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Close up view of maple syrup being poured onto some gluten-free pancakes.

Fluffy Gluten-free Pancakes

Sara Vaughn
This easy gluten-free pancake mix comes together with a few simple ingredients and makes the best fluffy gluten-free pancakes every time.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 14 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Pancakes
Calories 179 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Cups 1:1 Gluten-free Flour 248 grams. I use King Arthur 1:1 blend.
  • 2 Tablespoons Corn Starch You can also use arrowroot starch.
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • ¼ Teaspoon Salt
  • ½ Cup Butter You can also use a diary-free alternative like Earth Balance Sticks.
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 ½ Cups Milk You can also use buttermilk or a dairy-free milk alternative.
  • 2 Large Eggs See notes to make these egg-free pancakes.

Instructions
 

Make the gluten-free pancake batter.

  • Combine the dry ingredients into a bowl.
    2 Cups 1:1 Gluten-free Flour, 2 Tablespoons Corn Starch, 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder, 2 Tablespoons Sugar, ¼ Teaspoon Salt
  • Add the butter to the bowl of dry ingredients.
    ½ Cup Butter
  • Cut the butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles wet sand.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the milk, vanilla, and eggs and whisk them together.
    1 Teaspoon Vanilla, 1 ½ Cups Milk, 2 Large Eggs
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients and butter.
  • Carefully mix the pancake mix. It will be thick but pourable.

Add mix-ins.

  • If you are using any mix-ins for your pancakes, gently fold in about ¼ of a cup worth now.

Cook your gluten-free pancakes.

  • Start with a griddle over medium heat. You do not want your pan too hot.
  • Lightly grease your griddle.
  • Pour a little bit of pancake batter onto the hot griddle. Your batter might look a little bumpy, but that is okay.
  • Once you start to see little air bubbles coming through the pancakes, it's time to flip.
  • Flip the pancakes over and let them cook a little bit longer.
  • Remove the pancakes from the heat while you cook the remaining batter.

Top and enjoy.

  • Top your gluten-free pancakes how you like them, and enjoy!

Notes

Can you make these dairy-free pancakes?
Yes, you can make these gluten-free pancakes dairy-free. Just swap out the butter for a dairy-free alternative like Earth Balance sticks and the milk for coconut milk or almond milk.
Can these be made as egg-free pancakes?
These pancakes can be made egg-free by swapping out the eggs for an egg substitute like Bob's Red Mill or Just Egg.
Vegan Pancakes
Making these egg-free and dairy-free makes them delicious vegan pancakes. No matter how you make these pancakes, they are delicious.
Tips for the best gluten-free pancakes.
  • Measure your gluten-free flour carefully. - Gluten-free flour settles a lot, and it's important to fluff your flour before using a spoon to put it into a measuring cup and then a knife to level it off. I prefer to measure my gluten-free flours by weight, so I get the exact amount every single time.
  • Don't overmix the batter. - Overmixing your pancake batter can cause your pancakes to become tough.
  • I like to use a ¼ of a cup scoop when measuring out pancakes batter o cook. It helps to get equal size pancakes.
  • Don't overheat your skillet or griddle. - Pancakes need to cook at a lower temperature. If your griddle is too hot, your pancakes will burn on the outside and still be raw on the inside. If you notice your pancakes are getting brown but are not easily flipped, turn down the heat.
  • Don't press down on your pancakes as they are cooking. - This will cause your pancakes to become thin and not stay fluffy.
  • Only flip your pancakes once. - Just like when you are making hamburgers, you don't want to flip your pancakes more than once. There is no need to.
  • Make sure your syrups are gluten-free. I like to use pure maple syrup. My kids like it when I make some of my homemade strawberry pancake syrup.
 
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