Gluten-Free Buttermilk Pancakes


Surprisingly enough, these are some of the softest pancakes I’ve ever made! Gluten-free just got a whole lot more exciting with these utterly delicious buttermilk pancakes!

Gluten-Free Buttermilk Pancakes | Cooking Classy

On a strictly gluten-free diet it can be so hard to find good food, especially all the pre-made gluten-free stuff from the grocery store. I’ve tried a few of the gluten-free pancake mixes which have all left me disappointed.

They were either dry, had really grainy texture or didn’t have a flavor that resembled the traditional pancakes I’ve always been used to. These are soft and velvety and they taste just like a traditional buttermilk (white flour) pancake.

If you are on a gluten-free diet, don’t lose this recipe! It will probably become a regular for you. Seriously so good!


Gluten-Free Buttermilk Pancakes | Cooking Classy

Gluten-Free Buttermilk Pancakes | Cooking Classy

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Gluten-Free Buttermilk Pancakes

5 from 1 vote

The best gluten free pancakes! They're light and fluffy, easy to make, and they're extra delicious when served with fresh fruit or fruit syrup!

Servings: 4
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 cup white rice flour
  • 1/3 cup potato starch
  • 3 Tbsp tapioca flour
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp gluten-free baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 3 Tbsp canola oil or melted butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. In a mixing bowl whisk together rice flour, potato starch, tapioca flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda and xanthan gum for 20 seconds. Add eggs, buttermilk, canola oil and vanilla extract and whisk until well blended and few lumps remain.
  2. Heat a large well oiled skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot spoon pancake batter onto griddle (I spread mine out a little) and cook until bottom is golden brown, then flip and cook opposite side until bottom is golden brown. Serve immediately with maple syrup or other desired topping.
  3. Recipe Source: adapted from
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Gluten Free Pancakes
Author: Jaclyn


  • Chantel: Amazing! I and my girls loves these pancakes! They had no idea they were gf! Thank you for the great recipe! December 12, 2017 at 9:29am Reply

    • Jaclyn: You’re welcome! Glad they were enjoyed! December 12, 2017 at 11:56am Reply

  • Tiffany: I just got done making these. The taste is great, but they ended up extremely flat. Any suggestions as to what may have caused this? TIA:-) May 29, 2016 at 9:20am Reply

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