My Gluten Free Crumpets Recipe (vegan/dairy free option + low FODMAP) (2024)

My gluten free crumpets recipe is something I’ve been trying to perfect on and off for the last few years… but somehow, I think I’ve finally nailed it! There’s an easy vegan/dairy free option and it’s low FODMAP too.

Now, you’ll probably know me as more of a baking kinda gal and that’s because everything else seems to turn into a disaster very quickly!! But after many failed attempts, I’m super happy to share my gluten free crumpets recipe with you… hooray!

And I guess that failure is all part of the process, right? I mean, I wouldn’t be posting this recipe without all those burned-to-a-crisp-crumpets of the past, would I?!

(there’s your motivational though for the day!)

But it was actually KitchenAid who gave me the inspiration to step into the ring (kitchen!) for one more round with my biggest rival: the gluten free crumpet.

They gifted me their beautiful toaster and kettle from the Limited Edition Queen of Hearts collection to celebrate their 100th anniversary. And I mean… it was like fate or something.

Because obviously, to create tea and crumpets… you’ll probably need a toaster and a kettle, right?!

So that was a massive sign to me that I need to finally take on and conquer gluten free crumpets once and for all.

And somehow I did! They turned out just as I’d dreamed – a lovely crisp exterior with a light and fluffy, yet slightly chewy interior. Keep reading to find out what I was doing wrong all these years and why it’s actually sooo simple when you know how!

I got so carried away that I then went on to create a couple of other toaster-friendly recipes too which I’ll post below ?? including my gluten free blueberry pancakes (recipe here) AND gluten free waffles (recipe here).

So what was I doing wrong all these years when trying to create my gluten free crumpets recipe?

Well, it was quite simple really but I had a bit of a lightbulb moment that I never really thought about before and it was this:

Gluten free flour tends to make everything drier – it’s quite a bit more absorbent than regular flour. And I always compensate for this in my baking by using slightly less flour compared to my wet ingredients.

Now it seemed so obvious! Throughout all those crumpet-fails of the past, it was because my batter was simply waaaaay too thick and never stood a chance of cooking right through. It would be burnt on the outsides before it was even close to being cooked in the middle – a massive fail.

So with that bombshell finally realised, I simply upped the amount of milk I was using in the recipe (and added a little extra water if I still feel it’s too thick) which made the batter mixture much more of a workable consistency.

And boom! They turned out perfect – lightly golden brown on the tops and bottoms and perfectly cooked in the middle.

So I just wanted to thank KitchenAid for giving me that ‘sign’ I needed to get back in the crumpet-recipe-creation-game again… I mean, only one recipe came to mind when I heard I was going to be creating a recipe using a toaster and a kettle ?

(and I wasn’t quite sure how I felt about it at the time!!)

But looking back on it now, it was all a necessary journey to get me to this blog post… and now it sort of puts all those fails and struggles into context!

Phew, who knew that my gluten free crumpets recipe would get so deep?!

But even if it’s something as small as a batch of freshly made crumpets, it’s so nice to now be able to think of what I would have called a waste of time and ingredients, as a journey to the end product. And I guess this is where I finally share that with you right now!

You can easily make this recipe vegan and dairy free simply by swapping milk for unsweetened almond milk. I’ve tried it and it works completely fine! For low FODMAP, just make sure your milk is lactose free.

My Gluten Free Crumpets Recipe (vegan/dairy free option + low FODMAP) (7)

My Gluten Free Crumpets Recipe (vegan/dairy free option + low FODMAP)

Here's my homemade gluten free crumpets recipe! Trust me - you just can't beat the taste of freshly cooked crumpets and they can easily be made vegan/dairy free and low FODMAP too!

SERVINGS: 10 -12

PREP TIME: 10 minutes mins

TOTAL TIME: 1 hour hr 47 minutes mins


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  • 400 ml milk (dairy free / vegan if necessary)
  • 1.5 tsp caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp yeast (I use dry active yeast) (ensure it is gluten free)
  • 300 g gluten free self raising flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda


  • Place your milk into a glass jug and heat up to around 43 degrees C (this is just warm - I used my cooking thermometer to check)

  • Add your caster sugar and yeast to the warm milk and stir. Leave until the mixture starts to get a little frothy - about 10 minutes.

  • In a mixing bowl add your flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt. Then add in your milk mixture. Stir together until smooth. It should be quite thick, but not too thick! Do this for a couple of minutes, I used a handheld whisk.

  • Leave to prove, covered in a warm place for about 90 minutes (no less than an hour). My oven has a proving setting so I left it in there. Make sure you bowl is big enough so it doesn't over prove, there should be some air bubbles on the top once it's done.

  • If your mixture has thickened too much you could add a little warm water at this stage (a tbsp or two, but it should be ok).

  • Heat up a frying pan and add some oil to it. place either a couple of egg rings or biscuit cutters in the pan.

  • Once the pan is hot enough (medium heat), put two and a half tbsp in each ring and allow to cook for about 5 minutes. Little air bubbles should start to appear on the surface (hopefully!). If they don't then don't worry too much.

  • Using tongs, lift off the rings and then flip the crumpets onto the other side for a minute or two (the top of the crumpet should basically be dry so when you flip it there should be no mess).

  • Remove from the pan and repeat with the rest of the batter.

  • Serve hot from the pan or place in your toaster to reheat. Serve with butter, spread, golden syrup, jam, cheese... or whatever you fancy! Enjoy with a cuppa!


Serving: 1grams | Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 496mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g

Thanks for reading all about my gluten free crumpets recipe! If you make it, I’d love to see how it turned out so don’t forget to take a snap of your creations and tag me on Instagram!

Any questions about the recipe? Please do let me know by following me onInstagram and leaving me a comment on a recent photo!

Thanks for reading,

Becky xxx

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My Gluten Free Crumpets Recipe (vegan/dairy free option + low FODMAP) (2024)


Can you get gluten free crumpets? ›

Gluten Free Crumpets (4 pack) | Warburtons Gluten Free.

Who makes gluten free crumpets? ›

Liberate Crumpets are certified gluten free by leading authorities Coeliac UK and Coeliac Australia & New Zealand.

Is there dairy in crumpets? ›

Some crumpets contain milk, which prevents them from being vegan. But — we've still got some good news for you — several brands sell delicious crumpets that are vegan friendly.

Can vegans eat crumpets? ›

This might be an obvious one to some, but a quick poll with our vegan and dairy-free friends shows many mistakenly believe crumpets contained dairy. Wrong! We're happy to report that most store brought crumpets are vegan-friendly, and they go just perfectly with a thick slather of Pure dairy-free spread.

What is surprisingly not gluten-free? ›

Here are some foods likely to contain gluten:
  • Beer, ale and lagers.
  • Bouillon cubes.
  • Brown rice syrup.
  • Candy.
  • Chips.
  • Communion wafers.
  • Couscous.
  • Deli meats.
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What are the ingredients in genius gluten free crumpets? ›

Water, Rice Flour, Maize Starch, Potato Starch, Rapeseed Oil, Dried Egg White, Caster Sugar, Maize Flour, Yeast, Dextrose, Raising Agents (Disodium Diphosphates, Potassium Hydrogen Carbonate), Dried Egg, Salt, Stabilisers (Xanthan Gum, Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose), Sugar, Acidity Regulator (Citric Acid), Emulsifiers ...

What are the ingredients in Aldi crumpets? ›

Ingredients𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐅𝐥𝐨𝐮𝐫 (𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐅𝐥𝐨𝐮𝐫, Calcium Carbonate, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Water, Spirit Vinegar, Raising Agents: Diphosphates, Sodium Carbonates; Sugar, Yeast, Salt, Preservative: Potassium Sorbate.
ManufacturerSpecially Produced for Aldi Stores Ltd., PO Box 26, Atherstone, Warwickshire, CV9 2SH
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Which dried yeast is gluten-free? ›

Dried yeast, or also known as quick or easy yeast again is naturally gluten free, however some manufacturers include wheat flour or wheat starch, therefore making it unsuitable. Please check the label of the packaging or use our online Food and Drink Directory to search for suitable dried yeasts.

How many crumpets should I eat? ›

There may be people who eat them cold in some form but they need help, not encouragement. The number of crumpets per serving very much depends on how filling your toppings are. If simply applying a spread, two crumpets is a sensible serving, leaving you the option to, later, chuck a third in the toaster.

What food is similar to crumpets? ›

British Teatime Treat

Similar to pancakes and English muffins, crumpets are just a type of pancake. However, the ingredients are a bit different. Those slight differences result in very different (but delicious) edible experiences.

Are crumpets full of sugar? ›

Generally, buns, tea cakes, and crumpets are lower in sugar and fat than cakes and pastries – as long as you don't add butter or sweet spreads to them. Try to keep biscuits for an occasional treat, and stick to one or two at a time.

What food is surprisingly vegan? ›

18 Snacks and Foods You Didn't Know Were Vegan
  • Sriracha Mayo. I'm just as surprised as you are that Flying Goose's brilliant sriracha mayo is completely plant-based. ...
  • Hackney Gelato Dark Chocolate Sorbetto. ...
  • Lotus Biscoff Spread. ...
  • Lindt Excellence 70% Dark Chocolate. ...
  • Ritz Crackers. ...
  • Jacob's Cream Crackers. ...
  • Oreos. ...
  • Twiglets.
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Does vegan mean gluten and dairy free? ›

Although a lot of vegan foods are gluten-free, there are vegan foods that do contain gluten. A vegan diet is based upon eating plants and excludes foods derived from animals, (this means no cheese, eggs, meat or fish.) Veganism has had a rise in the last few years.

What bread can vegans not eat? ›

Bread containing eggs, honey, royal jelly, gelatin, or dairy-based ingredients like milk, butter, buttermilk, whey, or casein isn't considered vegan. You may also come across these ingredients that are usually — but not always — vegan: Mono and diglycerides.

Are Golden Bakery crumpets gluten-free? ›

Contains: Wheat, Gluten.

Is Arnold's bread gluten-free? ›

This product has 6 ingredients with gluten and 1 ingredient that may have gluten. Which diet do you follow? Follow more than one?

Can celiacs eat at Sonic? ›

Moreover, the kitchen will not be dedicated gluten-free, and fried items may be cooked in shared fryers. These are just a few of the hurdles. A glance at the Sonic menu shows that they are heavy on traditional American burger joint food, so lots of familiar favorites with a few spins, but also plenty of gluten.

Are crumpets better than bread for diabetics? ›

Well crumpets aren't actually very bad for you. They're very low GI and it's good for a diabetic to have crumpets. They can give you lots of energy, also sustained energy. Crumpets are a very good thing to have in the morning for breakfast.

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