Sourdough Pancakes

Sourdough gives these Sourdough pancakes a delicious flavor and fluffy texture that you’ll fall in love with! These will quickly become your family’s favorite breakfast.

Sourdough pancakes have a delicious flavor & fluffy texture that you'll fall in love with! These will become your family's favorite breakfast.

Just when I thought I found the only pancake recipe I’d ever need, I start messing around with sourdough. And my pancake world was rocked.

Remember that sourdough starter I shared with you a few weeks ago? This is the first recipe we’re sharing using that delicious starter. Don’t worry, there are more cakes and artisan breads to come. This is just the beginning. And what a sweet beginning it is.

Sourdough pancakes have a delicious flavor & fluffy texture that you'll fall in love with! These will become your family's favorite breakfast.

I tend to be a pancake snob. If I’m going to start the day with a stack of calories, which let’s be real, is not the lowest in calorie breakfast around, I want them to be good. Soft…fluffy…lightly browned…the perfect texture to soak up butter and syrup. And flavor? I want them just barely sweet, because when you’re dousing them in pure maple syrup, there’s no reason to use too much sugar in the pancake batter itself.

And these sourdough pancakes are all of those things above. I knew I liked sourdough bread, but I think so far, sourdough pancakes take the blue ribbon as far as all of the sourdough recipes we’ve tried so far.

Sourdough pancakes have a delicious flavor & fluffy texture that you'll fall in love with! These will become your family's favorite breakfast.

And really, what’s not to love? One bowl…no more than 5-10 minutes of prep work (assuming you have that sourdough starter ready) and quick cook time.

These quick sourdough pancakes get eaten faster than we can get them off the griddle.

Why not try a homemade strawberry syrup or raspberry topping to make these an even more decadent morning treat?

stack of sourdough pancakes with syrup
stack of sourdough pancakes with syrup

Sourdough Pancakes {Great for Sourdough Discard}

4.84 from 478 votes
Sourdough pancakes have a delicious flavor & fluffy texture that you’ll fall in love with! These will become your family’s favorite breakfast.
Servings 12
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sourdough starter
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil


  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and soda, sugar and salt.
  • Add the sourdough starter, milk, egg and oil. Mix well just until combined.
  • Spray a pancake griddle with cooking spray or grease well with butter. Heat to about 300-350 degrees.
  • Pour ¼ cup pancake batter on the hot griddle. Cook until the pancake starts bubbling on top, then flip the pancake.
  • Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes or until the pancake is cooked through.
  • Serve warm with butter and syrup.



The calories shown are based on the recipe making about 12 pancakes that are about 6″ in diameter, with 1 serving being 1 pancake. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**


Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 305mg | Potassium: 136mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 72IU | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1mg
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Calories 148
Keyword brunch recipes, easy breakfast, sourdough recipes

About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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Judy M.
2 years ago

5 stars
I had been hearing how delicious sourdough pancakes were, and these are THAT good! Great recipe that I will utilize with my discard and freeze the extras. If I can keep my husband out of them.

2 years ago

5 stars
I love these! I used 1 cup of greek yogurt and 1/2 cup milk. SO tasty!

Ai Willis
2 years ago

5 stars
My family’s favorite pancakes!! I make a batch every week!

2 years ago

5 stars
Best pancakes recipe more collapsed deflated sad panxakes..thes are tall, fluffy perfect! Thank you

2 years ago

5 stars
These are everything a pancake should be – light, fluffy, delicious! I am new with my starter and don’t want to toss the discard every time. I am looking for other discard recipes! Thank you.

2 years ago

5 stars
This is a great way to use starter discard!! I have made these twice and they are very good. They also freeze well. I just put a piece of wax paper between them for easy removal and put them in a warm oven (I don’t own a microwave oven~by choice🙃)

Colleen Marble
2 years ago

Just made this recipe. My batter turned out soooo thick, and I’m sure I didn’t mis-measure anything. I had to thin it out. My family said the flavor is good (I’m GF so can’t eat them) though. I just wonder if my starter was thicker than what you use.

Fatemah Rajah
2 years ago

5 stars
These were lovely. Light and fluffy. Very easy to eat too much! Makes loads but I think I made them smaller than in the recipe.

2 years ago

5 stars
I’ve made this recipe at least 5 times now with my soudough discard! Best pancakes I’ve ever made and this recipe is VERY forgiving.
I also love that I can make it all in one bowl!

I usually make this with 1.5 cups flour, 1.5 cups sourdough discard, 1 tbsp of sugar, 0.5 tsp salt, and 1.5 tbsp of oil. Tastes amazing, I actually like to eat it plain sometimes!

2 years ago

5 stars
Oh! Soooo good! I used buttermilk and added blueberries. Now I’ll always make extra starter so we can have these amazing pancakes. Thank you for adding this to my rotation.

Brianna H
2 years ago

5 stars
Fluffiest pancakes I’ve ever had. These made restaurant quality pancakes!! The King Arthur recipe called for a similar liquid base to sit OVERNIGHT. I’m like geez I already took 6 days to make a starter and I STILL have to wait a day for pancakes with the scraps? So I saw this one and I’m never going back. Perfect slight tang of the sourdough starter, and unbelievable height on these babies. Super moist! Just the perfect pancake. I never want regular pancakes again..

2 years ago

5 stars
This is the perfect pancake recipe ever! I just love how fluffy they are! I doubled the recipe for my family of 7. Thank you for an amazing recipe Lizzy! 😋

2 years ago

5 stars
Fabulous recipe and made 1/2 recipe at altitude with a few minor adjustments (less baking soda and powder, full egg), loved the flavor and will definitely make again! Thank you!

2 years ago

THE best pancakes I have ever put in my mouth.

2 years ago

I made this with sourdough discard that had been sitting in the fridge for well over a month. They came out fluffy but I expected more. Am I supposed to be using fresh starter? Also, I found they were still doughy on the inside. After all the great reviews I figured I wouldn’t screw this up but somehow managed to do just that. Can you offer any insight?

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