Looking for a delicious way to use up extra gluten-free sourdough starter? These gluten-free sourdough pancakes are so quick and easy, they are perfect for breakfast or a healthy snack!
The unique sourdough flavour goes well with both savoury and sweet flavours. See the section below for a few different ways to serve these pancakes.
Savoury Pancake Flavours
Savoury gluten-free sourdough pancakes are perfect with eggs. Just omit the sugar for a rich sourdough pancake.
Here are a few flavours that work well mixed into a savoury pancake. Add anywhere between 2 to 4 tbsp of a savoury addition to a batch of pancakes.
- Chopped fresh herbs: parsley, chives, basil
- Diced green onion
- Grated Parmesan cheese
Sweet Pancake toppings
Though maple syrup and other sugary-sweet toppings are traditional, I prefer toppings that have a focus on flavour rather than sugar.
Some of my favourite combinations are:
- Chia Seed Jam
- Pear slices with goat cheese
- Sliced peaches with cream cheese
- Banana slices layered with yogurt and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
- Date-sweetened caramel sauce
- Simple fermented strawberry sauce with whipping cream
Gluten-Free Sourdough Pancakes
Gluten-free sourdough pancakes are a delicious to use up A LOT of extra sourdough starter. These pancakes can be savoury or sweet. See the section above for some fun and fancy serving suggestions.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: Serves 4–6 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Sourdough
- Diet: Gluten Free
- 1 1/2 cups of active sourdough starter (see notes)
- 1/4 cup starch
- 1/4 cup gluten-free flour
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp sugar (optional)
- Mix all of the ingredients into the fermented sourdough starter.
- Scoop out 1/4 cup of batter on to the hot griddle set on medium. When the pancake starts to bubble and firm up on the edges, flip and cook for another 2 minutes. They should be nicely browned on both sides.
- Serve immediately with one of the sugar-free toppings recommended in the section above.
- You need to have a very active gluten-free sourdough starter for this recipe.
- Gluten-free starches include potato starch, sweet rice flour (affiliate links), tapioca flour, arrowroot flour and cornstarch.
- For the flour, use your favourite gf flour. I like whole grain oat or buckwheat flour since they’re full of flavour.
- I typically don’t bake or cook with sugar. However, a little bit of sugar helps to balance the sourness of these pancakes. Feel free to skip it for a savoury pancake.
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