Sourdough starter – This is what makes them sourdough pancakes, after all!
- Salt – Provides a balance to your sugar.
- Egg – The ingredient that binds.
- Milk – Helps create the batter.
- Vanilla extract – For that sensational warm and sweet flavor we all love about pancakes.
- Vegetable oil – Adds that fat along into the batter for perfect sourdough pancakes.
Easy Sourdough Pancake Recipe
Hey, if you start now, you’ll be eating these sourdough pancakes in 20 minutes. It doesn’t matter if it’s breakfast time or not. We love our pancakes any time of day though I have to admit, they really are the best way to start your day.
How do you make sourdough pancakes from scratch?
Pour your flour, baking soda, baking powder, sugar, and salt into a large mixing bowl and whisk until it’s all combined. Then add the sourdough starter, milk, egg, and vegetable oil. Mix it with a spoon until just combined and do not overmix! Heat your nonstick griddle or pan over medium heat and lightly grease with butter. Scoop the batter onto the hot pan, cooking 1 to 2 minutes until you see the bubbles on top and the bottom is golden. Flip it and cook the other side for 1 to 2 minutes. Serve these beauties with your favorite pancake toppings!
Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Sourdough Pancakes Every Time
- Keep your ratios right. In this recipe, we’ve got the perfect measurements for you to eliminate guesswork. If you add too much flour, you get something that resembles English muffins rather than pancakes and too much liquid makes them like crepes. Balance is important!
- You need baking powder and baking soda. Baking powder gives it that fluffiness while baking soda gives them that light and airy texture.
- Don’t fear the sourdough starter. It’s easy to use – just follow the directions on it. You’ll find it in the baking aisle.
What are sourdough pancakes?
Sourdough pancakes are simply pancakes that are made with sourdough starters. They have a light and fluffy texture that tastes wonderful.
How to cook sourdough pancakes?
Sourdough pancakes cook on the stovetop just like most pancakes. The sourdough starter is what makes them different, much like how buttermilk reacts for buttermilk pancakes.
What goes well with sourdough pancakes?
All the same things you use on your other pancakes are a match for sourdough pancakes too. Syrup, butter, whipped cream, berries, and whatever you like. Serve up just pancakes or make a nice spread with eggs, toast, bacon, sausages, hashbrowns and all your other breakfast favorites.
Why are my sourdough pancakes tough?
If they’re tough, you probably overmixed the batter. You should only mix sourdough pancake batter to combine the ingredients. Overmixing leads to tough rather than fluffy pancakes.
What can I do with waste sourdough starter?
Sourdough starter waste can be used in any recipe that requires flour and a liquid. It’s great for pancakes like these as well as muffins, cookies, brownies, waffles, or even as a batter for frying chicken or fish.
How to store leftover sourdough pancakes?
Once you’re done, make sure you wrap these up well or use an airtight container and put them in your fridge.
How long do sourdough pancakes last?
In the fridge, you’ll want to make sure you don’t forget about your leftover sourdough pancakes beyond 3 days.
Can you freeze sourdough pancakes?
Yes, freeze away and you can use them anytime. That’s better than forgetting your stash of them in the fridge.
How do you reheat sourdough pancakes?
Reheat your sourdough pancakes in the oven at 350F, putting them all on a baking sheet in one layer. Cover with foil and heat for about 4 minutes, which should do the trick.
Watch How To Make Sourdough Pancakes (Video)
Sourdough Pancake Recipe
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 cup sourdough starter
- 1 large egg
- 1 1/3 cup milk
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and sugar. Whisk until evenly combined.
- Next, add the sourdough starter, egg, milk, and vegetable oil. With a mixing spoon, mix well just until combined. Do not over-mix as it will change the texture of your sourdough pancakes.
- Over medium heat, set a non-stick pan or griddle on the stove and lightly grease with butter. Using a ladle or measuring cup, pour 1/4 cup scoops of pancake batter onto your hot pan. Cook for about 1-2 minutes until you start to see bubbles form on the surface and the bottom is golden brown. Flip your pancake using a spatula and cook the opposite side for another 1-2 minutes until golden brown on both sides.
- Serve immediately with your favorite pancake toppings. Maple syrup, powdered sugar, butter, whipped cream, and/or fresh berries are all great options!