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Gluten-Free Oven Pancake Recipe that Kids Can Make!

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Is it possible to be a morning person and at the same time hate making breakfast?

The answer is YES!

That sums up my mornings.

I get up way too early every morning to have quiet time before the kids are up. It sets the tone for my day.

During my morning time, I eat in peace, spend some time in God’s Word, answer emails, and do my best to get in some work time before the busyness of the day begins.

But I have a confession…I hate making breakfast in the morning.

Gluten-free Breakfast for a Busy Morning

My own breakfast usually consists of cold leftovers. Whatever easy protein and veggies we have on hand go in a bowl. Breakfast is ready in under five minutes.

Once my kids are up it’s go time. With four kids to get ready, homeschooling, and farm chores, I don’t have time for breakfast that takes more than a few minutes to prepare.

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Gluten-free oven pancake

But I also have to work around food allergies. Not to mention we do our best to fill up on nutrient-dense, whole foods. So no bowls of cereal or frozen pastries here. Even though there are so many packaged gluten-free options these days, they don’t count as a breakfast food to me.

We tend to rotate through a few quick-prep favorites like:

I can do most of the prep work the night before while cleaning up dinner. Then I don’t have to spend more than a few minutes getting breakfast ready in the morning. This is especially important with my Active Eater that is starving the moment he gets out of bed!

gluten-free oven pancake

RELATED: Not avoiding gluten? Here’s a sheet pan pancake recipe using regular flour!

Kid-Friendly Gluten-free Breakfast

You may notice my list above did not include some common breakfast foods like:

With four kids to feed, I don’t have time to be flipping pancakes or manning a waffle iron in the morning.

But we do love these breakfast foods.

So when my oldest was little we started a tradition of making breakfast for dinner every Friday. We are still doing it ten years later!

Friday evening is when we enjoy pancakes, quiche, scones, french toast, biscuits with gravy…all of it.

gluten-free oven pancake

But we still do enjoy some of that food in the morning once in a while.

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Gluten-Free Oven Pancake

Gluten-free oven pancake to the rescue!

This baked pancake comes together in minutes and can feed a crowd. You can even prep most of the ingredients the night before. So in the morning you just stir and bake.

I like to make oven pancakes on the weekend when we have time for a slower family breakfast. But they definitely work for a weekday morning too. Just pop them in the oven before getting in the shower. Pancakes are ready when you are!

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gluten-free oven pancake

Gluten-Free Oven Pancake Recipe

  • Author: Mary Voogt, NTP (Contributing Writer)
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baked
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

A simple, gluten-free puffy pancake that can feed a crowd.


Ingredients

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  • 4 Tbs. butter
  • 6 pastured eggs
  • 1 1/2 c. milk or milk substitute
  • 1 c. sorghum or brown rice flour
  • 1/2 c. white rice or tapioca flour (use the code STEWARDSHIP for 10% off at that site!)
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. psyllium seed husk
  • pinch real salt (Use the code kitchenstewardship for 15% off of your first purchase)

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Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Put the butter in a 9×13″ dish and place it in the oven for the butter to melt.
  3. Combine the remaining ingredients in a large bowl.
  4. Remove the pan from the oven and tip back and forth to distribute the butter.
  5. Pour the batter into the pan.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes, until puffy and golden.
  7. Serve warm with maple syrup, fresh fruit, or fruit topping.

Notes

To make this dairy-free you can use a milk substitute and coconut oil.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/6th a pan
  • Calories: 296
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Sodium: 122mg
  • Fat: 14g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 33g
  • Fiber: 1.5g
  • Protein: 9.5
  • Cholesterol: 189mg

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gluten-free oven pancakeKid-Friendly Ways to Serve Pancakes

I’m sort of a purist when it comes to pancakes. Butter and real maple syrup is all I need. Add a few strips of bacon to dip in the extra syrup – done.

But if you have some Adventurous Eaters in your family, you’ll want to spruce things up a bit!

You can add berries, nuts, or chocolate chips right into the oven pancake batter before baking for extra flavor and texture.

Many kids will gravitate towards fun toppings. This can include:

  • fresh berries, kiwi, mango, peaches, cherries, or banana
  • homemade fruit topping (simply cook fruit with a little honey and cornstarch until warm and thickened)
  • homemade whipped cream
  • homemade granola
  • chopped nuts
  • sunbutter or nut butter
  • sauteed apples
  • applesauce
  • jam
gluten free oven pancake

No matter how you serve it, this gluten-free oven pancake will be an instant hit!

Easy Breakfast Kids Can Make

I mentioned earlier that I don’t like to spend time making breakfast in the morning because I like to get right to work. So I make quick-prep foods in the morning.

But I failed to mention there is another solution. Your kids can make breakfast!

If there is one thing I’ve learned cooking real food for four kids for many years, it’s that kids are very capable…and they can take on the tasks that I dislike!

After over five years of using the Kids Cook Real Food ecourse, my kids are pretty capable in the kitchen. My oldest two can easily make gluten-free oven pancakes without my help. In fact, we started making them in the first place because my oldest was browsing cookbooks and wanted to try something new. She’s my Adventurous Eater that gets bored with our staples very quickly.

Even younger kids can get involved in making oven pancakes. They can help measure and mix the dry ingredients. They can also help prepare toppings.

And there is the added bonus that most kids are more likely to eat the food they help make. Anything you can do to eliminate picky eating is a bonus.

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gluten-free oven pancakeQuick Breakfast Ideas that Kids Love

Even though I love to serve leftover oven pancake for breakfast the next day (pop it in the toaster oven for a few minutes and serve), there usually isn’t any left. My kids love it that much. I know yours will too.

Leftovers really do make a wonderful breakfast. Larger items like quiche, egg casserole, french toast bake, and oven pancake reheat well and serve a crowd.

Some other simple kid favorites include:

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gluten-free oven pancake

Making a nourishing, quick gluten-free breakfast does not have to be complicated or time-consuming! This kid-friendly gluten-free oven pancake can be prepped in minutes and makes enough to feed the whole family.

Pair it with hard-boiled eggs, homemade sausage patties, or bacon for a complete meal with a good balance of protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats. Add fresh berries or your favorite fruit for vitamins and fiber. I call that a gluten-free breakfast win!

Do you enjoy pancakes for breakfast? What pancake toppings do your kids like?

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2 thoughts on “Gluten-Free Oven Pancake Recipe that Kids Can Make!”

  1. We had this for breakfast yesterday and everyone liked it ? I used brown rice flour and tapioca. Thanks! ??

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