Fluffy pancakes

These fluffy pancakes aren’t just for pancake day, they are perfect any day of the year and especially on a Lazy Sunday morning.

Gluten and dairy free
fluffy pancakes with golden syrup

These pancakes are fluffy, sweet and warm, and especially good oozing with maple syrup and fresh juicy strawberries. The recipe is so versatile and adaptable for dairy free and gluten free dietary requirements but it’s also great with an option for normal diets too.

DF: Dairy Free

GF: Gluten Free

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 180g Gluten free plain flour (or normal flour for non gluten free version)
  • 1/2 cup Milk of your choice
  • 2 tbsp Caster sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking powder
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Recipe Tips

Gluten and Dairy Free Fluffy Pancakes

These pancakes are so quick and easy to make and if you are making the gluten free version you honestly can’t tell the difference between these and pancakes made with normal flour!  When I first had to go gluten free and pancake day came around I really thought they would be dry and crumbly (like so many supermarket brought gluten free products).

To my great surprise and happiness though they came out perfectly, soft in the centre but they hold together well and are a great carrier for whatever you like most on top of your pancakes. Personally I like a golden syrup and strawberry or dark chocolate sauce and banana combo.

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Flour

I have found that for this recipe both normal and gluten free flour are really interchangeable and there is very little difference at all, a discovery that made me very happy.

Milk

with this recipe you can use whichever milk you prefer, I like to use lactose free milk but you can use normal dairy milk or dairy free alternatives such as oat, soy and almond, although oat would be my preference (as long as it’s gluten free is needed).

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Making the Pancakes

Making fluffy pancakes begins with a few key steps. First, it’s important to whisk together the dry ingredients, typically flour, baking powder, sugar and a pinch of salt, in a mixing bowl. This ensures that the leavening agent, baking powder, is evenly distributed throughout the batter, promoting even rising during cooking. In a separate bowl, the wet ingredients, such as eggs, milk, are combined and then gently mixed into the dry ingredients until just incorporated. It’s essential not to overmix the batter, as this can result in tough pancakes.

Once the batter is ready, it’s poured onto a preheated griddle or frying pan over medium heat, allowing each pancake to cook until bubbles form on the surface and the edges appear set. Then, it’s flipped and cooked for an additional minute or two until golden brown and fluffy. Finally, the pancakes are stacked high, drizzled with maple or golden syrup, and enjoyed warm for a delicious breakfast or brunch treat that’s sure to please everyone at the table.

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This recipe is adaptable for dairy free, vegan and gluten free dietary requirements but it’s also great with an option for normal diets too.

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fluffy pancakes with golden syrup

Fluffy Pancakes

These aren't just for pancake day, they are perfect any day of the year and especially on a Lazy Sunday morning.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 72 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 180 g Gluten free plain flour Or normal flour for non gluten free version
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 cup Milk Dairy or lactose free is needed
  • 2 tbsp Caster sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking powder

Instructions
 

  • Weigh out the dry ingredients and measure the milk.
  • Gradually add the milk into the flour while mixing, whisk in a beaten egg, sugar and baking powder.
  • Heat a nonstick frying pan with a dash or oil, pour in a portion of batter (roughly to 10cm in diameter) and cook on high turning half way through.

Notes

Nutritional information is an estimate and exact values may vary.
Keyword dairy free, gluten free, pancake

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