Hands down the best gluten-free pancake recipe! One million blog readers (plus, the tiny pancake critics in my own house) can’t be wrong about this one.
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.
How to Make Fluffy Gluten Free Pancakes
I’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 single time.
The secret to making the best gluten-free pancakes is fresh baking powder. While we all have baking powder in our pantries, it’s important to note that after 9 months from opening it begins to quickly decline its “rising” power.
Meaning, its ability to provide your pancake batter “lift” and help them rise declines quickly or stops working. This is the culprit to gluten-free pancakes not coming out as fluffy as they should with this recipe.
Which All-Purpose Gluten-Free Flour is Best for Pancakes?
There are a lot of gluten-free flours out there, and it can be hard to know which one is best to use for different recipes. My two favorites for baking and making pancakes are Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 Gluten Free All Purpose Flour and King Arthur’s Measure for Measure Gluten-Free Flour. Both ready-to-use mixes will yield great gluten-free pancakes.
Two flours that we know don’t result in great pancakes are Namaste and the Costco flour. While those two flours might be great options for other recipes, they are not the best fit for this recipe and will not yield the fluffy consistency that the other gluten-free flours produce with this recipe.
Other Gluten-Free Pancake Flours
While these classic gluten-free pancakes are achieved using a simple 1:1 all-purpose gluten-free flour, you can also make gluten-free pancakes using alternative flours.
Here are a few of my other tried and true recipes in case the flour you have on hand isn’t an all-purpose.
Gluten-Free Pancake Mix
If you want to make your own gluten-free pancake mix, simply add the dry ingredients: gluten-free all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar inside a zip bag. Label the zip bag with the measurements of wet ingredients in the recipe card and there’s little to no measuring required next time!
Gluten-Free Pancake Ingredients
- Gluten-free all-purpose flour
- Baking powder
- Milk, any
- 1 egg
- Butter, melted (optional)
Super basic, but super delicious! Grab the measurements and print the recipe at the bottom of this post.
How to Make Gluten-Free Pancakes
I want you to feel confident that cooking gluten-free pancakes is just as easy (and delish!) as making classic pancakes, so I recorded a quick recipe video where you can watch me make the pancakes so you can learn all my tips like when to flip gluten-free pancakes and how to get that fluff!
Super simple, right? Let’s walk through it step by step.
Add all the dry ingredients into one large bowl, and sift. Make a well in the middle.
- Pour them in
Add the wet ingredients into the middle of the bowl.
Whisk the batter until smooth.
- Cook them up
Using a ¼ measuring cup, pour batter onto a preheated griddle.
Wait until edges are defined and middles “bubble” to flip the gf pancakes.
Stack them high and top with your favorite gluten-free pancake toppings.
How to Make Gluten-Free Pancakes Ahead of Time
These pancakes are so good you’ll want to double the batch and freeze. This is how I freeze my pancakes. There is nothing wrong with being prepared for busy mornings, right? Just take them out of the freezer, stick them in the toaster, and serve. It’s that simple!
If you’re making breakfast for a crowd, you can simply keep pancakes warm off to one side by piling them on a plate topped with foil.
Gluten-Free Mix-ins for Pancakes
Gluten-Free Pancake Toppings
If you’re looking for the ultimate list of pancake toppings, I’ve got that for you right here.
Lastly, it’s not quite a topping, but if you’re ever wanting to change up your classic gluten free pancakes, make sure to grab this recipe for Double Chocolate Chip Pancakes. I’ve tested it out with easy gluten free modifications and shared how it’s done so no one has to miss out on the chocolate-y goodness.
Yup. We are pancake obsessed. And dietary restrictions won’t hold us back from our yummy pancakes!Print