Pancakes For One

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Recipe: #35653

September 11, 2020

"These fluffy pancakes are great for one person, found on bbc"

Original is 1 serving


  • Serving Size: 1 (149.7 g)
  • Calories 363.4
  • Total Fat - 18.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 214.5 mg
  • Sodium - 394.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 37.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2 g
  • Sugars - 0.3 g
  • Protein - 12 g
  • Calcium - 221.3 mg
  • Iron - 1.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Separate the egg, putting the white and yolk in seperate bowls. Mix the egg yolk with the flour, baking powder and milk to make a smooth paste.

Step 2

Beat the egg white and a pinch of salt with an electric whisk (or by hand) until fluffy and holding its shape. Gently fold the egg white into the yolk mixture.

Step 3

Heat the butter and oil in a non-stick frying pan. Dollop a third of the mixture into the pan and cook on each side for 1-2 mins or until golden brown. Repeat with the remaining mixture to make three pancakes. Drizzle over some maple syrup or honey and serve with berries, if you like.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • Make sure to use all-purpose flour (plain) for the recipe, as other types of flour may not yield the same results.
  • You can use any type of milk for the recipe such as dairy, nut, or oat based.

  • Replace the all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour for a healthier option. The benefit of this substitution is that it will add more fiber and nutrients to the pancakes, making them more nutritious to eat.
  • Replace the milk with almond milk for a vegan option. The benefit of this substitution is that it will make the pancakes vegan-friendly and still maintain a creamy texture.

Banana Pancakes Add 1/4 of a mashed banana to the egg yolk mixture and stir until combined. Follow the remaining instructions as per the original recipe.

Bacon and Egg Breakfast Sandwich - A classic breakfast sandwich that is a great accompaniment to the pancakes. The salty bacon and creamy egg yolk pairs perfectly with the fluffy pancakes, making it a great way to start the day.

Fruit Salad: A colorful and nutritious fruit salad is the perfect accompaniment to the Bacon and Egg Breakfast Sandwich. The sweetness of the fruit complements the savory flavors of the sandwich, while the variety of colors make it a visually appealing dish. It's a great way to get in your daily servings of fruit!


Q: How do I beat the egg white?

A: To beat the egg white, you can use an electric whisk or do it manually with a whisk or spoon. Whisk until it is fluffy and holds its shape.

Q: How much sugar should I add to egg whites?

A: You should add a small amount of sugar to the egg whites, usually about a teaspoon for every egg white. Too much sugar can prevent the egg whites from reaching stiff peaks.

4 Reviews


Yummy pancakes. This made a great breakfast. Thanks for sharing, Marra.


review by:
(15 Mar 2021)


This made a great breakfast for me this morning. I used buttermilk for the milk. It made a nice stack of medium sized pancakes. Quick , easy and tasty.


review by:
(31 Jan 2021)

Peggy Bright

I haven't made pancakes for ages and now I'm wondering why? This is a great little recipe. I made exactly as written and topped with maple syrup and blueberries. Only one regret. Why didn't I make a double batch! Yummo and thanks for posting.


review by:
(1 Oct 2020)


I made as per recipe and transferred the batter into a jug to better judge the amount that went into the pan and have uniform pancakes which I served with fresh strawberries though I only ate one but DH certainly enjoyed the other two with honey and cream and the reason for this is I at to monitor the amount of carbs to keep my blood sugars in control. Thank Marramamba made for For Your Consideration at FF&F.


review by:
(28 Sep 2020)

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Fun facts:

The first known pancakes were made in ancient Greece, and were served with honey and cheese. They were known as 'Tagenites' and were made from wheat flour, olive oil, honey and curdled milk.

In the 1800s, the famous American author Mark Twain wrote about his love for pancakes. He once wrote, "I think I could eat pancakes all day long and never tire of them."