When I first started keeping sourdough starter I wasn’t sure I wanted to make bread all the time or if I’d like it that much (spoiler alert: I love it! Here’s some more info about my starter). But one of the first things I made were these sourdough pancakes and they sealed the deal; convincing me to keep a starter even if I used it for nothing but pancakes! That’s how good these are!
It’s funny, I read the recipe in a comment on a blog and I can’t even remember where. I’ve looked through so many sourdough pancake recipes and can’t find one that matches what I use. So I can’t give credit to whoever shared this with me. One thing I really like is it’s simplicity. It doesn’t require a lot of ingredients (I have it memorized by now) and is simple to throw together even if you’re not a morning person. Also I’m pretty flexible with how much starter I use, and they always turn out great.
The recipe I saw made a lot of pancakes, so I wrote down the halved recipe and it’s a really great size. I make it for myself (and have leftovers) but I think it’d be good for 2 people too.
1 Cup of fed starter
1/2 t salt
1/2 t soda
2 T sugar or honey
2 T melted butter or coconut oil
I cook mine in my cast iron skillet. I melt the butter in the skillet while I mix up the other ingredients, and I add the soda last, which helps the fluff factor! The pancakes aren’t very tangy or sour, but have a thinner, chewier texture than say, bisquick pancakes. Enjoy!