Do you ever just want a single serving pancake? I do all the time. I’ll be desperately craving a pancake, but too lazy to mix up the batter and make a whole batch on my griddle.

This single serving microwave mug pancake solves my problems. One fluffy pancake ready in less than a minute.

I made it in a mug, but because it doesn’t rise as much as a cake, it would be hard to see in the mug. So I used a spoon and it easily popped out. You can also make it in a ramekin instead of a mug since it is so small.

Of course I had to drizzle it with some syrup and add some strips of bacon. I used the precooked Costco bacon to keep it super easy.

This version uses Bisquick. I’m working on trying to make one with all purpose flour so stay tuned. The mixing goes much faster with Bisquick because you don’t need to get rid of all the lumps, just like when you are mixing traditional pancake batter.

P.S. If you like this recipe, my 5-Minute Mug Cakes cookbook just released with nearly 100 recipes including many mouth-watering breakfast recipes!

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Pancake Mug Cake


1/4 cup Bisquick
1 oz milk (1/8 cup)


In a microwave safe mug or ramekin, whisk Bisquick and milk with a small whisk for a few seconds. It's okay if small lumps remain. Heat in microwave for about 1 minute. Let pancake cool slightly before scooping out of mug and serving with syrup.


20 Responses to “Pancake Mug Cake”

  1. lilkunta — July 17, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    excellent. do you think this will fork for red velvet cake mix ?

    • Kirbie replied: — July 18th, 2013 @ 12:11 am

      No, this is designed for pancake mix

  2. lilkunta — July 18, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    oops I mean red velvet pancake mix.

    • Kirbie replied: — July 18th, 2013 @ 9:26 pm

      I’ve never had or tried red velvet pancake mix

  3. Erin | The Emerging Foodie — July 18, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Oh my goodness, what a genius idea! Love this.

    • Kirbie replied: — July 18th, 2013 @ 9:25 pm

      I dont know why it took me so long to think of it!

  4. lilkunta — July 19, 2013 at 1:22 am

    try it kirbie it is good! i get it when aldi has it on sale, usually around valentine’s day. but i’m sure the name brands(betty crock, duncan hines0 have it year round.

    • Kirbie replied: — July 19th, 2013 @ 7:38 pm

      I’ll have to look for it next time I’m shopping.

  5. Mary — July 19, 2013 at 7:12 am

    It kind of looks like puto!

    • Kirbie replied: — July 19th, 2013 @ 7:42 pm

      haha, you’re right!

  6. Eiman — November 1, 2013 at 4:38 am

    Loved this recipe, so simple and made a lovely light pancake!

    • Kirbie replied: — November 1st, 2013 @ 10:15 am

      glad you like it!

  7. Riley — January 27, 2014 at 3:30 am

    Tried this with Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Pancake Mix: AMAZING!!! Trying different flavors of mix is a must try!

    • Kirbie replied: — January 27th, 2014 @ 11:12 am

      oooh, what a good idea!

  8. Eva — March 18, 2014 at 5:14 am

    Wow I just tried this out ! What a great idea for single serving pancakes!

    • Kirbie replied: — March 18th, 2014 @ 7:14 am

      I love it! So easy, no eggs, and perfect for just me!

  9. Denise — September 22, 2014 at 10:28 am

    This is great! I drizzle honey over it. Yummmmmm.

    • Kirbie replied: — September 22nd, 2014 @ 10:44 am

      nice! i love honey

  10. Hillary — September 22, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Were you ever able to make one with all purpose flour?

    • Kirbie replied: — September 23rd, 2014 @ 12:53 am

      sorry, no.

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