Being here in Boston, yesterday was a snow day for me. We got so much snow! It was nice to have the day off, although I was a little lonely since my husband is on a business trip this week.
As soon as I knew it was going to be a snow day, I decided that also meant it needed to be a pancake breakfast kind of day. Am I right?
I usually opt for these buttermilk pancakes or my banana bread pancakes, but both of those recipes make about 10-12 pancakes. I definitely didn’t need 10 pancakes just for myself, so it was time to come up with a single serving variety.
Single Serving Whole Wheat Oat Pancakes
Makes 3 medium-sized pancakes
- 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 tbsp. rolled oats
- 2 tsp. sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp. yogurt (I used plain Greek)
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp. water
- a dash of cinnamon
- 2 tbsp. of any add-in of your choice (optional)
- chocolate (or any kind of) chips
Note: if using a fruit add-in, you could use a fruit yogurt of the same flavor to make it extra fruity.
1. Mix all dry ingredients together in a small bowl. Then add egg, vanilla, yogurt, and water. Blend well.
2. If using an add-in, mix that in last, folding gently if using a fresh fruit.
3. Heat a large griddle over the stove. Spray griddle pan with cooking spray or butter. Drop batter onto pan into 3 medium-sized pancakes.
4. Heat for about 2 minutes and flip. Cook another 2 minutes until done.
5. Serve with butter, syrup, jam, peanut butter, or whatever your heart desires.
I opted for mini chocolate chips as my add in & served with lots of butter & syrup.
I’m thinking this single serving size will really come in handy when I have a craving for a “real” breakfast once baby arrives, but it’s much less work than a full recipe of pancakes. I also see this as a convenient way to make pancakes for my daughter once she starts eating solid foods – how fun!
I thought the oats might give it a gritty texture, but I hardly noticed. I love sneaking oats and whole wheat into recipes that traditionally call for white flour. It’s almost always worth the swap, in my opinion.
This recipe made what I consider three medium size pancakes. This was definitely enough to leave me totally satisfied but not completely stuffed.
Serve with a glass or orange juice & some fruit salad and you’ve got yourself a full meal!
Questions for You:
- Do you love single serving recipes or what?!
- What do you add in to your pancakes, if anything?