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Fluffy Pancake Recipe For One

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.

Three pancakes stacked on a plate and topped with melted butter and blueberries next to a small bowl of blueberries, a glass of orange juice, and a small glass container of maple syrup

Have there been mornings when you’ve thought a batch of delicious 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 easy pancake recipe.

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This recipe will yield a short stack of pancakes, perfect for serving one or two people.

The Best Pancake Recipe

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 which will show you how quick and 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.

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Pouring syrup over stack of pancakes on a plate topped with melting butter next to a small bowl of blueberries and a glass of orange juice

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.

A piece cut out of three pancakes stacked on a plate and topped with melted butter and blueberries next to a small bowl of blueberries, a glass of orange juice, and a small glass container of maple syrup

Day-old pancakes don’t taste as good as hot off the griddle ones and with this easy recipe, you don’t need to make a huge batch to satisfy a pancake craving.

Pancake Ingredients

See recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.

For this easy pancake recipe you will need:

  • all purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • sugar
  • salt
  • egg
  • milk
  • vanilla extract
  • butter 

Tips For Making The Best Pancakes

  1. 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.
  2. Check to make sure your baking powder is fresh. If it is old or expired you will end up with flat pancakes, not light and fluffy ones.
  3. 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.
  4. Flip the pancakes when the bubbles just begin to pop.

How To Measure Flour

Flour measurements can be a huge variable when it comes to baking. Weighing ingredients is by far the most accurate, but it isn’t done much in the U.S. If you use measuring cups to measure, use this method of measuring the flour:

  1. Use a spoon to fluff the flour in the container.
  2. Use a spoon to scoop the flour into the measuring cup.
  3. Use a knife or other straight edged utensil to level the flour across the measuring cup.

How To Serve Pancakes

This homemade pancake recipe will yield 3 pancakes. Serve them with butter and syrup or with berries or bananas.

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How To Make Pancakes For One

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Breakfast
Keywords: pancakes
Servings: 3 pancakes
Calories: 228kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon butter , melted
  • 1 teaspoon butter for the pan

How To Video

Instructions

  • 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, vanilla and melted butter.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated. 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.

Notes

How To Measure Flour

Flour measurements can be a huge variable when it comes to baking. Weighing ingredients is by far the most accurate, but it isn’t done much in the U.S. If you use measuring cups to measure, use this method of measuring the flour:
  1. Use a spoon to fluff the flour in the container.
  2. Use a spoon to scoop the flour into the measuring cup.
  3. Use a knife or other straight edged utensil to level the flour across the measuring cup.

Nutrition

Serving: 1pancake | Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 472mg | Potassium: 301mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 344IU | Calcium: 149mg | Iron: 2mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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157 thoughts on “Fluffy Pancake Recipe For One”

  1. 5 stars
    Hi,
    Never mastered pancakes.
    Wanted 1 for myself for supper.
    I halved the recipe above and it turned out absolutely perfectly.
    Thank you for sharing!

  2. the worst recipe i have ever tried!!!! the amount of flour is definitely not correct, pancakes ended up being so so terrible!!!

  3. Best pancake recipe! Added blueberries tasted like dessert!! Yes batter thick but pancakes very high and fluffy! Some Maple syrup little powdered sugar ! Yum

  4. 4 stars
    Mine was a bit too thick, but that is solved with a little extra milk. It’s not very sweet which is good for the added toppings.

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