Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes

Gluten-free Pumpkin Pancakes | The Baking Beauties
First off, thank you to all that have downloaded the Holiday Baking E-Book, I really appreciate it, and love hearing all the stories of things that you have baked, or will be baking. If you haven’t downloaded it yet…why not? It’s FREE! :)

Now onto the pancakes: With the cooler weather, all things with pumpkin and the warm spices are always welcome. The smell along will warm you up and make you feel all cozy on the inside. What better way to start the day than with gluten free pumpkin pancakes. They are quick, simple, yet seasonal. We topped ours with just regular maple flavoured pancake syrup, but you could fancy them up with some cinnamon whipped cream. That would be fantastic.

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes
  • 2 cups gluten-free flour (see note)
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups milk of choice
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (not pie filling)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips (optional)
  1. In a large bowl, combine milk, pumpkin puree, egg, oil, and vinegar.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, xanthan gum, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt. Stir into the pumpkin mixture, stirring just enough to combine.
  3. Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium high heat. Scoop batter onto hot frying pan, using approximately 1/4 cup per pancake.
  4. Brown on both sides and serve hot.
Gluten-Free Flour Mix is as follows: 4 cups superfine brown rice flour, 1 1/3 cups potato starch (not flour), 2/3 cup tapioca starch. Combine all ingredients in a large zipper-top bag. Shake until well blended.


Now onto the giveaway!
Some of you may remember, a while back one of my recipes was published in a cookbook, Foodista’s Best of Food Blogs Cookbook. The kind folks at  Simon & Schuster Canada have given me a copy of this book to give away to one of you! You can either keep it for yourself, or give it as a gift for Christmas, the choice is yours. Not all the recipes in this book are gluten-free, but there are a number of them, so there is something for everyone.

All you have to be entered to win is leave a comment here, telling me your favorite Christmas morning breakfast.

The contest is now closed, thanks to all that entered!

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40 Responses to Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes

  1. Christine Harling November 24, 2010 at 11:22 am #

    we always have a Christmas brunch with scrambled eggs, a hashbrown bake, fruit salad, sausage, and muffins or rolls. Yum!

  2. Taya November 24, 2010 at 12:04 pm #

    We love to have what I think is called monkey bread…pecans, pudding mix, cinnamon, dinner rolls…all baked together Christmas morning! Yum!

  3. NA November 24, 2010 at 12:23 pm #

    We had a number of different favorites. In our pre GF days my mother's cinnamon rolls or fresh homemade English Muffins were a big draw. Last year, though, I made a Christmas Frittata, which was both beautiful and so tasty my husband made me write down the recipe right then and there. (I had invented it like I do a lot of what we eat. I always know it was super good if he insists I write it down!) Oh, and Christmas Tea, too!

  4. cakedarla November 24, 2010 at 12:25 pm #

    My favorite Christmas morning breakfast is homemade cinnamon rolls. Since going gluten-free, though, I've been on a mission to find a GF recipe for them that I like as much as the original. I'll find it one day. :)

  5. cakedarla November 24, 2010 at 12:26 pm #

    Oops, I forgot to leave my email address, sorry about that! It's cakedarla at gmail dot com

  6. suburban prep November 24, 2010 at 12:53 pm #

    Eggnog waffles and maple sausages. But I also love the leek quiche that I have made too with eggnog bread toast.
    msgb245 at gmail dot com

  7. janieliz19 November 24, 2010 at 12:55 pm #

    Cinnamon rolls (gfree, now), scrambled eggs, potatoes, bacon. Oh..and mimosas.

    jeharries at gmail dot com

  8. Jess November 24, 2010 at 1:19 pm #

    My favorite Christmas breakfast is french toast, bacon, and fresh fruit.

  9. Karen November 24, 2010 at 2:44 pm #

    I always make a quiche on Christmas Eve and just pop it in the oven to warm up on Christmas morning. I serve it with homemade GF scones, clementines and egg nog. Oh baby … I can't wait!

  10. betty r November 24, 2010 at 4:13 pm #

    Another delicious looking recipe..pumpkin pancakes..yummy:) I have some pumpkin in my fridge that needs using pumpkin pancakes it will be:)
    Christmas morning breakfast: We celebrate with family on Christmas Eve so Christmas morning it's usually just toast with homemade jam or porridge.

  11. Shona W November 24, 2010 at 4:35 pm #

    I sure do enjoy your recipes. Christmas breakfast is a huge feast around our house. We have eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes and french toast with fresh fruit and to top is off some yummy warm vanilla lattes and steamed vanilla milk for the kids.

    email is

  12. Terri. November 24, 2010 at 5:33 pm #

    I love to have french toast casserole. It's easy and fast. There is so much going on Christmas morning…

  13. Carolyn November 24, 2010 at 6:00 pm #

    Waffles with the jar of maple butter I used to put in my mum's stocking every year. My absolute fave Xmas breakfast!

  14. cooperkelly4 November 24, 2010 at 6:15 pm #

    we do cinnamon rolls =0) Thanks for entering me in to win!

  15. Marvelous November 24, 2010 at 8:31 pm #

    My favorite Christmas morning breakfast is served as brunch after sleeping in. Eggs over-easy, with buttered GF toast, GF bacon, a cup of fruit salad, and a large glass of OJ. I'm hungry just thinking about it. :)

  16. Nicole-Lynn November 24, 2010 at 9:34 pm #

    My favorite christmas morning breakfast is a sausage, egg sausage bake/casserole. It's so delicious!

  17. Stephanie November 25, 2010 at 1:58 am #

    Those pancakes look delicious! I love something hearty and sweet – the last couple years I've made almond flour "cinnamon roll" muffins. So good!

  18. Catherine November 25, 2010 at 2:01 am #

    Growing up we always had a big Irish breakfast for Christmas morning and now I do the same for my son and I – great stuff!!

  19. tanya904 November 25, 2010 at 4:49 pm #

    My fave Christmas morning breakfast is Crepes with strawberries and whipped cream
    tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

  20. Bev Rempel November 25, 2010 at 10:19 pm #

    We love this meal! I usually try to make something diffrent every year. A big hit is Waffles with fruit sauce,bacon and white pudding! We also love omlettes and hashbrowns. Not sure what this year will bring.

  21. Georgianna November 26, 2010 at 12:20 pm #

    This book looks great and congratulations for getting your recipe printed in it!

    I am a lover of Cinnamon rolls on christmas morning. This year it'll be gluten free cinnamon rolls for the first time!

  22. Shannon November 26, 2010 at 1:28 pm #

    Fudge! My dad has made fudge for years and if I've gotten it in time, it's the first thing I pop in my mouth on Christmas morning! Several pieces…and then I've got a sugar rush that doesn't allow me to eat anything for several hours.
    wifeof2k2 at yahoo dot com

  23. Anonymous November 26, 2010 at 8:30 pm #

    We have always had had "monkey bread" and a great egg dish…but this is our first gluten-free, sugar-free holiday…couldn't find a substitute for the monkey bread, but the egg dish was fabulous…even the "normal" eaters loved it!….just took gf bread and broke it up in the bottom of a greased dish….take some sort of browned sausage ( I used organic sage sausage from Trader Joe's) and spread over the bread crumbs. Pour a mixture of 6 eggs, 1 tsp dried mustard, salt, pepper, and 1 cup rice milk or reg milk if not allergic) over the crumbs and sausage mix. Then top with cheddar cheese (I use cheddar flavored rice cheese)….cover and let sit in fridge over night…bake at 350 until brown and not runny! Yummy!

  24. November 26, 2010 at 8:34 pm #

    I am not sure how to sign my name here…can I not just use my email address? This is all new to me!

  25. Jeanine November 26, 2010 at 9:32 pm #

    Love all these breakfast traditions. So neat to "see" what everyone else does.
    Don't worry, ddiggspil, I've got your email address now. Thanks!

  26. Adrian November 26, 2010 at 11:18 pm #

    For Christmas morning, I love to prepare a crustless egg casserole. Sort of like an oven baked omelette. It is yummy with leftover Christmas ham inside and cheese and others yummy things left over from the holiday preparations. We have that with yummy eggnog french toast – made with gluten free bread! So good and soo easy. Most can be done the night ahead, so that we can enjoy the kids first thing in the morning and still have a nice breakfast!

  27. Tamara November 27, 2010 at 9:41 pm #

    Hi Jeanine! We have scrambled eggs, bite-size biscuits (gf of course) and hot chocolate. Simple, quick and easy, and leaves lots of room for Christmas dinner! Have a great holiday! Tamara

  28. Anonymous November 27, 2010 at 9:43 pm #

    I made these pancakes today and my super-picky, gluten-intolerant 5 yr old ate SEVEN of them! Without syrup! Thank you for such a great recipe. Planning to try your sandwich bread recipe tomorrow…hope it turns out as well at this one did! :)

  29. Kim - Cook It Allergy Free November 28, 2010 at 11:24 pm #

    Congratulations on being published in the book! I was at IFBC when they told the bloggers that were there that they had made it into the book! So so cool!
    And my favorite holiday morning breakfast to serve to the kids are my pumpkin pie waffles!

  30. Renaissance Woman November 29, 2010 at 5:39 pm #

    I make a breakfast casserole (a fancy crustless quiche) the night before, so that all I have to do it pop it in the oven when we get up. AND it's gluten free. It's one of the baking traditions I can continue, in spite of going GF in 2010. Thanks for all you do to make that easier!

  31. Eagles17 November 29, 2010 at 5:41 pm #

    The favorite Christmas breakfast in our house is quick and simple (we're not allowed to open presents until breakfast is done) – eggs and bacon with toast, Pillsbury cinnamon rolls, or buttermilk waffles. Mmm… My mouth is watering just thinking about it! Thanks so much for this amazing giveaway (!

  32. Penny November 30, 2010 at 12:34 pm #

    My favorite Christmas morning breakfast as a child would have been some of the Christmas candy in my stocking – candy canes are a favorite. Not so healthy, huh? Bacon, eggs, pancakes are always good, and especially on Christmas. Please enter me! bubbetta at hotmail dot com

  33. Anonymous November 30, 2010 at 4:19 pm #

    Thank you for offering the contest. My favorite Christmas morning breakfast was an egg cassorole dish. I haven't tried it since having to go gluten free but maybe I'll try it using Udi's bread. My email is

  34. Melisa berardi September 26, 2011 at 9:41 am #

    We always broke into our Christmas no-bake cheesecake….shhh don’t tell. Now I just need a gf crust recipe to use in place of the old Graham cracker crust.

  35. Cindy September 27, 2011 at 8:56 am #

    Well now, how come I did not know that you’ve been published? Congrats!! My favourite Christmas breakfast is Christmas dinner leftovers. Since we are French Canadian, we celebrate Christmas at midnight, on Christmas Eve. The (try to) sleep late and have leftovers for breakfast. YUM!

  36. Jolene July 8, 2013 at 2:00 pm #

    I just made these pancakes for my two-year-old who is intolerant of dairy, soy and gluten. I did not use your flour recipe (because I had a blend from a previous recipe I made), and omitted the allspice because I couldn’t find mine. Because the batter was so thick I took half and baked it into “pancake cookies”. I used a cookie scoop and placed onto parchment paper. I baked for about 14 minutes at 350 – until they held together and were golden. The pancakes also turned out exceptional! I will definitely make these again in both forms. I am going to try freezing them because the recipe was large for our small house. Hope they toast well!

    • Jeanine Friesen July 20, 2013 at 10:45 am #

      Glad that your family liked them, Jolene! When my pancake batter seems too thick, I usually just add more milk. Happens sometimes. :) but, I bet they are great as cookies too. Thanks for the tip!

  37. Debbie Snyder September 27, 2014 at 7:51 pm #

    I just made these tonight, since we need to be out the door bright and early tomorrow morning. The batter was thick so I added a half of stick of melted butter to the batter. It made it very smooth and the kids gave it two thumbs up. They don’t even need syrup because of the chocolate chips. Thank you for another wonderful pumpkin GF recipe!

  38. Erica Cooper November 8, 2014 at 12:42 pm #

    Hello! I love your recipes and tried this one today….the batter was pretty thick (I used Tom Sawyer all purpose gf flour blend) but delicious. I wonder how to “thin” the batter so the pancakes will be a little bit thinner.

    • Jeanine November 8, 2014 at 1:23 pm #

      Just add a little more milk, Erica. Should work without a problem.

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