Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Shrove Tuesday: Blueberry Pancakes for One

If you want bacon and eggs, it's easy to make breakfast for one. With sweet breakfasts, it's a little more difficult. Cooking up a whole batch of pancakes for one person is a lot of work and reheated leftovers just don't taste as good later. This recipe is the perfect solution. It makes three medium-large pancakes, the perfect amount for a delicious stack of blueberry pancakes for one person. You can also add some fresh or frozen blueberries if you have them, or use a different blueberry sauce on top.

Blueberry Pancakes for One (inspired by Taste of Home)
Serves 1 (easily doubled or tripled)

1/2 cup flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg
1/2 cup blueberry yogurt
1 1/2 tsp vegetable or canola oil, plus more for pan
Butter and Trader Joe's Wild Maine Blueberry Fruit Sauce, to serve

1. Whisk together the dry ingredients in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, yogurt, and oil. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk to combine.
2. Add milk to thin the batter to your desired consistency. I prefer a somewhat thinner batter, but it's up to you.
3. Oil a hot skillet or griddle and use a 1/3 cup measure to pour out the batter onto the skillet, working in batches as needed. Use the back of your measuring cup spread out the batter so the pancake is not too thick.
batches as needed.
4. Wait for bubbles to form and break on top of the pancake, and then flip to cook the other side. Cover cooked pancakes with foil while you cook the remaining batter.
5. Serve with butter and blueberry sauce.


  1. these are exquisite! came to the recipe much later than February. the yogurt makes them taste a bit like buttermilk. easily done with gluten free and spelt flours. cheers! www.robinsudbury.ca

  2. This is my sunday morning special from now on, lovely light pancakes with plenty of flavour. I used a 175g carton of yoghurt. I will make these for my mum on mothers day, in 2 weeks time.