Gluten-Free Yeast Pancakes

By now, it should not come as a shock to you that I love pancakes. I’m always trying out new ways to combine flavours, textures, and in this case, methods. These gluten-free yeast pancakes are not your normal baking powder and baking soda pancakes, these get all their fluffiness from the yeast that is added to the batter. They take a little longer to make, since you have to let the yeast in the batter rise, but it is worth it. they have a fantastic yeast-flavour to them, which really adds to the pancakes. Also…the leftovers make fantastic sandwiches. Bonus!

Gluten-free Yeast Pancakes | The Baking Beauties

The pancake batter has to sit for a while to get nice & bubbly. Don’t stir it before spooning into your frying pan or griddle, or you will break all those lovely little bubbles. You want the bubbles to give you a nice light, fluffy pancake. Another note to help you get fluffy pancakes, once you flip your pancake over to cook the second side, do not push down on the top of the pancake, you will be squeezing the air bubbles out by doing that.

Gluten-free Yeast Pancakes | The Baking Beauties

Gluten-Free Yeast Pancakes
Gluten-free Yeast Pancakes take a little longer to make, since you have to let the yeast in the batter rise, but it is worth it. they have a fantastic yeast-flavour to them, which really adds to the pancakes.
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose gluten-free flour (see Note)
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 2 teaspoons rapid rise yeast
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups warm milk (120-130 degrees F)
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the gluten-free flour, xanthan gum, yeast, sugar and salt. Stir to mix well. Set aside.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs and melted butter.
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, and beat for 2 minutes. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  4. Pour batter by 1/2 cupfuls onto a lightly greased frying pan or griddle over medium/high heat. Flip pancakes over once bubbles form on the top of the pancakes. Cook until second side is golden brown.
  5. Serve with maple syrup, fresh fruit, whipped cream, or any other favorite toppings you may have.
The all-purpose gluten-free flour blend consists of 4 cups superfine brown rice flour, 1 1/3 cups potato starch (not flour), 2/3 cup tapioca starch. Combine all ingredients in a large zipper-top bag. Shake until well blended.


More gluten-free pancake recipes:
Gluten-free Buckwheat Buttermilk Pancakes
Gluten-free Cornmeal Cranberry Pancakes
Gluten-free Gingerbread Pancakes
Gluten-free Buttermilk Pancakes
Gluten-free Pumpkin Pancakes
Gluten-free Ricotta Lemon Pancakes


  1. Dede says

    I just found your blog, and it's definitely heaven sent! I found out I'm gluten intolerant 2 weeks ago, and I'm dying for some good food!

    Question: Is the all-purpose flour blend in this recipe interchangeable with wheat flour in typical recipes?

  2. Jeanine - The Baking Beauties says

    @Dede, Hi Dede! Welcome aboard. :) Don't fret, you won't have to go without, you'll just need to adjust.
    The gluten-free flour mix can't exactly be exchanged with wheat flour. You have to add xanthan gum (the amount depends on what you're doing), and usually either decrease the flour, or increase the liquids in a recipe. It is all trial & error. I find it works pretty well in cakes & muffins. I haven't ever tried it for breads though, and some things, are totally different flours. lol

  3. Hannah says

    I make these for my mom ALL the time. This is her favorite gluten-free recipe. I actually use butter milk instead of regular milk and it gives them an amazing flavor. They are so good that everyone in my family LOVES them more than regular pancakes!! Thank you!

  4. Karen says

    I made these with half buttermilk and half skim. I find that just buttermilk tends to make batter too thick. They are DELICIOUS!! Love all your recipes. You, Jeanine, are my first go-to place for good tasting baking.

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