Gluten-Free Cornmeal Pancakes Are Yummy & Healthy For Pancake Day

This gluten-free vegan cornmeal pancakes recipe is still delicious without the milk or eggs. The good news is that if you are honoring Lent you can still eat them.

Whenever I make these pancakes no one seems to notice the lack of those two ingredients even those who are not following a dairy-free diet or do not need to be gluten-free or vegan.

Gluten Free and Vegan Cornmeal Pancakes

Let’s enjoy Pancake Day with a big plate of delicious pancakes dripping with a sweet rich syrup. A breakfast for champions. Originally known as Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras, and now Pancake Day.

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Gluten-Free Cornmeal Pancake Recipe Ingredients:

Cornmeal

Cornmeal is a delicious gluten-free grain that has been around for centuries.  There are so many recipes from grits and polenta to porridge, tortillas, and these gluten-free vegan cornmeal pancakes.  It is a great source of fiber, has cancer-fighting properties, protein, and is cholesterol-free. It is made from ground dried corn; when it’s finely ground it is corn flour. The coarser ground corn is cornmeal; it has a little of the husk and germ of the corn kernel.

Brown Rice Flour

Gluten-Free Pancakes Brown rice flour is actually good for us as it has the nutrients that you will find in brown rice. This helps these cornmeal pancakes to be wheat-free.
Bob’s Red Mill Organic Brown Rice Flour is:

  • An absolute staple in gluten-free baking, brown rice flour is incredibly versatile
  • The 100-Percent stone ground on a very fine setting
  • Not gritty to prevent a common complaint about many brown rice flours

Chickpea Flour

Adds moisture, good texture, high protein, and high nutrition to these cornmeal pancakes.  Chickpea four is creamy colored with a slightly sweet bean taste. Caution: Never use more than 30% of the mixture due to the bitter aftertaste.  Learn more: Chickpeas are Full of Amazing Health Benefits

Potato Flour

The potato flour helps hold the mixture together in this gluten-free vegan cornmeal pancake recipe. Naturevibe Botanicals Potato Flour (1lbs)

It is also a great thickener in gravies, sauces, and even in custards and puddings, which typically use cornflour.

Bobs Red Mill Flour Gluten Free Potato Flour

Almond Oil

Almond oil has a high smoke point making it great for stir-frying, sautéing, and cooking gluten-free vegan cornmeal pancakes. It is good for High Heat Up To 460F.  What I like about it is that it has a light, clean flavor that does not alter the taste of the foods I am using it to cook with.

Flax seeds

Flax seeds work well in pancakes, and whole-grain items, like cookies (especially oatmeal cookies), bran muffins, corn muffins, and in this gluten-free vegan cornmeal pancakes recipe.

This replacement for eggs is filled with vital omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. Combined with water and baking powder, the fat and fiber in them will thicken well and mimic an egg, helping it all to stick together. Learn all about flax seeds and how to make your own meal.

Flax Meal Egg Substitution Tips:

  • For a light flavour use golden flax seeds.
  • Grind the flax seeds in a coffee grinder and mix them with water. Allow mixture to rest till it becomes gelatinous, and then use the flax meal.
  • Best to grind the flax seeds as needed per recipe for maximum freshness.
  • Store ground flax seeds in the fridge if using them soon, or in the freezer, if you will be using them a month later; they are highly perishable.
  • Mix 1 tbsp flax meal and 3 tbsp water in a bowl, blend with a fork or whisk, and let sit for 5 minutes until gelatin-like. The mixture will even have the texture of an egg white.
  • 1 heaping tbsp flax meal + 3 tbsp water = 1 egg

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is actually coconut oilvery good for us and I use it in my gluten-free vegan cornmeal pancakes. In tropical climates like Polynesia, Sri Lanka, and the Yucatan where they have a diet high in coconut oil, the people are healthier, have less heart disease, cancer, and colon problems than unsaturated fat eaters. It is now accepted that there is good cholesterol and there are good saturated fats. Learn the 12 benefits of  Coconut Oil, this newly declared Amazing SuperFood.

Water

Unregulated chemicals in tap water are not good for us! Most of us already know that clean safe waterour tap water is filled with unregulated chemicals! And many of us always filter it before drinking it. I have for decades used filtered water in my recipes and in these gluten-free vegan cornmeal pancakes.

Here is the water filter I am using and am very happy with it. The only way to remove fluoride is to use a reverse osmosis system and some are better than others. When I did my research this is the one I decided on.

APEC Water System, 5-Stage Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water Filter System

Himalayan Salt

Himalayan Salt is actually good for you! 100% NATURAL PINK & CERTIFIED: Sherpa Pink Himalayan Salt is is Kosher Certified, Non-GMO, and does not contain any MSG, Soy, Gluten, Dairy, or anti-caking agents.  The salt brings out the flavour of these gluten-free vegan cornmeal pancakes

Time to make these Gluten-Free Vegan Cornmeal Pancakes

Gluten-Free Cornmeal Pancakes

These gluten-free vegan cornmeal pancakes are still delicious without the milk or eggs. The good news is that if you are honoring Lent you can still eat them. Whenever I make these pancakes no one seems to notice the lack of those two ingredients even those who are not following a dairy-free diet or do not need to be gluten-free or vegan. Let’s enjoy Pancake Day with a big plate of delicious pancakes dripping with a sweet rich syrup. A breakfast for champions. Originally known as Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras, and now Pancake Day.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian
Keyword cornmeal pancakes, Gluten-free, pancakes, Vegan, vegetarian
Author Diana Herrington

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/4 cup chickpea flour
  • 1/4 cup potato flour
  • 2 tbsp flax meal*
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
  • 5 tsp baking powder
  • 2 1/4 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil or coconut oil
  • almond oil as needed

Instructions

  • Mix 2 tbsp flax meal and 6 tbsp water in a bowl, blend with a fork or whisk, and let sit for 5 minutes until gelatin-like. The mixture will even have the texture of an egg white.
  • Mix the dry ingredients together.
  • Make a well in the center of dry ingredients.
  • Pour the water and oil into the center.
  • Mix together with a large wooden spoon.
  • Mix only until moistened – taking care, not to over-mix (small lumps are normal).
  • Pour 1/3 to 1/2 cup of the batter into a hot oiled frying pan.
  • Fry on medium heat.
  • Turn the pancake when bubbles form on top and brown the other side.
  • Serve them on a plate with a healthy and tasty syrup. Try the Orange Syrup on your Cornmeal Pancakes.

Notes

Find out more about the healthy cornmeal pancake recipe ingredients that I used: cornmeal, flax meal, Himalayan salt, water, coconut oil, almond oil. 
* This is for an egg-free vegan recipe, learn more about Eggs Substitutes. 1 heaping tbsp flax meal + 3 tbsp water = 1 egg

Here are some delicious syrups you can use for your Gluten-Free Vegan Cornmeal Pancakes Recipe:

Gluten-Free Pancakes Sweet Honey Syrup is Delicious Honey is probably in your kitchen right now, just waiting to be made into this delicious exotic treat.

 Dandelion Flower Syrup: This dandelion flower syrup recipe is a great treat from the weeds in your yard and it is so easy to make.  Every spring I love seeing the dandelion flowers with their beautiful yellow. You won’t believe how easy this is to make.

The traditional and always a delicious option: Maple Syrup 

More Cornmeal Recipes 

Gluten-Free Pancakes
Dandelion Flower Pancakes

 Dandelion Flower Cornmeal Pancakes – This dandelion flower pancake recipe really is my version of pancakes as you will notice that it has no milk or eggs in it.  I developed it when I was unable to eat eggs or milk at all due to food sensitivities.  Interestingly whenever I make these pancakes no one seems to notice the lack of these two ingredients.

Cornmeal Porridge
Tasty Cornmeal Porridge Is Easy to Make

 Cornmeal Porridge – This is my favourite porridge.  Some call it grits, others polenta or mush. Here is the basic version which can be dressed up however you please. 

 Date Walnut Cornmeal Muffins -Gluten free-Vegan  – These simple, yummy muffins are full of healthy ingredients. They are also gluten-free. You will be amazed how sweet they are since there is no added sugar! 

Indian PuddingIndian Pudding Is Traditional, Vegan and So Yummy – This traditional Indian pudding is an old favourite of mine that I make vegan. Indian pudding is not the most beautiful of desserts but it is for sure tasty. Some people like to call it Native Indian but it seems like Indian pudding is the name for it still all over the internet.

Note: If you are considering going gluten-free

  1. Learn how to make sinfully delicious gluten-free treats and desserts that are still healthy for you. Health GF Baking Training
  2. Read 11 Gluten-Free Grains to learn some of the alternatives and their many benefits.
  3. Check out: Diana’s Gluten-Free Recipes Make sure you are subscribed to the newsletters for the latest recipes.
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1 thought on “Gluten-Free Cornmeal Pancakes Are Yummy & Healthy For Pancake Day”

  1. Hi Diane, thanks for the pancake recipe, but are you sure that you use 5t Baking Powder – that seems far to much – isn’t B.P. bad for one?

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