Delicious and Easy Gluten-Free Pancake Mix Recipe

Are you tired of feeling guilty every time you enjoy a fluffy stack of pancakes or crispy waffles? Well, the guilt stops now because I have a fantastic gluten-free pancake and waffle mix recipe that will satisfy your cravings without compromising your health.

As a nutritionist and food blogger, I am continuously exploring healthy organic recipes that are also dairy-free and gluten-free. This recipe is not only simple to make but also affordable and versatile to suit your unique taste preferences.

The best part about this gluten-free pancake and waffle mix recipe is that it provides an opportunity for everyone to enjoy their favorite breakfast with peace of mind. Whether you have celiac disease or are allergic to gluten, this recipe has got you covered.

Stay tuned as I walk you through this fantastic recipe’s ingredients, how-to instructions, substitutions, variations, serving suggestions, make-ahead options, storage tips, and FAQs. Trust me; you won’t regret trying out this gluten-free pancake and waffle mix recipe.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Gluten Free Pancake / Waffle Mix
Gluten Free Pancake / Waffle Mix

If you’re on the hunt for a delicious and easy gluten-free pancake/waffle mix recipe that’s free from dairy products, then look no further! I’ve got just the recipe for you! This recipe is perfect for anyone who has a gluten sensitivity or those who are looking for gluten-free alternatives to traditional pancake or waffle mixes. Trust me; it’s a game-changer.

What sets this pancake/waffle mix recipe apart from others is that it’s incredibly versatile, as it can be used to make either pancakes or waffles. Not only that, but it’s also incredibly easy to make and uses common pantry ingredients, so you won’t have to break the bank buying fancy ingredients.

The best part about this recipe is that it doesn’t sacrifice taste and texture. You’ll love the fluffy texture and golden brown exterior of these pancakes/waffles, making them an ideal breakfast or brunch option. They’re not only healthy, but they’re also incredibly appetizing!

With this gluten-free pancake/waffle mix recipe in your arsenal, you can finally indulge in your favorite breakfast treats without fretting about anything going against your dietary restrictions. If you’re like me, then you want to enjoy eating without worrying about any negative effects on your health. This recipe hits all those marks!

In summary, you’ll love this recipe because it’s easy to make, versatile, affordable, and most importantly, delicious! So why wait? Roll up your sleeves and start cooking!

Ingredient List

 Wake up to a plate of fluffy gluten-free pancakes!
Wake up to a plate of fluffy gluten-free pancakes!

Before we dive into the recipe how-to, let’s take a look at the ingredients list of this gluten-free pancake/waffle mix. Here’s what you’ll need:

Ingredients 1

  • 1 1/2 cups of gluten-free flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil or melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup water

Ingredients 2

  • 1 cup potato starch
  • 1 cup tapioca starch
  • 5 g guar gum (a natural thickener)

Alternatively, you can use a pre-mixed gluten-free flour blend and add the other ingredients accordingly. Many brands offer gluten-free baking mixes, including Simple Mills, Bisquick Gluten-Free, Krusteaz, Trader Joe’s, Bob’s Red Mill, among others. You can also experiment with different flour options, such as almond flour or rice flour. For vegan options, try replacing eggs with a flaxseed meal mixture or any egg substitute that works best for your dietary restrictions.

The Recipe How-To

 Start your day with a delicious stack of waffles!
Start your day with a delicious stack of waffles!

Now that you know why this “Gluten Free Pancake / Waffle Mix Recipe” is worth trying, let’s get to making it! Don’t worry if you don’t have any experience with gluten-free baking – this recipe is easy to follow and will yield delicious results.


Here is what you will need to make this recipe:

  • Ingredients 1: 1 ½ cups gluten-free flour mix (such as Bob’s Red Mill), 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, 2 teaspoons baking powder, ½ teaspoon baking soda, and ½ teaspoon salt
  • Ingredients 2: 2 large eggs, beaten (for vegan option, you can use flax eggs), 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • Ingredients 3: 1 ½ cups warm water, 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice, and 2 tablespoons melted butter or vegetable oil

Note: You can also use a pre-made gluten-free flour mix, such as Simple Mills or Birch Benders, if you prefer.


  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients from “Ingredients 1” and whisk them together until well incorporated.
  2. In another mixing bowl, whisk together all the wet ingredients from “Ingredients 2”.
  3. Combine the two bowls of ingredients by pouring the wet mixture into the dry ingredient bowl. Mix everything together until there aren’t any lumps in the batter.
  4. Let the batter rest for about five minutes to thicken slightly.
  5. Preheat your waffle iron (or large skillet) to medium heat. If your waffle iron has a temperature setting or requires a different preheat time, follow these instructions instead.
  6. Once heated, ladle some of the pancake/waffle mix onto the iron, using a ¼ cup of batter for small waffles and ½ cup to make larger waffles.
  7. Cook for about two to three minutes or until golden brown on each side.
  8. Transfer the finished pancakes/waffles to a wire rack or cooling station while you cook the remaining batter.


  • Feel free to substitute rice syrup solids if you don’t have any granulated sugar on hand.
  • For the vegan option, replace eggs with flax eggs – mix together 2 tablespoons of flaxseed meal with 5 tablespoons of water and let it rest for 5 minutes before adding it to the recipe in place of beaten eggs.
  • If you are using a pre-made gluten-free flour mix, follow their instructions regarding measurements of additional ingredients (such as baking powder or salt).

By following these simple steps, you can enjoy delicious gluten-free pancakes and waffles in no time! Don’t hesitate to experiment with add-ins like fruit or nuts, or even try using this mix to make

Substitutions and Variations

 Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside - gluten-free pancakes for everyone!
Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside – gluten-free pancakes for everyone!

As a nutritionist, I always encourage my readers to make substitutions and variations to fit their dietary needs and preferences. Here are some ideas to make this gluten-free pancake/waffle mix recipe even more personalized:

– Vegan option: For a vegan version, simply swap the 2 large eggs for 2 flax eggs (whisk together 2 tablespoons ground flaxseeds with 6 tablespoons water and let sit for 5 minutes before using).

– Flour alternatives: While this recipe calls for a gluten-free flour mix (potato starch, tapioca starch, and rice flour), you could also use a store-bought gluten-free pancake/waffle mix or substitute the gluten-free flours with almond flour or arrowroot flour.

– Sweetener swaps: If you prefer a different sweetener than granulated sugar, you can use maple syrup or honey instead. For a sugar-free version, try using stevia or monk fruit sweetener.

– Ancient grains option: Consider using ancient grain flours like quinoa or spelt flour in place of rice flour for added fiber and protein.

– Flavor additions: You can add some flavor and texture variety by mixing in a handful of chocolate chips, blueberries, or mashed bananas to the batter.

Remember, experimentation is half the fun! Have fun trying new ingredients and recipes until you find your perfect combination.

Serving and Pairing

 Who says gluten-free means taste-free? These pancakes will prove them wrong!
Who says gluten-free means taste-free? These pancakes will prove them wrong!

Now that you have made a delicious batch of gluten-free pancakes or waffles, how do you serve them? While most people love to drizzle maple syrup or honey over their pancakes or waffles, there are many other delicious toppings and accompaniments to try out as well.

For a healthy boost, sprinkle some fresh berries on top. Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries are all colorful and great options. You can also add some sliced bananas for extra sweetness.

If you’re looking for something more indulgent, try chocolate chips, whipped cream or a dollop of peanut butter on top. These toppings are also perfect for kids who might be finicky eaters.

Another popular pairing with pancakes and waffles is bacon or sausage. If you’re vegetarian/vegan you can pair them with vegan sausages or tempeh. The salty meat pairs perfectly with the sweet pancake/waffle base.

For those who want some crunch in their breakfast, you can sprinkle some chopped nuts like pecans or walnuts on top with a dollop of yogurt or whipped cream.

Finally, don’t forget to complement your gluten-free pancakes/waffles with a nice hot cup of coffee for an extra satisfying breakfast.

By experimenting with different flavors and textures, you may even discover new favorite combos that will become part of your breakfast routine!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Make your breakfast or brunch extra special with these gluten-free waffles
Make your breakfast or brunch extra special with these gluten-free waffles

As someone who loves to meal prep, the make-ahead and storing options for this gluten-free pancake/waffle mix recipe are a real game-changer. You can make a big batch of the mix and store it in an airtight container or resealable bag for up to several weeks, so it’s always on hand when you’re craving pancakes or waffles.

When making the mix, I recommend using melted butter instead of canola oil, as this will help keep the mix fresh longer. Additionally, you can even make a double batch of pancake/waffle batter ahead of time and refrigerate it for up to 24 hours – just be sure to give it a good stir before cooking.

If you have leftover pancakes or waffles, they also store well in the refrigerator or freezer. For short-term storage (up to 3 days), place them in an airtight container in the fridge, separated by pieces of parchment paper. For longer-term storage, wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and store in a resealable bag in the freezer for up to 2-3 months.

When reheating, simply pop them into a toaster or toaster oven on medium-low heat. Alternatively, if you don’t have access to a toaster, you can reheat them in the microwave on low power (30-second intervals) until warm.

Overall, this recipe’s versatility and easy make-ahead and storing options make it perfect for busy mornings or lazy weekends when all you want is a warm stack of gluten-free pancakes or waffles. Plus, with such simple and straightforward reheating instructions, breakfast is just minutes away!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Nothing beats the smell of freshly made pancakes in the morning
Nothing beats the smell of freshly made pancakes in the morning

Now that you have the ingredient list and the recipe how-to for our gluten-free pancake and waffle mix, let’s go through some tips to get that perfect fluffy texture.

1. Don’t Overmix!

When it comes to mixing the ingredients, less is more. Overmixing can lead to tough and chewy pancakes or waffles. Mix your batter just enough to combine the ingredients.

2. Adjust the Batter Consistency

If your batter looks too thick, add a bit more water. If it’s too thin, add another tablespoon of flour. A proper consistency will ensure your pancakes or waffles cook evenly on both sides.

3. Let the Batter Rest

Allow the batter to rest for 5-10 minutes before cooking. Gluten-free flours take longer to absorb moisture, so resting the batter will allow it to thicken and give you better results.

4. Preheat Your Pan or Waffle Iron

Preheat your pan or waffle iron for at least 5 minutes before cooking. A hot surface will help your batter cook quickly and evenly.

5. Don’t Press Down Your Pancakes or Waffles

Avoid pressing down on your pancakes or waffles while they’re cooking as this can make them dense and heavy. Trust us, those bubbly toppings are worth the wait!

6. Use Top Quality Ingredients

For best taste results use top-quality ingredients, we recommend Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Flour and Simple Mills Pancake & Waffle Mix. You can also experiment with different types of flour like almond flour, arrowhead mills, or birch benders.

By following these tips, you’ll be guaranteed success with your gluten-free pancake and waffle mix every time!


As you try your hand at making these delicious gluten-free pancakes and waffles, it’s natural to have some questions, whether it’s about the ingredients, variations, or serving ideas. That’s why we’ve put together a few common FAQs that we hope will help you out on your cooking journey. So without further ado, let’s get started!

Can you substitute pancake mix for waffle mix?

Transforming your pancake mix into waffle mix requires some additional oil to adjust the recipe accordingly. The rule of thumb is to mix in 2 extra tablespoons of oil for each cup of dry pancake mix you have.

What is the difference between pancake mix and waffle mix?

When it comes to breakfast favorites, pancakes and waffles often make the list. Although these two dishes share some common ingredients like eggs, flour, milk, and a raising agent, there are significant differences between them. Specifically, waffle batter tends to be denser and sweeter, containing more fat like oil or butter.

What does adding an egg to waffle mix do?

Although it may seem like a daunting task, the rewards of incorporating whipped egg whites into your waffle batter cannot be overstated. Not only does this technique infuse the batter with additional air, ensuring maximum fluffiness, but it also elevates the overall quality of the waffles produced.

Is Birch Benders pancake and waffle mix gluten free?

These pancakes are packed with 9 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber, with just 5 grams of net carbs per serving. In addition, they are gluten-free and have been certified as such. The nutrition information provides details on the cholesterol content.

Why are my gluten free waffles gummy?

When it comes to cooking gluten-free batters, it’s important to keep in mind that they require more time in the oven. Because of the higher liquid content, premature removal can result in an unpleasantly mushy and gummy texture.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this gluten-free pancake and waffle mix recipe is truly a must-try for anyone looking to indulge in some delicious and healthy breakfast options. With the simple ingredients and easy-to-follow recipe, you can create fluffy and tasty pancakes and waffles that will make you forget you’re eating gluten-free.

Not only is this recipe great for those with gluten intolerances, but it’s also perfect for anyone looking to adopt a healthier lifestyle. By substituting potato and tapioca starch for traditional wheat flour, this recipe is not only gluten-free but also significantly lower in calories and carbohydrates.

Overall, the best thing about this recipe is that you can easily customize it according to your preferences. Whether you want to make it dairy-free or vegan-friendly or add your favorite toppings, there are endless possibilities with this versatile mix.

So why settle for mediocre store-bought mixes when you can make your own delicious and healthy pancakes and waffles at home? Give this recipe a try, and I guarantee that you won’t be disappointed!

Gluten Free Pancake / Waffle Mix

Gluten Free Pancake / Waffle Mix Recipe

This is a recipe from that I have modified somewhat. I have not made pancakes out of this mix, but the waffles were light, fluffy and delicious.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Gluten-free
Servings 5 large waffles
Calories 264.4 kcal


  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 3 tablespoons tapioca starch
  • 1/3 cup potato starch
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder (gluten-free)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon guar gum
  • 2 eggs (I use extra large)
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cup almond milk (minus 1 tbsp)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup water


  • 1. Mix all dry ingredients together.
  • 2. Add wet ingredients and stir well.
  • 3. Mix will seem watery in consistency, but the recipe makes really fluffy waffles.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 625gCalories: 264.4kcalCarbohydrates: 35.5gProtein: 5.5gFat: 11.3gSaturated Fat: 1.4gCholesterol: 84.6mgSodium: 504.7mgFiber: 2.1gSugar: 2.5g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Breakfast, Easy, Free Of..., Grains, Lactose-free
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