Fluffy Gluten-Free American Pancakes

Updated post.

I’m re-sharing this golden oldie recipe post and popping it on the homepage, as it’s one of my all-time most read (and favourite) recipes ever!

Lots of you seem to love my fluffy gluten-free American pancakes and who could blame you? These ones are light, fluffy and in my humble opinion, taste better than the regular gluten ones. Truly.

These gluten-free pancakes are like little clouds of deliciousness, and the whole family loves them with relatives asking for this gluten-free version over standard ones!

Fluffy Gluten-Free American Pancakes

Look how much the kids love them!

child eating pancakes

wheat-free pancakes

smiling boy

These light and airy wheat and gluten-free American style pancakes make for a long, lazy brunch although they are super quick to whip up and can be frozen too so you can enjoy them whenever.

The kids love to help my husband and I make them and they’ve become a Sunday ritual here as we spend the morning flipping pancakes before a hearty lunch together!

We do love our food in this house!

But back to the pancakes… quick, simply and easy to make, you honestly can’t even tell they’re gluten-free. They definitely don’t compromise on taste and would go down a treat on Christmas (or any) morning with lashings of maple syrup! Yum!

Here’s how to make them:

wheat and gluten free pancakes


  • 135g/ 4¾oz gluten free plain flour (we like Doves Farm)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp honey (we like manuka honey)
  • 130ml/4½fl oz milk (we like whole goat’s milk)
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp melted butter, coconut or olive oil, plus extra for cooking

To serve

  • Maple syrup
  • Butter
  • Chocolate for melting.


pancakes frying

Gently sift the flour, baking powder, salt into a bowl. Melt the honey a little in the microwave and add to the mixture.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, egg and melted butter.

Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture and beat with a fork to create a batter.

Let it stand for a few minutes. Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and add a little butter or mild olive oil.

When it’s melted, add a ladle of batter (or two if your frying pan is big enough to cook two pancakes at once). Cook until the top of the pancake bubbles then turn it over and cook on both sides until golden.

Repeat until you have used all the batter.

Serve with maple syrup, butter, fruit or melted chocolate. Anything you fancy!

How sweet are these pictures of Alexander enjoying his pancakes?!

cute child eating gluten-free American pancakes

eating wheat-free pancakes

child eating pancakes

family food recipe for American pancakes

child eats wheat-free pancakes

Don’t miss an archived post of my Dad’s pancakes HERE too.

Pancakes with strawberries and blueberries


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122 Responses

  1. Bird

    My boys would love these! We tend to make a lot of vegan pancakes, which are always fun! I don’t think they can tell the difference! Haha!

  2. Kirsty

    These sound great and are definitely going to be tried in this household
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  3. Kirsty

    Well they look delicious. I am going to give them a whirl with the kids and see what the harshest judges of all think. 😉

  4. Chloe Day

    Oh I shall have to try this recipe with my nephew. One thing that he misses is his American pancakes. A great way to spend a Sunday morning #BrillBlogPosts

  5. Kreativa

    Let the pancake cook for 3 minutes, or until the top edges of the pancake start to pull away from the mold. Remove the mold and flip the pancake, cooking for another 2 minutes. Remove the pancake from the pan and repeat with remaining batter.

  6. công ty sup

    Thank you for sharing this recipe for my cake and everyone, you are a wonderful person
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  7. Alexandra Murray

    Delicious and easy gluten free Sunday morning breakfast, love it, thank you ☺

  8. Donna Bradley

    Fantastic, I have just made the scotch pancakes. I served them with maple syrup, blueberries and strawberries. Yum Yum!!!!! No one would ever know they are gluten free, they were delicious. Thank you for the recipe, I have printed the recipe and added to my recipe file.

  9. Shelley Jessup

    Bookmarking this thank you so much I think they will be ok for my delicate crohn’s.

    • Honest Mum

      Pleasure, enjoy 🙂
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  10. Amanda Khan

    Wowza! These are amazing gluten free pancakes!! I’ve tried A LOT of recipes from pinterest and this one is a keeper! Thank you SO much!! I can’t wait to try your other dishes!

    • Honest Mum

      I’m so pleased, thank you x
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