How To Make Pancakes for One – this easy recipe includes a step by step VIDEO showing how to make a stack of three soft, fluffy pancakes. These pancakes taste great on their own, but are also perfect for add-ins like chocolate chips or mashed banana.
Enjoy with your favorite toppings: butter, syrup, fruit, and more.
Have there been mornings when you’ve thought a batch of delicious and fluffy pancakes would be a wonderful breakfast to wake up to, only to realize you might be left with way too many pancakes for one person to eat?
If this has been your thought, you’ll love this recipe for a short stack of pancakes.
I’ve certainly craved pancakes yet the thought of making a huge batch that would give me plenty of leftovers just wasn’t enough to motivate me to make them. That’s why I created this wonderful recipe showing how easy it is to make pancakes for one person.
This easy pancake recipe will give you 3 delightfully fluffy pancakes.
This “pancake recipe for one” is a reader favorite recipe. It’s been on our site for few years and has always gotten great reviews. I decided to update the photos on this post and share them with you.
Pancakes For One
This simple recipe is perfect if you’re cooking for one or two people.
If you like banana pancakes, mash a banana and add it to the batter. You may have to add a little more milk to get a thinner consistency, though.
If you want to add a handful of chocolate chips or blueberries, go right ahead.
This is a basic pancake recipe that delivers pancakes that not only taste great on their own but are perfect for add-ins.
Day-old pancakes don’t taste as good as hot off the griddle ones and with this easy pancake recipe for one, you don’t need to make a huge batch to satisfy a pancake craving.
Tips For Making The Best Pancakes
- Let lumps remain in the batter: It’s true, lumpy pancake batter is absolutely okay. Stir the batter until there are no more flour streaks and still lumpy. But be careful not to overmix.
- Check to make sure your baking powder is fresh. If baking powder is old or expired you will end up with flat pancakes, not light and fluffy ones.
- Wipe out the pan between pancakes. I love cooking pancakes in butter but the butter will eventually burn. To solve this problem, wipe the pan between pancakes and add a little bit more butter before cooking the next pancake.
- Flip the pancakes when the bubbles just begin to pop.
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Pancake Recipe: How To Make Pancakes For One
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon butter , melted
- 1 teaspoon butter for the pan
How To Video
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
- In another bowl, beat the egg and then whisk in the milk and melted butter.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir well. If the batter seems too thick, add more of the milk, a little at a time.
- Melt the butter in a large skillet or griddle over medium heat.
- Ladle about 3/4 cup of the batter onto the skillet to make a pancake.
- Cook until bubbles break the surface of the pancake, and the underside is golden brown, about 3 minutes.
- Flip with a spatula and cook about 1 minute more on the second side. Remove from the pan and place on a plate.
- Repeat until all the batter is used up.
- Serve with your favorite toppings: butter, syrup, fruit or any other topping you desire.
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