Easy Small Batch Pancakes For Two Recipe

Pancakes for Two: Easy small batch pancakes from scratch, the perfect amount for just two people with no leftovers.

pancakes for two recipe

This pancake recipe for two is perfect when you want to make a small batch of pancakes, and not have leftovers.  This easy pancake recipe is quick to make, and the perfect serving size for two.  This small batch will make 2 pancakes each for a total of 4 pancakes.  You and someone special will love these delicious fluffy pancakes for two.

pancakes for two people

Where are my pancake people at?  I have to admit that I used to be more of a savory breakfast person.  Bacon and eggs were my very favorite weekend morning breakfast.  This might have had something to do with the fact that I was raised by savory breakfast people.  Fast forward to being married with two children and somehow finding myself in a whole household of sweet breakfast people.  Pancakes were on the menu every weekend when my girls were little, and I have to say I kind of love to start the day with them now too.

small batch pancakes

Pancakes For Two

This small batch of pancakes is the perfect breakfast for two.  Leftover pancakes just aren’t as great as fresh ones.  No more putting leftovers in the fridge to only throw out at the end of the week because no one ate them.  And no leftover pancake batter either.  This small batch pancakes recipe makes four pancakes, so two each.  These homemade pancakes are the perfect small amount when you just want a few pancakes.

Homemade Pancakes

Homemade pancakes from scratch are just so much better than using a pancake mix.  This easy recipe makes the best pancakes, and they’re really quick.  The first time I ever had pancakes made from scratch was at a friends house after a sleepover as a teenager.  They were the best and fluffiest pancakes I ever had.  I was an immediate convert.  And making pancakes from scratch really only takes a few more minutes than making them from a mix does.

small batch pancake recipe

Buttermilk or Regular Milk?

You can make this small batch pancake recipe with buttermilk or with regular milk.  The buttermilk tends to make slightly tangy and more fluffy pancakes, and they are really delicious.  But if you don’t have any buttermilk on hand you can make these with regular milk and they’re still fluffy and delicious.  We love that you can make this recipe with simple ingredients that you always have on hand like regular milk, or buttermilk if you have some.

Why are buttermilk pancakes more fluffy?  The buttermilk has some acidity to it and reacts with the baking soda to create more bubbles, more height to the pancakes, and fluffier overall texture.  Use buttermilk in this recipe instead of regular milk to make fluffy buttermilk pancakes.

maple syrup pouring on pancakes

Pancake Add-ins

I love plain pancakes, and this small-batch pancakes recipe makes amazing plain pancakes.  Serve them with a little melted butter on top and some maple syrup and you have the perfect pancakes.  These really are our favorite toppings, but if you like to jazz things up a little, you can add some other toppings to your pancakes.  

pancakes with fresh blueberries on top

Add some chocolate chips to the batter for delicious chocolate chip pancakes.  If you love fresh blueberries, add them to the batter for blueberry pancakes.  Make banana pancakes by added sliced bananas into the pancake batter.

You can also try different toppings on your pancakes too.  These are delicious served with fresh fruit like berries and whipped cream. Also try them with peanut butter, nutella or jam as another fun option for pancake day.

Side Dishes

We love our pancakes with a side of bacon or breakfast sausage.  That combination of maple syrup, fluffy pancakes, and bacon or sausage just can’t be beat.  If you’re making a big breakfast to start the day add a second side of eggs, and even hashbrowns for an amazing breakfast feast.

pancakes for only two people

Yield: 4 Pancakes

Pancakes For Two Recipe

pancakes for only two people
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup milk (or buttermilk)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract


    1. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl, and use a whisk to stir the dry ingredients together.
    2. In a separate bowl combine the milk, melted butter, egg, and vanilla and whisk to combine.
    3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and stir together. Don't over mix, some small lumps are fine.
    4. Heat a large frying pan or electric griddle over medium heat. Spray with non-stick cooking spray. Use a 1/2 cup measure to make 4 pancakes. When small bubbles appear on the surface of the pancake, flip it over and cook the other side until golden brown. Serve hot with butter and maple syrup.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 367Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 123mgSodium: 779mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 11g

Pancake Size

We made our pancakes medium sized.  We used 1/2 cup of batter to make 4 pancakes.  If you want smaller pancakes you could use a 1/3 cup of batter for 6 pancakes, or 1/4 cup of batter for 8 small pancakes.  Or make really big pancakes with 1 cup  of batter each to make 2 pancakes.  Adjust your cooking time according to the size of the pancakes.  Smaller pancakes will cook more quickly, and larger pancakes will take longer to cook through.

how to make small batch pancakes

If you’re looking for a great from scratch recipe for pancake for two you will love this great pancake recipe.  This really is the best pancake recipe.  If you happen to making pancakes for more than two people at your next gathering, feel free to double this recipe for more people and make a larger batch.

These are sure to become your go to recipe on Saturday morning. 

pancakes for two

With homemade pancakes for two, life really is a party!

More Breakfast Recipe Inspiration

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