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! 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

Gluten-Free Buttermilk Pancakes | Cooking Classy

Gluten-Free Buttermilk Pancakes



  • 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


  • Matt Robinson: These look so crazy good, hard to believe they are GF!! I’m thinking these would be a perfect brinner here tonight:) May 28, 2014 at 3:05pm Reply

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci): What gorgeous pancakes! I’d never guess they were GF, the texture looks spot-on and I love your pretty berry topping! May 28, 2014 at 3:14pm Reply

  • ami@naivecookcooks: I was myself looking for a good gluten free pancake recipe today. These looks so super moist! May 28, 2014 at 3:44pm Reply

  • How to Philosophize with Cake: Those look so good! I love the photographs, all those colors just make them pop out of the screen. Now I’m hungry for some pancakes. :) May 28, 2014 at 5:12pm Reply

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: Your images are stunning! And yes to GF mixes being really grainy in texture and having like a grit to them. No thanks! They need to be consulting with you! Seriously just beautiful – both the recipe (GF baking takes TIME to decipher and trial) and the photos! May 28, 2014 at 5:46pm Reply

  • Mags: Thank you for sharing. I’m passing on to my sister, she needs a good gluten-free pancake. Pinning. May 28, 2014 at 7:36pm Reply

  • Chloe @ foodlikecake: These pancakes look so soft and fluffy! I’m so impressed that they’re gluten free! May 29, 2014 at 3:21am Reply

  • Natalie @ Tastes Lovely: Your photography is AMAZING! Have you ever thought about writing a little post with your photography tips? I would love to read it! May 29, 2014 at 8:36am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Natalie, that’s so nice of you to say! I feel I have so much to learn still and I’m far too inadequate in that area but maybe someday I could get there :). June 22, 2014 at 10:23pm Reply

  • Kate – gluten free alchemist: These look lovely – moist, soft and fresh! Gluten free pancakes are pretty random, so a good recipe is always worth having – Bookmarked! May 29, 2014 at 1:07pm Reply

  • Gina: Aside from looking scrumptious – these images are STUNNING! Absolutely stunning. I sooooo love pretty food. :) May 29, 2014 at 2:08pm Reply

  • Julie @ Lovely Little Kitchen: I just really want to get a fork and dive in to that beautiful stack of pancakes! Gorgeous! May 29, 2014 at 4:45pm Reply

  • Sally @ Good Dinner Mom: Well, these look amazing! Can’t wait to try them as we are going “gluten light” at our house and these will be on the menu very soon. May 29, 2014 at 7:35pm Reply

  • Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness: I have a TON if white rice flour…that I’ve never used because I don’t know what to do with it. Pancakes are my this is awesome! Beautiful, as always! Pinned :) May 30, 2014 at 3:29am Reply

  • Jasmine: These pancakes are amazing! Good GF pancake recipes are hard to come by. I love that there are no exotic ingredients. Any GF baker should already have these ingredients on hand! I followed the recipe exactly the first time and found the texture to be a little gummier than I like. I reduced the xanthan to 1/4 tsp and the texture was perfect for me! Thanks for the great recipe! August 21, 2014 at 5:52pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked them Jasmine, thanks for your feedback! August 23, 2014 at 1:12pm Reply

  • Jessica Kelley: These photos are unbelievable! Simple gorgeous…or dare I say too pretty to eat :) October 21, 2014 at 5:02am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much Jessica! October 21, 2014 at 6:56pm Reply

  • Alia: Are these low carb and how many carbs Is it December 13, 2014 at 11:24am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Sorry I actually don’t know but I imagine they aren’t very low carb just because of all the grains? December 13, 2014 at 11:13pm 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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