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Gluten Free Scotch Pancakes - Glutarama
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4.91 from 10 votes

Gluten Free Scotch Pancakes

These Gluten Free light and fluffy Scotch Pancakes (or Drop Scones) are so simple to make. My daughter's been making this recipe since she was 12. Whipped up and ready to eat in under 30mins - no excuse not to have for a delicious breakfast, dinner or tea! Easy to adapt and make dairy free too.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
resting time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Treat
Cuisine: Gluten Free
Keyword: Pancake, Pancake Day
Servings: 10 pancakes
Calories: 98kcal
Author: Glutarama


  • 250 g Self raising gluten free flour
  • 250 ml Milk or soya milk
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • 2 tsp Caster sugar


  • Crack the egg into a jug and combine the caster sugar and a tablespoon of the weighed flour using a whisk into a runny paste.
  • Continue to add the remaining flour and milk taking it in turns until you achieve a thick batter texture. Doing it this way in stages will prevent lumps of flour from forming.
  • Add the lemon and bicarbonate of soda last and allow batter to rest for at least 10 mins. The batter will feel like a loose cake batter at this stage. After 10mins the batter will have thickened and filled with little bubbles. Don't be tempted to stir it.
  • Heat a griddle or frying pan on a medium heat. Too hot and your first side will burn as this needs the longest to ensure an easy flip onto the other side.
  • No need for any fat in the pan (unless you don't trust you pan), simply spoon 2 dessert spoons of batter into the pan, if your pan is not flat bottomed you'll only achieve perfect circles in you cook one at a time.
  • I find that teasing the dollops of pancake mixture (using the dessert spoon) into the desired size is the best way to achieve perfect results every time.
  • Wait for bubbles to appear on the surface and pop, be patient, this will take about 5 mins. Once bubbles have popped you're good to turn your pancake over, the second side will need only 20-30 seconds.
  • Layer on a plate and enjoy with a multitude choice of toppings - enjoy!


Calories: 98kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 72mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 64IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg