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sourdough pikelets

Sourdough Pikelets

How to make light and fluffy sourdough pikelets from your sourdough discard in less than 5 minutes. Super easy and so delicious!
5 from 17 votes
Prep Time: 1 min
Cook Time: 8 mins
Total Time: 9 mins
Serves: 3 pikelets
Calories: 39kcal


  • 1 cup sourdough discard unfed
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Tablespoon butter


  • Pre-heat your pan on medium-low for 15 minutes (surface temp should be around 300ºF)
  • Combine all your ingredients together (except the butter) in a bowl. You will notice the mixture get's puffy and bubbly.
  • Melt the butter in the hot pan
  • I use my hands to divide the batter into three pikelets by pouring the batter into the pan from the bowl and then pinching the dough with my fingers to separate it.
  • Cook your pikelets for 5 minutes or until the edges of the pikelets start to look dry and you can see some holes forming on top.
  • Flip your pikelet over and cook for another 3 minutes.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!


  1. Preheat your pan on medium-low for 15 minutes before cooking your first pikelet
  2. You can add in mix-ins like chopped chives, bacon, or cheese! So good!
  3. Low and slow is your friend when making pikelets. If it seems like your pan is too hot, then reduce the temperature to low. 
  4. You can increase or decrease this recipe for any amount of sourdough discard that you have. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 39kcal (2%) | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g (2%) | Fat: 4g (6%) | Saturated Fat: 2g (10%) | Cholesterol: 10mg (3%) | Sodium: 410mg (17%) | Sugar: 1g (1%) | Vitamin A: 117IU (2%)