Sourdough Buckwheat Pancakes Recipe -
Sourdough Buckwheat Pancakes Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Sourdough Buckwheat Pancakes

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"Buckwheat pancakes are the best! I love them with a fresh blueberry syrup and loads of sweet cream butter!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    40 mins


  1. In a large bowl mix the starter, egg, vegetable oil, sugar and vanilla together. Stir in the salt, buckwheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking soda and ginger. Mix until just combined. Adjust consistency with more flour or some water, depending upon how thick your starter is. The batter should be pourable, but not runny.
  2. Heat a griddle to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease griddle and ladle 1/4 to 1/3 cup of batter onto hot greased griddle. Cook for about 3 to 4 minutes or until top is full of bubbles. Use a spatula to turnover and cook other side for and additional 2 minutes or so. Serve hot!
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 13, 2005

I made a couple of changes to this recipe before ever trying it and the pancakes turned out great! I omitted the vanilla and ginger, used whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose white flour, and used honey instead of sugar. Great recipe; definitely a keeper. :)

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 04, 2009

Unfortunately this was not very worth the making... kinda bland and no fireworks of flavors as one would expect with sourdough, so I recommend using the full amount of ginger, or trying pumpkin pie spice

Mar 30, 2008

There's an oatmeal pancake recipe on this very site that is my family's favorite so they were skeptical when I started making something different but I have sourdough coming out my ears and wanted to try these. They're wonderful! Trust me folks, if you're wondering if you should make some sourdough starter, if you'd use it often enough to justify keeping something alive in your fridge ON PURPOSE this recipe is your justification. The only change I made was to add a little oatmeal as a concession the other recipe and I cut down on the wheat flour replacing it with white since my family still doesn't know they're eating wheat in almost everything (sssshhhhh). Very nice texture and wonderful flavor. This very well may be the new favorite pancake at our house.

Feb 02, 2004

Thias is an excellent buckwheat pancake recipe. I served with blackberry syrup and the sweetness of that mixed perfectly with the heartiness of the buckwheat and the slight sour bite of sourdough.

Nov 30, 2008

I used my Amish friendship starter in this recipe. I omitted any sugar, as the starter is sweet enough on it's own, and added a tsp. of baking powder and added just a little more milk. These were perfect. Fluffy and filling. I was full after one but my kids ate two each. The batter is thick, but spreads out well on the hot griddle. Both my kids loved this and asked for it again. YOU CAN USE YOUR AMISH STARTER IN THIS RECIPE! Yay. So happy.

Jul 19, 2008

Since I can't get buckwheat now, I figured I'd make these subbing whole wheat for buckwheat. They are good!

Nov 22, 2008

Today was the second time for making these pancakes. I think these are so good you should make sourdough starter for these alone. I have substituted different spices for the ginger. (pumpkin spice or cinnamon) I make half a recipe and it is perfect quantity for husband and me.

Mar 25, 2006

My pancakes came out great -- fluffy and tall without me having to apply any tricks (such as beating eggwhites to stiff or adding carbonated liquids). My starter is pretty thick, which might have something to do with it (I had to add some water to thin down the batter a bit). A very nice way to use buckwheat.


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  • Calories
  • 457 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 76.8 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol
  • 94 mg
  • 31%
  • Fat
  • 7.9 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 9.1 g
  • 36%
  • Protein
  • 18.1 g
  • 36%
  • Sodium
  • 803 mg
  • 32%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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