Fluffy American Pancakes


This is a gluten and dairy free recipe. You can use ordinary self raising flour, cow’s milk and butter for a regular recipe and do omit the Xantham Gum in this case.

Perfect for you and your charges!

fluffy American pancakes


  • 135g self raising Gluten Free flour (I use Doves Farm always available at large supermarkets)
  • 1 tsp baking powder (GF)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 5 tablespoons caster sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon Xantham Gum (Doves Farm)
  • 140 ml almond milk (unsweetened) Use 130 ml if using cow’s milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower oil (or 2 tablespoons melted butter)


  1. Sift all the dry ingredients into a bowl
  2. Put all the wet ingredients into a jug and whisk lightly
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and beat until smooth ( no lumps)
  4. Heat a large non stick fry pan with a little sunflower oil and when at medium heat. Drop a tablespoon sized piece of batter in the pan, you should get 4 in at a time and when you see bubbles on the surface, turn them over with a palette knife until the other side is nice and brown. You can make bigger pancakes, but watch the heat isn’t too high or the pancakes won’t cook on the inside.
  5. Keep the pancakes warm in the oven until all the batter is used.

To Serve: Dust with icing sugar, Maple Syrup, bacon, berries, bananas, ice cream, or  your favourite!

These pancakes are best eaten straight away.