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stack of 3 sourdough pancakes on white plate
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Fluffy Sourdough Pancakes

Extra soft and fluffy sourdough pancakes mixed up and ready in under 30 minutes.  
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fluffy sourdough pancakes, small batch sourdough pancakes, soft sourdough pancakes, thick sourdough pancakes
Servings: 10 pancakes
Author: Katie Shaw


  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup discard sourdough starter
  • 1 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • butter for the pan


  • Combine all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl, and the wet ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.  Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and gently mix until just combined.  Do not over mix, a few lumps are okay.
  • Heat a cast iron skillet or other heavy pan over medium-low heat.  Once the pan is hot, add a tablespoon of butter and allow it to melt.  Scoop the batter into the hot pan in 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup amounts, depending on the size of pancake you would like.  When bubbles appear on the surface, flip the pancakes.  Cook them in batches. using a paper towel to wipe out the skillet in between. 
  • Serve immediately, with syrup and butter or whipped cream and fruit.  


You can hold cooked pancakes in a 200 degree oven.
Sprinkle on blueberries or chocolate chips before flipping for a special addition.