Gluten Free Pancakes

One of my best childhood food memories is my mom's homemade blueberry pancakes. Drenched in pure Canadian maple syrup and packed with freshly picked wild blueberries, these were a special breakfast treat served on weekends. They were made with regular flour/milk/eggs pancakes - not healthy at all but I didn't know any different at the time and enjoyed every bite!

I don't remember the last time I ate pancakes but I know that it was years and years ago. I've made dehydrated banana pancakes a few times but never tried making healthy pancakes... until last weekend. Since J loves pancakes, I attempted a gluten free recipe.

They were absolutely delish! I wasn't going to eat any, but they looked and smelled so great while I was cooking them that I just had to eat a few. We were so impressed. These gluten free/dairy free babies tasted like "regular" pancakes. I'll definitely make them again.

Gluten Free Pancakes
With Blueberries or Chocolate Chips
Adapted from this recipe

1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon rice flour
3 tablespoons potato starch
3 tablespoons tapioca flour
1 1/2 tablespoons sucanat
2 tablespoons vanilla protein powder (of your choice)
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
Scant 1/4 teaspoon himalayan salt
1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
1 egg
1 1/2 tablespoon canola oil
3/4 cup almond milk plus a splash of apple cider vinegar stirred in
coconut oil - for cooking

Whisk together dry ingredients in a bowl.
Whisk wet ingredients together in a separate bowl.
Add wet mixture to dry ingredients. Whisk to incorporate.
Melt some coconut oil in a skillet on medium high heat.
Spoon batter into pan and sprinkle with chocolate chips or blueberries.
When bubbles start to form, flip and continue cooking.
Eat immediately with pure maple syrup!

This recipe can be seen on Slightly Indulgent Tuesday!

Here's a preview of my latest choccie creations.... they're filled with goodness. Can you guess what's inside??

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13 Comments
  1. April 19, 2012 at 13:38
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    Just lovely, Heather! That picture is making me want to whip up a batch of these for breakfast. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Woos
    April 19, 2012 at 13:39
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    These look great- almond flour also makes delicious gluten free pancakes!

  3. April 19, 2012 at 16:36
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    yum! we love pancakes, had some this past weekend ;)

  4. April 20, 2012 at 05:13
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    Yay! A gf pancake recipe that looks fantastic. Especially with the berries and real maple syrup. I might have to make a special breakfast this weekend :)

  5. April 20, 2012 at 12:52
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    I don't know why, but I have been craving pancakes lately. I guess it is because everyone online seems to be making them. I must make pancakes this weekend.<br /><br />Happy Friday lovely lady!

  6. April 20, 2012 at 21:10
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    I can't believe i waited this many years to make pancakes!

  7. April 21, 2012 at 03:19
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    Those look like a piece of heaven!<br /><br />I will contact you shortly for the chocolates! The caramel ones are great!<br /><br />TTYS<br />Nicole <3

  8. April 21, 2012 at 03:38
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    Hi Heather, <br />These look great--and thanks for linking to WW this week, but unfortunately eggs aren't vegan. ;-). If you'd like to add an alternative, feel free to resubmit.<br />Thanks, <br />Ricki

  9. April 21, 2012 at 13:21
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    LOL Duh! Ricki, for many years I was a vegan... now that I do eat animal products and post recipes with eggs occasionally, I forget they're not vegan.

  10. Anonymous
    May 4, 2012 at 01:16
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    Hello. I wondered what would happen if I make this without xanathan gun? Or is their an alternative I could use? Thank you

  11. May 4, 2012 at 23:19
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    You need the xanthan gum to simulate the gluten that holds the ingredients together. You can try without if you like and see what happens! :)

  12. Anonymous
    May 10, 2012 at 05:01
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    Thank you for your response. Would guar gum work?

  13. July 22, 2012 at 15:01
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    Yes I believe you can sub equal amount of guar gum! :)

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