Pumpkin Pancakes for One

I realize there’s a lot of controversy surrounding Christopher Columbus. Should we celebrate the fact that he missed his goal by so much? Was he basically a racist piece of crap that got the ball rolling on the slave trade? Maybe…but I’m glad we have a holiday in his honor because although I had to work, I got to go in about an hour later than usual which allowed me to run 7 miles AND make these pancakes before the work day started. Win.

Angela of Oh She Glows put the pancakes-for-one idea in my head but I put this recipe together on my own. Pumpkin fever has hit me hard, so I used pumpkin and the usual spices, buttermilk, and whole wheat flour to make these light, fluffy, perfect-for-fall pancakes. With a little Grade B maple syrup on top, you’ll have a hard time convincing me there’s a better breakfast out there, especially at this time of year!

Recipe:

makes 2 pancakes

1/4 cup pumpkin
1 egg white
1/4 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
pinch salt
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ginger

Stir the flour, baking soda, salt, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger together in a small bowl.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg white, pumpkin, and buttermilk. Stir into the dry ingredients and stir just enough to moisten everything (there will still be a few lumps and that’s fine).

Heat a skillet over medium high heat and spray with nonstick spray. Pour half the batter into the preheated pan and cook until bubbles appear on the top, about 3 minutes. Flip and cook an additional minute or two. Repeat with remaining batter.
Serve with maple syrup.

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15 Responses to “Pumpkin Pancakes for One”


  1. 1 Heidi October 13, 2010 at 8:03 am

    These are perfect! I can’t wait to try them! thanks for sharing!

  2. 2 courtney @ ice cream & wine October 13, 2010 at 8:35 am

    I love recipes that are tailored for one person – sometimes I’m in the mood for something and my husband isn’t. It’s nice not to have to make 12 pancakes at once! πŸ™‚

  3. 3 branny October 13, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Love the scaled down recipe, Cate. The omnivore doesn’t care much for pumpkin!

  4. 4 Heather I. October 13, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    My husband eats breakfast at work during the week, so I never have motivation to make just myself some pancakes. This is perfect, now I have no excuse!

  5. 5 Lauren October 13, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    I am definitely saving this recipe. My husband is not a fan of pumpkin, but I can’t get enough of it this time of year! The “pancakes for one” idea works perfectly πŸ™‚

  6. 6 Stella October 13, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    A) I love that you’ve got this scaled down to a single serving and B) I feel really guilty that you used your extra free time to run SEVEN MILES whilst I only used mine for more sleeping. Also, yay for whole wheat pastry flour!

  7. 7 Kira October 13, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    This is a God-send! Just the other morning I was thinking how I could really go for some pumpkin pancakes, but I didn’t want to make 12 of them. I’ll certainly be making this.

  8. 8 Q. October 14, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    I will def be making these. Pancakes are one of my all time FAVE dinners (would probably eat them every night if I could) and I’ve got a major pumpkin craving. This is def way better for me that satisfying the pumpkin craving with a Starbucks Pumpkin scone!

  9. 9 Kristin October 23, 2010 at 9:28 am

    i just made these this morning – YUM! and the perfect sized recipe – i’m impressed! πŸ™‚ the inside of my pancakes stayed more moist and soft than non-pumpkin pancakes, and at first I thought I didn’t cook long enough, but then I realized it was just the texture from the pumpkin – like little pumpkin pies. SO so good. thank you!


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