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Gluten free egg free pancakes

This easy pancake recipe is both gluten free and egg free. These pancakes are light and fluffy and they taste just like regular pancakes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Keyword: egg free, nut free, vegetarian
Servings: 12 medium pancakes


Gluten free pancakes

  • 2 cups gluten free all purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups 2% milk (plus up to 1/4 cup extra)
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp flax meal
  • 4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • Put the butter in a large microwave-safe mixing bowl. Microwave the butter for 1 - 3 minutes until it completely melts. Set the butter aside to cool for a few minutes.
  • Mix the flaxseed meal with equal parts water in a small cup or bowl. Set the flax mixture to the side.
  • When the butter cools, add the flour, salt, sugar, and baking soda to the bowl with the melted butter. Mix the dry ingredients with the butter.
  • Add the flax egg, vanilla, and 1 3/4 cups of milk to the pancake batter. The batter should be thick, but still easy to pour. If the batter is not thin enough to pour easily then you can add up to 1/4 cup of milk.
    Mix the pancake batter until the large clumps break up. It is fine if there are still small clumps of flour in the batter. In fact, lumpy batter generally makes more fluffy pancakes.
  • Preheat a non-stick pan or skillet over medium heat and add some butter. When the pan is appropriately heated, the butter should start to sizzle a little.
  • Pour the pancake batter onto the skillet and cook the pancakes until the outer edges of the pancakes firm up and the bubbles in the pancakes start to leave open holes when they pop.
    You should use about 1/4 cup of batter for medium pancakes and up to 1/2 cup of batter for large pancakes.
  • Use a large spatula to flip the pancakes over and cook them until they are golden brown on the other side. The pancakes will not need to cook as long on the other side.


Preheating your pan. Make sure that your pans are thoroughly preheated before you pour your pancake batter onto the pan. The butter should start to sizzle on the pan. 
Adjusting the temperature of your pan. If your pancakes have a light color by the time the edges set, that is an indication that the temperature is too cool. If the pancakes start to burn by the time the edges set, that is an indication that the pan is too warm. 
Making fluffy pancakes. If you want to make pancakes that are extra light and fluffy, check out our article on how to make extra fluffy pancakes.