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Sourdough Pancakes

Use your sourdough starter to have light and fluffy sourdough pancakes any time!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Sourdough Pancakes, Sourdough starter
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 117 kcal
Author Amanda Rettke--iambaker.net


  • ¼ cup (4 tablespoons or 57g) butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup (245g) milk, room temperature (I like whole milk, but any % will work)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cups (341g) sourdough starter, discard or fed
  • cups (187.5g) all-purpose flour, (can also use bread or whole wheat flour)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the griddle. (We like anywhere between 325°F and 350°F)

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the butter, eggs, milk, vanilla, and sourdough starter until combined.

  3. Whisk in the remaining ingredients one at a time (the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt). The batter will be fairly runny. (It will puff up, don't worry!)

  4. Once the griddle is hot, gently stir the pancake batter and use a 1/3 measuring cup to pour the batter onto the grill. (If the batter is too thick, add 1 teaspoon of milk at a time until you reach your desired consistency.)

  5. Cook the pancakes for 2-3 minutes, and then flip them over, cooking them for 1-2 more minutes. Timing will depend on your griddle.

  6. Serve warm with your favorite toppings.