Easy Peasy Pancakes for One

This is what my boyfriend requests every Sunday for breakfast, fresh pancakes, crispy bacon and maple syrup. I on the other hand opt for a large mug of coffee and sourdough toast piled with butter and homemade marmalade. To make sure we don’t end up with unwanted pancake batter, I’ve taken a standard pancake recipe, halved it, fiddled a bit more and have ended up with these Easy Peasy Pancakes for One.

Homemade pancakes are much better than the flimsy things you buy in the supermarket and your aware of what is actually in them. Making the batter couldn’t be simpler than this recipe and if your finding yourself with a sudden craving for them this recipe is perfect and yields just the right amount for one person. Of course you can double it easily for a double dose of yummy warm pancakes, if you are doing this though don’t double the eggs, keep it to one. 

With Pancake Day tomorrow this recipe will guarentee your pancake day stay fuss free and i’m sure you’ve everything you need for these. Add whatever you like, choc chips, blueberries, lemon juice, sugar or the salty/sweet combo my other half loves, maple syrup and streaky bacon. Delish!

Easy Peasy Pancakes for One

A small serving Pancake recipe that's perfect for just one person. 

Course: Breakfast
Servings: 1 Person
Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 15 min
Total time: 20 min


  • 70 grams Self-raising flour
  • 1/4 tsp Baking powder
  • Pinch Maldon sea salt
  • 1 tsp Caster sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Pure vanilla extract
  • 65 ml Milk
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 tbsp Melted butter


  1.  In a medium mixing bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and caster sugar.

    2. Add the vanilla, milk, egg and melted butter and whisk until you've a smooth, thick batter. Leave to rest for a couple of minutes.

    3. Heat a small frying pan on medium heat and spoon a ladle full of batter into the pan heating each side until bubbles start to appear, around 1-2 minutes. Continue to do this until all the batter has been used up. 


  • Keep the pancakes warm in a low oven.
  • If adding blueberries or choc chips, sprinkle them over the batter just after you ladle the batter into the frying pan. 
  • Enjoy with crispy bacon and maple syrup, fresh lemon juice and sugar or whatever you fancy. 
  • Recipe adapted from BBC Good Food. 

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