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Sourdough Discard Rainbow Pancakes

Whitney Watkins

2 min read

Mar 7



Indulge in a magical breakfast with Sourdough Discard Rainbow Pancakes! Fluffy, colorful, and ready in under 30 minutes. Perfect for St. Patrick's Day fun!

Sourdough Discard Rainbow Pancakes

Sourdough Discard Rainbow Pancakes are light, fluffy and so fun for a St.Patricks Day breakfast. This is a great way to use up your sourdough discard and best of all these pancakes are ready in under 30 minutes. No need to let rest overnight, the sourdough discard is enough to give these pancakes a soft and fluffy texture. Add food coloring for a fun rainbow breakfast or leave as is. Either way they're a delicious breakfast to start your morning out right! My kids devoured these so fast and for any leftovers they freeze and reheat wonderfully.

Sourdough Discard Rainbow Pancakes

To Freeze

Place pancakes on a parchment lined baking pan in an even layer. Place in freezer until frozen. Remove to a resealable bag and store in freezer for up to 6 months. To reheat, wrap in a paper towel and microwave for 30 seconds until thawed and just warm. Be careful not to over heat or they'll turn in to a hard rubbery disk.

Sourdough Discard Rainbow Pancakes

If you give these Sourdough Discard Rainbow Pancakes a try please snap a picture and tag me or #simplyextralife so I can see your magical rainbow creation!

Sourdough Discard Rainbow Pancakes


Yields: 14 large or 28 small pancakes


  • 2 1/4 cup All- purpose flour

  • 4 Tbsp sugar

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 2 tsp baking powder

  • 1/8 tsp salt

  • 1 cup Sourdough discard

  • 1 3/4 cup milk

  • 2 large eggs

  • 3 Tbsp oil

  • Gel food coloring (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet)


  • Preheat your pan over low-medium heat.

  • Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.

  • In a small bowl combine milk, sourdough discard, eggs and oil.

  • Make a well in the center of dry ingredients and add in wet ingredients. Mix together until smooth. The batter will be thick.

  • Separate batter into 7 bowls. Add 2-3 drops food coloring to each bowl mixing until desired color is reached.

  • Pour 2-3 Tbsp batter onto pan and spread to make a round shape using measuring spoon.

  • Once bubbles appear on the surface flip with spatula and cook 2-3 minutes longer until cooked through.

  • Remove on to plate and repeat with remaining batter/colors.

  • Stack in ROY-G-BIV order and top with whipped cream and sprinkles or serve with a side of syrup.

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