Sourdough Pancakes

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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}

4.75 from 752 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 discard (discard is runnier and works best in this recipe)
  • 1 1/2 cups milk (or more to thin the batter)
  • 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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M Perry
6 months ago

5 stars
I Made sheet pan chocolate chip pancakes out of these, baked at 400 for 12 minutes. SO GOOD.

Andrea Box
6 months ago

5 stars
Excellent taste! I am new to the sourdough world. My batter was extremely thick. Not sure what my problem was, but the taste was awesome. Any info on the process to make it less dense would be helpful!

Asa Whitmore
6 months ago

5 stars
This is by far my favorite sourdough pancake recipe. I’ve even started sending it to all of my friends that make sourdough and all of them love it!

5 months ago

Hi! Does your Sourdough Pancake recipe call for active starter or discard? Thanks!💜

5 months ago

1 star
Guys, this is awful…there is no way 10 people gave this 5 stars let alone 400. Waaaay to dense. You might as well add levening straight to your discard and chuck it on the grill….it would be better. Bot Bot Bot. Just don’t….Julie, you must do better for the rest of humanity Pleeease.

Tom Gottsacker
5 months ago

5 stars
These are positively delicious!! We threw in some blueberries (after the batter was in the pan). Wow! Dang good!

5 months ago

5 stars
OMG!! These were SO good! MY husband said, “that’s it, no more of the Martha Stewart Pancake recipe!” I used fed starter and followed the recipe pretty much exactly with the exception of adding a splash of vanilla extract and fresh blueberries before the pancakes were flipped . This will now be my go to pancake recipe.

5 months ago

5 stars
just made these with my morning discard. I really like it with some added vanilla. i love the little tang you get from the starter. I love that they hold up to syrup and don’t disintegrate. made half the recipe and eye balled half an egg. I did end up adding a little water to thin it out some. thank you

5 months ago

5 stars
These are wonderful whom ever gave the bad comment honey you are missing the boat. You need to remake these. Smells great while cooking

5 months ago

5 stars
Just want to say best recipe yet for sour dough pancakes

4 months ago

5 stars
The family says best pancake recipe ever. Had leftovers to freeze for school breakfast. Great texture. Did end of using more milk to thin out more bit my discard is thick though

4 months ago

5 stars
Made these last weekend and let them sit over night with just the milk, starter, flour and sugar. Added the rest in the morning. They were perfect! Wondering if I could just add bananas to it if it would work?!

4 months ago

5 stars
I just made my first batch of these and the family LOVED them. I should have made a bigger batch. Thank you!

4 months ago

5 stars
These turned out great! Super fluffy and very yummy. Best pancake recipe I’ve ever used. Thanks so much!

4 months ago

5 stars
Hands down the best homemade pancakes I’ve had! The tang from the sourdough is not lost and is perfect with maple syrup!