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. t’s easily become our favorite gluten-free recipes for breakfast.
What makes them 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!
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.
- 2 cups all-purpose gluten-free flour
- 2 tbsp raw honey or natural sweetener of choice
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1 1/4 cup buttermilk or 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons milk + 1 tablespoon raw apple cider vinegar
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 tsp organic vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp organic coconut oil + 2 tbsp for greasing the pan
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.
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