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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

These easy Morning Glory Pancakes are packed with goodies like grated carrots, apples, walnuts, and more! A warmly-spiced delicious pancake recipe.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
12 pancakes


  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 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


  • Combine egg, almond milk, zest, shredded carrot, pure maple syrup, and apples in a mixing bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, combine remaining ingredients (all dry ingredients including raisins) and mix together.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet, stirring just until combined (don’t over-mix, now!)
  • In a large skillet, heat butter or oil to medium heat.
  • 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).
  • Carefully flip and cook another 2 minutes or so, until pancakes are cooked all the way through.
  • Repeat with remaining batter
  • Serve with butter, honey or maple syrup.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almond flour pancakes, gluten-free pancake recipes
Servings: 12 pancakes
Author: Julia

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Michelle decarlo

Thursday 3rd of April 2014

Just found your site. Love brm and am excited to try some of these out.


Friday 4th of April 2014

Yaaaaay! Welcome to the Roasted Root, Michelle! Let me know what you think of the pancakes :)


Monday 22nd of April 2013

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!

Sylvia @

Thursday 4th of April 2013

Hi Julia! Holy pancakes, these look good! My tummy and I love that they are gluten-free. I'm always looking for some good gluten-free pancake recipes and now I know where to go! Thank you!


Saturday 30th of March 2013

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.


Sunday 31st of March 2013

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 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!!


Friday 29th of March 2013

I don't know how I found you but I'm really glad that I 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.


Friday 29th of March 2013

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!! :)

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