Gluten-Free Buttermilk Pancakes

By Susie Middleton

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Even if you don’t have a gluten intolerance, you’ll find the tender, fluffy, and flavorful Gluten-Free Buttermilk Pancakes in this recipe irresistible! Rather than use a lot of cornstarch and refined rice flour, as many gluten-free recipes do, these pancakes are based on more nutritious, fiber-rich whole-grain brown rice flour and almond meal.

Serves: 4

4-3/4 oz. (1 cup) brown rice flour
1-1/2 oz. (1/3 cup) almond meal
1 Tbs. cornstarch
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. table salt
1 cup low-fat buttermilk
2 large eggs
1 Tbs. canola oil
1 Tbs. honey
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
Cooking spray
Pure maple syrup, for serving

Heat the oven to 200°F.

In a large bowl, whisk the brown rice flour, almond meal, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt. In a medium bowl, whisk the buttermilk, eggs, canola oil, honey, and vanilla. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until combined.

Coat a large nonstick griddle or skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-low heat until hot. Working in batches, ladle a scant 1/4 cup of the batter per pancake onto the griddle or skillet, leaving a few inches of space between each to allow for spreading. Cook until golden-brown on the bottom and beginning to dry around the edges, 1 to 2 minutes. Flip and cook the pancakes until the other side is golden-brown, 1 to 2 minutes more. Transfer to a large baking sheet and keep warm in the oven. Spray the griddle with a fresh coating of oil between each batch.

Serve the pancakes with the maple syrup.

Nutrition information (per serving):
Calories (kcal): 100; Fat (g): 4; Fat Calories (kcal): 40; Saturated Fat (g): .5; Protein (g): 3; Monounsaturated Fat (g): 1; Carbohydrates (g): 12; Polyunsaturated Fat (g): .5; Sodium (mg): 200; Cholesterol (mg): 30; Fiber (g): 1;


susie middleton

Susie Middleton is editor at large for Fine Cooking magazine.

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