Come one, come all. It’s time to kick off our culinary shoes, don our aprons and get ready to whip up some heavenly pancakes. But not just any pancakes, fluffy gluten-free ones that will have you reaching for seconds.
Pancakes are a staple breakfast meal that brings people together, and everyone deserves to enjoy this classic dish no matter their dietary restrictions. With this perfect gluten-free pancake recipe, you can now savor the delicious taste of pancakes without worrying about gluten or dairy allergies.
This recipe is not only free from gluten and dairy but also contains nutritious ingredients like flax seed meal and oats. These wholesome ingredients make our pancakes a healthy treat for your body and soul.
So let’s gather around the kitchen and turn on those burners because it’s pancake time!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Gather round, my fellow food enthusiasts! I am here to tell you all about a recipe that will revolutionize your breakfast routine. Say goodbye to dry and tasteless pancakes forever, and say hello to the perfect blend of flavors and textures that is our gluten-free pancake recipe!
First of all, let me tell you why this recipe is the one you need in your life – it is suitable for everyone, regardless of dietary restrictions. Whether you are gluten-free, dairy-free or vegan, this recipe will cater to your needs. It’s a versatile recipe with the option to substitute ingredients for slight variations.
But don’t let the dietary restrictions fool you – these pancakes undoubtedly taste better than any other pancake mix out there! The nutmeg and cinnamon add a warm and comforting flavor while the vanilla extract and granulated sugar provide an aromatic sweetness that will make your mouth water. The ingredients are balanced perfectly; no ingredient overpowers another, but instead works in harmony like a well-written symphony.
And let’s not forget about the texture of these pancakes! Fluffy, light and perfectly cooked – this is comfort food at its finest. Our recipe uses a combination of flours, including rice flour, oat flour and a blend of gluten-free flour to ensure a fluffy gluten-free pancake result every single time. Yes, it’s possible!
So what are you waiting for? Gather up the ingredients that we have listed for you and whip up these amazing pancakes on any weekend morning or holiday breakfast! With this perfect blend of ingredients, there’s no way anyone can resist our gluten-free pancake recipe!
Let’s take a look at everything you need to make these perfect gluten-free pancakes. This recipe makes around 10 pancakes, so adjust as necessary for your needs. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 cup of gluten-free flour blend
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of flax seed meal (optional)
- A pinch of nutmeg
- A pinch of cinnamon
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 cup of milk (dairy or non-dairy)
- 2 tablespoons of melted butter or vegetable oil
If you’re feeling adventurous, try adding some toppings like fresh fruit, nuts, or maple syrup. With these simple ingredients, you’ll be on your way to creating delicious and fluffy gluten-free pancakes that everyone will enjoy.
The Recipe How-To
Now, it’s time to get to the good stuff and dive into making these delicious and easy gluten-free pancakes.
- 1 cup of gluten-free flour blend*
- 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed meal (optional)
- 1 cup of milk (dairy or non-dairy work fine)
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons of melted butter or vegetable oil
*To make your own gluten-free flour blend, mix together:
– 1 cup white or brown rice flour
– 1/4 cup oat flour
– 3/4 cup cornstarch
– 2 tsp xanthan gum
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together dry ingredients: gluten-free flour blend, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg to combine.
In another bowl, beat the egg thoroughly then add milk along with vanilla extract. Stir until fully combined.
Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in your wet ingredient bowl with melted butter or oil. Quickly stir everything together until just combined into a smooth batter.
Let the batter rest for approximately five minutes allowing it fully to hydrate and rise.
Preheat a flat top griddle or a large non-stick pan over medium heat. Grease well with butter or oil.
Once preheated pour approximately ¼ cup per pancake onto the surface.
When the surface of the pancakes starts to bubble and the edges appear firm, which should take about 2-3 minutes, flip them over using a spatula.
Cook until both sides have now turned golden brown, usually around 1 to 2 more minutes.
Remove from pan and place onto a plate lined with parchment paper until all pancakes are cooked.
Serve hot with maple syrup, honey or your choice of toppings before your family and friends gobble them up!
These easy gluten-free pancakes only take a few simple steps to make, and can be made quickly any morning of the week. It’s an excellent way to ensure everyone gets a healthy breakfast that tastes as delicious as traditional pancakes.
Substitutions and Variations
Cooking and experimenting with different ingredients can sometimes be intimidating, but don’t worry, the possibilities are endless with this gluten-free pancake recipe. Here are some substitutions and variations to create personalized pancakes that cater to your preferences.
– Flour: You can use any gluten-free flour blend of your choice or mix them up. Try a 1:1 ratio of brown rice and oat flour for an earthy, nutty flavor or replace the gluten-free flour with almond flour for a protein-packed, nutty taste.
– Milk: Any plant-based milk such as soy, almond, rice, or coconut milk can be used instead of dairy milk to create vegan pancakes. If you prefer a richer taste, use vanilla-flavored almond or coconut milk.
– Eggs: To make these pancakes vegan or if you have an egg allergy, substitute the eggs with two flax eggs (2 tablespoons of flaxseed meal mixed with 6 tablespoons of water) or 1/3 cup mashed ripe banana.
– Sweeteners: Instead of granulated sugar, use maple syrup or honey for natural sweetness. Or try adding shredded coconut or chopped nuts for extra texture.
– Spices: Get creative by adding your favorite spices like cardamom, cumin, or ginger to create unique flavor combinations.
– Toppings: The best part about pancakes is the toppings! Top it off with sliced bananas, fresh berries, chocolate chips, whipped cream, caramel sauce, nut butter or anything you desire!
Remember that substitutions and variations may affect the texture and thickness of the pancakes. However, with a little experimenting and practice, you’ll develop your very own perfect twist on this delicious gluten-free pancake recipe.
Serving and Pairing
Once you have baked a fresh stack of these golden brown beauties to satiate your cravings, the possibilities for serving and pairing them are endless. They come out fluffy and light, with a texture that is simply gorgeous to see and even better to taste.
For a more traditional breakfast, I love to top my pancakes with warm butter and maple syrup, but there are plenty of other creative topping options for those willing to venture outside the norm.
A fruit lover? Add some fresh berries such as strawberries, blueberries or raspberries for an extra burst of sweet juiciness. For a richer taste, try drizzling melted chocolate or peanut butter on top of the pancake stack.
Getting ready for a family gathering? You can also choose from a variety of savory toppings like crispy bacon, scrambled eggs or sautéed vegetables like spinach, peppers or mushrooms. If you’re in the mood for something fancy, add whipped cream or yogurt on top with nuts.
You can easily pair these gluten-free pancakes with other breakfast foods such as eggs and bacon, turkey sausage or even add them into your breakfast burritos. They can also be served on their own as an after-school snack, late-night sweet treat or as part of Sunday brunch.
This gluten-free pancake recipe is so delicious that it’s sure to be the star of any meal it’s served in. With versatile pairing options and the availability of vegan substitutes ingredients – this recipe is sure to please everyone in your family irrespective of their dietary preferences!
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
Once you’ve nailed this gluten-free pancake recipe, make mornings easier by whipping up a batch in advance to store in the fridge or freezer. To make-ahead, let your pancakes cool completely, then store them in an airtight container or freezer bag with some parchment paper between each pancake to prevent sticking.
Store in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months. If freezing, consider wrapping them individually before placing them in a larger bag for easy portioning and reheating.
When you’re ready to eat, gently reheat in a toaster oven or microwave. I recommend using the defrost setting on your microwave to avoid overheating and potentially drying out your pancakes.
For an extra touch of freshness, add a drizzle of real maple syrup and some fresh berries on top before reheating. It will bring out the natural sweetness of your pancakes and work as a delightful wake-up call for your taste buds.
Whether it’s Monday morning or lazy Sundays, these fluffy gluten-free pancakes are sure to start your day off with warmth and deliciousness.
Tips for Perfect Results
As a nutritionist and food blogger, I know that sometimes it can be difficult to achieve the perfect texture when cooking gluten-free pancakes. Here are some tried and true tips to help you achieve light and fluffy gluten-free pancakes every time.
Firstly, make sure to mix the batter properly. This may take some practice, but remember that overmixing can cause the pancakes to be dense and tough. To avoid this, mix your gluten-free flour blend with your wet ingredients until just combined. You should still see some lumps in the batter.
Secondly, use a non-stick pan or griddle if possible. This will ensure that your pancakes cook evenly without sticking to the pan. If you don’t have a non-stick surface, you can try using cooking spray or oil to prevent sticking.
Thirdly, watch your cook time carefully. Gluten-free pancakes may take slightly longer to cook than traditional pancakes due to their denser nature. Keep an eye on them while cooking and flip only when bubbles begin to form on the surface.
Fourthly, make sure your ingredients are at room temperature before beginning. This will allow for proper incorporation and even cooking throughout.
Lastly, don’t be afraid to experiment with various flour blends or additional flavorings such as cinnamon, nutmeg, or vanilla extract. The possibilities for delicious gluten-free pancakes are endless!
With these tips in mind, you’ll be well on your way to perfectly light and fluffy gluten-free pancakes every time. So go ahead and give it a try – your taste buds (and perhaps digestive system) will thank you!
In conclusion, these perfect gluten-free pancakes are the ultimate breakfast treat that are fluffy, buttery, and oh so delicious. They’re the ideal dish for people who want to maintain a healthy and balanced diet without compromising on taste or texture. With nutrient-rich ingredients like oats, flaxseed meal, and gluten-free flour blends, it’s an easy way to fuel your body with wholesome goodness while indulging in a classic breakfast favorite.
What’s great about this recipe is that it’s also dairy-free and can easily be made vegan with simple substitutions. It’s versatile enough that you can enjoy it as is or add your favorite toppings to make it your own. Whether you prefer the classic combination of butter and maple syrup, fresh fruit, or nut butter drizzle – this recipe can adjust accordingly!
So skip the pancake mixes and try making these easy gluten-free pancakes by yourself instead. You won’t even miss the gluten or dairy in this amazing recipe – I promise! Follow my tips and instructions closely to ensure that they turn out perfect every time. And don’t forget to make extras for those cozy Sunday mornings when all you want to do is sit back and enjoy comforting food. Once you try these pancakes, you’ll never go back to any other kind again!
Perfect Gluten Free Pancakes Recipe
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 2 tablespoons coconut flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 dash nutmeg
- 1/4 cup flax seed meal
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3/4 cup rice milk
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1. Place dry ingredients in blender and pulse to a fine flour.
- 2. Add wet ingredients and blend until completely combined and smooth.
- 3. Preheat skillet on medium high heat and put 1 tsp butter or oil in pan to prevent sticking.
- 4. Pour about a 4 inches circle in pan and let sit until bubbles begin to form on top, then flip. Let sit about 20 seconds, then it is done.
- 5. Top with organic butter, peanut butter, almond butter, pure maple syrup, yogurt, or applesauce and enjoy!
- Optional fillers or toppers -- mmmm --
- banana slices.
- Trying to be healthier and cut calories? Try applesauce ontop instead of butter and sugary maple syrup.