These fluffy gluten free pancakes are flavored with espresso powder and loaded with chocolate chips. Topped with an espresso mascarpone and greek yogurt whip, you’ll want these pancakes for both breakfast and dinner.
Fridays call for pancakes.
When it comes to breakfast, I’m actually an oatmeal person….addict, really. If I was stranded on a desert island and could have only one food the rest of my life, it would be oatmeal.
Maybe it’s because I don’t have the time, aka willpower, to make pancakes or waffles in the morning (I’m sure someone feels the same way). Or maybe because I know I would eat the entire batch to myself and not be able to stand up for three hours.
All that aside, I do LOVE pancakes. I’m just more of a breakfast for dinner kind of gal.
Insert these Espresso Chip Gluten Free Pancakes.
I’m all for chocolate and coffee pairings, and lately I’ve been on a caffeine kick (have you made these double chocolate espresso muffins yet?!). When you add these two flavors to pancakes, you get comfort food at it’s finest.
This gluten free pancake recipe makes wonderfully thick, fluffy pancakes. If you prefer thinner or chewier pancakes, simply add additional buttermilk to the batter. Both ways are absolutely delicious!
These pancakes have a very slight espresso flavor, so it’s nothing too overpowering. If you top them with the mascarpone topping (which I highly recommend), you’ll get a little more of that espresso taste. You could even mix some espresso powder in with your maple syrup if you’re a caffeine lover like me.
I’m sure you’re thinking, “Lauren, it’s spring. Give me all the lemon and berry recipes I can get my hands on.” Trust me, friends, those recipes are on their way soon. If you live in Minnesota like I do, though, you know how hard it is to find really good/fresh berries in the winter that don’t cost you a fortune.
Yeah, frozen blueberries are pretty awesome. My freezer is actually stocked with them. But it’s hard to want to use frozen fruit when you know that berry season is just a short month or two away!
Until then, please enjoy these comforting, delicious, “OMG I have to make these again,” espresso chip gluten free pancakes.
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