- 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- generous sprinkle of cinnamon
- pinch salt
- 1 egg, large
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 tsp vegetable oil
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
If nothing else, there’s one thing you should know about me: I love pancakes. This single serving pancake recipe is everything pancakes should be: light, fluffy, hearty, and utterly delicious. I made three medium sized pancakes with this recipe, but you could make them silver-dollars to have more of a bite sized taste. I also like to add chocolate chips to my pancake for a little sweet treat, and than top it with sliced bananas. But you can dress them up or keep ‘em plain. That’s the joys of pancakes.
- In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and powder, cinnamon, and salt.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together egg, milk, oil, and vanilla.
- Using a whisk, stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients until just combined. Do not overmix. Batter will be a bit lumpy.
- Preheat a fry pan over medium heat. Spray lightly with cooking spray. Or if you have a griddle that works best – I usually have my heat set at 350 degrees.
- Pout 1/3 cup of batter onto hot pan (or griddle). Cook until bubbles form on surface.
- Carefully flip the pancake over and cook other side until golden brown. This will only take about a 1-2 minutes.
- Repeat with remaining batter.
- Serve hot with favorite pancake toppings.
The pancakes are really good i added a pinch of sugar and added some blueberries and a sliced up strawberry and they were yummy!
I’m a pretty decent home cook but could never get pancakes to come out right. these are perfect. thank you so much and I’ll be trying many more of your recipes.
Thanks! I would love to hear your feedback on any other recipes you try out!
Thanks for this! I have my own arsenal of tried & true pancake recipes but turned to Google for a “single serve” recipe because my 4 year old son was the only one who wanted pancakes this morning. I used your recipe to make one giant pancake for him and he was very pleased. 🙂 He had his with lots of grass fed butter and real maple syrup. I will be using this again.
Thanks for the feedback! I am glad that others enjoy this simple recipe as much as I do! Keep an eye out I plan to post up a blueberry single serving recipe and a banana single serving pancake recipe in the next few weeks.
BEST RECIPE EVER!!!!! All the other recipies are nasty but this one is spot on!! I LOVE IT!!!! This will forever be my pancake recipe!
Thanks so much…I was trying to calculate a single serving, then googled your recipe. It is really yummy, and also calls for ingredients most people have in their kitchen- plus, it is easy! Thanks!
Big thanks for this recipe Alex! I too was trying to calculate a single serving out of my favourite pancake recipe, but not only did this one save me time and effort but it turned out to be far better than my favourite one! My 2year old baby Omar looooooves it too! Thanks,
I just made this recipe and I have to say that adding the cinnamon was a really brilliant idea. I really like this one.
These were just right for one! And the addition of the whole wheat flour made me feel a little better about indulging!
Oh.My.Goodness. Not only is this single serving, I think this might just be the best pancake recipe ever!
I’ve never made pancakes before in my life & tried this recipe today. Glad to tell you that the pancakes turned out awesome! & I didn’t even have a whisk! I used a fork instead.
I found these a bit eggy, but I guess I should’ve expected that since I usually use 1 egg for my regular recipe, and this one’s 1/3 of that. However, I did really enjoy these pancakes. They were light and moist, just how pancakes should be. Next time I might just an egg white or something instead of the whole egg. Anyway, thanks for the recipe, it definitely turned out better than I expected!
I made these tonight for “brinner” and found them to be really egg-y. Does anyone have any tips on how to make them less so?
Thank you! They were perfect, otherwise. 🙂
You could try and just use the egg whites and see how that works out for you. Thanks for the feedback!
Use just the yolk and omit the white. The white is what gives off that characteristic sulphury eggy taste. No whites, no eggy flavor. Also, the yolk is necessary to emulsify the vegetable oil and create a smooth batter. Or you can just scramble the egg and only use a portion of it.
Cinnamon enhances the eggy-y flavor, so just omit the cinnamon.
Gonna make these, sound yummy!
Wow wow wow! Every other single serving pancake recipe just fails miserably, but not this one. It’s actually wonderfully fluffy and tasty! I used 1/8 tsp of baking soda, and used coconut oil instead of vegetable oil. Superb! The cinnamon definitely adds a unique flavour. I topped my pancakes with warm chunks of apple (dice an apple, mix with cinnamon and a squeeze of lemon, microwave for 30 seconds). Also, in fear of eggy pancakes as the comments suggested, I only used about half of the yolk. Perfect pancakes, I’m keeping this recipe! Thanks for posting!
Just tried these out this morning after searching for a recipe for one. These were amazing. So fluffy and tasty. So glad i’ve come across these. I will now be using this from now on!
These are the best whole wheat pancakes i ever had. I think i am gonna use this recipe for my whole wheat pancakes from now on. I added some chopped nuts and this was a healthy breakfast. If only i could eat them without syrup. Sigh!
Thanks for such an awesome recipe. You satisfied a prego gals craving.
Like others, I searched for “single serving pancake recipe”. I appreciate that this recipe uses whole wheat flour, a whole egg, and other common ingredients. I was in the mood for (healthy) comfort food for lunch today, and these pancakes were perfect! Only thing I did differently was to add a packet of stevia to the dry mix. I spread each of the 3 cooked pancakes with peanut butter and then topped with banana slices. Awesome! A nutritional winner — and tops on taste as well! This is a keeper!
Thanks for this recipe! It’s perfect for those weekend mornings I really want pancakes but have no crowd to cook for. I just made these this morning and they were very good. I also noticed a slight egginess, but I kind of liked it. It was almost reminiscent of French toast.
Thanks so much – this is great!!! I slightly changed this to make gluten-free pancakes for my son (because he can’t have any of the whole wheat pancakes the rest of us like to eat), and they still turned out AWESOME! Very delicious and still had a nice fluffy puffy texture. Will definitely be using this as my new go-to recipe for my little boy’s GF pancakes!
(In case you were wondering, all I changed was to up the flour to 1/2 c of my own fresh-ground gluten-free flour [2 parts oat groats, plus 1 part each of brown rice, corn, and sorghum)]
Thanks! This is great to know and I will let others know how to make this a glutten-free recipe. I have a bunch of friends that are glutten-free and would love to have pancakes. Thanks for the tip!
these are wonderful! From time to time my kids ask for pancakes and I hate to make a whole batch. This worked perfectly and are kid approved!
Oh My! Oh My! Oh My! I have made many pancakes over the years, I even have a recipe from a pancake house in Wisconsin Dells and Baraboo called the Red Wagon, but none for just one person. I am cooking just for myself most days now and found your recipe. It is just out of this world good., And with whole wheat on top of it all! Bless you. I will use it until I have it memorized I am sure. Breakfast, lunch or dinner. How good with creamed peas or creamed hamburger for dinner. I can hardly wait to try is lots of ways.
Thank you for your kind words! I would love to hear what other combinations you think of and try! I am always looking for new ways to enhance my single serving pancakes when I make them for myself. Enjoy and happy cooking!
I love pancakes but my boyfriend is not a sweets person. These are a effect portion for one. I added 1tsp to the milk to make them like buttermilk pancakes. It makes them super tender. I also added 2tsp of sugar to the batter. Topped with fresh peaches, honey and granola…so amazingly delicious!
I have recently been craving pancakes but I wanted to make them myself not from a bisquick box. I came across this recipe and I have been hooked! I make them with whole wheat for myself and white flour for my boyfriend. I make 1 big pancake and it turns out delicious. Thanks for the recipe. I will be using this recipe for years to come!
Fantastic single serving recipe. Thank you so much for posting!
So so good! It taste like a mix between french toast and pancakes, my two favorite breakfast goods. So good they didnt even need syrup. Will be making these all the time!
I tried this recipe and halfway through found out I had no baking powder or vegetable oil, so I googled some substitutes for these ingredients and after cooking the pancakes they tasted bad. Guess I’ll have to try again tomorrow night when I go get those missing ingredients!
How did the recipe turn out after you picked up the missing ingredients?
I made this recipe will all-purpose gluten free flour. At first I was a little scared, the batter was much thinner than I am used to. So I added a little ground flax seed, probably about 2 tbsp, and then just poured in all in the pan to make one big pancake.
It turned out awesome!! Definitely a keeper. Its hard to find a recipe that makes fluffy light pancakes and works with gf flour!
Thanks for the support! I am happy that it works out with gluten free flour! Thanks for sharing your suggestions with everyone!
Hi there! I’ve tried this recipe several different times now. The first time I made it mostly as is, the only changes being substituting a little extra baking soda for the baking powder (I had none on hand), and using all purpose flour (no whole wheat either). Turned out well and was yummy! I’ve since played with it, wanting to try using things I had on hand and some of my favorite ingredients.
My favorite way to make this now is with rye and AP flour (half & half), and buttermilk. I love the tangy flavor of these ingredients! Something to note however– if you sub in the buttermilk, you’ll need to use a little more than regular milk since it’s much thicker. I find myself using about a 1/3 up to about a 1/2 cup depending on how tight I want the batter.
Thanks for sharing! Once I’m out of it, I doubt I’ll be buying box mix again anytime soon! 😉
Can you do an egg free one and for 1 serving size?
I have never tried or attempted doing an egg free single serving size pancake recipe. But I will try to get it in my docket of testing and trying out and post if it comes out well.
Greeting from México
I’m from Brazil and every time I get the chance I make pancakes for the family, and this single serving portion was excellent. I used a small fry pan and was able to make 6 pancakes! Very good and tasty!!
I tried the egg-free and substituted 1 TBSP flax seed plus 3 TBSP water for the egg – I didn’t have any in the fridge. They were kind of heavy and a little doughy. Will make again with the egg next time, as I’m sure that will make them delish, according to all the positive comments.
Forever my Pancake recipe… I suppose I can just triple the servings if the family wants them! I also added about a teaspoon of cocoa
powder and sugar… even better!
Thanks a lot this Recipe is great! I fried up some apples with cinnamon and put them in the batter delicious!
I am not sure if it’s because I used almond milk, coconut oil or my pancake pan but these were dry with no flavor. What are your thoughts? Thanks.
Wow I’m so going to try these I can’t eat the same thing for breakfast like cereal every morning and my mom is paleo so she makes only eggs and bacon for her for breakfast but that Ivan eat every morning maybe if I try these I won’t starve again
Tred these pancakes because didn’t want a big batch of batter leftover.
Blown away by the perfection of texture!
Only had a nibble as I’m wheat-free but I’ve made some savory ones by just mixing in veggies and cheese, even meat! for my toddler. Worked out great.
This looks great! I appreciate all the comments so I fell confident this is the recipe I want. I think I’ll make up batches of this recipe, put it in little canning jars and give it to my single, grown children, who I know don’t take the time to eat things like pancake. They’ll love it! (And so will Dear Husband, since I don’t buy boxed mix anymore, and he was looking for some this morning.) 🙂
these pancakes were amazing.im dieting so this recipe for one helps a lot dont have to be eating unnecessarily coz l made lots of food.btw this was my first time making these .
I’ve been making pancakes for years, and my batches have always been super huge-makes about 30 to 40 pancakes. Today I just wanted something for me and this is perfect!
These were delicious! I wanted to make pancakes, but I was just cooking for myself. I am so glad I clicked on your blog. it was perfect for just one person! Thank you!
I just made them for my son and it turned out perfect.
It’s not super fluffy neither was it crepe like. Just nice. Thank you for this simple pancake recipe! I’ve tried many celebrity pancake recipes out there, this is by far the easiest and most delicious.
Best pancake ever! Greets from Brazil.
How many pancakes does this make
It typically makes 3 silver-dollar style pancakes or one large one.
YMMD with that anwsre! TX
I’ve always had bad luck with making pancake mix from scratch- BUT this recipe was awesome! I made 10 ish pancakes using a 1tbs scoop- they turned out so cute and yummy! Boyfriend and bulldog approved!
Saving this for the recipe book! 🙂
I didn’t have any vanilla so that may have been the issue. My batter was thick and salty. I may leave out the salt next time. Or maybe I measured the baking soda and baking powder wrong. I had an 1/8 tsp and tried to measure that way. I will try again because I love that it’s fresh and the right serving size. Despite the taste, I ate almost all of it!
Hi I used all purpose flour and it worked wonderfuly I will be using this recipe again thanks!!!
This recipe is a life saver
The perfect true single serve with whole wheat flour I have seen. Thank you
Where have you been all my life!?!?
WOW – Thanks – exactly what I have been looking for. My new weekend go to breakfast!!!
Thanks you! Let me know how everything turns out!