pumpkin pancakes for one

breakfast for one

I know "breakfast for one" sounds a little depressing, but this is one of the realities I've come to face while living in my apartment. But I don't think breakfast alone is a bad thing. Or any meal, for that matter. It's always nice to sit and have a few minutes to yourself.

Anyway, getting back to the pancakes: have you ever woken up wanting pancakes but decided not to make them because the only recipe you have makes eight? I thought so. It's the worst. Because you really want them, but can't eat them all, and don't want to save the "leftovers" because reheated pancakes aren't the same. These are the perfect portion. And they have pumpkin or any other fruit-puree you want to add. And, if you really want, you can double the recipe to make it breakfast for two.

see the air pockets? fluffy
perfect portions
a little syrup goes a long way

pumpkin (or any fruit) pancakes for one
adapted from cookstr

1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1-2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (or your preferred spice)
1/2 cup soy milk (or regular)
2 tablespoons fruit puree (pumpkin, applesauce, mashed bananas, etc)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
pinch of salt

Stir ingredients together until just combined. Lightly grease a skillet and turn the stove on to medium-low heat. Once the pan is hot, add a scoopful of the batter (I just did two large scoops for two big pancakes). Let the batter sit for 2-3 minutes, until bubbles begin to form. Flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes on the other side. Serve with whatever you like (fruit, powdered sugar, syrup, whipped cream, etc).

PS- This recipe can be totally vegan if you grease the pan with earth balance, or something like it.