I really want to start using my sourdough starter for more things than bread. Fermented flours are super good for your health and for your digestive system. Typical flour is made of complex carbs that are hard for the body to process. This is why some people think they are gluten intolerant, the may just have issues with complex carbs. Fermenting the flour before consumption breaks down a lot of the starches and makes them easier for the body to digest and use. A super easy way to do this at home is pancakes! Simple batter and recipe that I changed to include the starter instead of 100% fresh flour. Here's how to make them.
85g AP Flour
2 tbsp Granulated Sugar
2 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Salt
1 ea Egg
1 tbsp Oil
1. In a bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder.
2. In a measuring cup, whisk the egg into the milk, oil and starter.
3. Add wet into the dry and blend with a rubber spatula into a smooth batter.
4. Heat a cast iron or nonstick skillet to medium heat.
5. Throw in a table spoon of butter and spread around. Pour about 1/4 cup of batter around pan to fill.
6. Allow to cook until bubbles leave holes in pancake, then flip and cook again on the other side.
7. Serve as desired.
I really like this recipe for how easier it is and that it can be done any day. I just need starter which I always have. Once you have the batter made it's easy to make just like any other pancake. The way I made this recipe is substituting equal parts flour and milk for the starter and making sure to dissolve it into the liquids so it is dispersed evenly.
I find these don't have a super sour flavor which I think is nice to slip this into other peoples diets as well, especially kids. I top mine with a banana and maple syrup but you can use anything you'd like. You can also mix things like fruit or chocolate chips into the batter and bake into the pancake. Either way it's a delicious recipe that you'll love to try at home!
Let me know how you like to finish off your pancakes and leave a comment if you tries these at home!