Pancakes are one of my favourite breakfasts! When my sister and I were young our mom would make us teddy bear pancakes, they were the cuttest litte guys. I was never a fan of pancake mixes from a box, but since I have become gluten free, pancake mixes are my go-to. I find it so time consuming to have all of the right flours and gluten free baking powder, etc. (If any of you know of a homemade gluten free pancake recipe, pass it along please!)
Are these little guys not the cuttest?
The first gluten free baking mix I ever tried was El Pato...I'm not going to lie, I was so disappointed in the result. They were not my mother's home made pancakes. They were kind of mushy and floppy, not great pancakes. I then tried Glutino's pancake mix, I was much happier. They were fluffy and had the perfect consistency, I was beyond excited. I had been thinking all along that the El Pato pancake mix made an average batch of gluten free pancakes, but I was wrong!
Here is the best news though...King Arthur Flour, which is only available in the states, sent me a box of their mix to try, and I can't tell you how happy my taste buds and tummy were. My sister (who is now gf) and I were sitting at the kitchen table eating our pancakes with huge smiles on our faces. We were "mmm-ing and yum-ing", these were the best gluten free pancakes we had ever tried. I have to say that these might be coming close to becoming par with my mama's pancakes.
King Arthur Flour's gluten free pancake mix made about 20 large pancakes. They were golden, crunchy around the perimeter, fluffy in the centre and had the perfect sweetness to them. They were exactly what a pan-cake should taste like. With the perfect dollop of butter and a drizzle of maple syrup, my Sunday morning was "practically perfect in every way"! The mix was pretty simple, it called for 2 eggs, some milk and vegetable oil. You can also make them into waffles if you have a waffle iron. The mix is not only gluten free but also wheat free, soy free, nut free and kosher. If you want to view the nutritional information, instructions and see what the box looks like, there is a PDF version here.
I would 150% recommend these pancakes. They did not taste gluten free at all...so even if you aren't gluten free, give your tummy a break from gluten and give these a try!