Simple and Delicious Sourdough Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes
I am the crazy sourdough lady. It is my new official job title, and I wear it with honor. Discovering that the fermentation process involved in sourdough production allows me to eat my favorite gluten-rich foods without tummy troubles is life-changing. I am converting many of my favorite recipes into sourdough versions and having a blast doing it. Check out this recipe for pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes with a sourdough twist.
From Buttermilk to Sourdough
My original pumpkin chocolate chip pancake recipe used all-purpose flour and buttermilk as its main components. I switched things up by using a sourdough starter instead of flour and buttermilk. Because I like the taste and texture, I also use corn flour and oat flour when making sourdough pancakes. Don’t have them. Don’t want to buy them. No problem! Substitute the flour of your choice. The complete recipe is pictured below:
A Note on Cooking Times
The biggest difference when making these pancakes is the absence of the traditional pancake bubbles. Everyone knows you flip a pancake when the top is full of bubbles. My sourdough pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes do not form bubbles. I do not know why, they simply don’t. Instead, I look for the edges to set. When the perimeter of the pancake looks cooked, I flip to the second side. It may take some trial and error to get the timing just right. Be patient! I promise you will figure it out. Click here to see a short video of the cooking process from start to finish.
All Things Sourdough
If you are new to the land of sourdough, I highly recommend the YouTube channel Farmhouse on Boone. Lisa has a laid-back approach to scratch cooking I find inspiring and encouraging. No complex sourdough rules and gate-keeping. She encourages you to keep it simple and keep trying until you figure out what works. My sourdough starter is three months old now, and I do not stress about it in the least. I thank Lisa for helping me to relax and enjoy the process.
Enjoy your pancakes!
Now it is your turn to get into the kitchen and try something new. I hope you enjoy these Sourdough Pumpkin Chocolate Chip pancakes, and they become a regular staple in your house. Happy Cooking!