What’s up food tribe, it’s your boy Gary Vee, and today I’m back with another amazing gluten-free recipe for all my health-conscious foodies out there. In this article, I’m going to share my secret to making the most delicious, light, and fluffy gluten-free pancakes you’ve ever had.
Now, if you’re a pancake lover like me, then you understand the importance of a good pancake stack. But for those of us on a gluten-free diet, finding the right texture and taste can be a challenge. Trust me, I know how frustrating it can be when your pancakes turn out rubbery or dense.
But fear not my friends, my gluten-free pancake recipe is here to save the day. These pancakes are not only delicious but also dairy-free, making them perfect for those of us who are lactose-intolerant or trying to cut down on dairy. Plus, they’re incredibly easy to make using simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.
So get ready to take your breakfast game to the next level with these light and fluffy gluten-free pancakes. Whether you’re looking for a vegan option or prefer classic buttermilk pancakes, this recipe has got you covered. So without further ado, let’s dive into the ingredient list and get cooking!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Are you tired of sacrificing taste for health? Look no further because this gluten-free pancake recipe is here to satisfy your breakfast cravings while keeping your health in check.
With a fluffy and light texture, these pancakes are the perfect weekend treat. And what’s better? This recipe includes simple and affordable ingredients that can be prepared in no time.
Plus, for those with gluten allergies or intolerances, this is the ultimate solution. You won’t even notice the difference between our gluten-free pancakes and regular ones because they are equally delicious.
And don’t worry, we didn’t sacrifice any flavor either. With hints of sweetness from the granulated sugar and maple syrup, these pancakes will leave you wanting more. Trust me; your taste buds will thank you for trying this recipe.
So, whether you prefer them as a vegan option or with classic buttermilk flavoring, there’s always room for customization. The best part? The easy availability of ingredients makes it accessible to everyone.
Indulge in these fluffy gluten-free pancakes on a lazy Sunday morning or serve them to your family and friends at your next brunch party. Either way, you’ll love this recipe for its taste and health benefits.
Here are the ingredients you will need to make these fluffy Gluten-Free Pancakes:
- 1 cup Gluten-Free Flour Blend (You can use Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 Gluten-Free Flour)
- 1 tablespoon Granulated Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- ½ teaspoon Baking Soda
- ¼ teaspoon Sea Salt
- 1 teaspoon Xanthan Gum (If your gluten-free flour blend doesn’t have it, otherwise, skip it)
- 2 Eggs
- 1 cup Milk (Dairy or Dairy-Free)
- 2 tablespoons Olive Oil or Vegetable Oil
The Recipe How-To
Now that you know why these gluten-free pancakes are the best, let’s get cracking on how to make them! Follow these simple steps and you’ll be enjoying “light and fluffy” pancakes in no time!
- 1 cup of gluten-free flour blend (make sure it contains xanthan gum)
- 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1 egg
- 1 cup of milk
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
First things first, we need to mix our dry ingredients. Take a large mixing bowl and whisk together your gluten-free flour blend, sugar, baking powder and salt. Make sure these are combined evenly before moving onto the next step.
In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together your egg, milk and olive oil.
Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients, whisking everything together until you have a smooth batter. It’s important not to overwork the gluten-free pancake batter, or else you risk making them rubbery.
Once your batter is made, it’s time to start cooking pancakes! Place a non-stick skillet on your stove top and turn the heat up to medium-high.
With a ladle or measuring cup, scoop out about 1/4 cup of pancake batter for each pancake. Pour each scoop into the skillet and cook for about 2 minutes on one side, or until bubbles start to form on the surface.
Flip your pancake over using a spatula and cook for an additional minute, or until cooked through.
Repeat this process until all of your gluten-free pancake batter has been used.
Serve and enjoy right away with some maple syrup or your favorite toppings!
And there you have it, easy and light gluten-free pancakes that won’t disappoint. Don’t be afraid to add in some extra ingredients to mix things up like fruit, nuts or other spices.
Substitutions and Variations
A great recipe is always open to customization, so feel free to get creative with your gluten-free pancakes! Here are a few substitutions and variations that you can experiment with:
– Flour Blend: If you don’t have access to gluten-free flour or want to mix it up, you can create your own blend by combining 1/2 cup rice flour, 1/4 cup potato starch, and 1/4 cup tapioca starch. This will give your pancakes a light and fluffy texture.
– Vegan Option: To make these pancakes vegan, substitute 2 tablespoons of applesauce for the eggs and use almond milk instead of regular milk. You can also use coconut oil instead of olive oil.
– Buttermilk Pancakes: For a tangy twist on this recipe, swap the milk out for buttermilk. The acidity will react with the baking soda and create even fluffier pancakes.
– Banana Pancakes: Mash up a ripe banana and add it to the batter for a deliciously sweet option. You may need to add an extra tablespoon of flour to counterbalance the moisture from the banana.
– Pancake Mix: If you’re not in the mood for measuring and mixing ingredients together, try using Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Pancake Mix. It has all of the necessary ingredients pre-mixed and ready to go.
No matter what substitutions or variations you choose, be sure not to over-mix the batter. Doing so will make your pancakes rubbery instead of light and fluffy. You want to mix just enough for all of the ingredients to combine evenly, even if that means there are still a few lumps in the batter.
The possibilities are endless with these gluten-free pancakes, so give them a try and find what works best for you! Serve them up with your favorite toppings like maple syrup, whipped cream or fresh fruit for deliciously satisfying breakfasts that everyone will love.
Serving and Pairing
Boy, oh boy, let me tell you, nothing screams Sunday morning like a stack of warm fluffy pancakes. But wait until you’ve had my gluten-free pancakes recipe. This delightful creation is something special and should be savored with the right sidekicks.
To serve these beauties, I recommend stacking them up high, drizzle with maple syrup and add sliced bananas for an extra layer of sweetness. You can sprinkle some chopped walnuts or pecans on top for an added crunch factor that will leave you licking your fingers.
But hey, there’s nothing wrong with adding a bit of savory to the mix. If you’re into bacon or sausage, feel free to add a side of either or both as they pair perfectly with this recipe. Additionally, you can top it all off with fresh fruits like strawberries or blueberries to give it a refreshing twist.
If you want to take this dish to a whole new level, try making banana pancakes by adding mashed banana to the pancake batter. Or opt for vegan pancake by substituting eggs for flax eggs and use dairy-free milk instead of dairy milk in the ingredient list. Trust me; it’s worth it.
Lastly, let me remind you that these pancakes are breakfast food but no one is stopping you from having them for lunch or dinner! Just make sure to have some scrambled eggs and sautéed vegetables on the side if you’re opting for it as a main dish- the balance of flavors is everything.
So go ahead, give this gluten-free pancake recipe a go and indulge yourself in a plate full of heaven.
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
Now, let’s talk about how to make the most out of your delicious gluten-free pancakes recipe. If you want to double the recipe and save some for later, making the batter ahead of time is a great option. You can store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two days.
Once you’ve cooked your pancakes and are ready to store them, make sure they’re completely cool before placing them in the fridge or freezer. To keep them from sticking together, you can separate each pancake with a piece of parchment paper.
When reheating your pancakes, there are several options. If you want to reheat them in the microwave, wrap them in a damp paper towel first to prevent them from drying out. For best results, use short bursts of heating time and flip them over midway through.
If you prefer reheating your pancakes on the stovetop or in the oven, be sure to place them on a preheated skillet or baking sheet. Brushing them with a bit of olive oil beforehand will give them just the right amount of crispiness.
Enjoy your delicious gluten-free pancakes reheated with some melted butter and drizzled with maple syrup. Bonus points if you add fresh fruit or whipped cream on top!
Tips for Perfect Results
Cooking pancakes can be an easy task, but cooking gluten-free pancakes can be a bit tricky. With the right ingredients and techniques, you can make perfect fluffy gluten-free pancakes every time. Here are some tips to help you achieve perfect results while making this delicious gluten-free pancake recipe.
Firstly, make sure you use good quality gluten-free flour blends. Avoid using blends that contain too much rice flour as it might result in the pancakes being rubbery. When making homemade flour blends, add just a wee bit of xanthan gum to get that light, fluffy texture you want in your pancakes.
Secondly, mixing your ingredients properly is crucial when it comes to gluten-free pancake batter. Be sure not to overmix or undermix the batter to avoid any lumps or uneven texture. Mix until the batter is smooth and the ingredients are well incorporated.
Thirdly, opt for dairy-free and vegan options if you have food sensitivities. Use almond milk instead of regular milk in this recipe and vegan egg substitutes like mashed bananas or applesauce can also work as great egg replacements.
Fourthly, preheat your griddle or skillet on medium heat before pouring the pancake batter onto it. A hot griddle will help cook the pancake evenly and give it that golden brown color you desire.
Fifthly, avoid flipping the pancake too many times as this might cause them to become dry and lose their fluffiness. Flip them once when they have bubbles on the surface and the edges start to set.
Lastly, serve your pancakes immediately after cooking while they are still warm for optimal taste and texture. Top them off with maple syrup, fresh berries or whipped cream depending on your preference.
Implement these tips when making your gluten-free pancake recipe and enjoy light, fluffy deliciousness every time!
Now that we’ve covered the nitty-gritty details on how to make the perfect gluten-free pancakes, you might still have some questions lingering in your mind. Fear not! I’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions to clear up any confusion, so you can whip up these fluffy delights with confidence. Without further ado, let’s dive right into it!
What can you use instead of flour for pancakes?
When it comes to thickening pancake batter, some reliable options are arrowroot, tapioca, or potato starch. It’s best to begin with a tablespoon and gradually add more if necessary. Another excellent ingredient to consider is coconut flour, as it has a natural ability to soak up any excess moisture, resulting in a thicker batter.
What are gluten free pancakes made of?
Gluten-free pancakes are a recipe that benefits from a straightforward approach, consisting of just a few key ingredients such as superfine white rice flour, potato starch, and tapioca starch/flour. Adding a small amount of xanthan gum can enhance the outcome, if desired.
Why are my gluten free pancakes rubbery?
Have you ever made pancakes that turned out to be rubbery in texture? One reason for this may be over-mixing the batter. To prevent this from happening, it’s important to mix the ingredients only until they are just combined. Over-mixing can cause the formation of gluten, leading to an unpleasant texture in your pancakes.
Does Bisquick have gluten in it?
Looking for a versatile meal solution that is both delicious and easy to make? Look no further than Bisquick Pancake and Baking Mix, Gluten Free. Whether you’re in the mood for pancakes, need some added calcium in your diet, or want to whip up a quick dinner, this product has got you covered. Bisquick is a tried-and-true classic that can help you create all sorts of tasty meals using ingredients you already have on hand.
In conclusion, this gluten-free pancake recipe is sure to become a staple in your breakfast repertoire. With the use of high-quality ingredients like gluten-free flour, xanthan gum, and granulated sugar, you’ll be able to create light and fluffy pancakes that everyone in your family will love. Moreover, you can easily substitute some of the ingredients to make it dairy-free or vegan. And most importantly, you won’t have to worry about any negative health impacts from processed or artificial ingredients.
By following the recipe tips and instructions provided above, you will get perfect pancakes every time. I urge you to give this recipe a try and see for yourself the difference between these fluffy gluten-free pancakes and traditional rubbery ones. Trust me; your taste buds will thank you!
So why wait? Take out your mixing bowl, gather all the ingredients required, and get ready to surprise your loved ones with these delicious gluten-free pancakes. Whether it’s for a special occasion or just a lazy weekend breakfast, these pancakes will never disappoint. Don’t forget to top them off with maple syrup or fruit compote for an extra tasty experience!
Gluten Free Pancakes Recipe
- 1 1/4 cups rice flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 cups milk
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Add the vegetable oil to milk.
- In large bowl, mix together all dry ingredients.
- Add the milk/oil mixture and eggs.
- Mix and cook on hot griddle.