Happy Pancake Day – Try these Bouncy Buttermilk Pancakes!

gluten free buttermilk pancakes

In search of the ultimately easy to digest & fluffy pancake I came across these gluten free ones.  

I was determined to use buttermilk because I know that it makes cakes really fluffy. So it can’t be bad for pancakes, right.

Here’s the outcome:

Lighter than air & Super fluffy – oh yes, healthy, too, of course!

Yay – it’s pancake day & Here’s a pancake from me to you:

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Bouncy Buttermilk Pancakes (gluten free)
Recipe type: Pancake
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Serves: 4
  • 1 ¼ cup (150 g) gluten free flour blend (I used Bob’s Red Mill all purpose blend of potato, sorghum, tapioca, garbanzo and fava beans)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum (leave out if this is an ingredient in your flour mix)
  • 1 ¼ cup buttermilk (250ml pot)
  • 1 large organic egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla (optional)
  • Around 250 ml of rice milk
  • 5-6 tblsp of desiccated coconut
  • Coconut oil for frying
  1. Mix dry ingredients.
  2. Shake the buttermilk well and whisk with the egg. Mix with the dry ingredients until a smooth batter forms.
  3. Gradually add some rice milk while you are stirring, until the batter is spreadable enough to drop off a spoon.
  4. Heat a flat frying pan or skillet over a medium heat with about ¼ of a tsp of coconut oil.
  5. Use a small ladle or ¼ to ½ cup to spoon batter into the heated skillet. Cook until the batter sets and you can lift the pancake and turn it over. It should be lightly brown and risen.
  6. When both sides are done, transfer onto a wire rack to cool down.

I’d like to think they are rather special :-)

Since there’s no sugar in these pancakes, and they are gluten free and therefore easy on the digestive system, you can eat them on the candida diet (stage 3).

You might want to spread some nut butter onto the pancakes to give them a bit of sweetness ?

gluten free buttermilk pancake

So are they any good?

My other half thought these were the best ones yet (which I personally think had much to do with the fact that he spread Treacle on his!)

Me on the other hand… To be honest with you, I actually prefer my “Everyday Pancakes” just with whole meal, rice milk and some desiccated coconut.

I loved the fluffiness of these buttermilk ones, don’t get me wrong – boy did they rise in the skillet.

 But they did go down again slightly once they were cold (is this normal? I have never added baking powder/ baking soda/ xantham gum to my pancakes, so not sure of the impact…)

And I found them a bit unsubstantial. It felt like eating feathers. Nothing to get my gnashers into! (That’s why I added desiccated coconut – in an attempt to give the buttermilk pancakes a bit more body.)

And without the nut butter I found them not really sweet enough…

On the flipside they left me with a heavenly light tummy feeling, which I had not had experienced in this form from eating pancakes.

Normally I feel fairly full and heavy afterwards. Granted, these were my first gluten free pancakes. So I guess that’s just what makes gf-free pancakes so good…

glutenfree buttermilk pancakes

So, all in all, a definite winner that I’ll be sure to revisit soon for further experiments :-)

What pancakes are you making today?

Tip: Freeze the pancakes divided by grease proof  or baking paper in a freezer bag. Quickly toasted for a healthy tea time snack.

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    • Cat

      Reply Reply February 12, 2013

      Thanks for the fluffy pancakes – they look good! And thanks for the reminder that it’s Pancake Day. Maybe we’ll do them for lunch or dinner today.

    • Sandra

      Reply Reply February 12, 2013

      Thanks Cat, I would have forgotten, too. It was Ashling who reminded me (the irony of it all, considering that she isn’t allowed to have any yet, in stage 1 of the diet, poor thing, but soon she can eat lot’s of pancakes and it will be all the more enjoyable!).

      What’s your favorite pancake Cat? I’m all ears! And don’t say almond please ?

    • They do look fluffy! :) AND super yummy!
      Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

      Thanks for linking back to the Gluten Free Fridays post!

      Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

    • Sandra

      Reply Reply February 21, 2013

      That’s fantastic – thanks Cindy :-)
      I’m grateful to be included and already plotting my next entry, yayyy!

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