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Single Serving Fluffy Pancakes

A short stack of fluffy, American-style pancakes - the perfect amount for a single serving! An easy, quick breakfast or brunch for when you don't want to share.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword pancakes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 person


  • 4 tbsp (30g) self-raising flour (or use 4 tbsp plain flour + ½ tsp baking powder)
  • 2 tbsp porridge oats (rolled oats)
  • a pinch sugar any kind
  • a pinch ground cinnamon optional
  • a pinch fine table salt optional
  • 1 medium egg
  • 4 tbsp (60g) natural yoghurt or Greek yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil plus more for the pan


  • Combine the flour, oats, sugar, cinnamon & salt (if using) in a medium bowl.
    4 tbsp (30g) self-raising flour, 2 tbsp porridge oats (rolled oats), a pinch sugar, a pinch ground cinnamon, a pinch fine table salt
  • Add the egg, yoghurt, water and vegetable oil and stir with a whisk until smooth.
    1 medium egg, 4 tbsp (60g) natural yoghurt, 2 tbsp water, 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • Brush a non-stick frying pan with a bit of oil and place over a medium heat on the stove. Spoon heaped tablespoons of batter into circles in the pan. Leave to cook until golden underneath then flip and let cook on the other side until golden.
  • Remove to a plate and serve hot with salted butter & maple syrup!


No yoghurt? Use 4 tbsp of milk (cow or non-dairy milk work), 4 tbsp of buttermilk or even 4 tbsp water. The batter will be thinner so your pancakes won't get AS thick and fluffy. 
Make it dairy-free: use unsweetened, plain soy yoghurt in place of the natural yoghurt. 
No self-raising flour? Use 4 tbsp plain flour (all-purpose flour) plus 1/2 tsp baking powder instead
Other flavours (leave out the cinnamon):
  • Vanilla pancakes:  add a splash of vanilla extract. 
  • Chocolate chip pancakes: sprinkle a small handful of chocolate chips onto the pancake batter whilst it's in the frying pan (before flipping)
  • Blueberry pancakes: sprinkle a handful of blueberries onto the pancake batter whilst it's in the frying pan (before flipping)
  • Lemon pancakes: add the finely grated zest of 1/2 lemon to the batter. Serve the pancakes with lemon curd