Fluffy Chunky Monkey Gluten-Free Pancakes

These Fluffy Chunky Monkey Gluten-Free Pancakes are the easiest and fluffiest gluten-free pancake recipe around! No expensive specialty mixes needed, just a good gluten-free all purpose flour blend and a few common pantry staples. Load them up with bananas, nuts and chocolate chips for a yummy breakfast that your whole family is sure to love!

fluffy chunky monkey gluten-free pancakes

Gluten-Free Pancakes

Going back to basics with this recipe, especially for those who are newly diagnosed with Celiac Disease or gluten intolerance. I’ve been baking a lot with alternative gluten-free flours lately and realized I wanted to get a simple recipe up as a starting point for someone new to gluten-free living.

I don’t know about you, but pancakes were one of the first foods we had to recreate into a gluten-free version. My kids love them, and they’re a staple breakfast recipe in most homes.

I have a secret though…there isn’t anything special about this pancake recipe to give them their chunky monkey flavor, except for the toppings. That means this gluten-free pancake recipe is super versatile….If you’re not feeling chunky monkey, keep it simple with pure maple syrup and some fresh berries. Anything goes!

What ingredients do I need to make this Gluten-Free Pancake recipe?

These pancakes always come out soft and fluffy, just like the ones you ate before going gluten-free!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Gluten-Free Flour Blend. I use Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten-Free Flour or King Arthur Measure for Measure Flour in almost all of my basic recipes.
  • Eggs
  • Milk. For dairy-free use your favorite plant-based unsweetened milk. I love Silk Protein Nut Milk.
  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Oil
  • Pure Maple Syrup. No Aunt Jemima syrup for this recipe! Be sure to use PURE maple syrup without any additives.

Chunky Monkey Pancake Toppings

Time to add all your favorite chunky monkey flavors!

  • Banana Slices
  • Chocolate Chips. Use Enjoy Life Foods or Nestle Allergen Free chocolate chips for dairy-free.
  • Chopped Nuts or Hemp Hearts
  • Pure Maple Syrup

How do I make these fluffy Chunky Monkey Pancakes?

This pancake recipe couldn’t be easier!

Start by combining your dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Then, in a measuring cup, combine the milk and apple cider vinegar to create buttermilk. Finally, add the wet ingredients- eggs, oil maple syrup and buttermilk- into the dry ingredients until well combined.

Heat up an electric griddle or skillet, then pour your pancake batter spreading it out into a circle. Cook until the bottom is golden brown, flip, and cook until the other side is golden brown as well.

What’s the secret to making these pancakes extra fluffy? Combining baking powder, baking soda and buttermilk. You’ll never make them any other way after you try this method!

These gluten-free pancakes freeze really well, making them perfect to just reheat on busy mornings. The batter can also be made ahead and stored covered in the fridge for up to 2 days until you’re ready to bake.

Keep in mind that not all gluten free flour blends create the same results. We used Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Flour in this recipe, but you could have different results if you choose to use another flour blend.

If you love the flavor of these chunky monkey pancakes, I bet you’ll also love this top 8 allergen free recipe for an Overnight Monkey Bagel Bake!

Ok, get your ingredients ready and let’s eat!

Fluffy Chunky Monkey Gluten-Free Pancakes

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: gluten-free
Keyword: breakfast recipes, gluten free, pancakes
Author: Thriving Gluten Free


  • cups Gluten Free Flour Blend we use Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1¼-1½ cups Milk Unsweetened, Plant-Based for Dairy Free. Start with less, add more if needed to thin out batter.
  • 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Pure Maple Syrup


  • Banana Slices
  • Chocolate Chips Enjoy Life Foods or Nestle Simply Delicious for dairy-free.
  • Chopped Nuts or Hemp Hearts
  • Pure Maple Syrup


  • Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a mixing bowl and whisk together.
  • Combine the milk and apple cider vinegar in a measuring cup and let sit for a few minutes to create buttermilk.
  • Add the wet ingredients- eggs, oil, maple syrup and buttermilk- into the dry ingredients until well combined.
  • Heat an electric griddle to 375° or a skillet to medium heat. Coat with a little butter, then pour on pancake batter to desired size. Wait until bubbles form and edges are set, then flip.
  • Serve with banana slices, chocolate chips, chopped nuts or hemp hearts, and pure maple syrup.

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