Chocolate-Chip Sourdough Pancakes

| 11/16/2015 11:08:00 AM

Tags: sourdough pancakes, dried cranberries, Sue Van Slooten, Ontario, Canada,

A lot of folks love sourdough, and are always looking for new ways to incorporate it into their recipes. In my never-ending search for the better pancake, I came up with this novel recipe. It’s fairly healthy for you, (if you ignore the chocolate chips), as you use buckwheat flour. My son loves chocolate chip pancakes (of course, I like them too!), so I thought, can I use the chocolate with the sourdough? I’m happy to report that yes, you can. Then to just gild the pancake lily a little more, dried cranberries got sprinkled on top, for color and more flavor. Of course, maple syrup (or anything else you like), goes on top. As an added touch, especially as we near the holidays, I came across a novel way to use butter decoratively: Butter leaves. They are very easy to make once you get the hang of them and look impressive. Check it out in my photo, but you can use any small cutter. One word of caution, as I used a fairly plain leaf, after the maple leaf I was after tended to crumble. Sharp edges don’t do well. Hearts would work well, or a snowman. Let’s start with the pancakes:

Chocolate Chip Sourdough Pancakes


• I cup buckwheat flour
• 1 tsp. baking soda
• 1 tsp. salt
• 1/2 tsp. baking powder
• 1/4 cup sugar
• 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
• 1 egg
• 1 cup sourdough starter, fed or unfed
• 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips, or ½ cup of the larger chips
• 1/2 cup dried cranberries


1. In a large bowl or measuring cup (at least 4 cups), place your dry ingredients.

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