Gluten Free Crumpets

Although you can buy ready made gluten free crumpets these days, in my opinion they are not nearly as nice as homemade, fresh on the day ones. Especially when they are served with lots of butter.

Hot toasted buttery crumpets are a favourite for most people. Easy to make, these gluten free crumpets are delicious whether you have them sweet or savoury.

They will keep very nicely for a few days. So you can make a batch in the afternoon and they will be ready to toast and serve the next morning.


Make them on those days you are not in a hurry. Perfect for a leisurely weekend brunch!

Ingredients for Gluten Free Crumpets

Makes 4 crumpets

  • 100g banana flour, sifted
  • 1tsp sugar
  • 1tsp dried yeast
  • 200ml warm water
  • ¼ tsp Bicarbonate of soda
  • 15g butter for frying
  • 4 crumpet or egg-cooking rings, generously buttered

Let's Make Your Gluten Free Crumpets

  1. Sift the flour into a bowl, add sugar and yeast
  2. Next add the warm water and whisk well until smooth with no lumps and everything is nicely combined.
  3. Cover the bowl with cling film or tea towel and put it in a warm place for about an hour to raise to about double the original size
  4. Mix the bicarbonate of soda in 15ml of water and whisk it into the batter. Leave in a warm place for about 30 minutes.
  5. Melt the butter in a heavy-bottomed frying pan over high heat. Sit the greased crumpet rings in the pan and spoon the batter into each ring. Don’t put too much batter in the ring or it won’t cook through. About halfway up the ring should be enough.
  6. Cook them slowly for about five minutes until bubbles appear on top of the crumpets and burst leaving the holes we know and love. You could speed up the process by popping the bubbles as they appear on top using a skewer or the tip of a knife.
  7. Often you don’t need to turn the crumpets over especially if you are going to grill or toast them, but if you think the top side needs a bit more cooking them flip them over and cook for just 1 minute.

You can transfer your gluten free crumpets onto a baking tray and grill or leave them in the frying pan, carefully take away the crumpet rings, using a knife to loosen the sides of the crumpet if it is stuck to the ring and then just transfer the pan to under the grill.

Alternatively just toast them in a toaster!

Either way, they are super tasty and totally gluten free.