Sourdough Saturday

It’s Saturday – you know what that means!


Sourdough Pancakes!

The best batch yet.


And finally a recipe!

Sourdough Buttermilk Pancakes

  • 1 cup room temperature sourdough starter
  • 2 Tbsp neutral oil (I used canola)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  1. Put sourdough starter into a large bowl.
  2. Stir in oil with wooden or plastic spoon (no metal!)
  3. Beat egg with sugar and add to starter mixture.
  4. Stir in flour.
  5. Stir in buttermilk until all is combined.
  6. Mix baking soda, salt, and a little water and add to the bowl. The mixture should bubble a bit after sitting for a few minutes.
  7. Heat cast iron (or nonstick) skillet over medium heat.
  8. Cook pancakes until golden brown.
  9. Serve!

Best served hot with maple syrup, a side of fruit, and lots of coffee.


I’m bringing sourdough back!

Everyone should have some starter in their fridge. It’s so easy and makes THE BEST pancakes. And bread. And biscuits. And chocolate cake.


It’s hard to believe that I never made pancakes before last year. Ever! I never made them on my own before we got married, and even when we made them together, I was never the one actually cooking them.

Thank goodness it’s an easy skill to master ;)

Agenda for today?

No clue.

It’s STILL snowing here. And the snow/freezing rain isn’t supposed to stop until around 4 or 5 this afternoon. We already have over a foot of snow so we may really get snowed in today.

Right now, we’re still in pajamas, drinking coffee, and cuddling on the couch.

I do have a bread baking project in the works and will probably work on some laundry while being lazy in the house. And we’ll start packing our bags for our trip, too.


What’s your favorite citrus fruit?


  1. Those look so amazing! I’ve made buttermilk pancakes but never thought of sourdough!

  2. We have no snow, but are pretending that we are snowed in :) Your pancakes look great!

  3. mmm i love pancakes… if we didn’t have some bread waiting to become french toast i’d be making pancakes for breakfast!

  4. Those look amazing! I made my first pancakes from scratch just the other day. And my favorite citrus fruit might actually be Cara Cara oranges!

  5. happy double S girlfraaaan!

  6. My ladies group was talking about sourdough on wednesday and I think I’m going to show them how thanks to your post.

    My favorite citrus is lime even though I don’t eat it alone.

  7. saturdays are the best pancake days! i made pumpkin spice ones myself this morning.

    I’m going to have to look into this sourdough starter you speak of….

  8. Mmm, now I want pancakes. I lack serious pancake-flipping skills, but I enjoy eating them.

    I love citrus, period. I’ve been trying to find those cara cara oranges and haven’t been able to locate them.

  9. I had no idea you could use sourdough starter for pancakes….sounds like it would be really good though!

  10. Glad your pancakes turned out so well, they sound great!

  11. I had pancakes for breakfast too today :)
    I love mandarin oranges, and bloody ones to.

  12. Hope you enjoyed your snow day!!

    Fabulous looking pancakes. And I suck at making pancakes.. I’m not sure why but I just can’t get the hang of it. And it’s sad because I love them..

  13. I can only imagine that sourdough pancakes are the best kind! And it’s awesome that you’ve acquired such skill for them! Definitely a handy one ;)

    I love navel orange…however, I’d like to try different varieties to compare.

  14. Finally!!!! The recipe! I can’t wait to make your pancakes next weekend! They look seriously delicious! Beautiful photos!

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  22. I love pancakes, reminds me of growing up.

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