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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pancakes

Hello BHG Delish Dish readers, my name is Meg and I am the recipe developer, photographer, and blogger behind Beard & Bonnet! Growing up the daughter of an accomplished pastry chef I was thrown for a loop when my infant son was diagnosed with a severe gluten intolerance that attacks his immune system. Everything I knew about cooking had to change in an instant for my family to be healthy and happy. I have spent every day of the last 3 years learning everything I can about gluten free cooking, documenting our favorite recipes, and sharing our journey with my readers. I am so honored to be here today sharing a piece of our journey with all of you!

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes

Summer is so hectic for our family, especially on the weekends as we try to cram in every family activity our beach community has to offer! As much as we love the sun and sand, I often find myself pining for fall. I love waking up a little early on crisp, fall weekend mornings, whipping up a batch of pumpkin pancakes and putting on a big pot of coffee before anyone else makes a peep. If my husband is really lucky and the intoxicating aroma of pancakes doesn’t wake the kids, I serve him a big stack of our favorite pancakes in bed.

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes

If you knew me personally then you would know that I consider myself a pumpkin pancake aficionado. I am more than obsessed with them; I am completely consumed and could eat them for any meal of the day, any day of the week.  They are the first thing I missed when we had to adapt our diet to a gluten free lifestyle and ironically they were the one thing that I was nervous about recreating. So, when Better Homes and Gardens asked that I put my own gluten free spin on one of their amazing recipes I just knew that this was my chance to create the best gluten free pumpkin pancakes EVER!

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes

Pancakes are one of those foods that almost everyone loves! For most of us they hold a level of nostalgia that most foods don’t ever have the chance of obtaining. When done right, pumpkin pancakes are the perfect blend of savory and sweet flavor notes. The spices are warming, the syrup is sticky sweet, and from start to finish they come together faster than most other breakfast foods. Lucky for me, Better Homes and Gardens original pumpkin pancake recipe is pretty phenomenal on it’s own.  The biggest change I made was substituting my own personal gluten free flour blend that mixes nutty flavored teff flour with sorghum and brown rice flour; then I upped the spices a bit and added pecans in the batter as well as on top of the pancakes.


Here are my exact changes: 

  • I used my own personal  custom flour blend as a replacement for the all-purpose flour in the original recipe. It is a perfect blend for pancakes, brownies, and quick breads, I highly recommend giving it a whirl. You could also substitute an all-purpose gluten-free flour like King Arthur Flour or Better Batter if you don’t want to make my blend. When choosing a gluten free all-purpose flour blend for making these pancakes it is important to mention that you should avoid brands that contain cornstarch as one of the main ingredients. Cornstarch in the blend makes for a really dense pancake that just doesn’t stack up.
  • I doubled the amount of cinnamon and ground ginger in the recipe to really drive home the warm fall flavors.
  • I added 1/3 cup raw chopped pecans to the batter and sprinkled toasted pecan halves over the top of the pancakes before drizzling them with warm maple syrup.

9 Responses to “ Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pancakes ”

  1. Yum! It’s definitely fall here in Georgia, which means the pecans will be here soon. Can’t wait to try these beautiful pancakes!!

  2. Wow! Those pancakes look incredible. Now I just want to crawl back into bed and devour them… Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Hey now, these looks so fabulous! I have to make sure that I get these into my mouth tomorrow morning. Thanks for the beautiful recipe!!

  4. Teff flour and pumpkin sound like an amazing combo! Can’t wait to try these!

  5. Yummy!!!! In Georgia it has been cold lately. This pancake recipe would be perfect for one of our chilly fall mornings.

  6. Pumpkin, pancakes, pecans, and gluten free.. amazing! I feel like they are calling me to eat them now. I don’t want to wait for the weekend to make these!!

  7. I’m sure it’s a wonderful recipe and I plan to make it eventually, but it was really frustrating that I had to click through two separate pages (this was the second, from your original blog from the email I got with the first paragraph to click through to here and now on to the next link I found….) and then search through the text to try to find the recipe.

    I realize that every click probably matters for ad revenue and getting hits for your blog and BHG but it’s really annoying when I got a post in my inbox and just want to find out what on earth the recipe is. Sometimes we’re just not up for a treasure hunt. Sorry for the whining! :)

  8. Delish indeed!!

  9. Those pancakes look so amazing, definitely a weekend favorite in our house! I can’t wait to give them a try!

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