Pancakes and Gout – Are Pancakes Bad for Gout?

pancakes and gout

Breakfast is the most important meal of a day and the one we all like. For normal people, there are no a lot of things to consider. Eat and enjoy, period. The only thing you need to take into account is what type of breakfast you want.

For gout sufferers, the situation is as you would expect, different. You need to know what you eat and how it will affect uric acid, purine count, and your health in general.

I have discovered many useful facts and things in my post here and I am focusing on analyzing all the foods out there. One, an interesting topic is a link between pancakes and gout. Let’s see the link.

Nutrients in pancakes

Pancakes are considered as the most popular type of breakfast in the United States and a few other countries. They are delicious, easy to prepare and there are a lot of recipes out there.

If we take a look at 2 pancakes paired with syrup and butter, we will see some issues. They contain 520 calories, 14 grams of fat, 90.9 grams of carbs, and 8.3 grams of protein. They do not contain fiber!

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I used this example because it is the most popular these days. If you want to get a healthier option, you will need to replace the syrup with fruit toppings.

Even then, pancakes are not very beneficial. I like to call them neutral food meaning they do not have some severe issues on the diet, but they don’t have benefits either!


If you consume the pancakes I have mentioned earlier, you will see that they may spike your sugar level. They don’t contain fiber, so you will end up hungry again very soon.

The next issue is the fact you may prepare your pancakes with various ingredients that can spike the bad cholesterol, which can contain even more sugar than usual and so much more. But, how this is linked to pancakes and gout?

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Are pancakes bad for gout?

You won’t directly trigger a gout attack after consuming pancakes. On the other hand, you won’t affect the uric acid level and it will remain unchanged.

Pancakes are acid-forming and they can contribute higher levels of acid inside a body. Although our bodies do need 20-30% of these foods in a diet, pancakes have a much higher contribution that I would like to see.

When the acidity goes up, so will uric acid. On the other side, I know that when the lower pH is linked to a lower level of this acid inside the body. As such, there is one drawback of this food I do not like at all.

Yes, you can still consume pancakes occasionally and you won’t experience any side effects. However, consuming them on a daily basis for gout sufferers is a big mistake. They will eventually spike uric acid and they will increase the risk of a gout attack! They will also spike sugar levels. This is why pancakes and gout can be mixed together, but not often.

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Are all pancakes bad for me?

No, not all of them are bad. You can still consume some types and be worry-free. The first thing you will need to know is that pancakes made from whole wheat which are much healthier than all the others.

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They are safer for gout sufferers and they will even contain minerals and vitamins which are not present in ordinary pancakes. The situation is the same with all wheat-based foods.

Toppings must be made from fruits and there is no alternative here. The syrup isn’t recommended for gout sufferers and you already know why.

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When you consume these pancakes occasionally, you can even witness decreasing of the inflammation markets inside the blood. This is an important advantage. Sadly, there are no a lot of useful data supporting the claim.

To summarize, pancakes and gout are connected and the link is simple. You can eat them occasionally. I recommend whole wheat pancakes with fruit toppings only. Don’t expect to see some massive benefits but don’t expect to see severe issues either.

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