Gluten Free Vegan Fluffy Pancakes! (nut free, sugar free, xanthan free, soy free)

2011 August 3

Ahhh the perfect pancake! Don’t you miss them?  I do. It seems every recipe I find ends up either mealy or crumbly, or has lots of eughie  (my new word) stuff I can’t eat- xanthan gum, eggs, soy flour….   So, I’ve been experimenting for a while now, and finally these beauties have come together!  They hold together, they’re soft, they’re fluffy.  Its a beautiful world, when there’s pancakes.  I can’t wait to experiment and try making gingerbread ones for christmas or berries for summer or chocolate for valentines or spicy pumpkin for Thanksgiving.  Haaave mercy.

One thing I found out that made a big difference was the baking powder and the chickpea flour.  Chickpea flour is super absorbant and has lots of protein- it hold everything together but doesn’t let it get gooey.  The massive dose of baking powder makes a super big differnce in the light and fluffy texture.  I’m thrilled.  These have been a long time in the making!




This recipe goes well with:


This recipe is linked to: Slightly Indulgent Tuesday from  Simply Sugar and Gluten Free, Wellness Weekend from DietDessertnDogs, and Allergy-Friendly Fridays from Cybele Pascal.




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22 Responses
  1. February 20, 2012

    melanie your sub of 1/2 rice flour and 1/2 coconut flour is brilliant!! i must remember that for chickpea intolerance :) i am thrilled that you like the pancakes :)

  2. Melanie permalink
    February 19, 2012

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! These were fantastic. With five kiddos pancakes are a staple and with our new diet restrictions I’ve had a hard time finding a recipe that wasn’t gummy in the middle, a problem for a texture nut like myself. The only change I made was to sub. in 1/2 coconut flour and 1/2 white rice flour for the chickpea flour. I love your site, thank you so much for sharing your recipes.

  3. August 8, 2011

    why thank you Ricki!
    I must say, i really, really enjoy this weekly blog link up. I always look forward to all the creative posts that come from it. Its becoming one of my favorites! :D

  4. August 7, 2011

    These look sooooo good! I totally adore pancakes in any case, but light and fluffy (versus moist, my hubby’s preferred) are my all-time faves. Thanks so much for submitting the reicpe to WW this week! :D

  5. August 6, 2011

    Hi there Vonda!

    Brown rice flour can be subbed with a similar medium weight flour like millet, or amaranth, or sweet white sorghum (the dark sorghum has a stronger flavour). I find millet or sorghum to be my favorites since they taste mildest- adding more amaranth is still tasty but makes the flavour stronger.

    Hope this helps! :)

  6. vonda permalink
    August 6, 2011

    Wow. These look amazing. Thank you so much for sharing. Any ideas what I could sub the brown rice flour for? Thanks.

  7. June 18, 2011

    thanks Mike! they are terrrific :) if i make a batch i’ll make sure to bring a couple to work ;)

  8. Mike permalink
    June 17, 2011

    These look amazing!

  9. June 7, 2011

    btw- Danielle- your sock monsters are AWESOME :D

  10. June 7, 2011

    yaaay! oh Danielle, i am THRILLED. these puppies took me 2 years to figure out how to make lol…. do you have suggestions for your dietary requirements that you might light to share for me to add to the recipe? I’d love for the pancakes to be as gut-friendly to as many as possible! :) alea

  11. June 7, 2011

    Hi! Your recipe made my day! I have been trying to make gluten-free egg-free pancakes for soooooooooo long, always massively unsuccessfully. I was SO excited when your recipe worked for me! I had to change it a bit due to dietary needs, but it still worked great! Thanks!!!!!! I have now subscribed to your blog :)

  12. May 17, 2011

    anytime, lisa :) all the very best to you with your rotation diet- have you heard of Finally Food I Can Eat ? I’m not sure what type of rotation you have started, but i remember reading the cookbook and learning alot about how they work. It was super helpful for me. If you have any recipe requests , feel free to give me a shout any time :)

  13. Lisa permalink
    May 17, 2011

    Thank you so much for the revision tips! However, have to put this recipe on hold for the time being as we’re starting a rotation diet. I will let you know when things get more back to “normal” and I can give this one a try. It really does look great.

  14. April 23, 2011

    Hiya Lisa!
    Ok, i have an idea for you… the pancakes won’t be as fluffy but i am pretty sure it will work –
    add in 3 tbsp more amaranth flour, 3 tbsp buckwheat flour, 3 tbsp white rice, half a mashed banana (or 2 tsp ground chia seed, or 1 tsp ground flax). let me know how it goes- if they seem slightly gummy, just add 2-3 more tbsp flour (something super absorbant like coconut flour works). I suggested buckwheat because its naturally quite sticky, but, you can stick with more maranth if you want, its also pretty naturally sticky, i was just thinking you may not want its flavour over powering the pancakes. The natural pectin in the banana will bind it really well, and also add a subtle sweetness. If they are too dry- add more oil, or half a mashed avocado, or more banana.

    Let me know how they turn out :) I’d love to hear! alea

  15. Lisa permalink
    April 23, 2011

    These sound terrific, we just can’t do any kind of starch. Any ideas on replacing the tapioca without the pancakes falling apart? Thanks!

  16. April 10, 2011

    i’m dreaming of seasonal pancakes now… its like the sky opened up and the possibilities are endless :)

  17. April 10, 2011

    It is a beautiful thing, indeed. :) You can never have too many pancakes in the world. . . now I have another great recipe to try–yay!

  18. April 10, 2011

    yay! thank you trace… tell me how they turn out for you, i’d be more htan happy to tweak anything :) xoxo

  19. Tracy Biafore permalink
    April 10, 2011

    These look lovely, Alea. I am SO going to try these. I have been experimenting with pancakes for a long time, without any luck. Once again, Alea saves the day! :)

    I will let you know what I think.

    Love ya!

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