Hi, friends! 

Being here in Boston, yesterday was a snow day for me. We got so much snow! It was nice to have the day off, although I was a little lonely since my husband is on a business trip this week. 

As soon as I knew it was going to be a snow day, I decided that also meant it needed to be a pancake breakfast kind of day. Am I right? 

I usually opt for these buttermilk pancakes or my banana bread pancakes, but both of those recipes make about 10-12 pancakes. I definitely didn’t need 10 pancakes just for myself, so it was time to come up with a single serving variety. 

Single Serving Whole Wheat Oat Pancakes


Makes 3 medium-sized pancakes 


  • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour 
  • 2 tbsp. rolled oats 
  • 2 tsp. sugar 
  • 1 egg 
  • 2 tbsp. yogurt (I used plain Greek) 
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract 
  • 2 tbsp. water 
  • a dash of cinnamon 
  • 2 tbsp. of any add-in of your choice (optional) 
    • chocolate (or any kind of) chips 
    • blueberries 
    • strawberries 
    • bananas 
    • nuts

Note: if using a fruit add-in, you could use a fruit yogurt of the same flavor to make it extra fruity. 


1. Mix all dry ingredients together in a small bowl. Then add egg, vanilla, yogurt, and water. Blend well. 

2. If using an add-in, mix that in last, folding gently if using a fresh fruit. 

3. Heat a large griddle over the stove. Spray griddle pan with cooking spray or butter. Drop batter onto pan into 3 medium-sized pancakes. 

4. Heat for about 2 minutes and flip. Cook another 2 minutes until done. 

5. Serve with butter, syrup, jam, peanut butter, or whatever your heart desires. 

I opted for mini chocolate chips as my add in & served with lots of butter & syrup. 

Single Serving Whole Wheat Oat Pancakes

I’m thinking this single serving size will really come in handy when I have a craving for a “real” breakfast once baby arrives, but it’s much less work than a full recipe of pancakes. I also see this as a convenient way to make pancakes for my daughter once she starts eating solid foods – how fun! 

I thought the oats might give it a gritty texture, but I hardly noticed. I love sneaking oats and whole wheat into recipes that traditionally call for white flour. It’s almost always worth the swap, in my opinion. 

Single Serving Whole Wheat Oat Pancakes

This recipe made what I consider three medium size pancakes. This was definitely enough to leave me totally satisfied but not completely stuffed.

Serve with a glass or orange juice & some fruit salad and you’ve got yourself a full meal! 

Questions for You: 

  • Do you love single serving recipes or what?! 
  • What do you add in to your pancakes, if anything? 

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