I had an intense pancake craving the other weekend, but had no one to enjoy them with and didn’t want stacks of leftovers. So I thought I’d improvise a single serve pancake recipe partially out of curiosity, and partially because I have no self control and would end up eating the remainders cold, straight out of the fridge.
*oh and yes, the title of this recipe is tongue in cheek. You don’t need to be lonely to make it (I wasn’t). Hell, you don’t even need to be a girl.
I’ve experimented with single-serve dessert before in my Microwave Mug Cake Series so I figured I’d apply the same principles. It’s a pretty flexible recipe, I had fresh blueberries and coconut on hand so I used that, but you can use whatever flavours your heart desires!
Lonely Girl Pancakes – A Single Serve Pancake Recipe
Prep Time: 2 mins
Cook time: 5 mins
1/4 cup plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp caster sugar
1 tbsp flavourless oil (I used sunflower)
1/4 cup milk
1 tbsp shredded coconut
1/4 cup of blueberries
Cheats Berry Sauce Ingredients:
1/4 cup frozen berries
1 tsp icing sugar
1. Sift dry ingredients into a jug and mix.
2. In a separate bowl (I just use a mug), whisk together the egg, milk and oil until combined.
3. Add the wet ingredients into the dry and stir until well combined. If using additional flavourings, such as berries or coconut, add now and stir gently to combine.
4. Lightly grease a non-stick fry pan and heat to a medium temperature.
5. Making this mixture in a jug will make it easier to portion out the batter – make this to your preferred size. I made 5 pancakes about 10cm in diameter.
6. Cook until bubbles form on surface, flip and cook the other side until lightly browned.
7. Serve either with a garnish of extra berries and coconut and a drizzle of maple syrup, or see below for a Cheats Berry Sauce.
Cheats Berry Sauce Method:
1. Put frozen berries in a microwave-proof container, cover it with paper towel or a slightly askew lid. Cook on high for 30 seconds until hot and bubbling.
2. Add in icing sugar and whisk, combining the sugar and breaking down the berries into a sauce.
3. You can add a teaspoon of water and strain this if you want a smooth sauce, otherwise the whisk will sufficiently break the berries down to a thick and delicious sauce.
I added a scoop of my Coconut and Salted Caramel Ice Cream I had left over and it was a winning combination!
Make it vegan – Substitute 1 egg for 1/2 a mashed banana. Substitute milk for soy or almond milk.
Make it healthier – Substitute the plain flour for whole wheat or coconut flour. Omit the sugar and oil and add extra berries for sweetness and moisture.
Make it naughtier – Substitute the berries for chocolate chips. Substitute the milk for ricotta. Add a drizzle of homemade salted caramel sauce
How do you like your pancakes in the morning?