Gluten Free Pancakes

May 31, 2016

Pancakes have always been on the top of my food list. They are staple for sure! Most mornings I wake up craving them. When I began learning about nutrition I started experimenting with several different “healthier” flours. I have discovered that, after many trial and error situations, that brown rice flour is my favorite.


I started out by switching from all-purpose flour to whole wheat. Good first step but not the very best. Then I started experimenting with gluten free flours. Almond flour was first. Woah, that’s a lot of ground up almonds in one cup of flour. No one needs that many nuts in any recipe. Next came coconut flour. In most cases, you have to use a lot of eggs in this flour and I didn’t really care for the texture. After that, I tried oat flour. I like oat flour, I use it occasionally in recipes, and it’s really soft but tends to not do as well in muffins or more dense situations. So, this is why my go-to gluten-free, always good for you flour is brown rice. It has a great texture, absorbs moisture but not too much, and taste so delicious. These pancakes just might be my very favorite.



Gluten Free Pancakes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

15 minutes

Serving Size: 8-10 pancakes


  • 1-cup brown rice flour
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar or maple syrup
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 flax egg or regular egg if not vegan
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • Optional add ins: blueberries, chocolate chips, and pecans


  1. In a large bowl, mix together rice flour, sweetener, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  2. In a separate bowl mix the almond milk, egg, oil, and vanilla.
  3. Combine in large bowl and allow to sit for five minutes while heating skillet.
  4. Heat skillet to medium high heat and melt 1 tsp of coconut oil.
  5. Once warm, pour ¼ cup of batter onto the skillet and cook until bubbles appear, then flip. Cook on opposite side for about 3-5 minutes.
  6. Repeat this until you have finished all of the batter.

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