Gluten free Crumpets

These light Gluten Free Crumpets are also yeast free and so easy to make. Perfect for those who love all things British and delicious with vegan butter and jam.

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Growing up we often had crumpets for breakfast, which was always good news for me as I was a huge fan. There is something so satisfying about their chewy airy doughiness and the deep holes that capture butter so well. They seemed like a culinary miracle to me, which is why I was surprised as an adult to discover how easy they are to make.

The traditional crumpet is make with yeast althought most store bought ones just use baking soda to achieve the signature crumpet sponginess and air holes. I decided to try using the yeast free methods when making my crumpets. To make them gluten free, I used coconut flour and a commercial gluten free blend flour, and while they didn’t have the deep holes and sponginess of yeast raised crumpets, they did turn out light and airy, and just perfect.

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Making Gluten Free Crumpets

To ensure a great, classic crumpet, you really need to invest on traditional crumpet rings. You can find these easily online, and they cost less than $10 in most cases. You can use pan safe biscuit or cookie cutters but of course you won’t get uniform crumpets or be able to fry a uniform batch at one time.

Ingredients 1

The gluten free flour I used contains xanthan gum which is really important. There is no egg replacer in crumpets so having a binder in your gluten free flour is necessary. I also used coconut flour which is naturally gluten free. It adds lightness and a mild nutty flavour which really enhances the recipe.

Process 1

The process of making gluten free crumpets is very simple and only requires seven ingredients: gluten free flour, coconut flour, milk, water, baking powder, baking soda and vegan butter for greasing. To start, begin by measuring out your ingredients. Next, whisk together the dry ingredients in a medium sized mixing bowl, and then add the wet ingredients to it slowly, one half at a time. Mix gently but well after each addition and then let sit for 5 minutes to let the batter rise. Batter should be a wet, airy but solid dough. If crumbly after mixing, add a little more water.

After batter has risen, grease the inner side of the crumpet rings and the pan generously with vegan butter. Next, heat an oiled pan over medium high heat. Once hot, add two crumpet rings to the pan, allowing alot of room to flip them. By a heaping tablespoon, spoon the batter into the crumpet rings until 1/3 full. Be sure not to overfill them, or the crumpets will be raw in the middle. Flatten the top and spread batter to the edges of the crumpet ring with a spoon. Repeat with the other crumpets rings.

Process 2

Once filled, fry until the edges are slightly pulled away from the sides and browned, about 3-5 minutes. Carefully flip the entire crumpet ring and fry for another 2-3 minutes until the top is golden brown. Remove from the pan and place on a baking rack to let cool and slightly harden. Once firm, serve immediately with butter and jam.

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Breakfast or tea time favorite

Crumpets were traditionally served in the UK at tea time, around 3:00 pm and served toasted. They are still a great afternoon, tea break snack and are the perfect breakfast bread as well. I like to serve them with almond butter and jam or just jam and vegan butter. Served hot, they’re the ultimate comfort food.

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These gluten free crumpets are wonderfully crispy on the outside and light and airy on the inside. Crumpets freeze well and can be split or toasted whole in a toaster or air fryer as well. Enjoy!

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More Gluten Free Recipes

People these days are more aware of food allergies and sensitivities and how foods affect them. Gluten free and yeast free recipes, whether for health, medical or preference, are easy to make and delicious. Here are some of my favorite gluten free, and yeast free recipes for you to try:

Gluten Free Vegetable Crackers

Gluten Free Orange and Lemon Cake

Yeast Free Hamburger Buns

Coconut Flour Scones

Coconut Banana Cookies

A whole foods vegan diet is healthy, kind to animals, and kind to the planet. It is also delicious and affordable. If you like this recipe, please share! ~Una

Gluten free Crumpets

Course: breads
Keyword: crumpets, glutenfree
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Resting time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 8 Crumpets
Author: unarosevegan
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  • 1 cup gluten free flour blend
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened plant based milk
  • 2/3 cup lukewarm water
  • Vegan butter for greasing pan and crumpet rings


  • In a mixing large bowl, combine the flour, the baking powder and baking soda. Stir until well mixed. Slowly add the milk and water. Stir until batter is smooth and lump free. Let batter sit for 5 minutes.
  • Generously grease two crumpet rings with butter. Set aside. If you don't have crumpet rings use metal biscuit cutters.
  • Add vegan butter to a large skillet, and heat over medium high heat. Place the crumpet rings into the pan. Fill each ring 1/3 full of batter, making sure tops are even and the batter fill the entire ring. Fry for 3-5 minutes until the edges are set and there are air bubbles on top of the crumpets.
  • Flip crumpets carefully. Fry another 1-2 minutes until crumpets tops are slightly golden.
  • Repeat with the remaining batter.
  • Serve immediately or let cool on a baking rack and freeze for later use.


Make sure not to fill the crumpet rings more than 1/3 full. If the crumpets are too thick, they won’t cook in the middle.
You can also toast these crumpets. Split in half or toast whole.