Easy Sourdough Pancakes with Discard

  • Author: Lisa @ This Pilgrim Life
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3 dozen pancakes 1x
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: skillet


Making sourdough pancakes with discard is so easy, so delicious, and such a great way to put any extra starter you have leftover during the week to use! 



  • 2 cups sourdough discard
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda


  1. Combine the sourdough discard, applesauce, beaten eggs, and maple syrup in a medium mixing bowl. Whisk together (not very vigorously, just enough to incorporate) the wet ingredients. Stir in the cinnamon, sea salt, and baking soda.
  2. Heat a griddle or pan over medium heat. When the pan feels warm when your hover your hand over it, grease the pan with a little butter. Add quarter cup portions of dough on the hot griddle. Flip the pancakes when there are bubbles and the bottoms are lightly browned. Cook on the top side for a couple minutes, then transfer the pancakes to a warm oven while you cook the remaining pancakes.