Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Pancakes

by theresa on August 2, 2011

There are a number of good gluten-free pancake mixes out there. One of my favorites, Trader Joes’ Brand, is no longer available locally, so I learned how to make them from scratch. It’s more work, but they’re really good. However, we’ve since found some other suitable mixes, including one from Bob’s Red Mill. However, it never hurts to know how to make your own, just in case your local store stops carrying your favorite.

Not Gluten Free? No problem! Just use 2 cups of regular flour, only 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, and eliminate the baking soda and xanthan gum. The rest is the same.

Note: If you’re gluten-free and cannot easily tolerate oats, you can replace the rolled oats with a hearty four like brown rice. However, gluten-free oats are easy to find in most health food stores these days.


Gluten-free flours
3/4 cup gluten-free all-purpose baking flour
1/2 cup gluten-free oat flour
1/2 cup sweet rice flour
1/4 cup cornstarch

1 teaspoon xanthan gum
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1-1/3 cups milk
1 cup chocolate chips
2 eggs, separated
2 tablespoons of canola oil

Whipped cream and more chocolate chips for garnish, if desired


Step 1 – Heat griddle or frying pan. Whisk together gluten free flours, xanthan gum, baking powder, salt and baking soda.

Step 2 –Beat together egg yolks, oil and milk. Add flour mixture and stir until well blended and no lumps remain.

Step 3 – Whip egg whites to form stiff peaks. Add chocolate chips and egg whites. Gently fold into pancake batter until incorporated.

Step 3 – Ladle onto griddle or into pan. Let cook until bubbles form in the center and edges begin to puff up. Flip and cook 2-3 minutes longer.

Serve with fresh whipped cream and chocolate chips if desired.

Makes: approximately 3 dozen 5-inch pancakes

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Jim Trageser (aka Dad) August 3, 2011 at 8:16 pm

‘th Photography’ really does a great job with presentation & making the food look delicious!


theresa August 3, 2011 at 9:39 pm

It IS delicious, Dad! Gluten-free food can taste as good, or even better, than it’s gluten-y counterparts.


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