Gluten and Dairy Free Amaranth Pancakes

I love having options and variety to our favorite foods.   I am a little slow getting up Sunday morning and so we have a late breakfast. Sometimes my kids have already eaten a snack by the time I get these on the table, but I don’t have to worry about empty chairs at our dinner table when I fix these. There is nothing like the smell of hot steaming pancakes to get older teenagers to the table. The smell of cinnamon and vanilla are matched for a perfect mouthwatering bite!

I value our meals together,  and see this tradition fading in many families.  It is an important part of my family’s traditions to eat meals together. I hope you will try these and enjoy your family meal time together.

For more information on Amaranth see link,   Health Benefits of Amaranth.

Gluten and Dairy Free Amaranth Pancakes

Serves 6
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Total time 35 minutes
Allergy Tree Nuts
Dietary Casein Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, GMO Free, Vegetarian
Meal type Breakfast
Misc Breakfasts, Serve Hot
By author Melissa Belser
Serving Size 3 pancakes (187 g)
Based on a 2000 calorie diet
Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories 526 kcal 26%
Protein 12.1g
Total Carbohydrate 55g 18%
Sugars 10g
Total Fat 30.4g 47%
Fibre 6g 24%
Sodium 279mg 12%


  • 1 cup amaranth flour
  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca starch
  • 2 Teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 Large eggs
  • 2 Teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 Cups almond milk
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil, or cooking oil
  • 2 Tablespoons ground almonds (optional)


This pancake recipe will be a bit more liquid than traditional wheat pancakes.  The key to preventing them from falling apart as you flip will be a good spatula and not turning them too soon. Make sure griddle or heating surface is hot.


Combine flours, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon in a mixing bowl.
In another mixing bowl add all wet ingredients. Whisk thoroughly to combine.
Add wet ingredient to dry, and add ground almonds. Mix all ingredients together with a hand whisk until mixture starts to thicken, or about 30 seconds.
Pour onto a hot and well-greased griddle or nonstick pan. This will be at least medium heat. For precise pancakes, use a 1/3 metal measuring cup for pouring on griddle.
Flip pancakes after bubbles appear across the top.

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