Spelt Sourdough Pancakes (Vegan)

Like every single other white man in his 30s the pandemic has got me making 拓荒者. It’s about time really. I’ve had a couple of day classes 上 it in the past but always fell at the first hurdle when I got home; remembering to keep the starter alive. But here I am 3 loaves deep and with a pretty healthy starter stored away. I’m not here to talk you through bread baking though, I’m actually going to suggest something to do with leftover starter; 拼写 拓荒者 薄煎饼.

I couldn’t not show you the 拓荒者 I’ve been baking though could I…

So many recipes for alternative uses for 拓荒者 starter seem to involve hundreds of grams of the stuff. If you’re not keeping a huge starter then that can make it very awkward. A large number of 拓荒者 pancake recipes also call for numerous other ingredients, making them both more expensive, complex and time consuming. The beauty of this recipe is that it’s simply 5 simple ingredients:

  1. Sourdough starter
  2. 面粉拼
  3. 牛奶
  4. 烘培 powder

This 拼写 拓荒者 pancake recipe makes a pretty huge stack of light& fluffy 薄煎饼. We’ve actually frozen a few to have in the future when we’re not so time rich. We topped ours with yoghurt, homemade rhubarb curds, nuts and some syrup, but these 薄煎饼 would work pretty well with whatever you wanted to top them with, even something savoury.

What do you use your leftover 拓荒者 starter for?

Spelt Vegan Sourdough Pancakes

Deliciously light and fluffy 薄煎饼 made from discarded 拓荒者 starter.
准备时间5 分钟
烹饪时间10 分钟
证明时间8 小时
总时间15 分钟
关键词: 拓荒者 薄煎饼
份量: 12 薄煎饼


  • 25 g Sourdough starter (I use my discarded starter that’s 100% hydration and ripe)
  • 150 g 面粉拼
  • 300 毫升 燕麦牛奶 (any 纯素 or dairy milk would work here)
  • 2 汤匙 Golden caster sugar
  • 2 茶匙 烘培 powder


  • Combine the starter with the flour into a bit of a paste in a large mixing bowl.
  • Mix in the 拼写 flour, milk and golden caster sugar. Whisk until everything is properly incorporated.
  • Cover the mixing bowl with a damp tea towel and leave in a warm place for at least 4 hours. I usually leave mine overnight so I can make them for breakfast. See notes for additional suggestions. It should be slightly bubbly when it’s ready to use.
  • Heat a frying pan or skillet over a medium heat.
  • While the pan is heating up, mix the baking powder through the batter
  • Lightly oil the pan, making sure it coats the surface.
  • Add a small ladleful of batter to the hot pan, spreading it to about a 10cm circle.
  • This is quite a bubbly mixture, so the usual trick of watching for bubbles may not work, but keep an eye 上 the middle of the pancake and check the underside. Once it’s browned you should be able to flip it. In a hot pan I was getting around 1 minute per side.
  • Flip and cook the other side. Transfer to a pancake and keep warm while you make up the others.
  • Top with whatever you wish. Freeze any leftovers for another time.


  • I use a 100% hydration starter that’s completely ripe and bubbling.
  • I tend to bake this recipe by using starter discarded in the evening so that the batter can sit overnight and ferment. You could do it from the morning’s discard if you wanted to have them for lunch or dinner.