What are your top three guilty pleasure sweet treats? Mine are Rice Krispy treats, Cinnamon Toast Crunch (don’t judge because you know you love it!), and anything and everything s’mores related. These Gluten Free S’mores Pancakes give you all of those flavors you love while also giving you permission to eat s’mores for breakfast.
What’s not to love about s’mores? It’s impossible to resist the combination of molten chocolate and sticky oozing marshmallows sandwiched between two crispy graham crackers. These fully stacked and topped fluffy pancakes will give you those flavors you love and so much more.
S’mores, Ooey Gooey Delicious!
What is it about s’mores that makes them so much fun and so crave worthy? Part of it is of course the excuse to play with fire. I don’t know about you, but I love seeing those puffy clouds of marshmallows light up and get singed deep bronze.
Since we’re making s’mores a total breakfast treat, there’s no need to break out the blow torch. You are still going to have that viscous drip of marshmallow, the the creamy decadent coat of chocolate, with the added benefit of you won’t scorch off your taste buds!
For these Gluten Free S’mores Pancakes I’m using Rigoni Di Asiago Nocciolata Dairy Free Organic Hazelnut and Cocoa Spread. The chocolate hazelnut spread offers that luxurious molten chocolate texture while packing even more flavor.
Gluten Free S’mores Pancakes, Give me S’more Please!
When I’m craving s’mores, I want them five minutes ago. The base of these Gluten Free S’mores pancakes starts with your favorite pancake mix. I am using Josie’s Best Pancake Mix for this recipe. They bake up light, fluffy, and oh so pillowy.
The first layer of s’mores goodness comes from adding graham cracker crumbs to the pancake batter. As the pancakes cook in your pan and fluff up, they’ll infuse the unmistakable warm molasses flavor into every bite.
Then it’s all about the stacking and construction. Remember the sicky jar of marshmallow fluff from childhood? We’re going to bring back that nostalgic favorite to build this delicious decadent breakfast. Spread a little, or spread a lot.
Let your kids get involved and have fun! That jar of hazelnut and cocoa spread? Dig in and let the stack of pancakes be your canvas. These are s’mores pancakes after all, it’s not about being precise, it’s all about that ooey, gooey drip.
Now that’s you’re ready for breakfast for dessert, let’s make Gluten Free S’mores Pancakes!
Love a sweet treat for breakfast? Make sure you check out my recipe for Delicious Gluten Free Churro Donuts.
Tips for the Perfect Pancakes
There is nothing like sinking your fork into a mile high stack of pillowy pancakes. Perfectly crisp on the outside and airy inside, they’re a food group unto themselves. Whether you’re making homemade pancakes from scratch or using your favorite Gluten Free mix, here are some top tips to make the best pancakes.
- Don’t Overmix the batter! – It’s better to have a few lumps in your batter than it is to over mix. Overmixing your batter will create a tough and chewy pancake instead of a tender and airy bite.
- Let your batter rest. – After mixing up your pancake batter, allow it to rest for at least ten minutes. This will let it relax, giving you that tender bite.
- Make sure your pan is fully heated – A hot pan or griddle equals happy pancakes. Make sure your griddle or skillet is fully heated. This will give you that golden brown exterior and prevent the pancakes from spreading out and being too thin as the heat helps cause them to puff.
- Don’t scorch your pancakes! – You want a hot pan to cause that puff, but you don’t want your pan or griddle so hot that the exterior of your pancakes burn before the interior has a chance to cook. Maple syrup makes everything better, but not burnt pancakes.
- Grease your griddle or skillet. – Make sure that you use either melted Dairy Free butter or nonstick spray on your pan or griddle before adding your batter. Even if you’re using a nonstick pan, this helps the to easily release.
- Measure your batter. – Use a ladle or squirt bottle to easily and evenly distribute your batter. Cooking consistent sized pancakes at the same time makes it easier to manage.
- Don’t overcrowd your pan or griddle. – It’s better to make your pancakes in batches than it is to try and make too many at one time. Not only does the batter drop the temperature of the hot surface, but you also risk them running together. Plus, they’re easier to flip when they’re more spread out.
- Flip Once – Be careful of over flipping your pancakes. The first side may cook a little longer than the second side and that’s okay. How do you know when to flip your pancakes? Watch for bubbles. You will see bubbles begin to form both on the outside edges of the pancakes and also in the middle. Gently ease your spatula under the cake, and then flip with confidence.
- The first pancake is never perfect. – If your first pancake isn’t Instagram worthy, this isn’t a big deal! Crepes and pancakes have an unwritten rule, the first one might look a little wonky. This is a great way to gauge the heat of your pan or griddle, if you have enough grease, and how long to let your pancakes cook.
Gluten Free S’mores Pancakes
- Griddle or skillet
- Mixing Bowl
- 1 cup Gluten Free graham crackers, finely crushed
- 1/2 cup oat milk
- Gluten Free pancake mix, plus ingredients to prepare
- Dairy Free Hazelnut-chocolate spread
- marshmallow fluff
- Extra crushed graham crackers for serving
- Add the graham cracker crumbs and oat milk to a bowl
- Mix well and allow the graham crackers to soften and absorb the oat milk.
- Mix your pancake batter in the same bowl, incorporating the soaked graham crackers into the batter.
- Heat your griddle/skillet and cook your pancakes according to directions. Flip when bubbles begin to form on the top.
- To assemble your s'mores pancakes, divide your pancakes in half. Spread marshmallow fluff on one half and hazelnut-chocolate spread on the other. Alternate when stacking.
- Sprinkle with extra crushed graham crackers. Enjoy!