It’s really frustrating to try to cook for one person. Most recipes are made for 6-8 people and when you are cooking for one, that can just be too much. I do freeze larger portions so I have food when I’m in a hurry, but sometimes I just want something freshly made.
One of my favorite cookbooks is Going Solo in the Kitchen by Jayne Doerfer. This cookbook is a must have for anyone living the single life and wanting to still be able to cook good food. All of these recipes are perfectly portioned for one and some even allow for one more meal as a leftover. You won’t get sick of eating the same thing day in and day out with this cookbook!
It’s a cold and snowy weekend here so I thought I’d make one of my favorite recipes out of the cookbook, pancakes. These pancakes are so much better than anything you can make with bisquick. I highly recommend you give them a try, they are easy and quick to make. And you can make extra so you have them to eat during the week when you are in a hurry.
Perfect Pancakes Make an Easy Meal for One
1 tablespoon melted butter or canola oil (I use grapeseed oil)
1 medium egg
1/4 c milk
1/2 c flour (I used 1/4 c wheat flour and 1/4 quinoa flour – if your not familiar w/ quinoa check out Cooking Quinoa for some really great recipes)
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar
Beat together butter, egg and milk in a mixing bowl. Combine the flour, baking powder and sugar and add them to the milk mixture, stirring to moisten the ingredients. (Optional: Let ingredients sit for a few minutes and the flour particles will swell giving the pancakes a slightly more tender texture).
Lightly grease a frying pan and heat it until a drop of batter dropped on the surface starts to cook immediately. For each pancake, pour about 3 tablespoons of batter into the pan, or just make the pancakes as big or small as you want. Turn the pancake over with a spatula when small bubbles appear on the surface. Continue cooking until all the batter is used up. Serve w/ maple sugar. Enjoy!
Any leftovers can be frozen. These can also be made ahead and frozen so you can thaw them out the night before to have a quick breakfast the next day.
Do you have any recipes for one? If so, I’d love to hear it, I’m always looking to try new recipes!