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Light and Fluffy 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!

These gluten free pancakes are light, fluffy, and truly the best! They're so easy to make, can be made dairy free, they're naturally sweetened, and they freeze well! Recipe via @whattheforkblog | whattheforkfoodblog.com | gluten free breakfast recipes | fluffy gluten free pancakes | easy gluten free recipes | gluten free brunch | #glutenfree #easyrecipes #pancakes #breakfast #dairyfree #naturallysweetened

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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.

These gluten free pancakes are light, fluffy, and truly the best! They're so easy to make, can be made dairy free, they're naturally sweetened, and they freeze well! Recipe via @whattheforkblog | whattheforkfoodblog.com | gluten free breakfast recipes | fluffy gluten free pancakes | easy gluten free recipes | gluten free brunch | #glutenfree #easyrecipes #pancakes #breakfast #dairyfree #naturallysweetened

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.


Key Ingredients for this Gluten Free Pancake Recipe

  • All purpose gluten free flour blend (omit xanthan gum if using Bob’s Red Mill 1:1)
  • 2 large eggs at ROOM TEMPERATURE
  • Avocado OR canola oil
  • Vanilla extract

Equipment Needed


How to make Light and Fluffy Gluten Free Pancakes

Step 1. Whisk together the dry ingredients.

Step 2.  In a separate large bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients.

Step 3.  Combine the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.  Stir until completely combined.

Step 4.  Preheat a griddle to medium-low heat.  Scoop about 1/4 cup of batter onto the griddle, to form the round pancakes.

Step 5.  Cook the batter until small bubbles form on the top, then flip over.

Step 6.  Cook until golden brown and then serve.

 

Gluten Free Pancakes


There are NO complaints from little voices when there’s a plate of pancakes on the table. They actually cheer and my 4-year-old literally does a happy dance.

These gluten free pancakes are light, fluffy, and truly the best! They're so easy to make, can be made dairy free, they're naturally sweetened, and they freeze well! Recipe via @whattheforkblog | whattheforkfoodblog.com | gluten free breakfast recipes | fluffy gluten free pancakes | easy gluten free recipes | gluten free brunch | #glutenfree #easyrecipes #pancakes #breakfast #dairyfree #naturallysweetened

 

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 🙄🙄🙄

These gluten free pancakes are light, fluffy, and truly the best! They're so easy to make, can be made dairy free, they're naturally sweetened, and they freeze well! Recipe via @whattheforkblog | whattheforkfoodblog.com | gluten free breakfast recipes | fluffy gluten free pancakes | easy gluten free recipes | gluten free brunch | #glutenfree #easyrecipes #pancakes #breakfast #dairyfree #naturallysweetened

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 on this page 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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These gluten free pancakes are light, fluffy, and truly the best! They're so easy to make, can be made dairy free, they're naturally sweetened, and they freeze well! Recipe via @whattheforkblog | whattheforkfoodblog.com | gluten free breakfast recipes | fluffy gluten free pancakes | easy gluten free recipes | gluten free brunch | #glutenfree #easyrecipes #pancakes #breakfast #dairyfree #naturallysweetened

 

These gluten free pancakes are light, fluffy, and truly the best! They're so easy to make, can be made dairy free, they're naturally sweetened, and they freeze well! Recipe via @whattheforkblog | whattheforkfoodblog.com | gluten free breakfast recipes | fluffy gluten free pancakes | easy gluten free recipes | gluten free brunch | #glutenfree #easyrecipes #pancakes #breakfast #dairyfree #naturallysweetened

Gluten Free Pancakes

Yield: 16 pancakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

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!

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the gluten free flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, oil, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Serve with butter and maple syrup.

Notes

  • 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.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 116Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 125mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 3g
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Maureen N HART

Saturday 16th of January 2021

Wonderful, a staple in my kitchen. Thank you!

Shay

Monday 18th of January 2021

Thank you Maureen!

Julie

Friday 15th of January 2021

These look wonderful. I noticed the note about unsweetened coconut milk. Is the coconut milk is the canned type (where the fat solidifies when chilled), or coconut milk/beverage found in a carton in the refrigerated section. Does it matter?

Shay

Monday 18th of January 2021

I use coconut milk beverage from the refrigerated section. Hope that helps!

Marianne

Saturday 14th of November 2020

Hey just wanted to say these turned out really nicely. Thank you!

Shay

Saturday 14th of November 2020

You're welcome, glad you enjoyed them!

Amber Porter

Sunday 11th of October 2020

I just made a half of a batch. It was so delicious I wish I had made the whole recipe. Thank you so much for sharing!!! I almost lost hope in finding a good gf pancake recipe.

Elizabeth Gonzalez

Tuesday 18th of August 2020

The first time I saw it my mouth get so watery. I made these exactly as the same recipe said, and they were so amazing and delicious. Keep sharing.

Shay

Wednesday 19th of August 2020

Thanks Elizabeth, I'm so glad they lived up to your expectations!

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