Discarded Spelt Sourdough Starter Pancakes

Discarded Spelt Sourdough Starter Pancakes

Instead of throwing out the discarded sourdough starter keep it aside in the fridge and make pancakes. This recipe for discarded spelt sourdough starter pancakes is fluffy, light, and tasty. These sourdough pancakes taste amazing and are a perfect way to use up the discard when you are feeding your starter. I keep a bowl of discarded starter in the fridge and then make pancakes after two feeds. This makes about 1 cup of starter, if you have more starter then adjust the recipe to suit what you have to use up.

This recipe was inspired by Mary's Nest recipe for discarded sourdough starter pancake recipe.

Takes = 5 minutes to prepare
Makes = about 10 pancakes


  • Discarded starter – 1 cup
  • Melted butter (or olive oil) – 1 tbsp
  • Egg – 1
  • Baking powder – 1/2 ts
  • Baking soda (bicarb soda) – 1/2 ts
  • Salt (optional) – 1/8 ts*
  • Ground Cinnamon (optional) – 1 tsp


  1. In a medium bowl add cooled melted butter or olive oil to the starter, add egg and sweetener and stir to combine. Add in the cinnamon then the baking powder, and baking soda to make them fluffy.
  2. Turn on the pan to medium heat and brush with a bit of oil. Cook the pancakes for a few minutes on either side.

*I will reduce this in future in my video for YouTube I added 1/4 teaspoon but I now think this makes them too salty.