Gluten-Free Mug “Pancake”
Recipe type: Breakfast, Snack
Most of us don't make pancakes on the spur of the moment, but with this mug pancake, you absolutely can. In less than 5 minutes, you can be enjoying your own personal gluten-free mug pancake!
  • 2-3 tbsp butter (dairy or non-dairy)
  • 2 tbsp certified gluten-free oat flour (made from purity protocol oats, like this one or this one)
  • 2 tbsp gluten-free all-purpose flour mix (I use my Best Two-Ingredient Gluten-Free Flour Mix)
  • Heaping ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup, plus additional for topping
  • 1 large (or extra large) egg
  • 3 tbsp milk (dairy or non-dairy)
  1. Add butter to large mug. Microwave on HIGH for 20 to 30 seconds until melted.
  2. Remove mug and let butter cool slightly.
  3. Add oat flour, gluten-free all-purpose flour, and baking soda. Stir well.
  4. Add maple syrup, egg, and milk. Stir well.
  5. Cook on HIGH for 3 minutes.
  6. Let sit in microwave for another minute or two.
  7. Drizzle some additional maple syrup over your mug pancake before eating. Enjoy!
If you have certified gluten-free purity protocol oats, you can process them into oat flour using your food processor or spice grinder.

Your Mug Pancake will rise very high while baking, with some of the batter possibly running over the side of the mug, but then the batter will settle back down.

For those who don't use a microwave oven, gfe reader Kelly shared that she's "been doing some muffin in a mug recipes in my toaster oven at 350F for 15 min in one of those glass custard cups." I'm sure individual mug pancakes would work in a conventional oven, too, either using glass custard cups or ramekins (although when baked in the latter, the cooking time would most likely increase a bit due to the thickness of the ramekins).
Recipe by gfe--gluten free easily at