I swear we eat other things besides breakfast items around here. However, this easy gluten free pancake recipe is one of the most requested items week after week.
This recipe proves once and for all that you don’t have to give up fluffy pancakes when you go gluten free, it makes the perfect pancake every single time.
We’ve made this recipe over and over again, enough times to perfect it and make sure it yields a soft and delightful gluten free pancake every time we have breakfast for dinner.
Breakfast night is by far our most popular night of the week. For a few years, you could hear my daughter scream “Yessss!!! Breakfast night!” every single Thursday night. Last year, Thursday nights became a little hectic thanks to ballet and gymnastics, so we switched it up to Tuesdays.
This recipe has been tried and true hundreds of times, one of those yummy recipes I’ve just kept “testing” as an excuse to make it again, even though the perfect gluten free pancake recipe was achieved 100 tries ago.
How to make the perfect gluten free pancake
I quit making pancakes for a few months, when I gave up grain and my son switched to a gluten-free diet until I created this recipe. The other 3 people in the house still eat my homemade fluffy pancake recipe while Alex and I eat this gluten free version.
When changing up your diet, I have realized it it so important to make healthy ingredient swaps so your family can keep as many of their favorite meals as possible. That has meant finding the perfect gluten free pancake recipe for my son and exploring other healthy meal choices that kids can enjoy as well!
Using this pivotal concept I created the Family KickStart Program. My 30-day family-friendly plan that will help you not only stick to your gluten-free diet, but also ditch sugar and processed foods.
And yes, all the food in the program is family friendly (there’s not just one but TWO pancake recipes included!)
I would love for you to check it out here, and take advantage of the 30-day Family KickStart Program. My kids have loved doing it with me and I have a feeling your family will enjoy it too (who doesn’t love getting to eat the best pancakes ever while on a special meal plan?).
But back to the today’s pancakes. For the sake of simplicity and saving you time, I’ve also included other awesome recipes you might have missed if you are new here.
Note that the gluten free pancakes don’t come out as well with all gluten free flour mixes. Make sure to check out the recipe notes.
Easy Gluten Free Pancake Recipe
Check out how easy these gluten free pancakes are to make:
Let’s talk syrups, shall we? This blueberry syrup is the real deal, not like the fake stuff you get at the pancake house. I make it with fresh blueberries in the summer and switch over to frozen berries when not in season. And yes, you can make the blueberry syrup gluten free too!
Prefer a different fruit? Then you want my recipe for strawberry syrup! The blueberry syrup was such a hit that I switched it up and made a strawberry one –just because.
If variety is the spice of life, then I have to get creative with the things we eat often, right? There is no reason to get stuck in a pancake rut… or lunch rut for that matter!
And to top it all off, these Cinnamon Roll Pancakes are incredible. They are all the thrill with none of the guilt. If guilt free, ultra-healthy pancakes is what you are looking for… the check out my Whole Wheat Pancakes Recipe. It’s an old one but a good one.
We even have a recipe for Double Chocolate Chip Pancakes, with easy gluten free modifications. So. Good.
Yup. We are pancake obsessed.
Gluten Free Pancakes (also egg free)
The best gluten free pancake recipe around! This recipe is a tried-and-true favorite, easy to make and will yield the fluffiest pancakes. Check the modifications for dairy-free version as well.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: Yields 10-12 4" Pancakes
- Category: Breakfast
- Cuisine: Family Favorites
- 1 cup of gluten-free all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon ground flax seed (flax meal)
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup (or sugar, honey)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce
- 1 cup of milk (or non dairy)
- In a medium size mixing bowl, sift together flour, flax meal, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
- In a separate bowl, combine maple syrup, vanilla, applesauce, and milk. Slowly mix in half of the liquid into dry bowl, stirring continuously, and the rest 1/4 cup at a time to avoid a runny batter (not all gluten free mixes are the same see note below). Mix until you get the lumps out of the batter. You don’t want it to be too thick or too runny. There’s a happy medium and 1 cup + 2-ish tablespoons should be just about right.
- On a greased, heated griddle over medium heat (or pan on your stovetop), begin to cook pancakes about a 1/4 cup of the batter for each one.
- Cook 1-2 minutes until they start to bubble around the edges, and flip. Cook for another 1-2 minutes. Remove from pan and serve.
- Calories: 92
- Fat: 1g
- Carbohydrates: 21.2g
- Protein: 1.8g
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