Whole Wheat Sourdough Waffles or Pancakes

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I have been doing some more experimenting with my sourdough starter.  I really am having fun!  I tried some bread again and it flopped.  I will NOT post a picture of that :)!  I think my starter has not had time to develop enough yet (I just started a new batch of starter a few weeks ago).  So…I thought I’d better find some other recipes to use my sourdough starter in until it gets a bit more developed!

I found a recipe for sourdough waffles and decided to play around with it a bit.  What I like about it is that you use sourdough starter as the base…no other flour is added.  This means that I can mix it up when I need it, and don’t have to start it soaking the night before.  It is my understanding that using sourdough eliminates the need to soak flour beforehand (if no additional flour is added to the recipe)…or you can use sourdough to mix with whole grain flours to soak overnight for other recipes if you want, similar to how you use buttermilk or whey.  We really liked these waffles.  They are not sour at all and are very light.  Give them a try!

6 tablespoons melted butter (or coconut oil or olive oil)
¾ teaspoon sea salt
3 eggs
3 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons ground flax (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 cups sourdough starter
1 ½ teaspoon baking soda mixed with 1 tablespoon of water

In a large bowl mix melted butter, sea salt, eggs, honey, flax, vanilla, and cinnamon.  Mix well with a wire whisk.

Add in the sourdough starter and mix well.

In a small bowl mix the baking soda and water.

Before adding the baking soda/water mixture to the large bowl, heat your waffle iron or griddle.  You want it ready to go once you have everything mixed together.

Add to sourdough mixture in large bowl and only mix a few times to incorporate.  Don’t over mix!  (You will see the baking soda reacting with the sourdough and foaming up.  That is what you want!)

Now you are ready to make your waffles or pancakes!

Yield:  This made about 20 4”x 4” waffles.

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  1. I just mixed up my first batch of sourdough starter. I read to use a non-metalic spoon but in my hast, I inadvertently used a metal spoon. Will that affect the starter? Should I start over? Thanks for your input. Sonja
    1. I am so sorry, I just saw this Sonja. I don't know for sure if it would ruin the starter or not. I would be tempted if you are just starting it, to start over so that you don't waste a bunch of flour and ingredients if it doesn't work. Good luck!

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