Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Sourdough Pancake or Waffle Batter

4 servings


15 minutes

total time


1 cup/240 grams sourdough starter “unfed”

1 cup/224 grams buttermilk

1 cup/120 grams all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon/about 13 grams light brown sugar

1 large egg

1/4 cup melted unsalted butter or neutral oil

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon/3 grams kosher salt

1 teaspoon/6 grams baking soda


Put the sourdough starter in a large bowl and add the buttermilk, flour and sugar, then stir to combine. Cover the bowl and allow it to rest overnight at room temperature.

When you are ready to cook, whisk the egg, melted butter or oil and the vanilla extract together in a small bowl, then add the rested sponge. Add the salt and the baking soda to the batter and mix to combine.

Pour some of the batter onto a preheated greased waffle iron and cook until the waffle is brown and crisp, then repeat. Or use a small ladle to create pancakes on a preheated oiled pan or griddle, flipping them when they are well browned on the bottom. Serve immediately.


Serving Size




Total Fat

17 g

Saturated Fat

2 g

Unsaturated Fat

14 g

Trans Fat

0 g




897 mg

Total Carbohydrate

60 g

Dietary Fiber

2 g

Total Sugars

9 g


13 g

4 servings


15 minutes

total time
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