Tips To Prepare Pancake Mix Recipe For 1 Easy

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Pancakes are a breakfast staple, but who says you need a whole crowd to enjoy them? This recipe is perfect for whipping up a single serving of fluffy, delicious pancakes, ideal for those mornings when you just need a little pick-me-up.


Pancake recipe for one
Pancake recipe for one

⅓ cup all-purpose flour

  • ⅓ cup milk (dairy or non-dairy)
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter or vegetable oil
  • ⅛ teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)

  • Equipment:

    Mixing bowl

  • Whisk
  • Non-stick frying pan
  • Spatula

  • Instructions:

    1. Whisk the dry ingredients. In your mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Whisk everything together to ensure even distribution.

    2. Incorporate the wet ingredients. Create a well in the center of your dry ingredients. Pour in the milk, melted butter/oil, and vanilla extract (if using). Gently whisk the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined. Don’t overmix – a few lumps are perfectly fine!

    3. Heat your pan. Set your non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add a pat of butter or a drizzle of cooking oil to coat the bottom of the pan.

    4. Pour the batter. Once the pan is hot (a drop of water should sizzle upon contact), pour the batter onto the pan. The batter should spread slightly into a circle.

    5. Cook until golden brown. Let the pancake cook for 2-3 minutes, or until bubbles appear on the surface and the edges start to set.

    6. Flip and finish cooking. Once the bubbles appear and the edges are set, use your spatula to carefully flip the pancake. Cook for another minute or two, or until golden brown on the other side.

    7. Serve and enjoy! Plate your delicious one-person pancake and top it with your favorite toppings. Fresh fruit, whipped cream, maple syrup, chocolate chips, or even a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar are all great options.

    Nutrition Facts (per serving):

    This recipe yields approximately one serving.

    Calories: 200 (approximate)

  • Fat: 8g (approximate)
  • Carbohydrates: 25g (approximate)
  • Protein: 4g (approximate)

  • Please note: These are approximate nutrition facts and may vary depending on the specific ingredients you use.


    This simple pancake recipe requires minimal ingredients and cooking time, making it a perfect choice for busy mornings or when you’re craving a satisfying yet fuss-free breakfast. Feel free to experiment with different toppings and flavors to find your perfect pancake combination!

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    1. Can I use a different type of flour?

    Absolutely! You can substitute all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour, oat flour, almond flour, or a combination of these. Just be aware that using alternative flours may slightly alter the texture and taste of your pancakes.

    2. My pancakes aren’t fluffy! What went wrong?

    There are a couple of possibilities. Overmixing the batter can lead to dense pancakes. Remember, a few lumps are okay! Additionally, make sure your pan is hot enough before adding the batter. A cold pan will prevent the pancake from rising properly.

    3. How can I make vegan pancakes?

    Simply swap out the dairy milk for your favorite plant-based milk alternative (almond milk, soy milk, oat milk, etc.) and use melted vegan butter or vegetable oil.

    4. Can I add fruit to the batter?

    Yes! Fold in chopped fresh fruit like blueberries, raspberries, or chopped bananas into the batter before pouring it onto the pan.

    5. How can I reheat leftover pancakes?