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most gluten free things taste gluten free — except these pancakes (with Danish kirsebær sauce)

November 24, 2013

Gluten Free people are so annoying. I apologize in advance for adding just one more HM (high maintenance) curve ball into everyone’s lives. The worst is going out to eat. For me, it’s really not a big deal, I usually find something on the menu. But I hate being that guy. 

For the most part I generally find that my contemporaries are more than accommodating, or at the very least, empathic to my situation. As Gluten Free diets are becoming more and more common I thought I would write about my first attempt at Gluten Free pancakes. I swear to God… I didn’t follow a recipe. Not that pancakes are terribly difficult to figure out, but lately I think I’ve become rather adept at recreating traditional gluteny dishes sans the gluten.

This Gluten Free pancake recipe tastes exactly like pancakes. Seriously, I don’t know if anyone could tell the difference.

I used Trader Joe’s Gluten Free flour.


You will need:

(Recipe for 2 persons, yields 6-7 pancakes. Double recipe for more guests.)

  • 1 cup Gluten Free flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1-2T olive oil
  • 1/4c sugar
  • 1/4c whole milk

In my stand mixer I combined all ingredients until I had a fairly smooth and viscous batter. You don’t want a batter that is too thick, the batter should easily run off a wooden spoon.


Pre-heat a pan on medium-high heat (adjust accordingly) with a splash of olive oil.

Pour a small amount of batter in the center of the pan. When the batter becomes visibly thickened, flip the pancake.


Add a pat of butter and dress with your favorite pancake syrup, sauce or topping. As I am going to be visiting my Danish Family in Copenhagen in the coming year I decided to top these Gluten Free pancakes with a kirsebær sauce (cherry sauce).


So, so very good. (Det smaget det rigtigt godt!)



Now I just need some Gammel Dansk! (Or ålborg akvavit.)

Hej Hej!

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    Reply lisa February 18, 2015 at 2:00 am

    Really? I am a gluten free chef and baker, and decided to take a chance with your recIpe. Cardboard pancakes. Disgusting. have you ever tried pamelas Pancake and baking mix? 200x better. THEY taste like regular pancakes.

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      Reply davidtornado February 22, 2015 at 5:16 am

      Oh so sorry to hear that–I thought they were amazing but I’ve been GF for so long who knows. Will give your suggestion a try.

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