Apple Sourdough Griddle Cakes

Two words: fried dough.
I really think that says all that needs to be said. This griddle cakes recipe was born from an effort to use up a bunch of starter. It makes a LOT of griddle cakes, but the recipe is easily divided by 3 for smaller groups of diners.


  • ¾ cup agave, maple syrup, or simple syrup
  • 3 cups applesauce
  • 3 cups non-dairy milk
  • 3 cups sourdough starter discard
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1.5 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon of salt
  • Vegetable oil


Mix all wet ingredients. Add dry ingredients and use a whisk or fork to mix and cut in the flour. Don’t over-mix to try to get out every lump.

Let the batter sit while you preheat your griddle to medium-high. I also prepare a plate with parchment paper and preheat the oven to the warm setting so I have a place to put the cakes as they get done.

When the griddle is hot, add some oil and spread evenly and then add batter by ⅓ cup amounts to create your griddle cakes. Cook on the first side until nicely browned, flip over, and repeat.

These are actually good with nothing on them, but you can serve with syrup, butter, apple butter, jam, powdered sugar – whatever your idea of amazing is with fried dough!

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