basic sourdough crepes with pistachio cinnamon sugar

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Basic sourdough crepes are spread with butter and sprinkled with a pistachio cinnamon sugar filling. They're the most delicious use of your sourdough discard!

  • Author: Indi Hampton
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: about 15 crepes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: American


pistachio cinnamon sugar filling:

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • zest of half an orange
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup shelled pistachios
  • about 5 tbsp softened butter, for spreading

sourdough crepes:

  • 1 cup sourdough starter (100% hydration), unfed/ discarded
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 4 tbsp melted butter, divided


pistachio cinnamon sugar filling:

  1. In the bowl of a food processor, add sugar and orange zest and blend until well mixed. Add salt, cinnamon and pistachios and pulse until nuts are finely ground. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.

sourdough crepes:

  1. Combine starter, eggs, sugar and salt in a blender and blend on high speed until smooth, about 30 seconds. With the blender running on low, slowly drizzle in 2 tablespoons of melted butter and blend until combined.
  2. Heat a 7- to 8-inch nonstick pan over medium heat. Use a pastry brush or paper towel to coat the pan with a thin layer of remaining melted butter. Ladle in 2- 3 tbsp of batter and quickly swirl the pan to cover the bottom with a thin, even layer of batter. Cook for about 1 minute, or until the edges are golden brown. Carefully flip the crepe and cook another 20- 30 seconds, or until the bottom is browned in spots. Repeat buttering, swirling and flipping crepes, adjusting heat as necessary (see notes above for tips).
  3. Store on a plate, covered with plastic wrap or a clean linen to stay warm and moist.
  4. To serve, spread a crepe with softened butter. Sprinkle the surface with pistachio cinnamon sugar. Fold crepe in half, then in half again and serve while still warm.


Crepes will keep for up 3 days, covered in the refrigerator.