gluten free chocolate chip pancakes!

i often find articles describing gluten free pancakes which taste like cardboard and feel like hockey pucks--not anymore!
in the early days of my son's gluten free diagnosis, i made pancakes using various gluten free pancake mixes.  these were never light and fluffy.  the terms flat as a pancake, cardboard and hockey puck definitely come to mind to describe those early pancake disasters.  i have finally figured out a recipe for gluten free pancakes which are light, fluffy and taste divine!  this batter does not do well the next day- it becomes very thick and gummy.  i have tried to loosen up by adding additional milk-the result is pancakes which are fluffy but raw on the inside.
bottom line: do not keep the mix to use the second day. instead, make it fresh from scratch every time!

fluffy gluten free pancakes, divine!

16 mini silver dollar pancakes


  • 1/2 cup gluten free flour blend ( i use gluten free pantry or whole foods)
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1/2 cup 2% or whole milk
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tesapoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips or chopped chocolate


  • in a small bowl mix the gluten free flour, baking powder and sugar.
  • add to the flour mixture the milk, vegetable oil and egg.
  • stir wet and dry ingredients just until blended, lumps are ok!
  • stir in chocolate chips and make pancakes as you normally would.

recipe makes 14  2" pancakes 
1/2 cup gluten free flour blend ( i use gluten free pantry or whole foods)
1 Tablespoon white sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 egg
1/2 cup milk (2% or whole milk)
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips (plus additional for sprinkling on top)

to double this recipe, do not simply double all the ingredients- instead, do this:
1 cup gluten free flour blend ( i use gluten free pantry or whole foods)

1 Tablespoon white sugar
1-1/8 teaspoon baking powder
1 egg
1 cup milk (2% or whole milk)
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1-1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips (plus additional for sprinkling on top)
  • in a large mixing bowl-combine wet ingredients (milk, oil, vanilla, egg)
  • in separate bowl whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder chocolate chips
  • mix dry ingredients into the liquid.  stir lightly until clumps disappear. allow batter to sit 3-5 minutes before using.
  • make sure your pan is hot and lightly oiled
  • proceed to make pancakes as you would the old fashioned gluten filled ones! i drop the batter by teaspoonfuls onto the hot skillet--wait until the first side bubbles and then flip 'em!
  • these pancakes will rise to be light, fluffy and divine! enjoy--  






3 Responses to gluten free chocolate chip pancakes!

  1. imtori says:

    Sounds and looks fantastic, I am going to try it with Rice milk, and for casien free chocolate chips I use Girardelli Semi-sweet chips, (oddly enough the dark version says milk fat on the ingredients list, but the semi-sweet don't??) my sons not reacting to it. This is the best I can find locally for milk free chocolate chips. Thanks for posting!

  2. Monica Ryan says:

    I made these pancakes and they were terrible. Too thin and dry. They did not turn out fluffy like your picture, so I made them a second time with the following changes: you rely too much on baking powder to make them fluffy and it doesn’t work and too much milk makes the batter runny, so I decreased the baking powder to 1 tsp and milk to 1/2 cup, and then added 1/4 cup applesauce. Also salt makes the pancakes taste sweeter and you normally need it, so I added 1/2 tsp sea salt. And one last thing, chocolate chip cookies are usually made with brown sugar, so I added 1/4 tsp molasses to get that brown sugar taste; otherwise you need to use brown sugar. With these changes, they taste good!

    • Linda Levinson says:

      hi monica-

      i am so sorry the pancakes didn’t turn out for you! your suggestions to the recipe sound great and i will definitely try them.

      it is so interesting because i make these 2x per week as the recipe is written and they come out fluffy and delicious each time!

      i don’t add salt because the gluten free flour mix i use already has salt added. did you use an all purpose gluten free mix or straight rice flour? maybe let the batter rest 3-5 minutes before frying?

      are you at high altitude?

      you mention chocolate chip cookies- was this meant regarding a different recipe or still the pancakes?

      thank you for contacting me- again sorry these didn’t workout for you!

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