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
- 1 c flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp stevia
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 egg
- 1 cup milk
- 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.
How do you enjoy your pancakes?
Maureen | Orgasmic Chef says
I love pancakes for one. I have a good recipe but it doesn’t convert well to reducing it. I make them all and freeze them but I’d rather make them fresh. Yum.
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
I make myself pancakes all the time. Sometimes I am alone and need something quick and easy to make.
Amy Desrosiers says
Pancakes with crispy edges are my all time favorite! These look so good and ideal for any meal!
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
I love this! The only thing I disagree with you on is the use of “sometimes”. =D
Alpha Carina says
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.
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.
Deb- It's me, debcb! says
I’m not a pancake fan but I have a home filled with them. Pinning this so when my teen wants pancakes just for herself, she can.
Julie @ Girl on the Move says
I am a huge fan of pancakes and sometimes have them for dinner 😉
Rosa @ Cat Lady Confidential says
These pancakes seem deliciously. i’m trying this recipe for one!
Catherine S says
Pancakes for one sounds like a great idea. I love to mix in bacon pieces when I make pancakes.
Those pancakes sound really good. I need to make this for myself!
Liz Mays says
For some reason I actually eat pancakes with no syrup! That fresh maple syrup does sound really good though!
I am not big on syrup either. But, I can’t say no to fresh maple syrup!
I love maple syrup on my pancakes, along with lots of butter! Thanks for the recipe!
This recipe totally makes sense to me. There are definitely times when I crave pancakes!
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!
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!
Ora Lee Gurr says
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!
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.
It’s been so long since I’ve just cooked for one. It looks so much easier when you need less of all the ingredients.
Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert says
This looks like the perfect dinner for me when I don’t want what everyone else is having! love it!
Susanna @Zealous Mom says
This is such a cute idea! I love it. Now when just one of my boys wants a pancake, I’ll know what to do!
Marina John says
Mmm, these look yummy! I love the idea of a fried egg on top!
Ann Bacciaglia says
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.
Man these pancakes look nice and fluffy. My son loves pancakes
The Mid-Atlantic Foodie says
It’s true, sometimes, you just need pancakes for one. I completely agree.
Debbie L. says
We always have pancakes for one – I love pancakes and my hubby not so much. He is the pancake maker!
winifred jac says
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.
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!
I don’t think my pancakes ever come out the same either.
Taylor S. says
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!
I love pancakes! I’ve been known to make a pancake for one when my husband is out of town!