How To: Gluten & Lactose Free American Style Pancakes

Pancakes are most certainly not just for that one day in February! We love a good stack of those fluffy things at any time of the year. I have to admit, I’m all for the quick fix in life and tend to buy the shop bought (Aldi) thin pancakes for easy breakfasts for the kiddies. But, this year I wanted in on the fun, as I can’t have those yummy already made pancakes being Coeliac.

I tried a new recipe – it is not ground breaking or anything I realise this – but, it is gluten and lactose free meaning I could enjoy them too. I have to say, I was so impressed with how they turned out in fact, they were absolutely amazing!

So I thought I would share the recipe with you guys if you love those big American style fluffy pancakes.




300g Gluten Free Self Raising Flour

300ml Lactose Free Milk

2 Eggs

1tsp Gluten Free Baking Powder

1tbsp Caster Sugar



You will need to gather all of the above ingredients and find a big mixing bowl. After weighing out the Gluten Free Self Raising Flour add it to the bowl along with the caster sugar, baking powder and give it a little stir.

Next crack 2 eggs into the dry mixture and add the lactose free milk. Using an electric whisk, mix all the ingredients together until you reach a thick batter consistency, a little bit like cake mixture.

Using a frying pan gently heat a really small amount of oil. I use coconut oil for my cooking/baking but I did find with this recipe the less oil the better the pancakes turned out. As we don’t want to burn them you’ll need to keep the heat to a low/medium setting.

Spoon out a small amount of the batter, I got 3 pancakes in each batch – depending on the size of your frying pan.

You’re going for a golden crisp texture to the pancakes, they take around 3 minutes and I got 17 pancakes out of this mixture.



Now on to the fun bit – the toppings!! My kiddies love to slather on the chocolate spread and add strawberries. I’m more traditional and prefer lemon with sugar but I do like maple syrup too – yummies!

As we had so many pancakes I popped some in a food bag into the fridge for breakfast the next morning. Simply put them in the toaster for a minute or so and you are good to go. These pancakes would make a fab weaning finger food and you can freeze a batch of them for those lazy weekend breakfasts.


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