Spent / Discarded / Unfed Sourdough Starter Eggless Pancakes (What do I do with Spent Starter / Using Spent Starter)

Now that I have a stable active sourdough starter I needed a recipe to use up the discarded starter after every feeding. This pancake recipe works very well. It does not need eggs or additional flour. Just add a few flavoring mix-ins and you are set.

I bake once a week and every Saturday morning I have about 2 generous cups of discarded starter that needs to be used up.

I do that with these pancakes.

You will need
2 to 2 1/2 cups of sourdough starter (fed 24 hours prior to use)
1 tbsp. butter, melted
2 tbsp. maple syrup, honey or sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder (optional)
2 tbsp. milk (optional)

How active your starter is will depend upon the weather even if the ingredients are meticulously weighted and are always the same. This could determine how thick or thin your batter looks. If the batter is too thick for pancakes use the milk to thin it. Else skip the milk. Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl.

Heat a griddle pan on high heat. Lower the heat to medium high. Drop a 1/3 of a cup of batter in the hot pan and let it browns. Flip it over to the other side and let it brown. Remove from the pan.

Repeat with the rest of the batter. Serve hot with maple syrup.

You could add chocolate chips to the batter. Or fresh berries.