Microwave Pancake

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Microwave Pancakes are the easiest breakfast ever with just pancake mix, water and butter in just 5 minutes. Perfect single serving breakfast!

You don’t have to wait until you go home for a break to enjoy some delicious homemade pancakes. You can make your own in your microwave, one of many easy Breakfast Recipes on the site you’ll love.

Microwave Pancake in cereal bowl

MICROWAVE PANCAKES

Pancakes are one of the most delicious breakfast comfort foods ever invented, and they are actually super easy to make. In fact, you’ll wonder why and how you ever lived on boxed cereal and granola bars instead of just making yourself some fresh, fluffy flapjacks. 

There are also so many variations on pancakes, from what you stir in, to the flavors of syrup you put on top, that you won’t get sick of them anytime soon. Unlike the cereal and granola. Don’t go back to that, you’re better than that. 

HOW TO MAKE MICROWAVE PANCAKES

  1. Add butter to a cereal bowl.
  2. Melt on 50% power in the microwave for 30 seconds.
  3. Mix with water then add in pancake mix and mix well.
  4. Do not overmix the batter, it will be a bit lumpy.
  5. Microwave on 50% power for 1 minute (until the top is not wet). Eat immediately, it will deflate and become tougher as it sits.

Microwave Pancake ingredients

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WHAT TO SERVE WITH PANCAKES

Pancakes ala Mode is a fancy way of saying “pancakes with ice cream.” Well, technically it means “pancakes in the fashion,” but we only know that because we watched Little Miss Sunshine. Pancakes ala Mode is a level of decadence that you definitely need in your life, especially if you’re going through some things and want to have a DIY spa day. 

VARIATIONS ON PANCAKES

  • Blueberry: Let’s go with a classic. Get yourself some fresh or frozen blueberries and some lemon zest. Make the pancake batter and stir the blueberries before you pop them in the microwave. Just know that using frozen blueberries adds a lot of moisture and can alter the cooking times. 
  • Banana: If you’ve never had banana pancakes, then you absolutely need to try some. They are so delicious, and you really don’t have to change much. Reduce the water to 1 tablespoon and stir in 2 tablespoons of mashed banana. Mix in 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon and microwave yourself up some delicious banana pancakes.
  • Chocolate Chip: Chocolate chip pancakes are a thing of beauty, and they’re ridiculously simple. Literally, all you have to do is stir 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips into the batter before you cook them, and you end up with deliciously marbled pancakes. 
  • Chocolate Chip Confetti: Upgrade your chocolate chip pancakes by stirring in 1 teaspoon of sprinkles along with the chocolate chips. The pancakes turn out looking like a tiny party on a plate. 

SAVE SOME FOR LATER

Here’s the bad news. You may want to sit down. Are you ready? You don’t want to save these for later, you want to eat them fresh. Why? Because over time they get a lot denser and adding cold temperatures will turn them into coasters. Enjoy them right out of the microwave, and if you have any leftovers that are in good shape (not half-eaten) give some to your roommate. But the good news is they’re so quick to make it’s easy to have fresh ones.

COST FACTOR

$: This is the kind of recipe that even starving students can afford. You just need two ingredients and some water, and you are totally good to go. You can also save some money by picking out a bulk package of pancake mix. It costs a little more upfront, but you get a whole lot more pancakes out of the mix.  

MICROWAVE TABLE

  • 1,000 watts or higher: Higher wattage, lower cook time. Our microwave is about 1,250 watts, but if you have one with about 1,000 watts you will still want to melt the butter in 30 second intervals to make sure it doesn’t boil or burn. Then, microwave the batter for 1:12. 
  • 700 watts: Microwaves under about 900 don’t heat things evenly or consistently, so don’t go anywhere while you’re cooking. Heat the butter in 30-second intervals and cook the batter for 1:43. 

 

Microwave Pancake in bowl with pancake syrup and butter

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Microwave Pancakes

Microwave Pancakes are the easiest breakfast ever with just pancake mix, water and butter in 2 minutes.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Microwave Pancakes
Servings: 1 Serving
Calories: 195kcal
Author: Dorm Room Cook Staff

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/3 cup pancake Mix

Instructions

  • Add butter to a cereal bowl.
  • Melt on 50% power in the microwave for 30 seconds.
  • Mix with water then add in pancake mix and mix well.
  • Do not overmix the batter, it will be a bit lumpy.
  • Microwave on 50% power for 1 minute (until the top is not wet). Eat immediately, it will deflate and become tougher as it sits.

Nutrition

Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 321mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 458IU | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 1mg

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