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Sometimes You Just Need Pancakes for One

Sometimes You Just Need Pancakes for One | YUM eating

I looooooooooove pancake. Eating pancakes brings back so many happy memories of making breakfast with my mom. She was also notorious for making pancakes when we needed a quick dinner. I’ve had my fair share of pancakes, sugar free, carob chip pancakes and even low carb with flax. But my favorite is a pancake with a fried egg on top. Nothing beats a creamy egg yolk.


for freshly tapped maple syrup.

OMG nom nom

Sometimes I feel pretty lucky about the amount of truly organic foodie items I have access too. Mr. YUMs cousin has a little hobby farm where they raise their own cows, chickens and other farm animals. He also has maple trees. An aunt/uncle has an apple orchard and another aunt/uncle are bee keepers. At this point, I don’t know what is better; maple syrup or honey. Hard to pick but apples both taste good dipped in them!

From my family I get the garden and canning foods. Anyone remember the 90+ jars of pickles we canned? Or the tomatoes? I’m sad that I am not doing a garden this year. There’s a lot going on in our little world; which includes a move. So, if I decide to garden, it will be in containers so I can move them.

Ok. I am getting off track again.

Pancakes. Maple syrup.

The other day Mr. YUM stopped by his cousins and brought home this cute little bottle of freshly tapped maple syrup. I seriously did a little dance of pure excitement. I don’t eat many pancakes any more and pure maple syrup is a treat, but it’s also liquid gold to me. Raw. Pure. 100% awesome.

The husband is not a fan of maple syrup and he doesn’t really care too much about pancakes. He’s a take ’em or leave ’em kind of guy. So when he traveled to his other home for his job out-of-town, I knew I had some pancakes in my future. Problem is, I hate making a big batch. I usually have a batch of sugar-free homemade pancake mix on hand, my cupboard was empty. I hate buying pancake mix because I already keep all of the ingredients on hand.

So I set out to make perfectly portioned pancakes for one.

Sometimes You Just Need Pancakes for One | YUM eating

Sometimes You Just Need Pancakes for One

Chrystal Mahan YUMeating.com
Servings 4


  • 1 c flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp stevia
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • butter
  • pure maple syrup


  • In a large bowl add the flour, baking powder, stevia, salt, and baking soda.
  • Use a fork or whisk to blend the dry ingredients.
  • Make a well in the middle of the ingredients and add the egg.
  • Use the fork or whisk to blend the egg.
  • Add the milk.
  • Blend all ingredients together.
  • Warm the non stick skillet on low to medium heat.
  • Add oil, butter or cooking spray if you are worried about the pancake sticking to the pan.
  • Use a ladle to pour the batter into the pan.
  • Pancake is done with both sides are a nice golden brown.
  • Repeat until all the batter is used up.
  • Eat when warm and enjoy with the maple syrup.

Sometimes You Just Need Pancakes for One | YUM eating


How do you enjoy your pancakes?

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  1. I make myself pancakes all the time. Sometimes I am alone and need something quick and easy to make.

  2. Pancakes with crispy edges are my all time favorite! These look so good and ideal for any meal!

  3. I recently made some crazy shaped pancakes. Just felt like having fun while cooking, so I thought I’d pour the batter here and there on the pan…blogged about it last week, if you’d like to see the photos I took of the crazy pancakes. 🙂 I’d try anything on them and hubby loves them with butter and brown sugar.

    1. I have a ton of bottles I could put batter in and make some crazy designs. I should do that one of these days. I am sure kiddo would love it.

  4. Pancakes for one sounds like a great idea. I love to mix in bacon pieces when I make pancakes.

  5. Always nice to find recipes that work for just one or two. A bonus when the recipe is for something good like Pancakes! Pure Maple Syrup is the best.. YUM!

  6. I’m not a big pancake fan, I’m more of a crepes girl… but my kids LOVE pancakes so I make them often for them. Sometimes I can’t keep up with the pancakes they eat! I will have to try this recipe for my hubby on his birthday!

  7. Pancakes are good to eat any time of day or year, aren’t they? I like real maple syrup with my pancakes because I fell like I’m treating myself. I know you are looking forward to a garden next year!

    1. I am already missing gardening. I do have some asparagus, grapes, strawberries, blackberries and blueberries from last years gardening that still need tended to. They are still fairly new so not sure I’ll get any produce from them. I am going to get some containers. Maybe tomatoes and peppers or something. That way I can still can some tomatoes.

  8. I love making pancakes for myself. It is a easy meal to make in a hurry. I will have to try this recipe. They look delicious.

  9. looks so good. im not too big on pancakes…unless my hubby brings them to me in bed. who doesnt love breakfast in bed? but if we’re out for breakfast, i get them with fruit and whipped cream and syrup. go big or go home. lol.

  10. Pancakes are the best, although I always forget about them when I’m trying to figure out breakfast! I prefer them from a diner though, they never come out the same when I make them at home!

  11. I don’t eat pancakes, but my husband loves them. This totally solves our problem because I can make just enough for him! He’ll be thrilled – thank you for sharing this recipe!

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