Gluten Free Buttermilk Pancakes are the perfect brunch recipe. These fluffy pancakes are incredibly easy to make, gluten free friendly and absolutely delicious.
There's nothing better than a nice stack of buttermilk pancakes. You see all these recipes about "fluffy" buttermilk pancakes, but let’s be honest, they don’t look that fluffy in the pictures or when you make them in real life.
That's why I created this recipe for buttermilk pancakes! The result will be the fluffiest pancakes you have ever had.
Using simple ingredients and an easy process, you will love adding these Gluten Free Buttermilk Pancakes to your Sunday brunch.
- Gluten Free All Purpose Flour (or regular All Purpose Flour) - You can use either flour at the same 1:1 ratio.
- Baking powder
- Baking soda
- Buttermilk or Kefir - Either will work in this recipe and will yield the same result.
- Butter - I use salted butter, however, you can use unsalted then add salt to taste.
- Granulated sugar - Regular Cane Sugar / Coconut Sugar will also work in this recipe.
- Vanilla extract - Adds a great flavor to make these classic buttermilk pancakes.
- Maple Syrup - Use for topping along with fresh fruit, nuts or anything else that your heart desires.
Why is buttermilk so important in making pancakes?
The buttermilk in this recipe is what makes these pancakes so fluffy. When you use buttermilk AND let the batter rest. your pancakes are going to be so fluffy and delicious.
To get a little more technical, the acid in the buttermilk kickstarts the baking which will create the extra height in the pancakes.
How do I know when to flip the pancakes?
- Bubbles have formed in the pancake batter
- The pancake doesn't stick to the pan (it slides around if you move the pan)
- The bottom of the pancake that's touching the pan is golden brown
Frequently Asked Questions
A minimum of 30 minutes to 1 hour
Yes! You can make your own buttermilk right at home. Measure the buttermilk according to instructions and remove 2 tbsp of buttermilk. Add in 2 tbsp of fresh lemon juice and mix. Let sit for a few minutes then add into the batter.
The other alternative that you can use is kefir! Substitute for the same amount and you'll still get a fluffy and delicious pancake.
Yes - add anything you want from nuts, nut butter and fruits. My favorite mix-ins are blueberries, chocolate chunks or bananas.
I like to keep it simple and top the pancakes with butter and maple syrup but can also be enjoyed with honey, fresh fruit, nut butter and nuts.
In my opinion, I love to stick to the classic pancakes with syrup - it never disappoints!
Store in an airtight container for 3-5 days in the fridge or in the freezer for up to 1 month.
- If you're looking for a healthier version of pancakes, try this Low Calorie Pancakes Recipe (with banana!).
- Buttermilk Banana Bread is the BEST banana bread you will ever have. It's the perfect start to your day or a sweet snack for a pick-me-up.
- Love lemon? Try my recipe for Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes with Ricotta.
- If you love pumpkin season as much as I do, try these Pumpkin Protein Pancakes. They are sure to get you in the fall mood!
- If you like baking with buttermilk, these Gluten Free Blondies use buttermilk as a secret ingredient for getting the perfect texture and richness.
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Gluten Free Buttermilk Pancakes
- 2 cups gluten free all purpose flour or regular all purpose flour
- 1 ½ tsp baking soda
- 1 ½ tsp baking powder
- 3 tbsp granulated sugar or monk fruit sweetener
- 2 eggs
- 2 ½ cup buttermilk
- 3 tbsp salted butter melted
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Mix the eggs, buttermilk, melted butter and vanilla in a separate bowl. I found that using a whisk is the best tool for this.
- Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, sugar and salt in a large bowl.
- Gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet. Be careful to not over mix the batter as it could make the pancakes dense.
- Allow the batter to sit for 30 minutes. This is key to getting these pancakes incredibly fluffy!
- Grease a pan and turn the burner on medium heat.
- Scoop about ⅓ cup of batter into a circular shape on the pan. I usually do 2-3 pancakes at a time.
- Spread the batter evenly into the level of pancake thickness you want!
- Flip your pancakes when bubbles start to form. The pancakes are done when it gets to that perfect golden color on both sides.
- Top with your favorite butter (I love to use a whipped honey cinnamon butter), maple syrup and enjoy!