Sourdough Pancakes Takoyaki Style!

Every weekend I make sourdough waffles.  This weekend I decided to do something different and make pancakes, but not just any pancake!  A pancake using a takoyaki pan!


Actually I prayed that it would work and it did.  The recipe I am using is similar to the waffle recipe expect the dough is a little thicker.  I made two different types of pancakes; blueberry and sausage and cheese.


For this recipe you will need egg replacer (or eggs if you can have them), maple syrup, sausage, cheese, blueberries, sourdough starter (use the left overs!), flour and baking soda.

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In a bowl, mix together flour, sourdough starter, baking soda and maple syrup.  Leave the filling in a separate bowl.  The batter should be slightly thicker than normal.  I found that this helps the balls come out nicer.


Spray the takoyaki pan with oil and place on medium high.  When the pan is hot, pour some batter into each groove.  Place filling into each groove.


With shish kebab skewers turn each ball over and tuck in any pieces.  Keep turning the balls to make sure they cook evenly. The balls are done when the outside is golden brown.

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Serve with maple syrup. Enjoy!


Sourdough Pancakes, takoyaki style

  • 1-2 cups of sourdough starter
  • 1/2 – 1 cup of flour
  • 2 tsp of egg replacer or two eggs
  • 2 tbsp of maple syrup
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • filling of your choice – blueberry, sausage and ham etc.

Mix together the sourdough starter, flour, egg replacer, maple syrup and baking soda.  Add enough flour to get a thick batter.

Heat the takoyaki pan on medium high heat.  Spray the pan with oil.  When hot, pour batter into each groove.  Place some filling into each groove.  With two shish kebab skewer flip the balls over and tuck in any pieces that stick out. The balls will be ready to turn in about 1-3 minutes.  Keep rotating the balls to make sure they cook evenly.  The balls are ready when they are golden brown. Serve with maple syrup.

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