• Gluten Free Pancakes from King Arthur Gluten Free Flour Mix

    by Ellen on June 11, 2010 · 14 comments

    I rarely use mixes, the only major exception being Breads From Anna, one of my favorite go-to bread mixes. I like making things from scratch and in fact I love pulling out a bunch of different flours and playing with them to get just the right combination for whatever I’m making.

    But today I have a million things to do, including my first solo babysitting gig with my new grandson. And between that and the fact that things have been heating up for us around our work as musicians, I decided to go the shortcut route this morning and make pancakes with a box of King Arthur gluten free multi-purpose mix. I will say that I’m very pleased with the results. So much so that I’m going to order the mix to have on hand for just such occasions. I’ll still revisit some of my other pancake recipes, like this one for Gluten Free Blueberry Pancakes and this one for Multi-Grain Gluten Free Pancakes and this one for Gluten Free Vegan Pancakes, but for now, I’m loving today’s batch of pancakes.

    I‘m still trying to go eggless whenever possible, but thus far, while my eggless pancakes have been ok, they haven’t been major homeruns in the “Wow these are incredible!” kind of way. I have another idea up my sleeve, and will probably blog about it sometime soon, but for this morning, let me share a pancake recipe (with eggs) that I found on the King Arthur website, slightly modified (and halved) by me.

    Gluten Free Pancakes (using King Arther GF Multi-Purpose Flour)

    click here for printable recipe

    Wet ingredients:
    1 large egg
    2 tbsp grapeseed (or other vegetable) oil
    1 cup water
    2 tsp lemon juice
    1/2 tsp vanilla extract

    Dry ingredients:
    1 cup King Arthur Gluten Free Multi-Purpose Flour
    1 tbsp coconut sugar (or other sweetener)
    3/4 tsp baking powder
    1/4 + 1/8 tsp sea salt
    1/4 + 1/8 tsp xanthan gum

    Whisk the wet ingredients together.

    In another bowl, whisk the dry ingredients together. Then add them to the wet mixture.

    Preheat a lightly greased griddle to medium heat. Pour 1/4 cup of batter onto the griddle. Cook the pancakes for 1 – 2 minutes. Flip and cook for another 1 -2 minutes.

    Serve with Earth Balance and a boatload of maple syrup. And lots of berries. And sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar, just for the effect!

    { 13 comments… read them below or add one }

    Valerie (m.) June 11, 2010 at 9:24 am

    New grandson? Cool!!!!! Can I talk you into posting a baby picture, if it's okay with his parents?

    I have a gluten-free dairy-free egg-free pancake recipe that I'm happy with. Let me know if you'd like a copy?

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    Trisha June 11, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    I'm new to GF, new to your site – the recipes are wonderful! Tomorrow, cinnamon rolls!

    I wonder though, why you don't use EnerG Egg Replacer? Is there something I should know about the 4 boxes I bought from Amazon??

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    I Am Gluten Free June 11, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Hi Valerie – I would love to see your GF DF EF pancake recipe!

    Trisha – thanks! I definitely use egg replacer, but I'm still fairly new at it, so can't be an authority on it. I've used it in muffins and quick bread recipes with success. Next frontier – pancakes!!!

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    Sophie June 12, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    MMMMMMM,..Your gf pancakes look truly amazing & wonderful too!

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    gfe--gluten free easily June 12, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Pretty pancakes Ellen! I love that the King Arthur mixes are GFCO meaning less than 10 ppm. :-) I feel confident that I can eat them unlike the 20 ppm stuff.

    Hope you had fun with your grandson!

    Shirley

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    Anonymous June 12, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Sorry to be stupid, but why do you want to go egg-less too? I find being dairy and gluten free an incredible challenge already. (THO the benefits are immeasurable). I am just wondering what the benefit of egg-free will be?

    SL

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    Tasty Eats At Home June 14, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Yum…I could eat a stack of these for lunch right now!

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    Linda June 14, 2010 at 11:04 am

    I'm like you, preferring to mix my flours from scratch, but it is nice to have a mix on hand when you are in a hurry. Thanks for the review.

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    Pam Brown June 16, 2010 at 9:38 am

    Wow, these look absolutely delicious. I will try these for my daughter. She has been newly diagnosed and is not happy about giving up her favorite foods.

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    Karina Allrich June 17, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    I agree- egg-free pancakes (and crepes) are Meh. I've been looking forward to trying the King Arthur flour mix. I haven't seen it around here yet.

    And babysitting! Mazel tov. Enjoy every minute. xox

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    Gina June 18, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    This gluten-free pancake recipe sounds good! I'll have to try that King Arthur flour mix one of these days. Thanks for the recipe!

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    Mary June 20, 2013 at 6:36 am

    What if you leave out the xanthan gum? Do you need to up or add anything in its place?

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    Ellen August 30, 2013 at 9:17 am

    Xanthan gum has a very purposeful place in gluten free baking. There are some recipes that don’t require it, for example, I find that I can make pancakes without it. And when I bake with many of the heartier GF flours (like the bean flours for example), I find that xanthan gum isn’t necessary. Gluten Free Girl has a very good post about this on her website – google it and you’ll see what I mean.

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