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Pancakes for Two

These light and fluffy pancakes are perfectly portioned for two, so there's no need to worry about what to do with leftover batter. For a special taste treat, I like to prepare them with blueberries.—Annemarie Pietila, Farmington Hills, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    about 8 pancakes


  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1-1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, optional


  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Combine the egg, buttermilk and oil; stir into dry ingredients just until blended. Fold in blueberries if desired.
  • Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a lightly greased hot griddle; turn when bubbles form on top of pancakes. Cook until second side is golden brown.
Nutrition Facts
4 each: 527 calories, 18g fat (3g saturated fat), 112mg cholesterol, 1299mg sodium, 74g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 2g fiber), 16g protein.

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  • Jaz
    Feb 23, 2020

    An idiotproof recipe for no cooking experience. I used fresh milk as I don't have buttermilk. It is surprising that the mixture is not lumpy. I added vanilla extract which makes it taste even better.perhaps a little more baking powder could make it more fluffy. Perfect for breakfast. The color of the pancake is simply so appetizing. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  • Lucy
    Jan 29, 2020

    I used to make these every Thursday for school, I'd prepare the batter the night before since I didn't have enough time in the mornings (tried it twice, nearly missed the bus), and I kept it in the refrigerator over night. I found no lumps in the batter after letting it sit for 8 hours in the cold, rather then cooking it straight away. They do come out a little tougher though, but that's my problem, I just don't reccomend doing it if you have a choice. Other then that, thy are SO GOOD. I add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and it makes all the difference. This recipe is quick and easy, and I think anyone can master it very easily. I highly reccomend this recipe for people with not enough time in the mornings to prepare proper meals for school or work.

  • Seashll9
    May 29, 2019

    Was at my daughters watching my grandson. He asked if I could make him pancakes, so I looked for this recipe because I only wanted to make it for two people. They were beyond perfect! I only cook large quantities at my house so I had no clue how to just make a few. I got 8 small silver dollar size cakes out of this recipe.

  • danielleylee
    Feb 26, 2018

    I made these the other day for a special someone and they turned out perfectly. I used 2% milk and added a tsp of vanilla for good measure. I also omitted the baking soda since we didn’t have any on hand. They carmelized nicely.

  • Mindy
    Aug 10, 2017

    I've always had an issue making pancakes. Honestly...even pre made mixes! I am a good baker, decorate and sell cakes and cookies...can basically follow any recipe for meals...and STiLL can't make pancakes...LOL! I had an epic fail the other day with a recipe I found. I was determined to master this!I found THIS recipe and it was easier, less ingredients, and OMG! I made PANCAKES!!! Delicious, light, fluffy perfection!!! Follow this recipe exactly, allow to sit for 30 minutes ( not sure if it says that in directions, but it DOES make all the difference in texture of the batter. It makes it frothy and foamy...the way it's supposed to be!)Thanks for allowing me to master something I've not been able to do up until now!

  • LL
    Nov 27, 2016

    Great recipe! Buttermilk is the secret to amazing pancakes ... makes them tender, yet stretchy with a wonderful flavor! Definitely delicious! Mmmmmm! :-)

  • Beth
    Oct 15, 2016

    Great easy recipe! Added chocolate chips instead of blueberries and regular whole milk instead of butter milk and coconut oil instead of canola. The great thing about this recipe is it's foolproof and can be adjusted as desired, thank you for sharing!

  • Queenlalisa
    Jun 20, 2016

    My family loved these. I added chocolate chips. It was the right amount for my husband and daughter.

  • Lucensa
    Feb 12, 2016

    Made these this morning for my husband and myself. They were on the table within 20 min. They were delicious! I substituted the oil for 2 1/2 tablespoons of melted butter and used fresh whole milk instead of buttermilk. I only used 1 cup of milk, because I like the batter to be a little thicker. All in all it is a great go to recipe!

  • Fishingmama5
    Oct 4, 2015

    This recipe was just perfect for us. I used the substitute plain yogurt and milk as I didn't have any buttermilk. Will certainly make them again