this post is about making probiotic-filled sourdough pancakes using a sourdough starter + raw milk
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This is a fun post to write because I actually originally took pics for it last fall and never got around to writing it out! So I have some of the originals and then snapped some more today while me and the kids were getting breakfast ready before heading into town for gymnastics.
Hank & Viv have been doing homeschool gym for several months now and love it! Little John is just my sidekick along for the ride when we go – he’s more of a baseball guy.
Sourdough pancakes are a regular occurrence for us.
I’ve gone through a lot of recipes through the years, even one that was vegan (before we had our own eggs + dairy), but this one has been with us now for almost 2 years.
Fluffy, homestyle pancakes that are packed with probiotics.
Let’s start, with the Starter
I’ve had my sourdough starter since we moved into the farmhouse, so over a year and a half. A starter is what people in the old days used to leaven bread, or leaven anything. Isolated yeast didn’t come about until recently in world history. I have a whole blog post about starters and how to make one here! Its kind of like having a pet for your kitchen, you feed it and it grows and then feeds you! You’ll need a starter to make these and thats part of what makes them full of nutrition. Here’s mine.
For the pancakes, this is a quick recipe that you can make the morning of. First just whisk 2 eggs + sugar or honey together
Then add in your starter, whisk, then add milk, then the dry ingredients. The order isn’t super important and the batter pretty much turns out the same no matter how you add the stuff.
The final product should be a thicker pancake batter, you’ll want to let it sit for 10-15 minutes to really bubble up. I heat my griddle while I’m waiting. BTW, my cast iron griddle is one of my favorite things in the kitchen!! I use it so, so much.
Just waiting on the batter
I planted most of my sunflowers already but need to plant the rest still. This year has been nuts with all the rain and my planting times are way off! Oh well, it is what it is and each year looks different in the garden.
He came in right as I was going to get started and took over. Love him so much – he’s always helping and loves being the oldest. He’s been cooking for a couple years now – I mean when they were all three super little, the easiest way to keep them occupied while I was cooking was to have them help! So that’s just what we have always done and they still love to come in and help me – although they don’t really like for me to help them anymore. They want to do things by themselves, which is good with me!
Blogging: Sourdough Pancake with My Helpers
He has the prettiest, crystal clear blue eyes ever – but I can never get him to smile for a picture. I stalked him this whole time he was cooking trying to get one.
There they are, a little blurry – he’s never still for long
I waited long enough to even get a smile! I hadn’t planned on chocolate chips, but he sure did.
Checking real close for those bubbles so he knows when to flip
Allllll the pancake bubbles!
Viv & Hank were way too busy for pancake duty. Our kitchen table has been covered in legos for days now.
Even shorty loves him some legos. Stepping on them isn’t my favorite hobby but I love that the kids love them so RIP to my feet.
Wrapping it up. We already fed the animals this morning so we just have to eat, get dressed, then off to gymnastics!
Pretty, fluffy sourdough pancakes with probiotics from sourdough and raw dairy, plus fresh egg nutrition too!
- 1 C sourdough starter
- 1/4 cup sugar or honey, a mashed banana will work too
- 1 C milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 C flour
- 1 t baking powder
- 1/4 t sea salt
- 1 t baking soda
- 1 t vanilla extract
- optional: cinnamon, nutmeg spice or vitality oil (1 drop only of each)
How to make sourdough pancakes
- Add eggs & honey to a large mixing bowl and whisk together
- add in sourdough starter, mix well
- whisk in milk
- add all dry ingredients + vanilla, vitality oils, whisk until a thick batter forms
Notes: If your batter is too thick or too thin, this could be due to the consistency of your starter (everyones is different!). If its to thin, add more flour by the tablespoon until it thickens up. Too thick, add more milk by the tablespoon until it thins out.