pancakes for half a person

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetWhen colder weather sets in, my usual smoothie alone has a harder time of satisfying me at breakfast time. I want something bready, something warm. On weekends I’ve been making waffles. They’re easy, but it’s still a bit more effort/cleaning than I’d like on a weekday.

Enter these pancakes. The original recipe is called “Pancakes for One”, but I halved the recipe, so I’m calling them “Pancakes for Half a Person”. The amount was perfect for me when eaten with a slightly smaller smoothie (with the other 1/2 of a banana). I divided the batter into 3 little pancakes.

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetFrom start to finish this took less than 15 minutes. In other words, you can totally make this happen before work/school :) No excuses. Heat your frying pan while making the batter, and, if you want a smoothie too, blend it while the pancakes cook. Et voilà.

Recipe adapted from Top With Cinnamon

1/4 cup old-fashioned oats (certified gluten free, if necessary)
1/4 teaspoon baking powder (make sure it’s gluten free)
1/8+ teaspoon cinnamon (be generous)
1/8 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 banana
1/8 cup milk (I used almond)
1 tablespoon chocolate chips (again, be generous)
Coconut oil (or butter), for frying

Place a frying pan over medium heat. Put all of the ingredients minus the chocolate chips into the food processor. Blend until smooth-ish. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Melt a thin layer of coconut oil in the pan. Scoop 3 little pancakes into the pan and flatten out slightly. Cook until golden on one side, then flip. Cook the other side until golden. You can top the pancakes with more chocolate chips if you’d like, or I guess you could do maple syrup… I’m kind of a plain pancake person :)

P.S. Have you ever seen a recipe with more parentheses? Ha!


2 thoughts on “pancakes for half a person

  1. I have been craving pancakes constantly lately! Literally multiple times a day. This seems much healthier than the ones I have been eating, I think I might have to try it! I like my pancakes plain just like you most days, but I always switch it up. Have you ever tried agave syrup on them? It’s pretty good actually! And I find the taste a lot less strong than maple syrup, which is definitely a plus in my eyes! And when I am feeling really funky, I put jam on them! LOL.

    • I’ve never tried agave or jam on them, but my brother and I love love love a “syrup” of warm berries, a little maple syrup, and a squeeze of lemon juice on waffles… I think it would be just as good on pancakes!! I hope to post a recipe for it soon :)

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