This gluten free pancake recipe uses minimal ingredients and has no refined sugars. But not only is this an easy breakfast recipe that you can make ahead of time, find out how to put together an easy pancake board! Breakfast boards are perfect for a breakfast idea for a crowd, or brunch with family or friends. Is there a holiday coming up? Wow your crowd with this easy breakfast spread!
How to make a pancake board plus a recipe for fluffy gluten free pancakes
I love making boards. Charcuterie boards, finger food platters, you name it. They’re perfect for simplicity and ease, using up what you have on hand, and giving everyone a choice. Sometimes it’s easy to go with what you have, and other times it’s fun to have a plan. Today’s post is a twofer: I’m sharing a fluffy gluten free pancake recipe along with breakfast board ideas. Make sure to pin this post and pull it up when you’re having company, friends over for brunch, or any time you want a fun breakfast. Or lunch. Or brinner!

How to make a pancake board:

The beauty in making a pancake board, is that there is no one way to do it. Once you have your pancakes made, the rest is up to you! Think of this as an activity and let your creative juices flow. Or get your kids involved in preparing – if nothing else, they can help you flip pancakes and think of items to use on the board in addition to retrieving them.
Creating a breakfast board

Some suggestions in creating a breakfast board:

1. How many guests will you have? Make sure to make the appropriate amount of pancakes to serve your crowd.
2. Will pancakes be the “main” food? You can always add hard boiled or scrambled eggs on the side, or sausages and bacon go nicely as well. Take this into account when creating your pancake quantity.
3. Select your board. This can be anything from a serving platter to a charcuterie board or even a cookie sheet. The shape may dictate how much you can have on the board, so visualize how you want to display your foods before doing so.
4. The fun part – the toppings! This can go one of two ways. If you’re making a board on a whim, simply use whatever you’ve got in your fridge and pantry. Or if you’re planning ahead, think of what you’ll want to include and make a run to get exactly what you want. Again – there is no right or wrong way!
pancake topping ideas for a breakfast board

Some pancake topping ideas to get your started on your breakfast board:

  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Sliced banana
  • Cubed & cooked apples
  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate sauce
  • Nutella or chocolate ghee
  • Peanut (or another nut) butter
  • Syrup
  • Powdered sugar
  • Chocolate chips
  • Sprinkles
  • Pecan pieces
  • Almond slices
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Unsweetened dried coconut
  • Raisins
  • Dried cranberries
  • Granola
Fluffy Gluten Free Pancake Recipe

The assembly of the breakfast board with fluffy gluten free pancakes:

Before you start, make sure to have a plan. Get out any small containers/bowls that will sit on the finished board. Pull out ingredients that needn’t be cold. Visualize and even move containers around so that you are ready when foods are warm. Once ready to assemble your breakfast board, make the pancakes and any other hot foods (ie bacon, sausage, etc.) that you may be including. While these cook, start putting out the accompaniments. Add warmed items as they are finished. If bacon/eggs/etc. are done early, wrap them in foil to keep them warm and add at the last minute.

Some last tips on assembling the pancake board:

  • Keep dry foods away from wet ones.
  • Avoid putting similar colors too close together, especially browns and yellows.
  • Try to vary your textures.
  • Add something to the tops of your dips/liquids to create a visual appeal.
  • Once assembled, place either in a serving area or in the center of the table for others to enjoy. Everyone serves themselves at their leisure. Easy peasy!
Fluffy Gluten-free Pancake Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins

A delicious, easy gluten-free pancake recipe that can be used to make a pancake board - perfect for company and brunch!

Course: Breakfast, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast
Servings: 16 pancakes
Calories: 117 kcal
  • 2 cups gluten-free all purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 ripe banana , mashed
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups milk (use dairy-free if needed)
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil , melted (can sub avocado or olive oil)
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tbsp butter , separated - for cooking
  1. In a medium bowl, combine gluten free flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.

  2. In a separate bowl, mash banana. Add to it eggs, milk, applesauce, oil, syrup and vanilla and whisk together. 

  3. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir until completely combined. 

  4. Add some of the butter to a pan/griddle and heat pan/griddle on medium/low heat. When butter is melted, add pancake batter to the pan using a 1/4 measuring cup. Flip when bubbles begin to appear on the tops of the pancakes. Cook on the other side until cooked through.

  5. Serve with desired toppings, or make a pancake board (as shown) - perfect for a crowd, or just to spice up any day!

Recipe Notes

*Sub olive oil or avocado oil for coconut oil if needed.

**Use dairy-free milk if needed.

Nutrition Facts
Fluffy Gluten-free Pancake Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 117 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 29mg10%
Sodium 105mg5%
Potassium 149mg4%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 119IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 76mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Tasty gluten free pancake recipe + how to make a breakfast board

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