Sourdough Pancakes
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 20 mins
  • 1½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1½ cups levain or sourdough starter *see notes*
  • 1 tablespoon granulated white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1¼ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons of oil of choice (I used avocado oil) *see notes*
  • 2 large eggs
  • avocado or coconut oil (or bacon fat if your super fancy) for greasing the pan
  1. In a medium bowl whisk all dry ingredients together until incorporated. In a seperate large bowl add the milk and levain or sourdough starter together and whisk until completely combined. Add the oil and eggs to the milk mixture and whisk until well combined.
  2. Add the dry ingredients to the wet, and whisk together until it forms an even batter with no lumps.
  3. Heat a pan to medium heat with a teaspoon or two of oil to grease. Add a heaping quarter cup of batter per pancake in the pan and cook 2-3 minutes each side or until browned and cooked to your liking. You can use more batter per pancake if you want wider pancakes.
  4. Serve immediately with berries, and powdered sugar or maple syrup.
On oil used for pancake batter: Do not use olive oil of any kind. Melted coconut oil will work as well.

As for the sourdough starter: I'm aware many of you do not have a current sourdough starter and don't know where to begin. Good news for you! I'm actually beginning a sourdough course on my email list and you can subscribe here! My sourdough course will only being going out to my email list as a special bonus to those who subscribe to it, so if you're interested I would recommend grabbing a spot on the list before it's announced. Plus there are going to be a lot of other limited edition things only offered to those on the list in the future!
Recipe by Slim Palate at