Gluten Free Pancakes are a staple recipe for every gluten free kitchen. They’re super easy to make, freeze well, and can be made dairy free too!
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No kitchen or breakfast repertoire would be complete without a good recipe for gluten free pancakes. We used to make Kelsey’s Favorite Pancakes but when she went dairy free, that recipe didn’t convert as well as we were hoping it would.
Like our gluten free mini blueberry muffins, these gluten free pancakes are another family favorite recipe that we’ve adapted from the Disney Princess Cookbook to be gluten free and dairy free. We also like to add vanilla extract to our gluten free pancake recipe to give them a little extra boost of flavor. Of course, for our family of 4, we doubled the original recipe too.
Our version makes about 14-16 depending on how big/small you make your pancakes. These gluten free pancakes freeze very well. Sometimes, I cook up a big batch just to keep in the freezer for busy mornings. Once the pancakes are cool, I freeze them on a sheet pan and then transfer them to a freezer bag once they’re frozen. We reheat them in our toaster oven for a quick and easy hot breakfast.
My family absolutely loves these pancakes and we make them every week. Sometimes we have them for breakfast on the weekend – my kids love helping to make them. But we also like to have them for dinner. We have breakfast for dinner once a week because it’s 1. easy and 2. everybody eats well that night
There are NO complaints from little voices when there’s a plate of pancakes on the table. They actually cheer and my 3-year-old literally does a happy dance. Her happy dance is similar to Chunk’s Truffle Shuffle (from The Goonies). Except she’s smiling and keeps her shirt down. It’s pretty hilarious. And who doesn’t love when their kid is so happy about dinner that they do a little happy dance?
So yeah, we’ll just be over here eating our pancake dinner and be in our own little dinner happy place. Until tomorrow when I make pork chops and all the tears come out because my kids have now gone on a pork strike 🙄🙄🙄
Do you guys eat breakfast for dinner? Some other favorites we like are quiche, coffee cake, or waffles for dinner. Sometimes they’re too much work in the morning on the weekend when you sleep in. You don’t really want to wait an hour to eat breakfast when all you really want/need is a big pot of hot coffee. But they’re also too delicious to wait for a holiday brunch.
Whether you have these gluten free pancakes for breakfast or dinner, enjoy! And watch the video below to see how easy they are to make! If you make this recipe, and love it, I’d love for you to leave a 5-star rating thank you!
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Gluten Free Pancakes
Gluten Free Pancakes are a staple recipe for every gluten free kitchen. They're super easy to make, freeze well, and can be made dairy free too!
- 2 cups gluten free all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 1 1/2 cups milk (regular or unsweetened coconut milk)
- 1/4 cup avocado oil
- 2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the gluten free flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, oil, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until completely combined. NOTE: Pancake batter will be thick and will puff up as it sits.
- Heat a griddle on medium-low heat. When the griddle is hot, scoop the batter onto the griddle, about 3 tablespoons-1/4 cup at a time. Use your spoon or scoop to form the round pancakes. Cook in butter (optional) or use cooking spray for dairy free. Or, if your griddle is non-stick, you can cook them dry.
- Cook on the first side and then flip when little bubbles start to appear on the top of the pancakes. Cook until the other side is browned and cooked through. Repeat cooking process with the remaining batter/pancakes.
- Serve with butter and maple syrup.
- I use a OXO Large Cookie Scoop to portion my pancakes and get about 16 when I made them. The amount this recipe yields will depend on the size of your pancakes.
- I use my Nightshade-Free Gluten Free Flour Blend to make these pancakes. I've also successfully tried this with Bob's Red Mill 1:1 Gluten Free Baking Flour, King Arthur's Gluten Free Measure for Measure Flour Blend, and Cup4Cup.