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Homemade Sourdough Pancakes From Discarded Starter


  • 250 g unfed sourdough starter
  • 170 g plain/all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup of water
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda bicarb soda
  • Butter for frying
  • Optional: 1-2 mashed bananas if you want to make sourdough banana pancakes


  • Combine sourdough starter, flour, and water in a mixing bowl or jug.
  • Cover and leave to rest in a warm place for at least 3 hours (overnight if you prefer).
  • Stir down the risen dough.
  • Add the eggs and the baking soda and stir to combine.
  • (If making banana sourdough pancakes, add mashed banana here).
  • Melt butter in frying pan or griddle and add circles of mixture.
  • Once large bubbles appear on the surface, flip the pancakes.
  • Remove from heat once cooked and serve.