Recipe Review: Gluten Free Flapjacks from Elana’s Pantry

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I tested this recipe from Elana's Pantry to go with dinner a few nights ago. Aren't these babies beautiful? They are divinely delicious!


The recipe calls for agave syrup. I replaced the 1/4 cup of agave syrup with water, because I didn't want to add any sweetness since we were having these with dinner. I also used Bob's Red Mill almond flour [affiliate link], even though Elana does not recommend its use for this recipe. Also, this recipe calls for baking soda [affiliate link], which is on the non-approved food list for GAPS. Some say that the baking soda is neutralized with cooking and okay to use.

If you substitute honey [affiliate link] for the agave syrup, or use water or coconut milk [affiliate link] might work, this recipe will be full gaps.

I grilled burgers and steamed crookneck and zucchini squash.

They were a hit, all family members liked them. I thought they were very tasty. I haven't really been able to eat pancakes for years because they make me feel tired after eating them, so this was nice. I cooked them in my cast iron skillet, with butter. One day I will try them with honey, I bet they would be really yummy. My husband just said we'll probably find out they're bad for us, because something that good can't be good for us. He actually said they were delicious. This is a big compliment from my husband who always says, “Food is food! Just eat it!”

They are also good cold straight from the refrigerator for a quick snack.

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5 thoughts on “Recipe Review: Gluten Free Flapjacks from Elana’s Pantry

  1. Hi Natalia, thank you for stopping by and commenting. They were very good. Can you have them, I saw you mentioned on the list that you can’t have nuts and I’m assuming almonds are considered a nut. Thanks again.

  2. Hi, I did not know that baking soda was not gaps legal. So I guess I will just bake with out it, right. These are good and so are so many of your other recipes. I really like the summer sausage one.

  3. Hi Linda! Thanks for your comment and bringing that to my attention. Since I wrote that blog post a few years ago, Dr. Natasha seems to indicate in her newest version of her book that baking soda is allowed in baking. I’m glad you like my sausage recipe! 🙂

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