The Best Gluten-Free Fluffy Pancakes Ever

Sundays mornings just got better with these healthy, fluffy and gluten-free pancakes drizzled with Canadian maple syrup.

Sundays mornings just got better with these healthy, fluffy and gluten-free pancakes drizzled with Canadian maple syrup.

GOOD MORNING everyone! Or at least it should be a good morning just because of these gluten free fluffy pancakes that are literally going to blow the slippers off your feet. For real though, I have to say that to date these are my favourite, fluffiest pancakes that I’ve ever made and trust me no one can even tell that they’re healthy! In my opinion, this is the closest thing to delicious diner fluffy pancakes minus all that dairy, sugar and white flour that usually comes with it. Who said healthy eating has to be boring? Pancakes can be a healthy breakfast when you use the right ingredients.

I’m not gluten intolerant, but I do find that I feel better when I eat less gluten. So when it comes to my flours, breads and pastas, I usually try to stick to either gluten free or low gluten options, like spelt.

Sundays mornings just got better with these healthy, fluffy and gluten-free pancakes drizzled with Canadian maple syrup.

Did I mention that breakfast is my favourite meal of the day? Well it is and if I could eat it for all of the meals of the day, I totally would. This pancake creation came about from my Sunday pancake obsession. Every Sunday morning I wake up and think, what should I have today? Oh right- pancakes! And since there’s a lot of Sundays in a year, that’s A LOT of pancakes so you might as well make them good ones right?

This gluten free pancake recipe is made with simple ingredients like:

Brown rice flour

Almond milk

Coconut oil



Sundays mornings just got better with these healthy, fluffy and gluten-free pancakes drizzled with Canadian maple syrup.

I feel like a healthy recipe is truly a success if you can make it taste like the real deal, AND know that you’re doing your body some good since it’s made with healthier alternatives. Eating healthy doesn’t have to be just about the kale, chia seeds and kombucha…it can include comfort food like French toast, crepes and of course pancakes for breakfast – all with a healthy twist!

Sundays mornings just got better with these healthy, fluffy and gluten-free pancakes drizzled with Canadian maple syrup.

So, if you’re a pancake lover like myself, then you seriously need to save this recipe on Pinterest or print it out so you can whip up a batch this coming Sunday. You can thank me later 😉

Sundays mornings just got better with these healthy, fluffy and gluten-free pancakes drizzled with Canadian maple syrup.


The Best Gluten Free Fluffy Pancakes

The fluffiest gluten free pancakes you've ever had, made with simple, real, ingredients.
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes



  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 1 mashed banana
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil melted
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • Pinch of sea salt



  • In a medium bowl, mash up the ripe banana with a fork until smooth. Then whisk in almond milk, melted coconut oil, eggs and vanilla until evenly combined.
  • Next, in the same bowl, sift in flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Mix the dry and wet ingredients with a whisk or spatula until you’ve reached a smooth consistency.
  • Heat up a non stick pan on low-medium heat (depending on your stove) with a tsp of coconut oil or organic butter and using an ice cream scoop or ladle, measure out about 2 tbsp. of batter per pancake onto the pan.
  • Cook each side for roughly 2 min until golden brown.
  • Allow to cool on a cooling rack for a couple minutes to keep them extra fluffy.
  • Serve pancakes with some natural peanut butter, fresh raspberries, raw sunflowers seeds and maple syrup if you really want to go all out!


Note: If your pancake batter is too wet add in more flour. If your batter is too dry, add in a splash of almond milk.

Sundays mornings just got better with these healthy, fluffy and gluten-free pancakes drizzled with Canadian maple syrup.

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  1. 5 stars
    Hey there! I’ve been watching you for years on YouTube! I’m wondering can you substitute almond flour for the brown rice flour? Love your channel 😊

  2. 5 stars
    Hello Nikole,

    Thank you so much for this banana pancake 🥞 recipe!! It was sooooo delicious!!

    I have been gluten free for over a year, and it has been so hard to find good and delicious pancake recipes. I have been really craving pancakes for the past few weeks, and I watch you vlogs, so I decided to give yours a try. They tasted so delicious, and they are so fluffy!! These taste like regular pancakes. Oh, but with chocolate chips, they taste AMAZING 🤩!

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!! Also, I love watching your vlogs with cute, adorable Sage, and I look forward to them all the time!!

    Rebecca Robb

  3. Hi! I am excited to try this recipe. Staying away from too much gluten as I find I feel better when I don’t eat it. I am not a fan of coconut oil can I replace it with applesauce or would you recommend someone law?

  4. 5 stars
    I’ve tried so many GF pancake recipes and this is by far the best. Fluffy and cakey -never dry or custardy, also healthy and filling. Downright delicious!

  5. 5 stars
    Nikki, these are my absolute favourite pancakes of all times! I have been doing them for years, it’s my favourite sunday morning treat 🙂
    I wanted to ask you if I could share this recipe in my blog, in portuguese (I am brazilian). Of course I would give you all the credit, cuz you are amazing! I just feel like more people should have access to this recipe, and many brazilians can’t speak english. Let me know 🙂

  6. 5 stars
    Hi Nikole
    Thank you for such a great recipe! Just curious, would you still rate this your favourite out of all your pancake recipes? And if not, which one? Because then I’ll have to try that one next 🙂

  7. I must say- the fluffy gluten free banana pancakes were delicious! I’ve made them before using a buckwheat flour mix and they were flat and flavorless. Thank you for your awesome recipe- will use it again.

    • Hi Chrissy, I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed them! These pancakes are on regular rotation here in the HealthNut home! Thank you for the kind review.☺️

  8. 5 stars
    By far THE BEST pancake recipe I have ever tried – and I’ve experimented with many! They are DELISH!!!

    • Yay! I’m so happy to hear that! They are definitely a #healthnutfam favourite😊Thank you for the kind review.

  9. Hi if I’m almost out of brown rice flour but have white rice flour am I able to use that instead or combine the two??

  10. 5 stars
    I tried your recipe yesterday. I must say it tasted good. I used Gluten free flour 1 small container of apple sauce instead of eggs, probably should of used 2. It was thick, is only now I saw lower down I could have added some more almond milk. Did not have the vanilla extract but I enjoyed it, had left over for today. Thanks for sharing you have gained a subscriber, I will check out your other recipes.

    • Hi Cassandra, thanks for the review!! So glad to hear you liked them – these are a fan favourite for all my #healthnut subscribers! I hope you enjoy all my other healthy recipes – I have lots of other pancake recipes on the blog!

  11. One of my favourite recipes!!
    Tried them with buckwheat flour and flax eggs and they turned out really yum too! Roll on Pancake Saturday. Woop woop

    • thank you so much for sharing! I will have to try the buckwheat flour and flax eggs next time so I can make them for my niece and nephew who are allergic to eggs 🙂

  12. Can I prepare this batter at night and leave it in the fridge for the next morning? I read some other pancake recipes and they don’t advice me to do that for some reason 😮 Thanks for the recipe btw ! Looks good so I’m planning to try it soon 🙂 Love your website as well x

    • glad to hear! As for calories I have no idea since I dont count them but you could pop the ingredients into one of those fitness apps to find out how many calories per serving 🙂

  13. Hi Nikole. I just wanted to thank you for this recipe. I made these pancakes today and they were absolutely perfect. The best healthy recipe I have ever tried ( and I have tried hundreds of them). Thank you so much! I love your Youtube Chanel and blog. Best wishes from Brazil.

    • Thank you so much!! Such a sweet comment to read 😀 I actually made these this morning and I may be bias but I have to agree they are soo good!

  14. Really enjoyed your recipe this morning. Didn’t feel like the whole family had to ‘suffer’ because mom can’t eat gluten. So fluffy! Thank you. Think this will become a new weekend treat.

  15. Awesomely delicious healthy pancakes! Thanks for the recipe. Keep ’em coming! 🙂

    By the way, I got 15 of them haha. 🙂

    • You could try using plain white flour might you might need a bit extra since white flour isnt as absorbent.

    • Thank you so much! These are seriously my favourite pancakes right now and I make them ALL the time 😛

  16. Love your recipes. This looks amazing! Do you think it’ll be OK to substitute the brown rice flour with oat flour?

    • You can try! I’ve only used spelt and brown rice but oat flour is one Ive been wanting to experiment with more often 🙂 And thank you so much for your lovely comment, means a lot!!

    • Sorry about that I think the blogpost went live before the video.. I had it all scheduled but I guess it didnt launch together. You NEED to try this recipe out you’ll love it 🙂