Sourdough Crepes

By Jess Smith

If you're onboard with our Seaside Sourdough and have read our Sourdough Starter Care Guide, you may find yourself with excess 'active' starter after you've fed it. These crepes are a quick, delicious and healthy way to use up the excess starter as well as have breakfast. We often find ourselves deliberately over-feeding our starter to make sure we've got enough for crepes!

Sourdough Crepes


1 cup 'active' sourdough starter*

1/4 cup flour-plain or wholemeal

2 eggs or equivalent egg substitute (Flax Eggs work wonders here)

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

1/4 cup milk of your choice

A little butter/oil for the pan


  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl, whisking well to combine.

  2. Heat a non-stick pan with 1/4 teaspoon of butter over medium heat. You can also try coconut oil but I find it can make the pan too slippery when you're spreading the crepe.

  3. Pour about a 1/4 cup of batter into the pan and swirl to coat the base of the pan and form a nice thin crepe.

  4. Cook for a minute or so each side, then place on a plate with another plate on top to keep warm while you cook the remainder of the crepes.

  5. Enjoy with any toppings you desire! We recommend homemade greek yoghurt, honey and shredded coconut, or fresh fruit if your provision stocks allow it!

Serves 2

*Note: How to check you sourdough starter: you'll be able to check that it's active by popping a teaspoon of starter into a cup of water - if it floats, it's active and ready to go!

Jess Smith Although she grew up in the central Australian desert, salt water has always been in Jess' veins. A keen diver, fisherman and kite surfer, sailing only came into the ocean repertoire more recently when Jess & her hubby traded in their corporate jobs and city lifestyles for a life off-grid, on-water on their adventure vessel SV Nebula. Jess now can't imagine life any other way! Jess says that a wonderful bonus to the cruising life has been the constant friendliness & generosity among the cruising community and she's excited to give back in a small way via TWS!

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