Single Serving Pancakes are perfect, quick, and comforting breakfast for yourself or the kids. Soft and fluffy buttermilk pancakes made for one. No need to make a large stack of pancakes when all you need is two.
SINGLE SERVINGS PANCAKES
Now, why in the world would I give you a recipe for “pancakes for one?” I always make my recipes to have enough for a family of three or four and here I am, sharing a recipe for one.
I actually have a few recipes that I make in small batches and they all have one purpose, one hungry little guy who has a very particular taste. Not that pancakes are ever turned down by anyone, it’s mostly my other small-batch recipes that he is picky about.
Pancakes though, everyone loves those, but not everyone wants to spend a lot of time making them on weekdays. I was definitely one of those people that opted for a quick bagel in the morning until I realized that pancakes can be just as quick and easy.
I ran out of waffles one morning, which I usually freeze for an easy breakfast before school, and little man did not want cereal or bagel. He wanted a pancake. So, I made my usual pancake batter, (makes 6-8 good size pancakes) and only cooked one pancake for him.
That left me with a lot of batter and I know what you’re thinking, “why don’t you just make all the pancakes and put them in the fridge, or just put the batter in the fridge until the next day?” Well, pancakes are never as good reheated and cold batter does not produce soft and fluffy pancakes. It’s just a waste when you can’t cook all the pancakes and can’t eat them fresh, soft, and fluffy.
That is exactly why I came up with this single serving pancake recipe.
HOW TO MAKE THESE PANCAKES
This is now my go-to single serving recipe for my buttermilk pancakes. It’s a perfect warm breakfast that can feed one adult or kid. It can even feed two younger kids with one pancake for each. The best part is, it only takes 10 minutes.
To make the batter: first, whisk all the wet ingredients together until smooth. Then, add in dry ingredients and slowly whisk it to incorporate. Finally, fold in blueberries. Let the batter sit while the pan is preheating.
To cook the pancakes: preheat a cooking pan over medium heat and add some oil. Spoon all of the batter into the center of the pan if you want one pancake or make two smaller dollops for two pancakes. Cook pancakes until you see bubbles appear over the top and flip the pancakes. Cook another minute or two. Check the pancakes by pressing lightly in the center, if it’s firm the pancakes are done.
Take them out or the pan and top off with your favorite syrup, or butter, or both!
OTHER FLAVORS FOR PANCAKES:
Berries – if you don’t like blueberries, try adding other berries like raspberries or chopped strawberries.
Lemon – zest a lemon and mix lemon lest into the batter.
Lemon white chocolate chip – add lemon zest and white chocolate chips to the batter.
Chocolate chip – mix a few chocolate chips into the batter.
Nuts – a handful of pecans or walnuts would be great. You can also add a pink of cinnamon.
Banana nut – mash a small banana or half of a banana and mix it into the batter. Note that mashed banana will add extra liquid to the batter so you will need to compensate with an extra tablespoon or two of flour.
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Single Serving Buttermilk Pancakes
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup buttermilk
- 1 Tbsp butter melted
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 Tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/3 cup flour + 1 Tbsp flour
- Pinch of salt
- Handful of blueberries optional
- In a small bowl, whisk buttermilk, egg, melted butter, and vanilla extract.
- Whisk in flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Whisk until smooth. Fold in blueberries.
- Preheat a cooking pan over medium heat. Add a little oil to the pan.
- You can make one or two pancakes.
- Cook the pancakes, in the preheated pan, for a couple of minutes on each side. Check the pancakes by pressing lightly in the center, if it's firm the pancakes are done.
I couldn’t make my mind up, so I made two each of blueberry, strawberry and cinnamon. These were the most delicious pancakes I’ve ever made. It reminded me of my childhood. They were tasty, fluffy, and definitely perfect for one person or two is you make them mini size! Thank you!
Yum! I love that you took the recipe and made it your own! I am glad you liked it! 🙂
Thanks for the recipe! Looks very appetizing. Definitely going to make it for Sunday breakfast. It is already a family tradition to prepare a new delicious breakfast every Sunday and enjoy it leisurely with the whole family. Thanks for adding to the list of favorite recipes. It is very important to fill the home and family with valuable pleasant traditions and that if not food brings the family together so nicely.
I am so glad you liked it, Londa
John’ae Davis says
I just made these pancakes this morning & they are delicious! Packed them for lunch & my only regret is not eating them fresh when hot & crispy. My current, new FAV pancake recipe outside the bomb vegan recipe I also love. THANK YOU!!! Blueberries bursting in my mouth🤤😍
Awesome! you are so welcome! I love that you liked them!
These were great. I opted for this recipe over other “single serving” recipes that called for 1 cup of flour (that’s a lot of flour for one person!) They were fluffy and delicious. Will be holding onto this for future use.
That is a lot of flour, I am glad you liked the recipe!
I don’t know what I did wrong but mine were kind of dry.
Excellent recipe! So fluffy and hearty. Very easy to make, and they actually did take just 10 minutes! It made 2 good sized pancakes and I added a squeeze of lemon juice and some lemon zest. Thank you 🙂
I am so glad you liked them! Thanks for stopping by to let me know and rate my recipe! 🙂
Thank you, thank you. I don’t often cook, and I live alone. A perfect pancake for one was a treat for Christmas morning! Your recipe was easy to follow and delicious.
Found my perfect pancake recipe – thank you, Lyuba!
Followed the recipe to the letter and they came out perfectly. When attempting a new recipe, I normally like to weigh ingredients but just used the ‘spoon and level’ method. I did rest my batter for about 20 minutes to allow the buttermilk and baking powder to work their magic and the pancakes came out perfectly leavened (for my liking) – similar to Cracker Barrel’s.
I’ve also doubled the recipe when I made pancakes for two and they came out great then, too.
I top with maple syrup but blanketing them with confectioners’ sugar and / or drizzling with a little lemon juice (to complement the blueberries) would work a treat!
Awesome! Glad to hear it worked well for you!
Delicious!!! I only eat 1 pancake and this recipe is perfect. I will pass it on to my single friends.
I am so glad you liked the recipe, Evelyn! Thanks for stopping by!
This recipe is perfect because in the past I’ve always had leftover batter or too many pancakes. I’ve made this several times and It’s my go to recipe for pancakes. Perfect buttermilk pancakes!!
I am so glad you like them! Thanks for stopping by to tell me! 🙂
I love pancakes. This will be a special addition to my diet now.
So glad you liked them!
Jeni McDonough says
Beautiful and just the right amount for one.