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You Can Make The Best Sourdough Pancakes From Discarded Starter – It’s Easy!

Are you looking for the best sourdough pancakes from discarded starter, then you came to the right place. First you need a good starter. The only thing I’m not big on is all of the discarded starter when you feed it.  That’s where this recipe comes in. I scoured the internet and found quite a few different recipes and decided to come up with one of my own that I feel brings all of the best pieces from all that I saw. I think I came up with the best Pancakes I’ve ever had, much less made. They were definitely a hit with the family. Try them, they just might be the best Pancakes you’ve ever had.

Ready, Set, Starter.

You want to begin with a well established starter. If you don’t have a starter, or don’t know where to start (see what I did there?) I can put together another post describing the process I used and a few mistakes I made so you don’t do the same. It’s really a fun and actually simple process. Making your own Starter reminds me of a Science project from School. You take flour and water and breed a living, breathing thing. Pretty cool if you ask me.

Mix it up…(kind of.)

There are really no special steps or order to add the ingredients. You can just add them all to a mixing bowl at the same time. What you don’t want to do, however, is over mix everything. You want to just bring everything together where it’s all combined. It’s ok if there are a few lumps. If you over mix it, your pancakes will be dense.

Top it off.

Toppings are where everyone can add their own individuality to a stack of pancakes. To I believe a majority of people, butter and some sticky sweet syrup are the best. If you’re my wife, all you would add is some butter and nothing else. Others like to use peanut butter instead of regular butter. I say, make it your own. If you want strawberries and whipped cream. Great! There really is no limit to the combinations you and add to your pancakes. Have fun with it. It’s only food.

Check out My Full Recipe for The Best Sourdough Pancakes from Discarded Starter Below

sourdough pancakes
Yield: 12 Pancakes

The Best Sourdough Pancakes

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

Homemade Sourdough Pancakes using the discard from your starter.


  • 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 3 Tbsp Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Cup Unfed Sourdough Starter
  • 1 ½ Cups Buttermilk
  • ½ Cup Milk
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 2 Tbsp Butter (Melted)
  • 2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil


  1. Preheat Griddle or Non-Stick Pan to
    around 350 Degrees.
  2. Whisk together all dry ingredients
    in large bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together
    all wet ingredients.
  4. Mix all ingredients until just
    combined. Scoop or pour around ¼ Cup of mix and cook on one side until bubbles start to pop and sides start to dry, roughly 1 minute. Flip, and cook for
    additional minute on other side.
  5. Serve with Butter and your favorite toppings.

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Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

1 Pancake

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 197Total Fat: 6.4gSaturated Fat: 2.3gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 22.2mgSodium: 431.6mgCarbohydrates: 27.8gNet Carbohydrates: 26.5ggFiber: 1.3gSugar: 5.2gProtein: 5.2g

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