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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Sourdough Pancakes, Gluten Free & Vegan

(Strawberry Sourdough Pancakes - could the morning get any yummier?) 

Looking for directions on how to feed sourdough starter?  Scroll to the bottom of this page.

At last - sourdough pancakes.  I've waited all summer to post this recipe!  I keep making these pancakes and they don't get old.  You can add all sorts of things to them - different berries, chopped walnuts, sliced apple, banana or peach, even chocolate chips.  I usually feed my sourdough starter once a week, but it's worth it to give your starter an extra feeding or two during the week just so you have enough to make these pancakes and some sourdough sandwich bread on a weekly basis (recipe for sourdough bread to come soon!).  I mostly based this recipe on Alaskan Sourdough Pancakes tweaking it it a bit - they came out perfectly.  I like how they have no added flour, just sourdough starter, and that they use no egg! 

Sourdough Pancakes 

2 cups fed* sourdough starter
3 tbsp. maple syrup
2 tbsp. coconut oil
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup flax meal
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 cup fresh berries, your choice

In a large bowl, combine the sourdough starter through the bakind soda, stirring well.  Set aside.

Heat a cast iron griddle over medium-low.  When it is hot, fold the berries into the pancake batter.  Drizzle a little oil (your choice, but coconut oil is nice) onto the griddle and pour the pancake batter by 1/3 cupfuls, spreading slightly.  Cook until little bubbles appear and the tops are dry.  Check the bottoms, they should be golden brown. 


 Flip and cook a couple of minutes more, until the other sides are golden.  Remove to a plate and keep warm while you cook the rest of the pancakes.  Or serve immediately as they are done (which is what I like to do).  Serve with margarine, maple syrup and fresh fruit. 

*Fed sourdough starter:  Ideally you should feed your sourdough 1 cup rice flour and 1 cup water the night before making these pancakes but I always forget.  Instead I will feed the starter that morning and let it sit on the counter to get nice and frothy.  This might take an hour.  Then it's good to use, pour off as much starter as you need and put the rest in the fridge.

(Oh so delish!)


Ina said...

Erin - yummmm...I want these for breakfast - so good!

Erin said...

Thanks Ina. We love these pancakes any time of day. :)

Amber said...

Feed your starter, what does that mean??

Erin said...

Hi Amber,
the yeast in a sourdough starter (the stuff you use to make sourdough pancakes/bread/etc.) is alive with yeast. The yeast needs to be fed or they will die and then you don't have sourdough anymore, you have plain batter. To feed the yeast in an established sourdough starter, you stir in a little flour and a little water every few keeps the yeast alive and multiplying. In this way, sourdough can last indefinitely. Please see more here for instructions on how to make a sourdough starter. :)