Thursday, October 24, 2013

Pancakes For One!!

Cooking for one can be a real pain sometimes. All too often recipes make four servings or more and then the leftovers go bad before I have a chance to eat it all up. I decided it was time to end that trend and start coming up with recipes that suited for one person for one meal. 

I had a hankering for breakfast last night for dinner and I really wanted pancakes. Most pancake recipes make 10 or more pancakes, and that's way too many pancakes for me. After toying with several recipes a single serving of pancakes was born!! It's not my most healthy recipe, eventually I will revamp it to make it healthier, but every once in awhile you have to cut yourself some slack and just enjoy some pancakes!! This recipes makes two GIANT pancakes or three regular sized pancakes, either way it is just enough for one person.

You will need:

  • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil, safflower oil works too
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 cup skim milk (other kinds of milk including almond milk as well)
  • 1 egg
  • OPTIONAL: pinch of ground cinnamon
  • OPTIONAL: chocolate chips to put in batter as pancake is cooking
Spray a frying pan with cooking spray and preheat over medium heat. One way to tell if the pan is heated up is to sprinkle a drop of water into pan- if it sizzles then the pan is ready.

In a mixing bowl combine the whole wheat flower, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon (if you're including it). Mix all ingredients together.

Next add in the canola oil, vanilla extract, egg, and milk. Whisk together all ingredients until a batter forms. The batter might be slightly lumpy, it's ok. Do not over mix the batter.

In your preheated frying pan pour 1/2 of the batter for giant pancakes, or 1/3 of batter for medium sized pancakes. Add in chocolate chips now if you so choose. 

Bubbles should form on the pancake and along the edges when it is ready to be flipped. Cook each side until it is golden, about two minutes per side, but continually check so pancakes don't get over cooked. 

When the pancake is done cooking place it on a plate and repeat the procedure with the remaining batter.

You can enjoy the pancakes hot or allow them to cool, refrigerate and enjoy at a later time. Either way they are delicious and the perfect amount for a single serving!! YUM!!!

Calories: 254
Fat: 9.5 grams
Cholesterol: 164 mg
Potassium: 163 mg
Fiber: 4.7 grams
Sugars: 3.6 grams
Protein: 12.4 grams


  1. thank you for this recipe! It is very hard to find ANY recipe for one person I will be looking for more.

  2. Thank you! I have several single serving recipes posted in my recipe index, I have a whole section just for single serving meals. Plus I just posted a single serving pumpkin waffle recipe that is to die for!