It can be hard cutting down recipes to feed just one person, so I made these Perfect Pancakes for One!
It’s a task I’ve faced on many occasions. Cutting a recipe in half, or quarters, or thirds so I make only enough for me to eat for one day.
I’ve been living alone (well not really alone, I do have Z) for almost four years now. Don’t get me wrong, I love it, but sometimes I don’t want to do math before cooking breakfast to make sure I don’t have leftovers. Or cut every ingredient in half except for one and end up ruining a recipe.
Breakfast recipes have always been one of the worst to cut in half. Mostly because it results in needing half or one third of an egg. Possible, but not exactly easy. So I set out to create the perfect pancake recipe for one person. And by golly I think I’ve found it.
It took me many almost perfect attempts and one definitely not perfect attempt to create my Perfect Pancakes for One recipe. I’m sure you’re going to love them too.
There’s nothing too special about this recipe. It’s a fairly standard pancake recipe, but instead of making 20 pancakes, it’ll make four medium sized pancakes.
I do recommend sticking with the melted butter instead of switching to oil. The melted butter almost makes the pancakes taste like a cupcake, especially if you add chocolate chips!
If you don’t have buttermilk (I usually don’t) you can make your own by pouring 1 ½ teaspoons of white vinegar in your measuring glass and then filling to the ½ cup line with milk. Let that sit for about 5 minutes and it’ll add a similar flavor to buttermilk.
And feel free to make these Perfect Pancakes for One your own! Add chocolate chips.
Or blueberries, raspberries, raisins, whatever you like!
Perfect Pancakes for One
- 3/4 Cup All Purpose Flour
- 4 tsp Granulated Sugar
- 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 Large Egg
- 1/2 Cup Buttermilk
- 2 Tbs Butter Melted
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 Cup Mini Chocolate Chip or Sprinkles
Melt the butter and let cool for a few minutes.
Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda. Whisk in egg, buttermilk, melted butter, and vanilla.
Heat a griddle to 350° or a pan on the stove to medium. Drop batter onto griddle using either a 1/4 cup measuring cup or ice cream scoop. Cook until top of pancake becomes bubbly - about 3-4 minutes. Flip pancakes and cook for another 3 minutes. Serve and enjoy!