Gluten Free Dairy Free Blueberry Pancake Bites: A super easy breakfast recipe that can be on your table in about 20 minutes! These gluten free pancake bites require no Xanthan gum, and are single flour & kid friendly. These also freeze well for meal prep.
Welcome back to Sunday Scratchups, your weekly recipe from scratch around grocery sales and affordable ingredients! So, a couple of weeks ago I scratched up a recipe for Gluten Free Dairy Free Pineapple Bacon Pancake Bites. Mr. 7-who-hates-pineapple was so not pleased (as Junior High Guy rubbed it in while enjoying the entire batch noisily and with great gusto over the next few days), and he insisted that I then plan to make some blueberry ones for him. Voila — Gluten Free Dairy Free Blueberry Pancake Bites were born.
(If you’d rather just have some gluten free dairy free pancakes, see the gluten free Brown Rice Flour Pancakes recipe these are based on.)
This recipe also takes advantage of frozen blueberries on sale, although I actually picked mine up on clearance a while back. Can’t find those? Check ALDI for affordable frozen fruit. You can sometimes pick up brown rice flour cheap on Amazon, or even at Big Lots: Brown rice flour is one of the cheaper gluten free flours in general, and this single flour recipe also requires no Xanthan gum or other additives.
Gluten Free Dairy Free Blueberry Pancake Bites
1 cup brown rice flour
2 tsp gluten free baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp maple syrup (these were pretty sweet, although the boys didn’t object! I might cut back to 1 Tbsp next time or omit entirely)
1 cup vanilla soy milk
1 Tbsp vegetable or canola oil
1/2 tsp vanilla
6 oz frozen blueberries (or what’s left after your own Mr. 7 equivalent eats some while you’re adding them to the batter…)
Cooking spray (to grease muffin tin)
Brown sugar (for topping — I might change that up next time too)
In large bowl, stir together rice flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Add egg, oil, maple syrup, vanilla, and vanilla soy milk and mix until well blended.
Stir in blueberries, preferably while wearing PJs and a winter hat…
Pour batter into greased mini muffin tin. Top each with brown sugar and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, or until butter knife inserted in the center comes out clean. (These won’t get very brown, so don’t rely on that for a measure of done-ness.)
Let cool in pan for a couple of minutes, then remove to wire rack to cool the rest of the way. Enjoy warm.
Both kids LOVED these gluten free pancake bites…
These were such a hit, I can’t even tell you! We enjoyed our Blueberry Pancake Bites with eggs and sausage as part of a comforting winter breakfast-for-dinner, but they’d also be fantastic for a quick make-ahead breakfast for busy school mornings. Next time I think I’ll make a double batch to freeze, and I’m also thinking about different mix-in ideas — maybe cut up some cinnamon baked apple, for instance.
These are tastier, fresher, and so much more affordable than some of the frozen gluten free/dairy free pancake alternatives, too! Definitely a keeper.
Gluten Free Dairy Free Blueberry Pancake Bites, printable recipe
These easy pancake bites are tastier, fresher, and so much more affordable than some of the frozen gluten free/dairy free pancake alternatives!
- 1 cup brown rice flour
- 2 tsp gluten free baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup or less, depending on desired sweetness
- 1 cup vanilla soy milk
- 1 egg
- 1 Tbsp vegetable or canola oil
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 6 oz frozen blueberries
- Cooking spray to grease muffin tin
- Brown sugar for topping
- In large bowl, stir together rice flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
- Add egg, oil, maple syrup, vanilla, and vanilla soy milk and mix until well blended.
- Stir in blueberries.
- Pour batter into greased mini muffin tin.
- Top each with brown sugar and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, or until butter knife inserted in the center comes out clean. (These won't get very brown, so don't rely on that for a measure of done-ness.)
- Let cool in pan for a couple of minutes, then remove to wire rack to cool the rest of the way.
- Enjoy warm.