This BEST gluten-free pancake recipe makes wholesome, light and fluffy pancakes you’ll want to make over and over!

This recipe includes instructions on how to mix together a flour blend for pancakes with unmatched texture and flavor. You’ll never need to buy a box mix again!

stack of gluten-free pancakes on white plate with syrup and blueberries

Of all the recipes on my blog, this might be the one I make most often! I’ve tried many gluten-free pancake box mixes over the years and nothing compares the the flavor and texture of these pancakes. They are light and fluffy with a delicious flavor and wholesome ingredients.

My friends and family love these pancakes so much that over the years I’ve given bags of the pancake flour blend out as gifts. You’ll have to taste them for yourselves to see why this recipe is so loved!

For more gluten-free breakfast recipes you might also like these gluten-free waffles. These oat flour waffles are also a delicious gluten-free option.

overhead shot of ingredients for gluten-free pancakes set out in bowls

Ingredients for Gluten-Free Pancakes

Here are a few notes about the ingredients for these gluten-free pancakes.

  • Gluten-Free Flour Blend: More on this in a bit! Unlike my other recipes, you’ll need to mix together a special flour blend to make these pancakes. It’s what makes this recipe so unique and delicious!
  • Ground Flaxseed: Adds a nice nutty flavor and helps with the texture. Plus it gives these pancakes a nutritious boost!
  • Applesauce: This is an unusual ingredient, but it makes the best pancakes!

tall plastic tupperware container full of gluten-free flour

Flour Blend for Pancake Mix

The secret to making these pancakes is a special gluten-free flour blend. I mix up this flour blend once a month or so and keep it on hand for our weekly pancakes. It’s actually really easy to mix together and well worth the effort!

This flour blend is made of:

  • 300 grams almond flour – Use blanched almond flour for best results
  • 300 grams buckwheat flour – From raw buckwheat groats you grind into flour in the blender
  • 300 grams potato starch
  • 100 grams arrowroot powder

By Cups:

  • 2 1/4 cups buckwheat flour (ground finely in the blender from raw buckwheat groats)
  • 2 1/2 cups blanched almond flour
  • 1 3/4 cups + 1 tablespoon potato starch
  • 3/4 cup arrowroot powder

Be sure to check out the video I’ve included on how to make the gluten-free pancake mix.

Note: This flour blend is what makes these pancakes so perfectly delicious! You cannot substitute another gluten-free flour and expect the same results. 

dry ingredients and wet ingredients mixed separately in bowls

How to Make Gluten-Free Pancakes

STEP ONE: Mix Ingredients

  • Mix together the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients separately.
  • It’s a good idea to make sure the milk isn’t too cold so the melted butter doesn’t solidify when you mix it in.

gluten free pancake batter mixed together in glass bowl

STEP TWO: Mix Batter

  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until just combined. Don’t over mix the batter, rather stir until no dry streaks of flour remain.
  • Let sit for 5 minutes before cooking.

STEP THREE: Cook

  • Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add a 1-2 tablespoons of butter and swirl until it sizzles.
  • Scoop out about 1/4 cup batter and cook on one side until golden, about 2-3 minutes. Flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes on the other side.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!

stalk of gluten-free pancakes on white plate with blueberries, syrup and fork with bite

Add Your Favorite Mix-Ins

You can make these gluten-free pancakes with whatever mix-ins you like! Blueberries or chocolate chips both make delicious additions. For blueberries you can use fresh or frozen. For chocolate chips I prefer stirring some mini chocolate chips right into the batter.

More Gluten-Free Breakfast Recipes:

I hope you love these gluten-free pancakes as much as we do! If you do, please leave me a comment/rating below. I’d love to hear from you!

stack of gluten free pancakes with maple syrup and blueberries on white plate
5 from 7 votes

Gluten-Free Pancakes (Best Recipe)

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 4 servings
This BEST gluten-free pancake recipe makes wholesome, light and fluffy pancakes you'll want to make over and over!

Video

Ingredients

Pancake Mix Flour Blend:

To Make the Pancakes: (Makes 10-12 pancakes, double as needed)

  • 2 cup flour blend
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups milk or almond milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup applesauce unsweetened
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • butter for cooking

Instructions 

Mix the Pancake Flour Blend:

  • Grind the raw buckwheat groats into a fine flour. I do this in a dry blender container. Be sure to shake the mixture down and blend a few times to get a very fine, even flour.
  • Combine the buckwheat flour and the rest of the ingredients for the flour blend in a storage container. Shake or mix to evenly combine.

To Make Pancakes:

  • In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients (flour blend, ground flaxseed, sugar, baking powder and salt) until incorporated.
  • In a separate bowl or large measuring cup, mix together the wet ingredients (milk, egg, applesauce and melted butter) breaking up the egg to totally combine.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir with a rubber spatula until just combined. Let the batter sit for 5 minutes.
  • Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add a 1-2 tablespoons of butter and swirl until it sizzles. Scoop out about 1/4 cup batter and cook on one side until golden, about 2-3 minutes. Flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes on the other side. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Notes

A few notes on the flour blend:
  • Use blanched almond flour for best results
  • Pre-ground buckwheat flour won't work the same here. Making freshly ground flour from  raw buckwheat groats is key for this pancake mix.
The flour blend is most accurate when made by weight. If you don't have a kitchen scale here are the measurements by cups:
By Cups:
  • 2 1/4 cups buckwheat flour (ground finely in the blender from raw buckwheat groats)
  • 2 1/2 cups blanched almond flour
  • 1 3/4 cups + 1 tablespoon potato starch
  • 3/4 cup arrowroot powder
MAKE IT DAIRY-FREE: Use almond milk and vegan butter.
Mix-Ins: Add blueberries or chocolate chips as the pancakes cook!

Nutrition

Calories: 430kcal | Carbohydrates: 82g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 1177mg | Potassium: 747mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 173mg | Iron: 3mg

This gluten-free pancake recipe was originally published in January 2015. Photos and recipe updated May 19, 2020.

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Hi, I’m Erin!

BS Food Science,

MS Nutrition

I believe you can make amazing, gluten-free food with everyday ingredients that everyone will enjoy. I’m here to share my tried-and-true recipes with you!

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Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Could you post the measurements in cups for the flour again, I can only see weight measurements. We love the pancakes made with this mix and have made it a few times using cup measurements but now they are not showing:(

    1. Hi Kristen! Yes here are the measurements
      By Cups:

      2 1/4 cups buckwheat flour (ground finely in the blender from raw buckwheat groats)
      2 1/2 cups blanched almond flour
      1 3/4 cups + 1 tablespoon potato starch
      3/4 cup arrowroot powder

      I’m so glad you like the recipe! 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    This is by far the best GF pancakes I have made. I have been searching for a GF flour blend that is rice free with minimum starches and no gums. These pancakes taste, look and cook just like regular flour pancakes. My kiddos, hubby and mother all agreed they were amazing. Try these with strawberries and maple syrup. You will not be disappointed. I am off to buy buckwheat grouts to make bagels. You are AMAZING!!!!!!!

  3. Hi! This looks so good, but I don’t have a kitchen scale 🙁
    Do you have the approximate measurements for the flour blend in cups?

  4. 5 stars
    Definitely keeping a jar with this mix in the pantry for an easy breakfast. So simple to make with the mix and the pancakes turn out really fluffy!

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