Gluten Free Pancakes with Coconut Syrup

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These Gluten Free Pancakes are light and fluffy and incredibly tasty! If you’re new to being gluten free, this is a perfect recipe to try.

Gluten Free Blackberry Pancakes topped with Coconut Yogurt Syrup on a plate with a glass of milk.

Gluten Free Pancakes

These gluten free pancakes are one of the first things that made me feel like I could still eat delicious food after being told by my doctor that I’m allergic to wheat and now have to eat completely gluten free. I admit, I was a little devastated, as many of my favorite foods have wheat. But after coming to grips with it and doing a little research I realized that although I can’t have wheat, there are still ways to create alternative yummy recipes of the foods that I love. This pancake recipe still cooks up fluffy, light and flavorful while being completely gluten free.

Finding Good Gluten Free Flour

The most important step to fluffy gluten-free pancakes is starting with a good GF flour. Not all gluten free flours are created equal! You need to find a good one that says it substitutes cup for cup with regular flour. I had to experiment with a few different ones before finding this one that I really like. Recently I tried the Namaste Perfect Flour Blend Gluten Free Flour, which I found at Costco. It’s delicious and measures exactly like flour. And it gives this pancake recipe that light, fluffy texture that I’ve been craving.

Coconut Yogurt Syrup

This coconut syrup is to die for! It tastes just like the coconut syrups that they serve at diners in Hawaii. I could eat it with a spoon, it’s that yummy. Plus, it’s super easy to make and tastes amazing with this pancake recipe. Of course, there are dozens of syrups and toppings you can try, but this is one of my favorites to share with you. Here’s all you need:

  • Sugar
  • Coconut Greek Yogurt. You could use regular coconut yogurt too, but the Greek variety gives it more bulk and flavor.
  • Butter
  • Coconut extract

Melt all the ingredients together and whisk over low heat until they’re all combined and smooth. It’s delicious on waffles, toast, homemade rolls, just about anything!

More Syrup Recipes and Toppings

  • If blackberries aren’t your thing, just leave them out! You can add chocolate chips instead, or blueberries, strawberries, raspberries or nuts.
  • Try our version of Kneaders Caramel Syrup or Nicea’s Homemade Yogurt Syrup. Both of these syrups have a creamier texture that enhances the richness and flavor of the pancake.
  • Of course, traditional maple syrup is always a favorite. We also have several tasty options along with our pancakes recipes below. Mix and match to find your favorites!

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How to Make Gluten Free Pancakes

Blackberry Pancakes stacked on a white plate with a glass of milk on the side

Gluten Free Pancakes

5 from 4 votes
These Gluten Free Pancakes are light and fluffy and incredibly tasty! If you're new to being gluten free, this is a perfect recipe to try.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Greek
Servings 8 pancakes

Equipment

  • Electric Griddle
  • Whisk

Ingredients

Gluten Free Pancakes Batter:

Coconut Syrup (optional)

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 5 ounces Greek yogurt, coconut flavored (1 small container)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract

Additional Toppings (optional)

Instructions

For the Gluten Free Pancakes:

  • Mix together all the dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl, then stir in the milk and egg. If you are adding fresh berries, gently stir them in now.
  • Line a skillet, over a low-medium heat, with some cooking spray. Then add ½ cup of the pancake mixture. Cook until golden brown and the first side, then flip and repeat.
  • Serve with hot syrup and fresh berries.

For the Coconut Syrup (optional):

  • Add the sugar, yogurt, and butter to a small saucepan over low heat. When the sugar has dissolved, turn the heat up to medium high and bring to a boil.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the coconut extract.

To serve:

  • Top pancakes with the coconut syrup, fresh berries, and coconut flakes.

Notes

Nutrition value calculations are for the gluten free pancakes only.
*Make sure the gluten free flour used is a cup for cup flour substitute.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 201kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 5gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 316mgPotassium: 128mgFiber: 3gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 102IUCalcium: 102mgIron: 1mg

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Emily Walker

Emily lives in Meridian, Idaho, with her husband, Beau, a physician assistant, and her three incredible children: a son and two daughters. Travel is one of her favorite ways to experience new cultures and cuisines, and she has a love for all things Disney.

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  1. Last fall, we found out three of us in my family have celiac disease. It’s been quite the change and learning curve. The hardest part is watching my 9 year old never get to eat any of the school bday treats. I would never wish it on anyone and I’m so sorry you can’t have it anymore either. But I do want to tell you that I am a huge fan of your recipes… I tell all my friends about your site. And I’m so excited that I will be able to start finding even more delicious recipes here now that you are posting GF ones. I feel so bad even saying that because it sounds so heartless, like your loss is my gain. And I don’t mean it that way at all!! I just want you to know you’re awesome and there are many of us who are so excited for GF recipes we know will be good because they come from you!!

    1. Thanks so much Heidi, it’s so nice to hear from someone that feels my pain, haha! I am excited too about the addition of gluten free recipes on the site that I will be working on. It’s a whole new adventure. I want to be able to figure out some really good tasting content that I will have as a resource for myself too. I thought these pancakes turned out fantastic so I’m sure I will be using this recipe a lot! I’ll be tagging everything with the gluten free tag so it’s easy to find them all too.
      Be sure to check out my gluten-free post I just did about Disneyland. I did a ton of research for that!