Like sourdough crumpets, making sourdough blueberry pancakes is a wonderful way to use up your discard when refreshing your starter. Each week I have a cup or two of starter to use, I You only need four ingredients and a bowl and you’ll be enjoying pancakes in no time! Sourdough starter introduces a pleasant, mild tartness to pancakes. Add a little maple syrup and enjoy!
Sourdough Blueberry Pancakes
2 cups of sourdough starter
1 Tbsp. honey
½ tsp. Baking soda
¼ tsp. Salt
1 cup blueberries
To make the pancakes, in a bowl, beat the sourdough starter with the honey, then beat in the baking soda and salt. Let the pancake batter sit for a minute or so while the baking soda and starter react. You will notice bubbles forming and the batter will increase slightly.
Melt a little butter in a skillet over medium low heat. Pour ¼ cup of pancake batter onto the skillet and drop a few blueberries onto the pancake. Let the pancake cook until bubbles appear and then flip the pancake to brown the other side. Keep the pancakes warm in a 200-degree oven while you use up the remaining batter.
Serve the sourdough pancakes warm with maple syrup and additional blueberries. Sourdough blueberry pancakes are a delicious way to start the day.
The next time you are trying to use up your sourdough starter and don’t feel like making bread try making pancakes!
This recipe has been adapted from a recipe I found in The Nourished Kitchen cookbook.