The first thing I made my husband for breakfast when we were first dating was my mom’s homemade pancakes. No pancake mix in a box can even begin to measure up to homemade ones! Then my husband was diagnosed with Celiac Disease…no more baking or atleast for the first while it felt like that. Figuring out gluten free baking has been a science project or maybe science research. But with trial and error, some connecting with others who bake gluten free and lots of reading on the subject, I can now happilly make my family’s pancake recipe again!
Mixing a bunch of gluten free flours really makes the difference I have found. Adding Xanthum gum is the other secret ingredient to get the fluffiness.
Fluffy Yummy Gluten Free Pancakes
Recipe: (adapted from Five Roses Cookbook)
1 1/3 cups GF Flour (I strongly recommend mixing a selection of GF flours to make up the 1 1/3 cup)
3 tbsp sugar
1tbsp baking powder (I strongly recommend magic baking powder brand)
1/2 tsp xantham gum
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg beaten
1 1/4 cup milk
3 tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp vanilla
1) Combine flours – my mixture changes every time – it totally depends on what flavours I have. But the key flours I always include are: Bob Red Mill All Purpose, Chickpea, and Coconut. For todays mixture I used: Bob’s Red Mill, Only Oats Wheat Free, Coconut, Millet, Chickpea and Robin Hood GF flour.
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, xantham gum and salt.
2) In a small bowl combine beaten egg, milk, oil and vanilla. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour liquid all at once. Mix well. I tend to leave the mixture to set for a few minutes then mix well again.
3) Using a 1/3 cup dish out your pancake mix into a hot buttered fry pan. Add toppings if desired. In our house one fry pan is for blueberry pancakes and another for chocolate chips! 😉 Our favourite chocolate chips to use are PC Decadent Swirled Milk & White Chocolate chips (they are the best of both milk & white chocolate worlds!)
4) Serve and enjoy with maple syrup! These do also freeze nicely too (just wrap in wax paper). Side of bacon is optional! 🙂
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as our family does! Gluten Free can be delicious!!