Gluten Free Scotch Pancakes

Gluten Free Scotch Pancakes

DON’T MISS OUT!

If you need to follow a special diet for medical reasons then it shouldn’t mean you miss out on some of the simple celebrations in life and that includes gluten free scotch pancakes! Pancakes are great for lazy day weekends, there are so many toppings you can try. Making the pancakes gluten free is easily done by swapping the flours. 

Coeliac Disease 

My eldest son, aged 13 years, has coeliac disease and the only treatment is a gluten free diet. This means he can’t eat any gluten in his diet as this will cause the body’s immune system to attack its own tissues leading to symptoms of diarrhoea and bloating, tiredness and deficiencies. Gluten is a mixture of proteins found in wheat, barley, rye and oats. This means normal wheat flour can not be eaten. This recipe uses a mixture of gluten free flour and ground almonds to give it a lovely taste. The recipe can be adapted using various flours and milks as well as using egg substitute to replace egg if required.  

INGREDIENTS

• 150g self raising GF flour (we like Doves Farm GF flours but there are alternatives available)
• 50g ground almonds (optional – an alternative could be to use other GF flours eg)buckwheat or GF brown flour or just use 200g self raising flour)
• 1 egg
• 300ml milk – eg) cow’s milk/almond milk/coconut milk/ low protein milk

For large thin pancakes use plain flour and double the milk quantity.

 

METHOD

1) Weigh out the gf flour and ground almonds in a large mixing bowl – stir to combine.
2) Add the egg to the flour mix.
3) Measure out the milk in a jug; gradually add the milk to the flour/egg mix whisking continually to prevent lumps.
4) Once fully mixed, pour the batter back into the jug as its easier to pour using this.
5) Warm up a frying pan on the hob.
6) Spray the pan with oil or rub in butter to grease the pan and prevent pancakes from sticking.
7) Once the pan is warm pour out the batter – size to suit preferences. We have small pancakes!
8) Let the pancakes cook. Once bubbles start to appear its time to flip over.
9) Once cooked on both sides, flip the pancakes out onto a plate and cover with a tea-towel to keep warm until all batter used up.
10) This amount of batter will make roughly 20 small pancakes. It is easily doubled.
11) Once all the batter is used up – ready to eat!

 TOPPING IDEAS

  • Fruit
  • Chocolate spread
  • Jam
  • Lemon curd
  • Maple syrup
  • Lemon and sugar
  • Honey and sliced bananas

Enjoy!! 

Check out some of our other recipes on our gluten free recipe page.

Gluten free scotch pancakes by Dietitian's Life.

Gluten Free Scotch Pancakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Using gluten free flour and ground almonds to make these gluten free pancakes extra yummy!

Ingredients

  • 150g self raising GF flour
  • 50g ground almonds
  • 1 egg
  • 300ml milk or alternative plant based milk

Instructions

    1. Weigh out the gf flour and ground almonds in a large mixing bowl – stir to combine.
    2. Add the egg to the flour mix.
    3. Measure out the milk in a jug; gradually add the milk to the flour/egg mix whisking continually to prevent lumps.
    4. Once fully mixed, pour the batter back into the jug as its easier to pour using this.
    5. Warm up a frying pan on the hob.
    6. Spray the pan with oil or rub in butter to grease the pan and prevent pancakes from sticking.
    7. Once the pan is warm pour out the batter – size to suit preferences. We have small pancakes!
    8. Let the pancakes cook. Once bubbles start to appear its time to flip over.
    9. Once cooked on both sides, flip the pancakes out onto a plate and cover with a tea-towel to keep warm until all batter used up.
    10. This amount of batter will make roughly 20 small pancakes. It is easily doubled.
    11. Once all the batter is used up – ready to eat!

This recipe was first published in February 2017 and has now been updated in February 2020.

About The Author

Clare Dale

Clare Dale RD. Clare is an experienced NHS dietitian having worked in the NHS for 20 years in various specialities spending the longest amount of time in renal disease. She has 2 sons, her eldest was diagnosed with Coeliac disease 5 years ago so gluten free diets are a part of her household!

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