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Sourdough Rye Pancakes
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5 from 2 votes

Sourdough Rye Pancakes Recipe

Course: Breakfast
Keyword: Sourdough
Calories: 92kcal
Author: nourishingtime.com


Overnight Mix

  • 1 cup sourdough starter
  • 2 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup rye flour
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

Morning Mix

  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tbsp raw honey
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 2 tsp baking soda

Essential Extras

  • Lots of butter to cook with
  • Maple syrup, honey, fruit for toppings


Before Bed

  • Mix the sourdough starter, milk, and rye flour together and break up any clumps. If your starter is on the thinner side (ie. you use 1 cup water to 1 cup flour instead of measuring grams), start with only 1 3/4-2 cups of milk–you can always add more in the morning, if needed.
  • Add the all purpose flour and mix again then cover with plastic wrap.
  • Ideally you’ll let the mixture soak for 8-12 hours.

Before Cooking

  • Set your griddle or skillet to preheat on low heat.

  • Melt 3 tbsp butter and whip together with the egg, honey, vanilla, and baking soda. If you are adding other extracts or spices, you’d add them now as well. I recommend using a sweeter variety of honey, especially if you plan to eat these pancakes without syrup!
  • Combine egg and honey mixture with flour mixture from last night.
  • Add butter to the griddle and use a 1/4 cup measure to pour batter in. You may spread gently if you kept your batter pretty thick.
  • As soon as pancakes are flippable (the edges will dry out a little and the top will be bubbly), flip them. Do not press down! Let cook for 30 seconds or so and remove to plates outstretched, or a warmer.
  • Continue cooking all the pancakes, then serve with plenty of butter and your favorite toppings.


Do not press down pancakes! Let them be fluffy!
Sourdough Starter: If you do not have a sourdough starter or need more information on what that is, click here to read my posts about sourdough starter and where to get a FREE one.
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