sourdough pancakes with fresh ricotta & mustard-maple glaze

sourdough pancakes with fresh ricotta & mustard-maple glaze

Do you remember slumber parties?

My home girls and me played the weirdest games. Like, can we totally play light as a feather/stiff as a board again? You know it totally works. Then we would wake up the next morning after three hours of sleep to a giant stack of chocolate chip pancakes drizzled with maple syrup. Life was good.

sourdough pancakes with fresh ricotta & mustard-maple glaze

However, now my pancake comfort zone lies between extra cheesy and spicy, with a splash of sweet mixed somewhere in between. What can I say, I bat for Team Savory all the way. Which is WHY I am going to convert or at least red-rover some of you over to the savory pancake side!

I actually found this recipe when I was searching the inter webs, and I was starving. Note to self: do not grocery shop when you are hungry or look at food websites without a full meal in the ‘ol belly or you will punch a puppy. Anyways, I was super excited when I found a recipe for a savory pancake because they need love too.

sourdough pancakes with fresh ricotta & mustard-maple glaze

Not only are these pancakes super easy to whip up, but can we please talk about this mustard-maple glaze. Like where has this been all of my life? Possibly Canada. I dunno. Anyways, I am obsessed with the reduction and mixture of two kinds of mustard: Dijon and whole grain. By the way, whole grain and Dijon are my totally besties, and haven’t let me down yet.

So, Red-Rover-Red-Rover, send your savory pancake palate right over!

sourdough pancakes with fresh ricotta & mustard-maple glaze

Sourdough Pancakes with Fresh Ricotta & Mustard-Maple Glaze

Yield: Serves 3 to 4

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes + 30 minute chill for dough


for the pancakes:
1 large egg
2/3 cup water
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 cups sauerkraut, drained
1 cup Parmesan, grated
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup whole milk ricotta
Chives, garnish
salt and pepper to taste

for the mustard glaze:
1/4 cup maple syrup
3 tablespoons grainy mustard
2 tablespoons Djion
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 tablespoon lemon juice


for the pancakes:
Mix the egg and water in a small bowl. In another large bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking powder. Combine the wet and dry ingredients in batches. Cover bowl with plastic wrap, place dough in fridge to chill at least 30 minutes. Once chilled, add the sauerkraut and Parmesan. Stir to combine.

Preheat a non-stick skillet to medium heat. Add one tablespoon of butter and let it melt. Ladle about a 1/4 cup of the batter into the skillet. Cook for about a minute or two on the first side or until it starts to bubble on top. Flip, and cook for one minute or until golden brown. Repeat until all batter has been used.

to serve: place pancake on plate, spread top with ricotta, add another pancake, spread top with ricotta, and layer final pancake and spread top with ricotta. Top with mustard-maple glaze & chives

for the mustard-maple glaze:
Add maple syrup and whole grain mustard to a small saucepan. Stir to combine. Bring mixture to a boil and then a simmer until thickened about 5 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in Dijon, mayo, and lemon juice. If thick, stir in a little warmed chicken stock.

recipe adapted from bon appetit

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36 Responses to “sourdough pancakes with fresh ricotta & mustard-maple glaze”

  1. #
    Ali @ Inspiralized — February 19, 2014 at 14:29

    These look AMAZING!!!

    • Lauren replied: — February 19th, 2014 @ 15:29

      Thank you, Ali! :)

  2. #
    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — February 19, 2014 at 14:34

    Dude. I LOVE sauerkraut!!!! <3

    • Lauren replied: — February 19th, 2014 @ 15:29

      You know it! Let’s share a stack? :)

  3. #
    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — February 19, 2014 at 14:35

    Girl you just took me BACK! Light as a feather, stiff as a board <—- Dying! Except why do I feel like it actually work??
    Can we please have another slumber party? We'll make these crazy-amazey pancakes for dinner AND breakfast.

    • Lauren replied: — February 19th, 2014 @ 15:29

      Um, yes!!! We are totes having a slumber party!! With lots of delicious food, of course! :)

  4. #
    Jenny Flake — February 19, 2014 at 14:36

    Yah, I could definitely down this a whole plate of these. Gorgeous!!!

    • Lauren replied: — February 19th, 2014 @ 15:30

      Thank you, Jenny!!

  5. #
    katie — February 19, 2014 at 15:27

    Yes–I totally remember the days of slumber parties and light as a feather stiff as a board and the quiji board, too! I’m with you… these savory cakes sound divine.

    • Lauren replied: — February 19th, 2014 @ 15:30

      OMG!! Totally forgot about the quiji board! Thanks, Katie!

  6. #
    Steph (Poupette in the Kitchen) — February 19, 2014 at 16:17

    This recipe’s all kinds of amazeballs!!! I am SO doing this this weekend. Sauerkraut Pancakes? This is genius :D Thanks Lauren!!!

    • Lauren replied: — February 20th, 2014 @ 01:17

      Why, thank you, Steph!! :)

  7. #
    Erika — February 19, 2014 at 16:30

    I’m all over these babies!! And you went back with the “Light as a feather” game. That and who was brave enough to look in the mirror and call on Bloody Mary.. ;)

    • Lauren replied: — February 20th, 2014 @ 01:20

      HOLY CRAP!!! I totally forgot about Bloody Mary. So scary. We should have brought her pancakes. Doh!

  8. #
    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — February 19, 2014 at 16:52

    Slumber parties were the BEST! Toilet papering peoples houses, playing games, prank calling oh the memories. I’m loving these pancakes.

    • Lauren replied: — February 20th, 2014 @ 01:23

      LOL!! Dude, I loved tee-peeing peoples houses! Can we do that again? :)

  9. #
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — February 19, 2014 at 17:35

    These sound so good…that glaze?! YUM!

    • Lauren replied: — February 20th, 2014 @ 01:23

      Thanks, Katrina!

  10. #
    Christine @ Cooking with Cakes — February 19, 2014 at 19:32

    all I remember from slumber parties was wayyy too much sugar, playing telephone and mash, someone inevitably crying, and never, ever sleeping! but I’d fend off shut-eye for these pancakes anyday lol

    • Lauren replied: — February 20th, 2014 @ 01:28

      LOL!! I loved mashed! Although, I always ended up with the darn shack! :)

  11. #
    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — February 19, 2014 at 22:38

    Savory stacks FTW!!

    • Lauren replied: — February 20th, 2014 @ 01:28

      Yeah buddy!!!

  12. #
    Paula - bell'alimento — February 20, 2014 at 00:24

    Loving these savory stacks!

    • Lauren replied: — February 20th, 2014 @ 01:29

      Thanks, Paula! xoxo

  13. #
    Julia — February 20, 2014 at 03:38

    Truth: my girlies and I still have slumber parties. As in every weekend. Get 4 single girls together with half a dozen bottles of wine, and there is some serious slumber partying with some serious pancakes the next morning!

    I LOVE sourdough pancakes and it’s been forever since I’ve had a savory stack o’ love. I always seem to grocery shop on an empty stomach….biiiiig mistake. But as long as the light at the end of the tunnel is this stack of pancakes, I’m sitting pretty! YUM!

  14. #
    Joanne — February 20, 2014 at 04:09

    Look at us with our savory pancake love this week!! Twinsies.

    Can’t wait to try these and add them to my savory flapjack repertoire.

  15. #
    Tieghan — February 20, 2014 at 05:11

    Wishing these were in front of me right now. Amazing and delicious, Lauren!

  16. #
    Alaina {Fabtastic Eats} — February 20, 2014 at 05:15

    holy cow! a) I totally miss the red rover game. b) I am definitely being flung over to the savory pancake side, because these are insane. That glaze, what a genius combination. love love love!

  17. #
    Caroline @ chocolate & carrots — February 20, 2014 at 12:21

    What an interesting savory pancake combination! Love these Lauren!

  18. #
    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) — February 20, 2014 at 12:48

    Aghhhh. Red rover was the BEST game! I swear I would ram myself as hard as I could into people’s arms. I refused to not make it through.

    These look amazing Lauren!! Great find!

  19. #
    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — February 20, 2014 at 17:01

    Savory pancakes are my jammmm!

  20. #
    meredith n sock monkey slippers — February 20, 2014 at 21:13

    All over this!

  21. #
    Eileen — February 21, 2014 at 01:32

    You know I would be all over the mustard glaze! These pancakes seem like they would be particularly great with a side of bacon. There might have to be extra glaze for dipping, is all I’m saying. :)

  22. #
    Maria | Pink Patisserie — February 21, 2014 at 14:21

    Those are seriously gorgeous. That glaze is calling my name..

  23. #
    Rebecca {foodie with family} — February 22, 2014 at 14:56

    I’m Team Savoury all the way, too! These pancakes look so intriguing to me. I’m going to have to give it a go on a night when my dudes are inhaling the traditional maple stacks!

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