This one’s for my Mom.

My Grandma – Elizabeth Miller – made perfect pancakes. We’ve rarely made box pancakes because of it, so one of the first things I just had to convert was her pancake recipe. Even though most of my memories are of a very stern lady giving me the look I’m pretty sure this recipe would get her approval (She frowned at me a lot and I’m certain I had nothing to do with it. Well, there might have been the one time I told her she had big ears, but that it was ok, because she’d grow into them. Or maybe I was stealing another gumdrop from the candy bowl, or bouncing on the couch, or spinning in that chair… but really, totally not my fault).


  • 3/4 cup rice flour
  • 2 Tablespoons tapioca flour
  • 2 Tablespoons corn starch
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 Tablespoons oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cup water or milk


Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. Add egg, oil, and water, blending until smooth. Pour into 6″ round in non-stick skillet, over medium heat. Cook until golden brown. Makes about 8 pancakes.