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My name is Brittyn & I’m the dietitian behind Local Roots! I am based in San Francisco, CA sharing my passion for local & plant-based nutrition. xoxo

Happy Gluten-Free Day! (+bonus pancake recipe)

Happy Gluten-Free Day! (+bonus pancake recipe)


For Gluten-Free Day this year, I teamed up with Brandless, a company that offers quality products for a fraction of the price. All of their products are $3 (yes, really) because they eliminate the BrandTax. BrandTax is the hidden cost you pay for a national brand, even though the quality may be the same as a generic brand. Brandless estimates that the average person pays at least 40% more for products of comparable quality as theirs. At Brandless you can rest assured that you are getting a quality product for the right price. 

Their online market allows you to filter by gluten-free, vegan, certified organic, non-GMO, no added sugar, and certified kosher. This makes it extremely easy to find products that fit both your food preferences & values. Then they ship it all to you for $5 ($1 shipping for your first order!) 

For GF Day, I "vegan-ized" their Gluten-Free Pancake and Waffle Mix, and they did not disappoint!! They turned out really fluffy, moist, and delicious! It's always so exciting to take a non-vegan recipe and turn it into one (without missing out on any of the taste!).

Happy Gluten-Free Day from me & Brandless!  I hope you enjoy the recipe! 


  1. Prepare flax egg using 1 tablespoon Brandless Milled Flax Seeds and 1.5 tablespoon hot water. Mix together and let set for 30-60 seconds until a gel forms.

  2. Warm almond milk and coconut oil together (either in microwave or on stovetop) until completely melted (no coconut oil clumps remain).

  3. Add Brandless GF Pancake Mix to a medium mixing bowl. Then add flax egg and almond milk/coconut oil mixture and whisk until combined. Do not overmix, small lumps are okay! If it is too thick, add more almond milk; if it is too thin add 1/2 tbsp milled flax seeds and mix thoroughly and let sit for a minute or two to thicken.

  4. Preheat skillet or griddle to medium (~350ºF) and lightly grease.

  5. Pour ~1/4 cup batter onto hot griddle and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, until bubbles form on top of pancakes and bottoms are golden brown.

  6. Flip and cook 1 to 2 minutes longer.

  7. Serve with Brandless Organic Maple Syrup and top with fresh fruit!

  8. Makes 6-8 pancakes. Enjoy!!


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