Makes fluffy pancakes with a consistency and taste comparable to those made with wheat flour. Serve with your choice of condiments.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 pancakes
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a bowl, mix or sift together the rice flour, tapioca flour, potato starch, dry buttermilk powder, sugar substitute, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and xanthan gum. Stir in eggs, water, and oil until well blended and few lumps remain.

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  • Heat a large, well-oiled skillet or griddle over medium high heat. Spoon batter onto skillet and cook until bubbles begin to form. Flip, and continue cooking until golden brown on bottom. Serve immediately with condiments of your choice.

Nutrition Facts

147 calories; protein 3.1g; carbohydrates 20.4g; fat 5.8g; cholesterol 29.5mg; sodium 268.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2007
We've tried lots of different GFCF (Gluten and Casein Free) recipes for pancakes and they were... edible. Most were really flat like tortillas. Not this recipe! My kids had NO clue they were eating gluten free! (My daughter needs enzymes in order to consume wheat or milk products.) She thought they tasted like the real thing. I did change a few things.... instead of the canola oil, I used applesauce. Instead of the buttermilk powder and 2 cups of water, I used almond milk. It was a little runny (so, I'd probably add the almond milk until it was the perfect consistancy.) I also added some dried blueberries to the mix. :) Other than that, they were fluffy & thick and oh so good! The batch was big enough for me to freeze some. Every morning my kids wake up and ask for more yummy pancakes. Thanks a lot for posting this :) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/20/2010
I did not care for this recipe. The interior texture is all mushy - no matter how you cook them even when the exterior is nearly black (I tried this to see if they would improve) they still stay mushy on the inside! What a waste of expensive ingredients. Read More
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273 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 213
  • 4 star values: 42
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 10
Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2007
We've tried lots of different GFCF (Gluten and Casein Free) recipes for pancakes and they were... edible. Most were really flat like tortillas. Not this recipe! My kids had NO clue they were eating gluten free! (My daughter needs enzymes in order to consume wheat or milk products.) She thought they tasted like the real thing. I did change a few things.... instead of the canola oil, I used applesauce. Instead of the buttermilk powder and 2 cups of water, I used almond milk. It was a little runny (so, I'd probably add the almond milk until it was the perfect consistancy.) I also added some dried blueberries to the mix. :) Other than that, they were fluffy & thick and oh so good! The batch was big enough for me to freeze some. Every morning my kids wake up and ask for more yummy pancakes. Thanks a lot for posting this :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2007
This recipe is great! I used rice flour from an asian food market because it's ground so fine that you don't get that gritty taste that some rice flours have in the finished product. Instead of artificial sweetener I used one tablespoon of sugar. To one cup of the batter I added 1/2 cup frozen blueberries. To another cup of batter I grated one medium apple and added 1/4 tsp. cinnamon. My family loved them and there was no aftertaste that some flours leave. Can't say enough about how great these were!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/23/2005
Excellent! It really does have a consistency and taste comparable to wheat flour pancakes. Much to the dismay of my long suffering family, I've tried many gluten free pancake recipes and store bought mixes...all of which have been disappointing. I made a few changes to adapt to the fact that I couldn't buy dry powdered buttermilk, only dry powdered whole milk. Since I substituted regular milk powder I also added 2 T (heaped) sour cream. I also added 1/3 C additional water as the batter seemed a bit too thick. Instead of xanthan gum I used 4T of gluten substitute. I have found that the gluten substitute replicates the texture of normal wheat flour much better than xanthan gum. Generally you use 2T/20 grams of gluten sub for every 1C/+-100 grams of gluten free flour mix. I also added a can of rinsed blueberries which made them extra tasty! I had extra batter left over which I used the next morning with the same great results. Thank you Joe for this great recipe (my family thanks you even more)! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2007
These are AMAZING pancakes! I couldn't even tell that they were GF! Instead of the 4 T. dry buttermilk and 3 cups water we use 2 T. Vinegar and enough milk to make 2 cups. We also use real sugar. Thanks for this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2005
This is a great recipe! My husband doesn't even know I am using a gluten-free recipe - and I'm not telling him. I did make a few changes though. I have a grain mill so I used 1/4 cup brown basmati rice and 1/3 cup regular brown rice milled to make 1 cup flour. I also used 1 1/2 cups lo-fat buttermilk since I didn't have buttermilk powder (use in place of water and buttermilk powder). I don't like the taste of artificial sweetners so I used 8 drops of stevia liquid (an herbal substitute for sugar)in place of the packet of sugar substitute. They turned out great and I have used this recipe for family and guests alike and received rave reviews. No one has even asked me if they are gluten-free. You can add blueberries too. YUM! Thanks Joe for a great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2007
I used strawberry applesauce in place of the oil and soy milk in place of the water/buttermilk powder. This was amazing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2007
This was my first gluten free recipe experience. The pancakes were excellent. I was afraid my kids wouldn't like them because we are used to eating whole wheat pancakes made with hard white wheat milled in our grain mill and eat them several times per week. My oldest son who is very picky loved them! He said that they were so good you don't even need syrup with them. The texture was perfect and I am glad I doubled the recipe so I can freeze some. Here are the changes we made: 1 cup freshly ground long grain brown rice flour was what I used for the rice flour rather than art. sweetener 1 1/2 tbsp maple syrup added to the liquid ing. Just under 2 c. buttermilk rather than milk/powder mixture I also substituted 3 tbsp melted butter for the oil mixing it into the liquid mixture with a hand blender. So good! This saves breakfast for my pancake eating family. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2007
These were VERY good. And yes, they really are indistinguishable from regular wheat based pancakes. We used them in our waffle iron with excellent results. Our only variation was to use egg substitute. I was out of baking powder but found a recipe for it and happened to have all the ingredients necessary. For anyone who needs it, just mix 1 part baking soda, 1 part cornstarch and 2 parts cream of tartar. For this particular recipe I omitted the cornstarch since the recipe itself already had tapioca starch and potato starch. Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2006
I made this with the following change I used buttermilk for the liquid and substituted 1/2 cup montina flour for 1/2 cup of the rice flour. These were so good that even those not on gluten free diets thought they were excellent! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/20/2010
I did not care for this recipe. The interior texture is all mushy - no matter how you cook them even when the exterior is nearly black (I tried this to see if they would improve) they still stay mushy on the inside! What a waste of expensive ingredients. Read More
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