Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Pancakes – incredibly delicious!

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Pancakes - Fab Food 4 AllToday I’m bringing you my Gluten Free Chocolate Chip pancakes. I had never used gluten free flour before so spent the weekend experimenting after picking up a bag at the weekend. My soda bread experiment turned into something more akin to a concrete frisbee, edible straight out of the oven but not a few hours later! So after reading up on gluten free flour, I gathered that they are all made differently (mine contained rice, potato and maize flour) and as they lack the elasticity of gluten, that needs to be replaced on the whole. So I decided that fluffy pancakes where the whisked egg white forms a frame for the flour would probably be a safer bet and I wasn’t wrong!

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Pancakes - Fab Food 4 All

My first attempt involved using shop bought chocolate chips which I tried adding to the pancakes once they were in the pan. However I didn’t like the result as once flipped the chocolate just sat spread eagle on the outer surface in unsightly blobs. The I tried adding the chocolate chips to the batter but they all sank to the bottom which made them more difficult to distribute. However these ones tasted better as the chocolate was in the pancake and not stuck to it so had a pleasing melt in the middle effect and my kids also gave these ones their seal of approval. So the following day I decided that chopping up my own chocolate would probably solve the problem and it did, the chocolate stayed evenly distributed in the batter. I also decided to top them with some banana slices, more chopped chocolate and squeeze of golden syrup to extra decadence!

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Pancakes - Fab Food 4 All

The great thing about these Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Pancakes is that you can reheat them for later if need be. I did this and we had the pancakes for dessert along with some ice cream. My family absolutely loved these pancakes, there were big grins all round. I think the gooey warm chocolate centre was the key to their yumminess! The fact that they were gluten free didn’t make any difference to the enjoyment but if you aren’t coeliac then you could just make these pancakes with your usual plain wheat flour.

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Pancakes - Fab Food 4 All

So with Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day as it’s also called, just around the corner I do hope you try my Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Pancakes and give you family a luscious treat. They should probably carry a health warning as I think they are highly addictive and I can’t wait to make them again and I know my family can’t wait to eat them again!


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Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Pancakes
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Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Pancakes are sure to please the whole family, topped with banana, chocolate chips and golden syrup and with a gooey chocolate centre, what's not to love!
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Serves: 12 - 13
  • 100g plain gluten free flour (I used Aldi’s) or plain flour (if not coeliac)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar (I keep a vanilla pod in my jar to infuse)
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 150 mls semi-skimmed milk (or your usual milk)
  • 25g butter
  • 50g dark chocolate, chopped into chips
  • Decoration:
  • extra dark chocolate, chopped into chips
  • banana slices
  • golden syrup
  1. Sift the flour, baking powder, caster sugar into a large bowl.
  2. Make a well in the centre and with a wooden spoon, quickly stir in the egg yolk, milk and melted butter.
  3. Whisk the egg white until forms stiff peaks and fold into the mixture.
  4. Then fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Next, lightly grease and heat a griddle pan (or large frying pan) over a medium heat.
  6. The pan is the right temperature when a drop of water splutters on it.
  7. Use an ice cream scoop (or a jug) to pour equal measures of batter onto the pan (there should be room for 4 pancakes).
  8. Once the pancakes start to form bubbles on top and look slightly dry turn over and cook on the other side until golden.
  9. Once all the pancakes are cooked, makes stacks (3 is a serving) and decorate with banana slices, more chocolate chips and golden syrup. You can also make ahead and reheat on a plate covered in foil over a pan of simmering water or in the microwave.
  10. Makes 12 to 13 pancakes.

Here are some more gluten free recipe ideas you might like:

Pea Protein Pancakes with Matcha & Spicy Peanut Sauce – Tin & Thyme
Vegan Chickpea Flour Pancake – Planet Veggie
Coconut Pancakes with Pecans & Almonds – Rough Measures
Easy Gluten Free Coconut Flour Pancakes – Emily’s Recipes & Reviews
Gluten Free Coconut & Raspberry Pancakes – How to Cook Good Food
4 Ingredient Flourless Pancakes – Family Friends Food
3 Ingredient Banana Nutella Pancakes – Fab Food 4 All
Gluten Free Banana Bread Pancakes – Celery & Cupcakes
Golden Apple Pie Pancakes with Salted Caramel Sauce – Food to Glow

I am entering these Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Pancakes into We Should Cocoa over at Tin & Thyme.

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  1. Richard Eldred Hawes

    Always handy to have a gluten free pancake recipe and these look lovely

  2. Julie

    Had these today for a fabulous luxury breakfast!

    1. Camilla

      Fabulous Julie, thank you so much for your feedback, glad you enjoyed them:-)

  3. Margaret gallagher

    Perfect for any time of the year
    So quick easy and delicious

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, they really are:-)

  4. Claire Willmer

    Yum cant wait to give these a try! Thanks for the gluten free recipes 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Claire – enjoy:-)

  5. Jai Want

    This looks amazing! I need to try this fantastic recipe soon!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, I’m sure you’ll love them – do share when you make them, I’d love to see:-)

  6. Emma Gough

    Wish I had seen this recipe before pancake day – I’m gluten free and these look amazing – but hey I can have pancakes anytime right? 😀

    1. Camilla

      Exactly Emma, no need to wait;-)

  7. Choclette

    These look so delicious with all that chocolate oozing out. No wonder they went down a storm with the family. I’m feeling just a teensy bit sad now Pancake Day is over and I won’t be seeing any more towers of deliciousness for a while.

    Thanks for sharing with #WeShouldCocoa. Have pinned and will be posting the round-up later today.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Choclette, yes I think we should have pancake day once a month at least:-)

  8. Leyla Preston

    Love these pancakes, wish I knew about them earlier today! 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Aaw, shame, never mind you can always make them for your next special dessert:-)

  9. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

    YUM. I actually don’t think I’ve EVER made chocolatey pancakes, but those gooey nuggets of chocolate in the middle are definitely tempting me!

    1. Camilla

      I hadn’t either Becca, they are awesome:-)

  10. Amy Fidler

    Will come in handy this pancakes day x look great x

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Amy, they are amazing:-)

  11. Natalie | Natalie's Food & Health

    Wow delicious looking pancakes. So fluffy. Love that these are gluten-free and healthier. Banana chocolate combo is just amazing. Pinning to try!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Natalie, they are totally lush:-)

  12. Bintu - Recipes From A Pantry

    Pancakes and chocolate = a match made in heaven. Bookmarking this for pancake day!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Bintu;-)

  13. Laura | Wandercooks

    Yum, sounds like your experiments paid off – definitely keeping these pancakes on hand for when we cook for our gluten free friends. 😀

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Laura, you can just make them with regular flour too:-)

  14. Andrea @ The Petite Cook

    These look incredible! I love the chocolate chips addition, makes them kind of more scrumptious than classic pancakes. I also often use gluten-free flour and I find the pancakes a little more lighter but still delicious 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thank you so much Andrea, yes perhaps they are lighter, difficult to tell without having the two types to sample at the same time:-)

  15. Kate - gluten free alchemist

    These look great Camilla. Nice to see so many GF pancakes on the web this year, and from non-GF bloggers too! Quite a trend!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Kate. I just love trying new things and when I saw the gluten free flour in Aldi and it didn’t cost the earth I felt compelled to buy a bag and see what I could do with it:-)

  16. Aish Das-Padihari

    Oh My!! These stack of pancakes look so inviting. I can gobble the whole thing up.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Aish, the stack does serve two:-)

  17. Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy

    Well these look perfect for the weekend brunch. Although we don’t have any dietary restrictions in our house, I do experiment with GF recipes. Funny in Canada we don’t have caster sugar…I just but some regular sugar in the blender and make it super fine.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Gloria. Yes my mum says caster sugar isn’t a thing in Denmark either. The other day I had to make my own icing sugar in my blender as I’d run out:-)

  18. Michelle @ Greedy Gourmet

    Gluten-free products have come a long way. Your pancakes look divine with the banana and chocolate!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Michelle:-)

  19. Kavey

    I’ve never tried to make gluten free pancakes, but these look great. Do you find they’re a bit less heavy or no real difference?

    1. Camilla

      The only difference was a slight difference in taste Kavey.

  20. norma robertson

    they look so so delicious and easy to make xx

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, they really are:-)

  21. Hannah Hossack-Lodge

    These look wonderfully fluffy! I adore pancakes in all forms and will definitely be making these, the melty chocolate looks delicious 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Hannah, now wondering why it took me this long to venture into chocolate chip pancakes LOL:-)

  22. nadia

    They look delicious! Chocolate chips is one of my favourite things to add to pancakes. Makes them taste so luxurious 😀 gluten-free flour is tricky to work with and takes a lot of trial and error, but you nailed these pancakes!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Nadia, they were fab and I will be making these again as they were such a big hit! I look forward to doing more experimentation with the gluten free flour:-)

  23. Sus // roughmeasures.com

    What a gorgeous stack of delight! I love pancakes, they are our weekend treat.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Sus, they were scrumptious:-)

  24. Lauren

    These look glorious! I’ve been looking for some gluten free pancakes and these are being added to my list!

    1. Camilla

      Excellent Lauren, do let me know what you think:-)

  25. Amy Fidler

    Would love these x love pancake day x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Amy, they are scrummy:-)

  26. Richard Eldred Hawes

    Just right for pancake day and gluten free as well

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Richard, can’t wait to make them again:-)

  27. Heather Haigh

    I haven’t seen Aldi Gluten free flour and we shop at Aldi – I’ll have to have a hunt.

    1. Camilla

      I hadn’t seen it before either but was in there on Saturday:-)

  28. Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

    These look gorgeous Camilla, super fluffy! I can’t wait for pancake day. I always get excited by the all the different variations you can make.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Jemma, yes the possibilities are endless:-)

  29. Laura@howtocookgoodfood

    I do think that gluten free pancakes are so much tastier than gluten free bread. I’m not sure why this is but I’m yet to find a good gluten free loaf! These pancakes look amazing and I can’t wait for pancake day! Thanks for including my pancakes here too 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Laura, well my foray into loaf making taught me that I’ve a long way to go on that front!

  30. Cathy @ Planet Veggie

    I’m usually more of a savoury pancake kind of girl but these look amazing! Beautiful photos, too 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Cathy, I love all pancakes but probably make more sweet ones:-)

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