Sometimes I want a pancake. Just one though! I don’t want to make a whole batch then realize I need to do something with the leftovers. I know I can save them for later but my craving for pancakes is usually fleeting once I’ve had one. I know I can freeze them too but I never go back for them. I knew there had to be a single serving pancake recipe out there to avoid this entire dilemma and, of course, my girl Joy The Baker had my back.
Single Serving Chocolate Chip Pancake (adapted from Joy The Baker, makes 1 huge pancake or 2 regular sized ones)
1/3 cup AP flour
1.5 tbsp. oats
1 tbsp. ground flax seed
2.5 tsp. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Pinch of salt
2 tbsp. greek yogurt
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp. canola oil
3 tbsp. mini chocolate chips
This recipe couldn’t be simpler. Combine all of the dry ingredients in a bowl. Add in the wet ingredients and mix thoroughly.
When the batter is done, add in the chocolate chips. I like minis here because they appear in every bite of the finished pancake and I find they don’t burn as easily.
Warm up your griddle over medium heat, spray with non-stick spray, and pour on the batter. This recipe will make one giant pancake or two smaller pancakes. I went with two smaller pancakes because I was worried the middle wouldn’t cook through on a mega one. Flip when small bubbles have formed all around the edges of the pancake (1-2 minutes). Cook on the other side until golden brown and the batter is fully cooked (another 1-3 minutes).
Serve up with your favorite toppings – syrup, butter, whipped cream, powdered sugar, etc. Enjoy with some strong tea and a side of fruit (or coffee and bacon, whatever, the possibilities are endless). Enjoy!