Gluten Free Morning Glory Pancakes

Gluten-free morning glory pancakes made with almond flour and brown rice flour. This refined sugar-free, healthy pancake recipe is perfect for weekend breakfast!

Gluten-Free Morning Glory Pancakes made with almond flour and rice flour | #healthy #breakfast #recipe

For you newbies: Bob’s Red Mill sponsored The Pancake Project through supplying me with the flours and nut meals I used to create my pancake recipes. Each Friday, I have posted a gluten-free pancake recipe – for TEN weeks!  All opinions about Bob’s Red Mill products are my own. I have had wonderful experiences with their products and friendly staff. BRM will forever hold a great chunk of my pantry real estate! Hip hip hoooooooooooorah!

Some of you shared very heart-warming stories about making pancakes with your parents and grandparents when you were young. Some of you shared the kinds of pancakes you make with your children now. Reading these comments brought tears to my eyes and I truly appreciate you sharing with me.

When I was a kid, my family made pancakes, crepes or waffles every weekend. My sister, two brothers and I each had a different take on pancake toppings.  I “eeeeewed” my brother, Paul’s pancakes every time he spread peanut butter on them. Forgive me, Paul, I knew not what I would become. And I gawked over Laura’s powdered sugar pancakes. My sis knows what’s up!

Gluten-Free Morning Glory Pancakes made with almond flour and rice flour | #healthy #breakfast #recipe

I was a butter and maple syrup purist; there had to be the perfect ratio of butter to pancake to syrup or else my chi was just thrown right off.  I’d watch our cats lay in the sun next to the sliding glass door while my parents made breakfast and all of us offspring would be glued to the kitchen, still half asleep and ready to get our paws on a stack of fluffy pancakes. These are my pancake mementos. Thank you for telling me yours!

Many of you who made my pancake recipes gave me feedback on what you liked or what you did differently to improve the recipe. This was AWESOME… I thrive on your feedback whether it’s positive or negative. The pomegranate syrup did not turn out for those who tried it, someone had to thin out the batter for the Strawberry Shortcake Pancakes using milk because it was too thick; overall, your favorite pancakes were the Almond Flour Pancakes and the Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes.

So let’s nostalgically recap the Pancake Project and discuss how all these hotcakes ranked.

Your Top Three:

  1. Almond Flour Pancakes. You took these pancakes viral. You pinned them over 1,000 times, tweeted, facebooked, commented, made them for breakfast. Thank you!
  2. Lemon Poppy Seed Coconut Flour Pancakes. Also viral
  3. Cornbread Flapjacks

My Top Three:  (you guessed it) Peanut Butter & Jelly Pancakes followed closely by Pina Colada Pancakes, and finally Almond Flour Pancakes. His Top Three: The ol’ boyfriend preferred the Strawberry Shortcake followed by the PB&J and then the Almond Flour Pancakes. Although the story seems to change with each passing day, so let’s just say you should make em all!!

In one month, I’ve made Morning Glory Pancakes four times. Take all the ingredients you would put in morning glory muffins and stick em in a pancake.  Yessss! You know when you agonize over silly things like which photos out of the four batches to post? How about I stop obsessing and give you photos from two of the shoots? Sure!


Gluten-Free Morning Glory Pancakes made with almond flour and rice flour | #healthy #breakfast #recipe

And that’s all she wrote, folks! I have loved pancaking with you and will definitely be pancaking in the future. I hope you give these gluten-free love cakes a try and when you do, let me know your thoughts. Next on the agenda: lots and lots and lots of vegetables. Ooo la la!

Gluten-Free Morning Glory Pancakes made with almond flour and rice flour | #healthy #breakfast #recipe

Morning Glory Pancakes

Course: Breakfast
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12 pancakes
Author: Julia


  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1 tablespoon agave
  • ½ cup apple chopped (about ¾ worth of chopped apple)
  • ¼ cup finely shredded carrot about half a carrot
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • ½ cup brown rice flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  1. Combine egg, almond milk, zest, shredded carrot, agave, and apples in a mixing bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine remaining ingredients (all dry ingredients including raisins) and mix together.
  3. Add dry ingredients to wet, stirring just until combined (don’t over-mix, now!)
  4. In a large skillet, heat butter or oil to medium heat.
  5. Pour ¼ cup portions of the batter into the skillet and cook until the sides firm up, about 3 to 5 minutes (If you wiggle a spatula under the pancake and it looks like it is going to lose its form, then it is not ready to flip).
  6. Carefully flip and cook another 2 minutes or so, until pancakes are cooked all the way through.
  7. Repeat with remaining batter
  8. Serve with butter, honey or maple syrup.

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  1. Lawre O'Leary

    I love your pancakes.. Yea, pancakes in general. Now I love that is good to love them.. Thank you and BRM….

  2. Lawre O'Leary

    I am now following BRM on Pinterest….. Having trouble finding the roasted root.. I will keep looking

  3. Lawre O'Leary

    Ok, I am now fooling the roasted root on Pinterest.. I found it through your name….. And then I saw the little icons here to make it easy… Duhhhhh, do I know what I am doing.. Guess not!!

    1. Julia Post author

      Lawre, I don’t think it’s you! Pinterest has a new “look” and I’m having a difficult time finding the “follow” button too! Glad you figured it out…now it’s my turn to see how it all works! 🙂

  4. Terri

    When I was diagnosed with celiac I thought my pancake days were over…..not hardly! It’s been a year now and I’ve had pancakes just about every weekend. Love, Love all pancakes. I love Bobs Red Mill products. Every gluten free project is made with BRM ingredients. So far I perfected everything I was used to eating before my gluten free diagnosis. Thanks to Bobs Red Mill it’s all good….Thanks to you I’ve added a few new recipes. Yummy yum!

  5. Tiffany Millspaugh

    I make pancakes for my 2yr old frequently since they are one of her favorites. I’m always adding different stuff, so I can’t wait to try these. We aren’t gluten free, but I want to try to make the change while my kids are still young & haven’t gotten a taste for all the bad for you, but delicious treats.

  6. Megan

    These look delish and right up my alley. Can’t wait to bake again with all my BRM when we return stateside!

  7. Abby

    Sniff, I’ll miss pancake friday! I’m a slacker in the pancake dept but I’m still eyeing up those almond ones and the savory buckwheat ones, they’d put such a twist on our usual breakfast (cereal…) Love seeing what you come up with every week, great recipes girl!

  8. Brek

    I honestly can’t think of a better way to wake up in the morning… Morning glory muffins are my absolute FAVE, but pancakes?! Gosh, I love Fridays.

    I’m excited to see what sort of fun weekly dish you’ll be cooking up next!

    Thank you so much for the post! We are so grateful for the time & heart you put into your posts!

  9. Bella

    I follow you and bob red mill on all the social networks :()))
    So I guess I am good to go :))))
    I will call that project my Sunday morning Loving :))))

  10. Stephie @ EYHO

    And I follow you on pinterest!


    Can you tell I really want some flour? It would probably have been faster and easier to just beg you to put in my contact with your BRM friends, haha! xoxo.

  11. Anna @ ApronHearts

    Your Morning Glory Pancakes look Amazing!! I “discovered” the magic of (Bob’s) almond flour not so long time ago and it has become one of my gluten free favorites. Since it’s the Pancake Project finale I must say that you did a wonderful job!!

  12. a farmer in the dell

    A single tear. I’m sad the pancake project is over, but I’m excited to see what else you have up your sleeves lady. Morning glory muffins bring back all sorts of memories of my childhood. They were my favorite muffin and my mom still makes them for me to this day whenever I go home to visit. A pancake version is genius! I love everything about this recipe!

  13. felice

    wish i had known about your pancake project before the last week…
    good stuff.
    (i like 100% pure, locally sourced, maple syrup… warmed)
    nice to see more blogs addressing dietary limitations (and not just those of the chosen variety)

  14. felice

    and, finally, now following the roasted root on pinterest.
    (can you tell how much i would love to win that package?)

  15. Jenny

    These look delicious!! I’m always on the lookout for new and exciting gluten free recipes. Can’t wait to try them!

  16. zosia

    Thank you for all your pancake recipes and this giveaway. It’s been great to have a tasty breakfast for my father, who is transitioning into a gluten-free diet.

  17. zosia

    I’ve prescribed to the Roasted Root through email (you can sign up using the subscription box in my sidebar).

  18. Sugaretal more pancakes! Very sad:-( Touched to read about your family. And your pancakes are so creative and tempting. I am inspired to try out some. Look forward to a few more such projects in future:-)

  19. Jeffrey

    Oh boy do I love pancakes! We usually have them as a breakfast for dinner meal because the stack I usually consume would have me sleeping by lunch time! I really don’t have a favorite either, they can have fruit, vegetables, meat, it doesn’t matter. That’s one thing that is wonderful about them, a blank canvas, add what you like or what you have too much of in the fridge!

  20. Baltic Maid

    I have been working on using less gluten in my diet. And I am new to using different types of flour. I love your pancake series, so many inspirations. All so tasty and pretty 🙂

  21. Rachel

    It has been so much fun to follow along with the Pancake Project. I have yet to delve into the world of gluten-free flours and look forward to working with some of them! Thanks, Julia!

  22. Gisel

    I’m so happy to find you. These recipes are sooo great and totally healthy! I’m teaching my little princess how to eat in a healthy way and this information is wonderful. Thank You for sharing!

  23. Pamela Joy

    I was thrilled to find the gluten free recipes , my niece just went gluten free 6 months ago and I am always sending recipes on to her.

  24. Libby

    I don’t know how I found you but I’m really glad that I did…you have some awesome recipes and great things to look at on Pinterest too. My Hubby was very recently diagnosed with an allergy to wheat so I’m having to research new ways to create old recipes and of course along the way I am finding new recipes. I’ve been to the market three times this week and I find myself needing to go again today so I can make Morning Glory pancakes for brunch tomoorrow.

    1. Julia Post author

      Thanks so much for the compliments, Libby!! I’m glad I could be of some help. On my mom’s side of the family, we have several people who have wheat allergies and I don’t think I myself am allergic, but like many people I simply feel better when I leave wheat completely out of my diet. Gluten-free pancakes have been a really fun experiment and it’s amazing how incredible they taste – I think they turn out way better than regular pancakes! Thanks so much for stopping by, give your hubby my regards and let me know if you have any question in your gluten-free pancake quest!! 🙂

  25. Libby

    Hi Julia,

    I made the Morning Glory pancakes this morning for my Hubby and we both LOVED them!!! Wow!!! Great flavor and I will make them again!!! One thing that I noticed about my Hubby right away was that his face is no longer breaking out. The PA thought he had a case of ‘adult acne’ so he was being treated accordingly to the symptoms but after three days of no wheat in his diet; the ‘acne’ is disappearing and from what I’ve read this ‘acne’ can actually be blisters from the allergic reaction to the wheat.

    I can’t wait to have time to read the rest of your blog so I can create more recipes. I’ve been using Bob’s Red Mill products all along but had never ventured into the GF flours until today!!! Thanks for sharing!!! I appreciate your efforts.

    1. Julia Post author

      Libby, I’m so glad you liked them!! Morning glory muffins are one of my favorites, so when I started The Pancake Project, I knew I’d have to make a morning glory pancake. They’re one of the few pancakes that I think are incredibly delicious all by themselves, hot or cold! Wheat seems to be on all over the radar now as a cause of health issues; I myself notice I have clearer skin when I keep wheat out of my diet entirely…my mood is better and I have more energy! If your husband has already noticed a difference in his skin, I can only imagine his body will begin feeling better and better too each day as he continues to eat a gluten-free diet. Thanks so much for the feedback and feel free to give me a shout any time if you have any questions!!

  26. Starla

    Pancakes are the world’s most versatile food. You can nosh on them for breakfast, slap a couple together with meat and cheese for lunch, use them as dessert or dunk them in your chili or soup. I can’t think of any day I wouldn’t eat a pancake…
    Thanks for sharing all of the wonderful recipes and for the added dose of humor!


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