Gluten Free Buttermilk Pancakes

These Gluten-Free Buttermilk Pancakes are so delicious, and easy to make. I add a secret ingredients to make them extra light and fluffy. Find out what…

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A photo of a stack of Gluten-Free Buttermilk Pancakes on a white plate topped with chopped fruit

My kids have the same request every weekend: Pancakes for breakfast! It’s a tradition of ours to make these Gluten-Free Buttermilk Pancakes. They are scrumptious and so fluffy. It’s easily become our favorite gluten-free recipes for breakfast.

What Makes These Buttermilk Pancakes So Fluffy?

Apple cider vinegar is the key. It helps to activate the baking powder and gives the pancakes a light, fluffy texture. I promise you will NOT miss the traditional wheat version. I actually add ACV to many of my bread recipes for the same reason – a light and fluffy texture – which is something we welcome in the world of gluten-free baking, where breads can come out too dense.

Now one twist on this recipe is to use bacon grease (yes, you read that right) instead of coconut oil to grease the griddle. Trust me, you’ll love it. These Gluten-Free Buttermilk Pancakes will have a hint of bacon in them – and really who doesn’t love bacon?! You could even put some cooked bacon pieces in the batter. Yep, bacon pancakes. Yum!

Top Tips For Making Buttermilk Pancakes

Now be sure to make a double batch and keep the extra pancakes in the freezer. That way, all your kids need to do is heat them up in the toaster for a nutritious breakfast on the go.

Serve them with maple syrup, chopped fruit or have them as they are, so delicious!

Be sure to try my Pumpkin Buttermilk Einkorn Pancakes, if you can tolerate wheat, and make some Oven-Baked Bacon perfectly with no mess in just 20 minutes. I get my baking supplies like baking soda, baking powder, vanilla extract, etc. either on Amazon or my local health food store usually.


Gluten-Free Buttermilk Pancakes on a white plate with chopped fruit

Gluten Free Buttermilk Pancakes

Don't Mess With Mama
These Gluten-Free Buttermilk Pancakes are so delicious, and easy to make. I add a secret ingredients to make them extra light and fluffy.
5 from 37 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 8 -10 four-inch pancakes.
Calories 178 kcal



  • Heat a griddle or large pan on low-medium heat. Grease the pan with about 1 tbsp coconut oil.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add all dry ingredients together and mix lightly.
  • Add wet ingredients together and mix lightly.
  • Combine wet and dry ingredients together. Use an electric mixer to get all the lumps out. You may need to add another tablespoon or two of all-purpose gluten-free flour as needed to get a thick consistency.
  • Scoop a 1/4 cup of pancake mixture and add to the pan. You should be able to cook 3-4 pancakes at once.
  • Flip pancakes when the bottom starts to bubble. Cook both sides until golden brown.
  • Repeat steps 5-8 until all pancake mixture is cooked.


Calories: 178kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 4gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 278mgPotassium: 121mgFiber: 3gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 90IUCalcium: 93mgIron: 1.2mg
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  1. This recipe is listed as “egg free option” but the instructions for egg-free aren’t listed in the recipe. Can you tell me if you would omit the egg or use a egg replacer.

    Thank you greatly!!!