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.
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.
The Single Lady Pancake
makes one large pancake
1/3 cup all-purpose flour (all-purpose gluten-free flour works, too!)
1 Tablespoon dried oats (quick cooking or regular) (I’ve also subbed almond flour)
2 teaspoons sugar (maple or honey are also great)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
1 Tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons vegetable oil, plus more for greasing the pan (sub butter if you’d like)
1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons buttermilk (buttermilk is best , but you could also regular or soy milk, or any kind of yogurt with a splash of milk)
dash of vanilla extract
small handful semi sweet chocolate chips
15 banana slices
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.
What a great recipe! I doubled it to make an extra for my little boy and we customized ours – his with MORE banana (good choice, kid), mine with extra pecan and bonus coconut flakes. Didn’t have any milk on hand so diluted a bit of Greek-style yogurt with water. Thank you for this beaut of a recipe that is flexible enough for lazy Sunday mornings, Joy.
This is my go to when I want A SINGLE pancake. Been following this recipe for years. I hate banana so I throw in whatever fruit I have in the fridge. Have used raspberries, blueberries, chopped apple….this recipe never fails to provide exactly what I want!
Just moved into my own apartment after taking care of my mom- who is now in remission, huzzah!- and I had so much fun making this for myself this morning. Only had almond milk, it was clumpy (aka flipped in pieces), but tasted great. Thanks and SSDGM <3
Looks and sounds amazing. Thans for sharing.
This post just made me laugh. I do the headlamp thing, too, but have to be under the covers with my headlamp on so I don’t keep Mark up. When we built our house, we put in a door from our bathroom that leads to our garden and hot tub. We call it the “Murderer’s Door!” When we go to hotels, Mark asks me which side of the bed I am going to sleep on and says, “Is the murderer going to come in the window or the door?” So, all of these comments were an entertaining way to start my Sunday!
I love this recipe so much, especially on lazy weekends like now. Thank you, Joy, for thinking of us single ladies. This recipe is the Beyonce song of our breakfasts