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The Best Gluten-Free Pancakes Ever

The Best Gluten-Free Pancakes Ever

When my son was diagnosed with his wheat allergy the first two things he asked were, “Can I still have doughnuts and pancakes?”

I still haven’t come up with a great doughnut recipe but I have perfected my gluten-free pancake recipe!

best gluten-free pancakes ever

When I say I have perfected my recipe, I mean I knocked it out of the park! I’ve been tweaking my regular wheat pancake recipe for months! Finally, on my 7th change to the recipe, I got it. My husband couldn’t tell the difference.

Pancake love

These gluten-free pancakes taste so good it’s ridiculous! My secret weapon is The French Laundry’s Cup4Cup Gluten-Free Flour. It is the best gluten-free flour I’ve found, thus far.


Here’s what you need to do to make these mouth watering, better than IHOP pancakes.  I can’t wait for you to try them and tell me what you think.


The Best Gluten-Free Pancakes Ever
Serves 4
An amazing gluten-free pancake recipe so good, it's better than IHOP.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
367 calories
61 g
70 g
10 g
10 g
5 g
194 g
716 g
31 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 367
Calories from Fat 84
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 70mg
Sodium 716mg
Total Carbohydrates 61g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 31g
Protein 10g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 1/4 cups Cup4Cup Gluten-Free Flour (see link in blog post)
  2. 1/2 cup sugar
  3. 1/2 tsp salt
  4. 1 tsp baking soda
  5. 1 tsp baking powder
  6. 1 egg
  7. 1 cup buttermilk
  8. 3/4 cup milk
  9. 2 tbsp melted butter
  10. Spray Oil
  1. 1. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar to a mixing bowl.
  2. 2. In a separate container add combine milk, buttermilk, melted butter, and egg.
  3. 3. While mixing, slowly add wet ingredients to dry ingredients until batter is well mixed.
  4. 4. Heat a griddle or pan over medium heat.
  5. 5. Spray pan or griddle with oil.
  6. 6. Pour about 1/8 cup of pancake batter onto the pan or griddle.
  7. 7. When pancake bubbles begin to pop and stay open, flip pancakes.
  8. 8. Let the pancake cook another 30-60 seconds on opposite side.
  9. 9. Serve hot and enjoy with your favorite toppings.
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Gluten-Free Solidarity: Burger Wraps

In June, my oldest son, Mysterious, was diagnosed with a wheat allergy.  The good news: Since eliminating wheat from his diet he hasn’t suffered as many migraine headaches.  The bad news: Going wheat-free is expensive! 

Mysterious loves all things containing wheat: bread, pasta, pretzels, pancakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cinnamon rolls, cake, cookies…  You get the idea.  We’ve found some great substitutes for everything except bread.  Every bread I buy or try to make is too dry for him.  So instead of using bread for our sandwiches, we use lettuce to wrap the meat in.  We found that it’s a great trade-out.  It even works with hamburgers… all you have to do is shape your hamburger patties a bit differently and voila! 


glutenfree burger wraps


  •     *Iceburg or Romain Lettuce leaves
  •     *Ground beef
  •     *Tomatoes
  •     *Pickles
    •     *Onions
    •      *Cheese
    •     *Condiments
    •     *Salt
    •     *Black Pepper
    •     *Garlic Powder




1. Mix ground beef with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

2. Form into long oval shaped patties and cook them.  I use a roasting pan and put them in the oven at 425 degrees for about 15-20 minutes.  It’s a fast easy way to separate the grease from the burgers and have them all cooked at the same time.  (My husband called them burger turds… thanks, dearest… that sounds appetizing.)

burger shape

3. Pull off full leaves of lettuce from either romaine or iceberg lettuce.  Slice the tomatoes and onions.

4. Place your burger in the lettuce leaf.  Top with your favorite condiments and toppings.

5. Wrap the leaf of lettuce around your burger like a burrito and enjoy!


love DB


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Thrifty Recipe: Mashed Potato Pancakes

My favorite thing about The Holidays is the food. Sure, I gain about 5 pounds every year, but, eh.  I do love holiday food.

Mashed potatoes is one of my all-time favorites.  It’s the ultimate comfort food.

But what do you do when the rest of your family has become sick of eating leftover mashed potatoes and you still have a container of them in the fridge?

I can think of a few options:

  • Eat them all myself (and gain another 5 pounds).
  • Feed them to the dogs (and clean up vomit later).
  • Have a mashed potato snowball fight.
  • Make mashed potato sculptures.
  • Or you can make a whole new dinner out of them.

I made them yesterday for my family. The result? SUCCESS!


We enjoyed ours with sausage and corn.  I didn’t need to add anything to mine.  My husband and daughter put ketchup on theirs.

Enjoy yours however you like.  Happy belated Thanksgiving and happy eating!

Mashed Potato Pancakes
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3794 calories
608 g
529 g
114 g
99 g
68 g
1170 g
1389 g
29 g
1 g
37 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3794
Calories from Fat 998
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 114g
Saturated Fat 68g
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 31g
Cholesterol 529mg
Sodium 1389mg
Total Carbohydrates 608g
Dietary Fiber 49g
Sugars 29g
Protein 99g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 3 cups mashed potatoes
  2. 12 tbs. all purpose flour or gluten free all purpose flour
  3. 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream or milk
  4. 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  5. 1 large egg
  6. diced sauteed onions (optional)
  7. garlic powder
  8. salt
  9. pepper
  10. 2 tbs. butter
  1. Mix together in a bowl the mashed potatoes, flour, whipping cream, sauteed onions (optional), cheddar cheese, and egg.
  2. Season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. Melt butter in a fry pan over medium high heat.
  4. Drop small pancake-sized dollops of batter in the butter.
  5. Flip when each side turns golden brown.
  6. Place on a paper towel to cool.
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