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Spelt Vegan Sourdough Pancakes

Deliciously light and fluffy pancakes made from discarded sourdough starter.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Proving time8 hrs
Total Time15 mins
Keyword: sourdough pancakes
Servings: 12 pancakes

Ingredients

  • 25 g Sourdough starter (I use my discarded starter that's 100% hydration and ripe)
  • 150 g Spelt flour
  • 300 ml Oat milk (any vegan or dairy milk would work here)
  • 2 tbsp Golden caster sugar
  • 2 tsp Baking powder

Instructions

  • Combine the starter with the flour into a bit of a paste in a large mixing bowl.
  • Mix in the spelt 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 on 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.

Notes

  • 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.