Original Pancake House Sourdough 49er Flapjacks {copycat}

Adapted from Genius Kitchen

Original Pancake House Sourdough 49er Flapjacks {copycat}

These aren’t quite as amazing as the 49er Flapjacks from The Original Pancake House, but they come in a very close second.


  • 170 grams fully hydrated sourdough starter (fully hydrated at a 60% water/40% flour hydration)
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1.5 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups flour (bread or all-purpose)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs, whipped



The Night Before…


Mix sourdough starter with milk, melted butter, salt, sugar, and flour.


Let stand overnight at room temperature.


In the Morning


Beat eggs in a bowl with an electric mixer until thick and lemon-colored, 2 to 3 minutes.


Add the eggs and vanilla to the overnight batter. The batter should be runny and spread easily on the griddle.


Use a 10-inch or 12-inch skillet on medium-high heat. I like to lightly spray it with cooking spray before every pancake. A paper towel dipped in a little oil and smeared all over the pan also works well. Use 1/3 cup batter for 10-inch skillet and 1/2 cup of batter for a 12-inch skillet.


Pour the batter into the pan while tilting and swirling to cover the entire surface.


Cook until all bubbles pop and the top is basically dry. This will ensure a uniform golden brown color and correct texture, approximately 2-3 minutes.


Serve immediately on a pre-warmed plate in stacks of 3 or 4. Top with butter and maple syrup.

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