If you're looking for the best single serve pancake recipe you've found it. This recipe makes the perfect amount of pancakes for one person and they're so, so good. The pancakes are super fluffy, wonderfully soft, and perfectly sweetened. And they're super easy to make too. In fact, just a few simple steps are all you have to follow to make 'em!
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Why This Recipe Works
It's quick and easy. These pancakes are the perfect thing to make on a busy morning since they're effortless to whip up and take just 15 minutes.
It makes the perfect amount. You'll feel so satisfied after eating all of the pancakes this recipe makes, and they're so good I doubt you'll have any left.
Customizable. Add chocolate chips or blueberries to the batter. Top the pancakes with butter, peanut butter, fresh fruit, maple syrup, or whipped cream. The options are endless!
Ingredients You'll Need
Since this is a pancake recipe for one, you don't need much to make it. In fact, I'm willing to bet that you probably have all of the ingredients at home!
Anyway, here's what you'll need to make 'em:
- ¾ cup milk
- 1 egg
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon melted butter, cooled
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
By the way, if you end up with some extras of these ingredients after you make these pancakes you can put them all to good use and make this waffle recipe for one next!
Also, if you want to make another delicious single-serve breakfast recipe, you have to try this French toast recipe sometime. It's so good and it makes the perfect amount for one person.
How To Make Pancakes For One
1. Mix the dry and wet ingredients: Whisk the milk, egg, vanilla extract, sugar, and melted butter in a medium bowl. Add the all-purpose flour and baking powder and whisk until you have a smooth pancake batter.
2. Heat the skillet: Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat and coat the surface with butter or cooking spray.
3. Cook the pancakes: Add ⅓ cup of the batter onto the skillet. Cook until bubbles form on the surface, then gently lift and flip the pancake and cook on the other side for a minute or until browned on the bottom side. Repeat the process with the leftover pancake batter.
4. Serve: As soon as you've cooked the remaining batter, serve the pancakes warm with your favorite toppings like fresh fruit, butter, and maple syrup. Enjoy!
My Pro Tips
- Only mix the ingredients until a batter just forms. You don't want to overmix the batter because it will make the pancakes end up less fluffy.
- Add a tablespoon of maple syrup to the batter to give the pancakes a sweet flavor.
- Use a griddle instead of a skillet so you can cook all of the pancake batter at the same time.
- Use an ice cream scoop to measure out the pancake batter for the perfect-sized pancakes.
- Grease the skillet with butter every time before pouring the batter onto it.
- Flip pancakes when the bubbles just begin to pop on top of the batter while they cook.
How To Store and Reheat The Pancakes
Store them in the fridge: Since this recipe is designed to make the perfect amount of pancakes for just one person, you probably won't have any leftover pancakes. But, if you do - or if want to make them in advance - you can store your cooked pancakes wrapped in foil or plastic wrap in the fridge for up to 1 week.
Store them in the freezer: You can freeze your cooked pancakes in the freezer. Just wrap them in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and they'll stay good for up to 3 months in the freezer.
How to reheat the pancakes: Just microwave the pancakes in 5 to 10 second intervals until they're warm.
If you're reheating frozen pancakes you can microwave them in 10 second intervals. Just keep in mind that frozen pancakes will need more time to heat back up than unfrozen ones.
By the way, to reheat multiple pancakes at once I recommend putting them on a baking sheet and warming them in the oven at 350°F for about 5 minutes.
FAQs About This Single Serve Pancake Recipe
How many pancakes does one serving make?
It depends on the size of the pancakes that you make with the batter. With that said though, this recipe will make about five 4-inch round pancakes.
Why are my pancakes not fluffy?
If your pancakes aren't fluffy there's a good chance that you either overmixed the batter or used expired baking powder. Make sure to only mix the batter until the ingredients just combine, and use newer baking powder.
Is it better to use milk or water in the pancake mix?
It is better to use milk since it adds more flavor to the pancake mix and will make the batter slightly thicker, resulting in fluffy pancakes. You can use regular milk or any milk substitutes like almond milk or oat milk. With that said though, if you don't want to use milk, water will work too.
More Pancake Recipes
- Pancakes without baking powder
- Pancakes without milk
- Eggless pancakes
- Bisquick pancakes
- Cracker Barrel pancakes
- Whisk milk, egg, vanilla, sugar, and butter in a medium-sized bowl.
- Fold in flour and baking powder. Whisk until smooth.
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Brush the skillet gently with some oil or spray.
- Add ⅓ cup of the batter into the skillet.
- Cook until the bubbles appear on the surface. Gently lift and flip the pancake. Cook until browned on the bottom side.
- Repeat the process with the remaining batter.
- Serve pancakes warm, with fresh fruit, butter, and maple syrup.
Serving Size:1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 565Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 231mgSodium: 248mgCarbohydrates: 82gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 12g