I never really liked pancakes growing up – they always made me feel blah when I ate them. Same with milk. I wonder why? Hmmmm maybe because they were full of things I’m intolerant too! A few months after cutting gluten out of my diet I found gluten free Bisquick and made some pancakes. They were delicious, but the store bought mix was expensive and kind of grainy! It couldn’t be too hard to mix up a pancake mix of my own – here are the results – my Gluten Free, Soy Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free pancake recipe! I make this mix up in HUGE batches and store it in the pantry for use later. This is also night shade free unlike the store bought stuff ( my husband tries to stay away from night shades) and could be made corn free – I’ll try and post the corn free version at some point.
Update: It’s now August of 2015 – over 2 years since I first came up with this recipe and I have to say that after years of making these pancakes – I still love them! We haven’t bought gf Bisquick for years because this is so good but, we went on vacation a few weeks ago and didn’t have access to all of the ingredients I needed to make my mix so we had to gf Bisquick to make pancakes and I now know that this version is WAY better. Also, about two years ago I had a little one who is now a crazy toddler. These pancakes have been a LIFESAVER when we have an early morning planned and are trying to get out of the house quickly. Typically, I make two batches and freeze any extras in packages of 2 or 3, then I pop them in the toaster a few times to heat them up (you could use a microwave too but I try not to). Also, do you have a double burner griddle pan? If so, it’ll make your multiple batch pancake making way less time consuming (I can do a whole batch on one).
I’ve experimented with a TON of different types of pancakes and will continue to post the different versions at the bottom of this page. My little one’s favorites are Pumpkin Spice Pancakes. We make them year round 🙂
GF Bisquick Copycat; GF, DF, SF, NF Pancake Mix Recipe
4 cups my simple gf, sf, nf flour mix (which can be found here)
2 tsp xanthan gum
4 tsp baking soda
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
Mix everything together and store in an airtight container in the pantry. When you’re ready to make some pancakes use the following recipe…
GF, DF, SF, NF Pancakes with GF Bisquick Copycat Mix
Makes about 12 silver dollar pancakes
1 cup GF Pancake Mix (found above)
1 cup milk substitute (I use coconut milk)
2 tbsp oil
Dump the pancake mix into a medium sized mixing bowl. Add milk, egg, and oil. Stir until combined. Sometimes I let it sit for a few minutes because it tends to thicken up just a little. Heat your skillet to medium heat and coat with butter or, if dairy free, your substitute. Spoon about 2 tbsp of batter onto the skillet (we like small pancakes in our house but you could make big ones too). Pancakes are ready to be flipped when you see the top bubbling.
**If you have a super cute toddler, this is a perfect dish to make together. My husband made them with my son earlier this morning and I video taped it while hiding in the corner. The second the whisk got in my son’s hand he started saying “mix”, then my husband poured the milk and he said “milk”. Then he got mad and said “my milk” because my husband wouldn’t let him pour it like I usually do :). Finally, he said “egg” when my husband put them in. Such great memories! Here are links to all of the other types of pancakes we make with this mix, in order of my son’s favorites:
– Pumpkin Pancakes
– Banana Bread Pancakes
– Chocolate Chip Pancakes
– Double Chocolate Chip Pancakes
– Blueberry Pancakes