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Sourdough Pancakes

Author: Jennifer Locklin


  • 3 cups sourdough starter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 4 eggs separated
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons warm water


  • Preheat griddle to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form.
  • Begin sprinkling in the sugar and beating until all the sugar is incorporated. Continue beating until stiff peaks form; set aside.
  • In a separate cup, combine baking soda and water; set aside.
  • In a separate large mixing bowl, combine starter, flour, egg yolks, oil and salt. Mix well to combine.
  • Fold in beaten egg whites into the batter. Gently fold to combine.
  • Right before ready to cook, stir in baking soda water mixture, mix well (batter will foam up).
  • Fold a sheet of paper towel in half, and moisten with oil; rub griddle with oiled paper towel.
  • Ladle about 1/4 cup of batter onto hot griddle, using the back of the spoon to spread batter into a round.
  • Cook until surface of pancakes have bubbles all over and some have burst, 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Flip carefully with a thin spatula, and cook until browned on the underside, 1 to 2 minutes more.
  • Transfer to a baking sheet; cover loosely with aluminum foil, and Keep warm in oven heated to 275 degrees.