The Single Lady Pancake

I'll let you in on a tragic secret of my life.

Please now. Don't laugh.

I... hate... flipping pancakes.

The other issue I have with pancakes is you can't just make one- you have to make an entire army of them. You can save the batter for later use but still... me vs 12 pancakes? Not even I can win that battle. Hence, why I'm so charmed with this recipe from Joy the Baker.

This is a single, delicious, yummy pancake. Okay, you light weights out there could probably make it into 2 pancakes. The recipe is crazy simple- you don't need eggs or butter! Plus, oats? Bananas? Chocolate chippies? How can you NOT try this? Slap the recipe on the fridge, leave some ingredients out, and let your guests customize their own pancakes while you sleep in. Love it!

Note: Don't have vanilla extract on hand? A dash of maple syrup in the batter will fix that.


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
dash of vanilla extract


handful semi sweet chocolate chips
15 thin 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 so it's even. Cook over medium heat until bubbles form and pop on the surface of the pancake.

Flip. *twitch*

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