Saturday Random Recipe: Sourdough Waffles (or Pancakes)

Last week, I shared with you how to grow your very own sourdough starter and, struck with irresistible inspiration, you rushed off to your kitchen to mix up your own batch! You bought a beautiful jar to be its home, named it something wonderful – like Lobelia or George or Hagrid. And now, you have been looking at it for the past couple of days with some trepidation as bubbles rise and then a creepy layer of clearish liquid formed at the top.

So, I am here with you first delicious recipe!

I’m rather proud of this one, since I sort of made it up myself. These waffles (or pancakes) are so light that they are almost lacy, with a sweet and slightly tangy flavor.

Scrumptious with butter and maple syrup! But also lovely with a good fruit spread or fresh strawberries or caramelized apple slices. Or even plain.


Sourdough Waffles

First, stir up your starter so that the “pot liquor” is fully incorporated.

Mix in a large glass bowl:

  • 2 cups sourdough starter
  • 1 1/2 cup reduced-fat milk (or substitute soy or nut milk)
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour

Cover, and let sit overnight or up to 24 hours (another patience builder, I know!). This is called a sponge. Don’t forget to feed your starter by adding 1 cup of flour and 1 cup of oil (yes, it is a living thing!).

The next day, mix together:

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder (increase to 2 tsp. for low altitude)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda (ditto!)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Combine with the starter sponge. Drop by rough half cup-fulls onto your waffle irons, and await the deliciousness!

This recipe can also be used for pancakes, of course – which is a nice option if you don’t have a waffle iron. Cut the oil to 1/4 cup, since pancakes don’t require the crispiness of waffles, and there you go!

Breakfast for tomorrow? I think so! Enjoy!


3 thoughts on “Saturday Random Recipe: Sourdough Waffles (or Pancakes)

  1. Yay! now I can make this some time! You make it look simple, when you have it all written out!
    I love this recipe! Just when I thought I liked pancakes/waffles classic Mama-style best, you go and make this recipe and introduce some variety!
    I like it best with maple syrup, but it’s great with cherries too! Also far too easy to munch on when we’re making them!!! 🙂

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