The Best Gluten Free Pancake Recipe (2024)

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There are a lot of recipes for gluten free pancakes out there. If you are looking for a light and fluffy gluten free pancake that turns out perfect every time, this is the recipe for you! Our recipe makes a traditional American pancake that you would never guess is gluten free. It's easy to follow, tested multiple times in our home kitchen and made with Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free 1 to 1 Baking Flour in place of all-purpose flour.

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We worked on this recipe for months before releasing it because we wanted to be sure that it would come out perfect in your kitchen every single time. This recipe can easily be made into gluten free blueberry pancakes or our most popular Banana Macadamia Nut Pancakes This one will quickly become your go-to gluten free pancake recipe!

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  • 🍋 Ingredients:
  • 🥣 How to Make Gluten Free Pancakes From Scratch:
  • 🍳 Pro Tip:
  • 🫐 Variations:
  • 🍱 Storage:
  • 🥞 How to Reheat Frozen Pancakes:
  • 🙋🏽‍♀️ Frequently Asked Questions:
  • 🍪 More Gluten Free Recipes
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🍋 Ingredients:

  • gluten free flour - for this recipe you want to choose a gf flour mix that you know and trust. This recipe was made with Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free 1 to 1 Baking Flour. I've also had good luck with King Arthur Measure for Measure. You can experiment with other flours but you may not get the same results
  • baking powder - helps achieve that perfectly fluffy pancake (be sure to use a brand that is aluminum free)
  • salt - balances out the flavors in the pancake
  • milk - for this recipe I use whole milk - this recipe works well if you swap the milk out for your favorite plant based milk
  • butter - we use unsalted butter in all of our recipes - a plant based butter works just fine in place of the butter in this recipe
  • vanilla - I love a splash of vanilla in all of my pancake and waffle recipes
  • eggs - for supporting that fluffy texture and structure in the pancake

🥣 How to Make Gluten Free Pancakes From Scratch:

  1. Combine your dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Whisk together the gluten free flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in your mixing bowl.
  2. In a large measuring cup, melt 4 tablespoons of butter in the microwave. This takes about 45 seconds in my microwave. Once the butter is melted, you’ll add the milk to the butter and warm in the microwave for an additional 45 seconds. IMPORTANT: You want to be sure that the milk is warm enough that the butter is liquid and floating on the surface of the milk, but not so warm that it cooks the eggs when you combine them in the next step.
  3. Add the vanilla extract to the milk and butter. Whisk the eggs into the milk and butter.
  4. Add the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. The batter will be slightly lumpy which is good. If the batter feels too thick to you, add a splash of milk and mix again.
  5. Warm your favorite frying pan or griddle over medium heat. Spray the pan with a little bit of canola oil or add a bit of butter to the pan. Make sure that the frying pan is nice and warm.
  6. Once the pan is warm, use ¼ cup measuring cup to pour circles of batter onto the frying pan or griddle. When the middle of each pancake is bubbly and the edges look like they are beginning to cook, flip the pancakes and cook for an additional minute until cooked through.

See the recipe card for exact quantities and detailed instructions. You can print the recipe from the recipe card too!

🍳 Pro Tip:

To be sure that your frying pan is hot enough, first make a mini pancake. Drop a tablespoon of batter onto the frying pan. If it sizzles and begins to cook right away, your pan is ready. If you don't hear a sizzle and the batter just sort of sits there, spreading out, you know that your pan isn't ready to go yet.

🫐 Variations:

Gluten Free Blueberry Pancakes: sprinkle a handful of fresh blueberries onto your pancakes right after you place the batter on the hot griddle.

Dairy Free Gluten Free Pancakes: this recipe is perfect when made with your favorite plant based butter and milk. Just simply swap your butter for a vegan butter and the milk for almond or coconut milk. You may need to adjust the amount of milk - start with 1 ½ cups and add more milk as needed.

GF Banana Macadamia Nut Pancakes: Follow our recipe for Banana Macadamia Nut Pancakes but use the gluten free pancake batter.

🍱 Storage:

Storing the Uncooked Batter: Store any leftover pancake batter in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. To make fresh pancakes, simply warm your frying pan and scoop batter directly from the refrigerator.

Freezing Cooked Pancakes: Lay pancakes flat on a cooling rack or sheet pan. Allow cooked pancakes to cool completely. Stack in a freezer safe container or bag and move to the freezer for up to 3 months.

🥞 How to Reheat Frozen Pancakes:

Toaster or Toaster Oven: Warm pancakes in the toaster/toaster oven for 3-4 minutes - use a medium level of heat.

Oven: Warm at 350° for 3-4 minutes. I like to just place them on the open rack so that they warm and get a little crispy on all of the surfaces.

Microwave: Place pancakes in a single layer on a paper towel lined plate. Warm pancakes for 15-20 seconds. Check and add an additional 5-10 seconds until pancakes are warmed through.

Frozen Pancakes in Air Fryer: Use the reheat setting to warm your pancakes for 1-3 minutes. Check after 1 minutes and add more time as needed.

🙋🏽‍♀️ Frequently Asked Questions:

How do you make gluten free pancakes from scratch?

To make gluten free pancakes from scratch, swap out a high quality gf flour blend for all purpose flour. After you make the swap, follow the directions for a traditional American pancake recipe and you will have gf pancakes from scratch.

Do gluten free pancakes taste different?

Nope! Not this recipe!!! These pancakes have crispy edges, light and fluffy middles that are never gummy and the most distinguished pancake eaters will never even know that they are gluten free!

Which gluten free flours are best for making pancakes?

In general, I find that gluten free flour blends that are created for baking work best for making pancakes. I obviously love the Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 Baking Flour. That being said, I have also made perfect gluten free pancakes using King Arthur Measure for Measure Flour. You have to be willing to try a few to find the ones that you prefer. Each of the ones mentioned above will produce a light and fluffy gluten free pancake.

🍪 More Gluten Free Recipes

  • Gluten Free Blueberry Pancakes
  • Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Muffins
  • Gluten Free Madeleines
  • The Best Gluten Free Waffles Recipe

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Best Gluten Free Pancakes

Amanda Smallwood

A light and fluffy pancake recipe made gluten free using Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free 1 for 1 Baking Flour in place of all-purpose flour. This versatile gluten free pancake recipe is easy to make and absolutely delicious!

4.90 from 64 votes

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Prep Time 10 minutes mins

Cook Time 10 minutes mins

Course Breakfast

Cuisine American

Servings 8 people

Calories 207 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups gluten free flour I used Bob's Redmill 1 for 1
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder aluminum free
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 ½ - 2 cups whole milk start with 1 ½ cups and add milk as needed
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 large eggs

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in your mixing bowl.

  • In a large measuring cup, melt the 4 tablespoons of butter in the microwave. This takes about 45 seconds in my microwave. Once the butter is melted, add the milk to the butter and warm in the microwave for an additional 45 seconds. Be sure that the milk is warm enough that the butter is liquid and floating on the surface of the milk, but not so warm that it cooks the eggs when you add them in the next step.

  • Next, add vanilla extract to the milk and butter. Finally, whisk the eggs into the milk and butter.

  • Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. The batter will be slightly lumpy which is good. If the batter feels too thick to you, add a splash of milk and mix again.

  • Choose your favorite frying pan or griddle and warm over medium heat. Spray pan with a little bit of canola oil or add a bit of butter to the pan. Once the pan is warm, use ¼ cup measuring cup to pour circles of batter onto the frying pan or griddle. Once the middles are bubbly and the edges looks like they are beginning to cook, flip the pancakes and cook for an additional minute until cooked through.

  • Serve pancakes fresh with your favorite fruit and some warm maple syrup.

  • Store leftover batter in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. To make fresh pancakes, simply warm your frying pan and scoop batter directly from the refrigerator.

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Nutrition

Calories: 207kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 5gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 363mgPotassium: 363mgFiber: 3gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 249IUCalcium: 203mgIron: 1mg

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Comments

  1. Dana D

    These are by far the best GF pancakes I have ever made. My daughter loves cinnamon so added 3/4 teaspoon and it was amazing. Something you could add if you like and vary the amount. Warming the milk with the butter then adding eggs and vanilla made the batter so smooth. Perfection! Thank you!!

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    • Amanda Smallwood

      Thanks so much for your feedback! So happy to hear that everyone loved the pancakes!! Amanda

      Reply

  2. Karen

    Easy recipe and most perfect pancakes I have ever had

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    • Amanda Smallwood

      Hi Karen! Thanks so much for the feedback. So glad that you like the recipe and that your pancakes came out yummy!

      Reply

    • Becky

      Has anyone tried using honey or maple syrup instead of sugar in this recipe? If so, did it affect the texture? Thanks

      Reply

      • Amanda Smallwood

        Hi Becky! I haven’t tried that swap but if you do, definitely keep me posted! I might just add a little less milk to the batter to start and monitor the thickness of the batter. Thanks for checking in!

        Reply

  3. Wanette

    My kids loved these. My youngest is Celica and it’s hard for my older two. It is nice to find recipes that they all like. Light and fluffy. This is definitely going to be a staple in our household. Thank you for sharing.

    I did modify a little. I replaced the 4Tbsp of Sugar and 2tsp of Vanilla for 2 Tbsp of Dr.Oetker Vanilla Sugar.

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    • Amanda Smallwood

      Hi! Thanks so much for the feedback! I love when a recipe works for the whole family! That’s fantastic ❤️

      Reply

  4. Ann

    I’ve saved this recipe and used it many times. It comes out great!! Thank you

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    • Amanda Smallwood

      Thanks so much for the feedback! 🥞

      Reply

    • Amanda Smallwood

      So awesome to hear!! Thanks so much for the feedback!! Amanda

      Reply

  5. Lisa

    Fantastic! I tried a few other recipes before finding this one. I deleted the others!

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    • Amanda Smallwood

      Yay! So happy to hear that they came out yummy for you!!

      Reply

      • Miriam

        Could i use avocado oil or coconut oil instead of the butter?

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        • Amanda Smallwood

          Hi! I haven’t tried the recipe with avocado oil but I think any oil would work. If you give it a try definitely let me know!
          Thanks! Amanda

          Reply

  6. C. Bryce

    I've tried several GF pancakes, but none have been this good. Because 1 to 1 has Xanthium gum; it does not agree with me, I know I will have a tummy ache later. But if X does not bother you, these are really wonderful pancakes. I will be trying these later using replacing the X with psyllium husk in hopes they will be just as wonderful.

    Thank you for sharing your recipes!

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    • Amanda Smallwood

      So glad that the recipe came out yummy for you! Keep my posted when you make them without the xanthum gum…I’ll be curious to hear about how they come out!

      Reply

  7. Diana Huntsinger

    Very good, light and fluffy. Much better than other gluten free recipes. I will keep this recipe handy for future use.

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    • Amanda Smallwood

      So glad to hear that the pancakes came out yummy for you! Thanks did the feedback!

      Reply

  8. Karen Mullins

    These pancakes were excellent. My husband (who doesn't like anything gluten free) couldn't even tell the difference! He ate 2 for breakfast this morning.

    I did reduce my baking powder to 1 tablespoon and I used Breadtopia Gluten Free All Purpose flour. I find it to be the closest in texture and taste to regular flour. I have tried the other two listed, but they are not a good in my baked goods.

    Thanks Amanda for posting this recipe!

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    • Amanda Smallwood

      Thanks so much for the feedback Karen! So glad to hear that they came out yummy! I’ll definitely have to try the Breadtopia flour blend! Thanks so much for mentioning it!
      xo Amanda

      Reply

  9. Laura

    That seems like a LOT of baking powder. Usually, it's 2 teaspoons to 2 cups flour in most basic pancake recipes. 2 tablespoons was WAY too bitter, even with the non-aluminum product. But reducing it to 1 tablespoon still gave it the same lift without the bitter taste.

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    • Amanda Smallwood

      Hi Laura!
      Thanks for your feedback! I'm glad to hear that you pancakes were still light and fluffy with the one tablespoon of baking powder. I will update the recipe with an added note based on your results. Thanks!!! Amanda

      Reply

  10. Linda Leggio

    We made chocolate chip pancakes using this recipe. They came out so tasty! I definitely recommend this recipe to anyone who needs gluten free! It comes out with a smoother taste and is a hit.

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    • Amanda Smallwood

      Thanks so much for your feedback Linda!!! So glad your pancakes came out yummy! The chocolate chips sound like a great addition!! xo Amanda

      Reply

    • Lori Weed Godek

      Can these be frozen?? If so, for how long?

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      • Amanda Smallwood

        Hi Lori! You can definitely freeze the pancakes. On the post, scroll down to storage and you will find all of the details on freezing and reheating. 🥞

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  11. Cara

    We just tried this recipe and the pancakes looked beautiful and had a great texture. But they tasted very bitter! They were inedible. I read that the aluminum in baking powder can make batter taste bitter. Did you use an aluminum-free baking powder in this recipe? Thank you!

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    • Amanda Smallwood

      Well this is no good!!! I always use aluminum-free baking powder and have never had bitter pancakes so I bet that was it! I'll update the recipe to indicate that you have to use an aluminum free baking powder. What did you use for the flour mix? I wonder if that already had baking soda in it or something like that...

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      • Ali

        Thanks for sharing this recipe! Very tasty and not too dense. Making a batch today. Yum!

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        • Amanda Smallwood

          You bet! So glad that they came out yummy for you!!!

          Reply

  12. Cheyenne Blakeley

    As a gluten free girl for the last 8 years, I have been searching high and low for the perfect homemade pancake recipe. This is it. They get the perfect crisp, while still being fluffy. 10/10. I'm coming here for all my recipes now. THANK YOU

    Reply

    • Amanda Smallwood

      Thanks so much for your feedback!! I love getting messages like this!! So glad the pancakes came out yummy! 🥞

      Reply

  13. Maria B

    These are absolutely the best gluten free pancakes I have been able to find. Hubby raved about them. It’s nice to find that not every gluten free dish has to be made of almond flour! Loved these!!

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    • Maple and Thyme

      Thanks so much for your feedback Maria! So glad the recipe came out yummy for all of you!!! ❤️🥞

      Reply

  14. julie

    I just made a half batch of these this morning with oat milk and cashew butter. Delicious! Very light and fluffy. I will be making these again and again. Pinned for later reference! Thanks!

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    • Maple and Thyme

      Thanks so much for the feedback Julie! I love hearing how people make the recipe for them and I'm so glad they came out yummy!!!

      Reply

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