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Short stack of pancakes topped with berries and syrup on a white plate

Pancakes for One

Heavenly Home Cooking
Our single serving pancake recipe is perfectly portioned for one person. It makes two delicious, light and fluffy pancakes. Serve them with your favorite syrup or one of our delicious syrup recipes.
4.63 from 16 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 13 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving
Calories 598 kcal


  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder double acting
  • teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter melted and cooled
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar


  • In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
    ¾ cup all-purpose flour, ¾ teaspoon baking powder, ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • Add milk, egg, melted butter, vanilla extract and granulated sugar to a blender or large bowl. Blend or whisk for about a minute.
    ½ cup milk, 1 large egg, 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • Pour wet mixture into dry and stir to combine. Allow batter to rest for about 5 minutes.
  • Lightly spray a large skillet or griddle with cooking spray or melt 1 tablespoon of butter over medium heat.
  • Ladle about ¼ cup of batter onto the cooking surface. Repeat for second pancake. Distribute remaining batter evenly between pancakes.
  • Cook pancakes until bubbles form and pop on the surface, about 4-5 minutes. Use a wide non-stick spatula to turn each pancake and cook on the other side, another 4-5 minutes.
    Remove each pancake to a plate and serve with butter and your favorite syrup or preserves.


Tips for Success

  • Spoon the flour into a measuring cup designed for dry ingredients and then level off with a butter knife. Do not measure out the flour by dipping the measuring cup into the flour bag. You will end up with too much flour and the pancake batter will be too thick.
  • Do not overmix the batter. Just give it a few good stirs to get rid of any flour streaks. It's okay if a few lumps remain.
  • Allow the batter to rest for at least 5 minutes before cooking. This step causes the gluten in the batter to relax a bit and helps to achieve a more light, fluffy and tender pancake.
  • Adjust the amount of sugar to your taste. Some people like the pancakes to be sweeter, some do not.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 598kcal (30%)Carbohydrates: 85g (28%)Protein: 19g (38%)Fat: 20g (31%)Saturated Fat: 10g (63%)Trans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 224mg (75%)Sodium: 718mg (31%)Potassium: 282mg (8%)Fiber: 3g (13%)Sugar: 13g (14%)Vitamin A: 752IU (15%)Calcium: 314mg (31%)Iron: 6mg (33%)

Nutritional information provided is for one serving and is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Total Servings 1 serving
Keyword easy, quick, small batch, vegetarian
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