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Herman Pancakes

Rated as 4.62 out of 5 Stars

"These pancake are made with the Herman Sweet Sourdough Starter. They're a wonderful tangy treat for breakfast."
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30 m servings 117
Original recipe yields 12 servings (12 pancakes)


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  1. In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, salt, sugar and baking powder. Add the sourdough starter, oil, eggs and milk; beat well.
  2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.


Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 117 calories; 7.2 10.7 2.5 32 232 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I used regular sourdough starter, along with whole wheat flour and honey. This resulted in great tasting fluffy pancakes!

Most helpful critical review

These were okay.

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I used regular sourdough starter, along with whole wheat flour and honey. This resulted in great tasting fluffy pancakes!

These pancakes are really good! They do have the sourdough taste, but not overpowering. I didn't use the herman starter, but another from this site that I had made. I think maybe next time I may...

These are really good. Good way to use starter if you are not planning on making bread. I used another starter not Herman's starter. Used just 1 TBSP of oil, 1/3 cup of sweetened applesauce, omi...

A good solid pancake. There is absolutely no reason to ever purchase boxed pancake mix again. Fluffed up nicely, tasted great.

These are the BEST pancakes I have ever had!!! MOVE OVER BISQUICK!!!!

Holy these are good. I have been searching for the perfect pancake recipe for forever and just happened to stumble upon this one by accident. I was simply looking for a new way to use my sour...

Used my Amish Friendship Bread starter for this recipe. The pancakes had a wonderfully light and fluffy consistency. The flavor was nice but next time I will try adding a teaspoon of vanilla as ...

Light and fluffy with a mild sourdough flavor. I made a double recipe the night before and let it sit for about 20 minutes before cooking. Turned out great and the kids loved it.

A very pleasing pancake! I used Sourdough Starter II starter from this site (made last night). I look forward to trying this with a more mature starter - it could only get better!!