Gluten-Free Buttermilk Pancakes

Published May 28, 2014. Updated December 14, 2018

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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

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
Prep15 minutes
Cook15 minutes
Ready in: 30 minutes



  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Flip and cook opposite side until bottom is golden brown. Serve immediately with maple syrup or other desired topping.


Recipe adapted from
Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Buttermilk Pancakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 439 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 95mg32%
Sodium 492mg21%
Potassium 356mg10%
Carbohydrates 61g20%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 317IU6%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 251mg25%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition values are estimates only. See full disclaimer here.