Gluten-free rainbow pancakes recipe

This flourless multi-coloured pancake stack is a Shrove Tuesday showstopper that will wow all year round

Gluten-free rainbow pancakes recipe

Looking for stunning visual impact with minimal effort? You’ve come to the right place! You can whip up these fluffy rainbow pancakes in minutes, using simple food colouring to create a colourful finish.

Plus, this pancake recipe is suitable for anyone following a gluten-free diet, as they’re made without flour – but without compromising on texture or flavour, so you don’t have to be gluten-free to enjoy them!



  • Bananas 2
  • medium egg 2
  • Vanilla extract 10ml, we used Dr. Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Extract
  • Milk 100ml
  • Oats 150g
  • Baking powder 10g
  • food colouring in red, blue, green and yellow we used Dr. Oetker food colouring gel


  • Step 1

    Place all the ingredients in a blender and blitz together for 2 minutes until a smooth batter is formed.

  • Step 2

    Divide the batter between 4 bowls, add a few drops of a different food colour gel to each bowl and mix through until the colour is completely mixed into the batter, add a few more drops of colour to achieve a brighter colour. You should end up with 4 different coloured batters.

  • Step 3

    Place a frying pan brushed with a small amount of oil onto a medium heat. Allow the pan to heat up and pour half the red batter into one side of the pan and pour the remaining red batter into the other side – you will get 2 pancakes out of each coloured batter. If you only have a small pan, cook each pancake separately.

  • Step 4

    Allow the pancake to cook for about 1-2 minutes until bubbles begin to form on the surface and then flip over the cook the other side. Place your cooked pancake on a baking tray lined with grease-proof and place in the oven on a very low heat to keep warm whilst you cook the rest of the pancakes.

    Repeat the for each colour batter – you should end up with 8 pancakes.

  • Step 5

    Once all the pancakes are cooked you can stack them up to create a rainbow pancake tower! Drizzle your favourite toppings over the pancakes and enjoy!

Recipe courtesy of Dr. Oetker