Sourdough Pancakes | Naturally Sweetened

Pancakes are a classic breakfast item, but not necessarily the healthiest choice. I set out to find a way to make this yummy staple a little healthier.

One way I achieved a healthier pancake option was through the use of my Sourdough Starter. Learn all you need to know about getting your own starter going right here. These pancakes are also healthier because they are free from refined sugars. Sweetened with honey, maple syrup, or date syrup!

Looking for other healthy breakfast options? Check out my Sourdough Chocolate Chip Muffins, Rustic Granola, or Sourdough Waffles. Each of the previous items is naturally sweetened, so you can feel better about serving them up first thing in the morning!

This sourdough pancake recipe is made with simple ingredients, quick to whip up, and much healthier than many other pancake options! Sourdough aids in digestion, thus making these pancakes easier on the belly. Honey, maple syrup, and date syrup are much better for your system than refined white and brown sugars. You’ll want to save this recipe because I feel confident it’ll become a frequent breakfast item on the menu! Find all the needed ingredients and instructions just below. More information about the health benefits of sourdough are also located a little further down. More Sourdough recipes are listed at the very end of this post. Now let’s get to making some pancakes!

How to Make Sourdough Pancakes

What You’ll Need:

  • Skillet or griddle
  • Spatula
  • Electric mixer
  • Measuring cups and spoons


  • 2 cups of fed sourdough starter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 C. of melted butter
  • 3 TBS of date syrup, honey, or maple syrup (I enjoy the Date Lady syrup). See notes if you want to use honey or white sugar.
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 TBS of flour


  1. Preheat skillet or griddle to medium heat. Add butter to keep the pancakes from sticking.
  2. Combine the sourdough starter, eggs, sweetener (date syrup, honey, or maple syrup), and melted butter in a large mixing bowl. Mix well.
  3. Add in the baking soda, salt, and flour. Mix all ingredients together.
  4. Pour about 1/4 C. of batter onto the cooking surface. You can do more or less depending on what size pancakes you want.
  5. Flip the pancake after the top is bubbly.
  6. Allow to cook for another 30-40 second on the other side and then remove from heat.
  7. Repeat this process until all the batter is gone.
  8. Serve with butter (maybe even my Homemade Butter in the Blender), maple syrup, strawberries, or whipped cream. Enjoy!

Keep in Mind

  • If adding blueberries or chocolate chips, I recommend not mixing them into the batter, but rather adding them to the uncooked side of the pancake while it is cooking. I have found that the blueberries and chocolate chips sink to the bottom of the batter, so it’s easier to distribute them evenly if added later.
  • You can tell the pancake is ready to flip when all the bubbles have come to the surface and there are no more appearing.
  • Date Syrup isn’t exactly something everyone has in their pantry, so here’s some alternative sweeteners. 2 TBS of honey or 2 TBS of white sugar.

If you make this recipe and love how it turned out, feel free to come back and comment about your experience. I’d love to see your creation and how you served it!

Can They be Frozen?

Yes! Be sure to add a layer of parchment paper between the pancakes or they will stick to one another.

Can I Store the Batter Overnight?

Definitely. Mix everything together except the baking soda, cover, and keep refrigerated. Just mix in the baking soda when you are ready to cook them up!

How Can I Make My Own Sourdough Starter

Interested in implementing sourdough into your kitchen? Here’s everything you need to know to get your sourdough starter going.

All it takes is flour, water, and about 7 days time.

I also answer a few of the most frequently asked questions about sourdough over here.

How is Sourdough Healthier than Regular Bread?

Read more in depth about the health benefits of sourdough here. I explain four reasons that sourdough is one of the healthiest breads you can consume, as well as describe how the fermentation process of sourdough works.

More Sourdough Recipes

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