Simple sourdough pancakes, paired with some lovely pastured sausage or bacon and fruit is one of our favorite breakfasts. most often enjoyed on a Saturday morning. The slight tang of the sourdough offers a perfect balance with real maple syrup and rich grass-fed butter. Sometimes we even top them with fresh whipped cream for a gourmet feel.
Have you started your own gluten-free sourdough starter yet?
I began my gluten-free sourdough starter over a month ago love watching it bubble away on the counter. It also means that our pancakes breakfast is quick and easy in the morning with just a few minutes of preparation the night before.And I love knowing that the food I serve my family will be easier to digest, allowing us to absorb more nutrients from it.
The recipe we’ve been using is based on the whole wheat sourdough pancakes I’ve made in the past, just updated to work within our family’s dietary needs.
- 1 cup brown rice sourdough starter
- 1 cup gluten free flour mix (I use ½ cup oat flour and ½ cup millet flour. You can also use sorghum or teff, just stick to whole grain flour)
- ⅔ cup water
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup (or equivalent sweetener)
- 1 lightly beaten egg
- 3 Tbsp coconut oil (or melted butter)
- ½ tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp psyllium fiber or xanthan gum
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 Tbsp water
- The night before: mix the starter with 1 cup of GF flour mix and ⅔ water. Leave it in a warm place overnight to continue the sourdough process. You could also use only starter, as I did with my whole wheat pancakes, but I find that using only brown rice makes the pancakes a bit crumbly.
- In the morning add the sweetener, egg, oil or butter, sea salt, and either fiber or xanthan gum.
- Dissolve the baking soda in the water and then gently fold into the batter.
- Place about ¼ cup of the batter onto a medium-hot skillet and flip when the bubbles in the batter stay open. Cook the second side until done.
- Serve with a quality grass-fed butter, nut or seed butter, and/or maple syrup.
This recipe can easily be doubled and they store well in the refrigerator for a few days.