pumpkin pancakes for one

December 8, 2010
breakfast for one
I know "breakfast for one" sounds a little depressing, but this is one of the realities I've come to face while living in my apartment. But I don't think breakfast alone is a bad thing. Or any meal, for that matter. It's always nice to sit and have a few minutes to yourself.

Anyway, getting back to the pancakes: have you ever woken up wanting pancakes but decided not to make them because the only recipe you have makes eight? I thought so. It's the worst. Because you really want them, but can't eat them all, and don't want to save the "leftovers" because reheated pancakes aren't the same. These are the perfect portion. And they have pumpkin or any other fruit-puree you want to add. And, if you really want, you can double the recipe to make it breakfast for two.
see the air pockets? fluffy
perfect portions
a little syrup goes a long way

pumpkin (or any fruit) pancakes for one
adapted from cookstr

1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1-2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (or your preferred spice)
1/2 cup soy milk (or regular)
2 tablespoons fruit puree (pumpkin, applesauce, mashed bananas, etc)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
pinch of salt

Stir ingredients together until just combined. Lightly grease a skillet and turn the stove on to medium-low heat. Once the pan is hot, add a scoopful of the batter (I just did two large scoops for two big pancakes). Let the batter sit for 2-3 minutes, until bubbles begin to form. Flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes on the other side. Serve with whatever you like (fruit, powdered sugar, syrup, whipped cream, etc).

PS- This recipe can be totally vegan if you grease the pan with earth balance, or something like it.


  1. Ohhhh that sounds good. i should have made that this morning instead of the muffins that were a huge flop!

  2. These look absolutely delicious! I think I may have to try them this weekend. Thanks for the breakfast inspiration =)

  3. well i always just save the batter in the fridge instead of making them all at once! :) those look soooo good.

  4. yum, now I want pancakes!

  5. i cannot get enough of pumpkin pancakes! and pumpkin bread and pumpkin muffins and pumpkin cake and.... this time of year is fabulous. :)

  6. Yom. that looks delicious!

  7. omg! this looks so good. Thank you thank you thank you for sharing the recipe with us

  8. I want to make these! As soon as we're set up in the new apartment I think I'll go for it. I always have that pancake dilemma, especially because we buy big boxes of Bisquick from Costco.

  9. Yay! Even when I cut a recipe in half they are usually too much for me and Jeff to eat. We always end up stuffing ourselves and feeling like death. I will try these!! xoxo

  10. those look mouth-watering delicious. must try soon!

  11. those look amazing! i just recently started liking pumpkin so this is a must make!


  12. not a fan of pumpkin but I like your idea of adding mashed bananas, that sounds really yummy

  13. Ahh good point Jenni! I probably should have that of that before hahaha

  14. I completely agree with you. Breakfast for one doesn't have to be depressing. Some people just choose to be alone and i don't think there's anything wrong with that. Most of my blog posts are about a day out exploring the city by myself and i absolutely love it. I love this blog post as well and the pancakes look delicious!

  15. you would be such a cute little breakfast companion! too bad i'm always eating breakfast in my car these days on my way to work....maybe you can make some of these instead for me! ;) xoxo

  16. I know what I'm making tomorrow morning...
    As well as your pumpkin muffins.
    And those creme de menthe cookies are so making it into my Christmas baking.

    So great!