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Gluten-Free Vegan Pancakes

4.4 from 77 reviews

Looking for a gluten-free pancakes recipe that is also free from dairy and eggs? Your allergies don’t have to hold you back from gloriously fluffy pancakes!

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed (flax meal)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (or sugar or honey)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup milk (or nondairy substitute)

Instructions

  1. Grease a griddle, and preheat over medium heat. (Or you can use a pan on your stovetop.)
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, sift together the flour, flax meal, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the maple syrup, vanilla, applesauce, and milk. Slowly mix half of the liquid into the dry ingredients, stirring continuously, and the rest 1/4 cup at a time to avoid a runny batter. Mix until you get the lumps out of the batter.
  4. On your griddle, begin to cook the pancakes, using about 1/4 cup of the batter for each one.
  5. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, until they start to bubble around the edges and flip. Cook for another 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the griddle, and serve.

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Notes

This is one recipe that depending on the gluten-free flour you use can be finicky when doubling. I always make this recipe as a single batch. If you want to make more, make a second bowl (or the same bowl once empty) i.e. one batch at a time.

  • Not all gluten-free all-purpose flours are the same. For this recipe, we’ve tried King Arthur flour with the most success. You’ll find a lot of suggestions in the comments below this post with mixes and brands our members have successfully used.
  • Since this recipe is made with flax and gluten-free flour, they tend to stick to eco-friendly cookware. 
  • I do not recommend using coconut oil to grease the pan since it does not have enough “slip” and will likely cause the pancakes to stick.  

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