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Posted Jan 10 2011 11:01am

Make Customizable Pancakes!!!

Pancakes for Everyone!

One Size Fits All Pancakes

~These pancakes can be made into anything you want them to be! Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and, of course, sugar-free!

Makes a lot of pancakes. Probably feeds 8, but I usually eat about 2-3 servings worth ;) Make ‘em as big or as small as you like!

  • 1 1/2 cups brown rice flour (whole wheat flour works well, too)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cups milk or milk substitute
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 egg or egg substitute (like a flax egg or chia egg)
  • 3 tablespoons oil or applesauce (omitting this is fine)
  • Optional: Add ins like the variations listed below.

First, whisk the milk and apple cider vinegar together and let sit for a few minutes to create a “buttermilk.” Then, mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Add the wet ingredients together and mix well. It is better if batter is a little lumpy.

Pour pancakes on a lightly greased pan heated on medium heat. Flip them when the batter starts  to bubble. Enjoy with toppings of choice (suggestions below).

Sugar-Free Ideas:

Berry Cakes—Throw a handful of fresh or frozen berries into the batter. Blueberry

Carmelized Cinnamon and Banana---Sprinkle some cinnamon into the batter. While the pancakes cook, slice bananas onto the top before flipping. The bananas should caramelize on the pancakes! Yummy!


Chocolate Pancakes---Mix in a few spoonfuls of cocoa powder to the batter. To make it even more chocolatey, chop up some unsweetened chocolate for the batter!

Pumpkin Pie Pancake Stacks

Mix Cinnamon into the batter, and layer pancakes with pumpkin. Garnish with more cinnamon. For those who don't like the taste of plain pumpkin, mix a nut butter with the pumpkin and some pumpkin pie spice.

Grain-Free Bitter Chocolate Stack (Click on Picture for recipe)

Open-Faced Chocolate, Banana, and Peanut Butter (Click on Link for Recipe)

Someone once asked me how I replace America’s beloved topping to pancakes: maple syrup. The answer: I don’t replace! I fill my cakes with scrumptious fillings (lots of fruit and nuts), and top it with nut butters, fruit, and any other random topping  might keep in my pantry!


  • Pina Colada Cakes: Make batter with pineapple and coconut. Top with more pineapple and coconut!
  • Mocha Cakes: Mix cocoa powder and instant coffee into batter.
  • Granola Cakes: Mix dried fruit, oats, and nuts into batter.
  • Reeses Cakes: Mix peanut butter and unsweetened chocolate into batter.

Great Pancake Ideas from other Bloggers:

24-Carrot Cake Pancakes from Chocolate Covered Katie
Brownie Batter Protein Pancakes from Snacking Squirrel
Tiramasu Pancakes from Pure2Raw
Pizza Pancakes from Heather Eats Almond Butter

What are your favorite pancake recipes? Do you like to top yours with a bunch of stuff, or fill ‘em up? Or maybe you like them plain?

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