Gluten Free Pancakes

Gluten Free Pancakes - the BEST and FLUFFIEST gluten free pancake recipe!

This gluten free pancake recipes makes the BEST and FLUFFIEST gluten free pancakes! We make it easy for you with step-by-step instructions and photos. ENJOY!


Updated 2.16.2019

If you eat gluten free, you really must have a good recipe for gluten free pancakes in your arsenal. Pancakes are a favorite Saturday breakfast in our house, and we often serve them for dinner, too!

The BEST gluten free pancakes


We have spent the past several years developing this recipe for perfectly fluffy gluten free pancakes. We are excited to share this updated recipe with step-by-step instructions and pictures along with frequently asked questions to help you make the fluffiest gluten free pancakes!

How to make gluten free pancakes:

Stir together vinegar and milk in a 4 cup measuring cup or a small bowl. Let it sit for 5 minutes until the milk starts to curdle; the mixture will be similar to buttermilk, but thinner. When the dry and wet ingredients are combined, this vinegar mixture will react with the baking powder to create a fluffy texture.


How to make the fluffiest gluten free pancakes - step by step instructions

After you’ve let the milk start to curdle, add eggs, sugar, vanilla, and whisk. Set this aside while you mix the dry ingredients.


How to make the fluffiest gluten free pancakes - step by step instructions

How to measure gluten free flour:

  1. Stir the flour.
  2. Scoop flour into a measuring cup, being careful not to pack it down.
  3. Level off with flat side of a knife or spoon.
  4. Pour into bowl.


How to make the fluffiest gluten free pancakes - step by step instructions


After measuring the flour, add baking powder and salt, then whisk. Use a gluten free baking powder – we like to use an aluminum free variety like this one. If you’re using a gluten free flour that doesn’t have any xanthan gum, you’ll want to add xanthan gum now as well.

How to make the fluffiest gluten free pancakes - step by step instructions

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and quickly whisk together. There might be a few lumps, and the batter will be fairly thick as you can see in the picture.

If the batter seems too thick, add a tablespoon or two  of milk. If the batter seems two thin, add a tablespoon or two of gluten free flour. The batter will thicken slightly as it sits.


How to make the fluffiest gluten free pancakes - step by step instructions

Preheat a griddle (or nonstick pan) to 325 F. Once it’s preheated, you can add the batter right onto the griddle using a measuring cup. Use a 1/4 cup size for small, toddle-sized pancakes, 1/3 cup for kid-size, and 1/2 cup for a larger pancake. This gluten free pancake recipe makes about 10 medium-sized pancakes.

How to make the fluffiest gluten free pancakes - step by step instructions

Gluten free pancakes are SO easy to make, and you can serve them any way you like. Top with the traditional dollop of butter and some maple syrup, make our favorite homemade Buttermilk Syrup, or get all fancy and serve a pancake bar with a variety of toppings! Here are some ideas:

Gluten Free Pancake Bar Ideas:

  • Whipped cream
  • Fresh berries (strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries are great!)
  • Nut or seed butters
  • Sprinkles – because everything is better with sprinkles!
  • Chopped dark chocolate
  • Toasted coconut
  • This homemade Chocolate sauce from Gluten Free Palate
  • A variety of syrups

Gluten Free Pancakes - the FLUFFIEST gluten free pancake recipe with easy step-by-step instructions!

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Yield: 10 pancakes

Gluten Free Pancakes

Gluten Free Pancakes

This gluten free pancake recipes makes the BEST and FLUFFIEST gluten free pancakes! We make it easy for you with step-by-step instructions and photos. ENJOY!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes



  1. In a small cup or 4 cup measuring cup, stir together vinegar and milk. Let sit 5 minutes.
  2. Add eggs, oil, vanilla, and sugar and whisk until fully combined. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together gluten free flour, xanthan gum (if needed), and baking powder.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and whisk just until combined. Mixture might be a little lumpy, and should be fairly thick. Do not over-mix.
  5. Preheat griddle to 325.
  6. Scoop pancakes onto griddle and cook until the top is bubbly and bubbles start to pop. The bottom should be a golden brown.
  7. Flip pancakes and cook for another 30-60 seconds, until the other side is a golden brown and the pancake is set.
  8. Serve pancakes with your favorite toppings. We love to enjoy these gluten free pancakes with homemade buttermilk syrup.


Gluten free flours vary from brand to brand. Our favorite gluten free flour blends for this recipe are Gluten Free Mama's Almond Flour Blend (we link to this below) and Grandpa's Kitchen. Bob's Red Mill 1:1 works OK, but isn't our top choice. You can use Better Batter as well, but we find the texture to be best with Gluten Free Mama's.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 pancake

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 162 Total Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 40mg Sodium: 180mg Carbohydrates: 24g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 3g Protein: 5g

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    February 15, 2016 at 1:52 am

    Pancakes look sooo yummy defiantly on the breakfast list .

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      February 15, 2016 at 3:02 pm

      Yes! Hope you love them as much as we do Pauline 🙂

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    Strength and Sunshine
    February 16, 2016 at 7:13 am

    I would be lost with out my pancakes every weekend! My favorite Saturday and Sunday morning ritual…pancakes!!

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    Chrystal @ Gluten-Free Palate
    February 16, 2016 at 9:25 am

    I seriously want these right now! I’ve had a rough morning and could use some comfort pancakes.


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      February 16, 2016 at 9:57 pm

      Pancakes are a great comfort food. I hope your day got better Chrystal!

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    Amanda | My Gluten-Free Miami
    February 16, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    So simple, yet they are the perfect comfort food!

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    Brianna H (@FlippinDelish)
    February 16, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    These look just like diner pancakes. Well done, Celeste! I wish I had a fork and a pitcher of syrup right now.

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      February 16, 2016 at 9:54 pm

      Thanks Brianna, we eat wayyyy to much of them 😉

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    May 19, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    Mmmmmmm. Those look delicious! My mouth is watering. I’m going to whip up a batch of those and my buttermilk syrup tonight! My kids are going to LOVE. ME.

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      May 19, 2016 at 9:59 pm

      Hope your family loved them! Thanks for stopping by ?

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        May 19, 2016 at 10:24 pm

        Holy cow, they were so delicious. The kids did not stop until they were gone. Thanks so much!

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          May 22, 2016 at 8:52 pm

          Yea! I love hearing things like that, thanks so much for taking the time to come back and comment 🙂

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    July 13, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    These are fantastic! Thank you, they hit the spot for this twenty week pregnant lady! 😉

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      July 20, 2016 at 9:09 pm

      So glad to hear that Kasha!

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    July 25, 2017 at 11:02 am

    These are very good! I’ve never been to a diner that sells gluten free pancakes,so thank you!
    *I’m going to look up more of your recipes, now that I found this this morning!
    ps) I used cup4cup flour.

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      July 25, 2017 at 8:52 pm

      Yay! So happy that you enjoyed them. Thanks for letting us know what flour you used 🙂 -Celeste

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    January 17, 2018 at 9:09 am

    Besides the fact that I just commented on a recipe for beef stroganoff from last night… thinking it was THIS recipe (the blogger will be so confused!!)… this recipe isn’t bad at all! I used bob’s redmill cup4cup and almond milk instead of 1% and my batter was pretty thick, I had to manually spread the batter to make them thin enough. But they taste great!

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      January 17, 2018 at 11:20 am

      Too funny Kelsey, that might explain some of the comments I get 🙂 Glad to hear it works with almond milk too, I haven’t tried that yet. You might be at a lower altitude than us, maybe cut the milk by a few tablespoons next time. Thanks for the comment!

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    February 19, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    These were literally the best gluten free pancakes I’ve ever made and I’ve tried many! The buttermilk makes them!!! Ty so much!!

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      February 19, 2018 at 10:07 pm

      Thank you Brianna, I’m so happy to hear that you enjoy them! -Celeste

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    April 29, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    Just made these today for my celiac husband. I used Cup 4 Cup Flour. Thicker batter than I thought it would be and came out a bit oddly shaped, but taste wise hubby loved them! Said they were fluffy and not dense like others we have tried. Thanks so much for the recipe.

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    December 30, 2018 at 8:19 am

    I don’t understand… I tried to make these and they were wayyyyy tooo thick and clumpy. I had to thin it out with at least 2 cups of milk and they were still too thick to cook in the middle. Even after spreading them out with a spoon.. 🙁 I ‘ve been celiac for 10 years and have tried lots of recipes, so it seems that the recipe is off.

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      December 30, 2018 at 7:28 pm

      So sorry Brenda! I’ll take a look at the recipe and see if it needs some adjusting. Keep in mind that I’m at high altitude, and that might make a difference. The flour blend you use can also play a factor. I’m sorry they didn’t turn out. -Celeste

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    March 2, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    I don’t have reugular milk as I’m lactose so I used almond milk instead and followed the recipe but it was way too watery and had to double the flour. How can I adjust?

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      March 6, 2019 at 8:27 pm

      Hi Melody, almond milk is thinner than regular milk, which is what made it watery. I haven’t personally tried using a milk substitute in this recipe, so I can’t say for sure. I think your best bet would be homemade cashew milk (let me know if you need a recipe, it’s super easy!) or reducing the almond milk.

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    March 6, 2019 at 4:41 am

    Sprinkles does make everything better! Can’t wait to try and to load them up with your topping ideas 🙂

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    Erin Dee
    March 17, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    These pancakes are a delicious start to the day! The whole family will enjoy these!

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