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Gluten-Free Lemon Pancakes

Gluten-Free Lemon Pancakes

Celebrate summer any time of the year: lemon and cornmeal give these pancakes a bright citrus flavor that tastes great with blueberries, raspberry jam, maple syrup, or simple butter and honey.

Be sure to read the list of ingredients before you start; you'll need potato starch and xanthan gum to make these pancakes.


  • 1/2 cup potato starch
  • 3/4 cup cornmeal (whole-grain preferred)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/8 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter or vegetable oil
  • 3/4 to 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon rind or 1/2 teaspoon lemon oil


  1. Whisk together the first six ingredients and set aside.
  2. Beat together the eggs, melted butter or oil, milk, and lemon. Whisk into the dry ingredients. The batter should be thinner than regular pancake batter; if it's not, stir in an additional 1 to 2 tablespoons of milk, or enough to thin the batter.
  3. Heat your griddle to medium-high; if you have an electric griddle, set it to 350 degrees F. Grease the griddle.
  4. Pour about 2 tablespoons batter at a time onto the griddle. Cook the pancakes for 1 to 2 minutes, until their tops are bubbly, their edges look dry, and their bottoms are golden brown.
  5. Turn over and cook for an additional 1 to 2 minutes.
  6. Serve hot, with butter and syrup.

Hands-on time: 8 to 12 min | Baking time: 10 to 30 min
Yield: 18 medium pancakes (3- to 4-inch)

Recipe and photo credit: King Arthur Flour

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