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The Single Lady Pancake

July 7, 2010

Single Lady Pancake

I sleep in the middle of the bed.  I think I might hog the pillows.  I read a book in bed with a headlamp on my head.  It’s dorky.  Sometimes I fall asleep with the light on… mostly because I’m scared of murderers and not because I just happen to fall asleep with the light on.

I want pancakes for breakfast in the morning… every morning.  But I just want one pancake.  One crazy good, indulgent, morning breakfast for one pancake… with chocolate.  Is that too much to ask?  Heck.  No.

Hush yo mouth.  This mess is good.

… I just wanted to say hushyomouth… you were probably sitting there politely… my bad.

Single Lady Pancake

Single Lady Pancake

This is one big pancake.  It’s got oats and banana slices and chocolate chips.  Um… amazing.  On top?  More banana slices and toasted pecans.  And heck yes I poured maple syrup all over this sucker.

I scarfed it down in five bites… tops.

Then I went to the gym.  Seriously.  I did.

Single Lady Pancake

The Single Lady Pancake .eat it.

makes one large pancake

Print this Recipe!

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

1 Tablespoon dried oats (quick cooking or regular)

2 teaspoons sugar

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

pinch of salt

1 Tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons vegetable oil

1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons buttermilk (buttermilk is best , but you could also try regular or soy milk.)

dash of vanilla extract

small handful semi sweet chocolate chips

15 banana slices

toasted pecans

In a small bowl, whisk together flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  In a separate bowl whisk together oil, vanilla extract and buttermilk.  Combine the wet and dry ingredients and stir to combine.  The mixture will be thick.  Fold in the chocolate chips and half of the banana slices.

Heat a small frying pan with a teaspoon of oil.  Pour in the pancake batter and spread some with the back of a spoon.  Cook over medium heat until bubbles form and pop on the surface of the pancake.

Flip.  It’s ok if it doesn’t flip perfectly… it’s just you enjoying this pancake, remember!?

Cook until golden brown.  Remove from pan and onto a plate.  Top with the remaining banana slices, toasted pecans and maple syrup.


282 Comments Add A Comment

  • Joy, you are a woman after my own heart. My best friend and I once made a 1/4 oatmeal raisin cookie recipe just because we had to have a few. (OK, so it wound up making a dozen. Those Quakers know how to eat). I will definitely be adding this to the “In Case of Emergency” file.

  • Thanks, Joy! Single serving recipes are a blessing for those with children, too!

  • Yay! I am extremely excited by this entry… now if only there was a recipe for a single waffle I would be in heaven. Thanks for the recipe Joy!

    • Oh yes! I make a batch of waffles and freeze them, take one out and pop it in the toaster whenever I want it… bananas and blueberries top it. It’s also great for the kids in the mornings (if I tell them where they are).

  • Pancake + Gym sounds like the best morning! So jealous…

  • yes single ladies rock. Well we have to dont we? and that pancake looks yum! YUM YUM YUM!

  • As soon as I saw the subject line in the email notification, Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies” came flooding into my head! All my single ladies, all my single ladies!

    With that said, yum! I will be making this gluten free style! :)

  • I am not single but I am making this for ME tomorrow … himself can make his own.

  • Over the weekend I was thinking that I wanted to put bananas in my pancakes! Wonderful, thanks for the recipe! I am making pancakes this weekend! I think I will add pumpkin too. Have you had pumpkin pancakes? They are good all year.

  • there MUST be more single lady (or gent) recipes! i’m sure there are books out there but…they don’t make it look as cute as you do! i still remember your single egg chocolate pudding. (hey this should be your book proposal!) that pancake is bonkers, will definitely try…as soon as i am at all motivated to fire up the stove. way too hot here in nyc.

  • Thank you! this is perfect! I don’t make pancakes a lot because I don’t want to make a whole batch, I just want to make enough for me. I am definitely making this on Saturday. and maybe Sunday too. :)

  • Ah. The cure for wanton pancake lust.

  • I love this. You should write a cookbook of single lady recipes. Because there are so many instances when I want only one of something for my single lady lifestyle.

  • super yummy topped with peanut butter.

  • I need this pancake in my life…

  • Oh THANK you! I love breakfast for dinner sometimes, my husband kinda thinks I’m nuts. Now I can just make one for me!

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