Personal Pancakes

// Personal Pancakes

Prep Time

5 mins

Cook Time

3-6 mins

Free Time

to make fresh squeezed orange juice

Don’t flip out— pancakes made in the microwave are just as delicious as their griddled counterparts! Want to save even more time? Use a store-bought pancake mix and follow the package directions. Scoop ¼ cup batter into each Small Anyday dish and proceed with Step 3 in the recipe below.

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well. 

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What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

The Small Dish

This dish’s superpower is evenly heating leftovers and cooking small portions.

The Anyhand Mitts

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Try Anyday

Select your serving size and microwave wattage in the dropdown. The recipe will change accordingly.


Select your microwave wattage in the dropdown. The cook times in this recipe will automatically change accordingly.


To find your microwave’s wattage, look at the front panel, the side of the door, in the back, in the user manual, or Google the model number. If both an input and output wattage are listed, use the output.

Wattage translates to how powerful the microwave is. The higher the wattage, the faster your food will cook. The lower the wattage, the longer the cook time.

When in doubt, start with less time — you can always add more.

Microwave oven by power - 700w



The Small Dish


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup (95g) all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ cup (170ml) buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Maple syrup, for serving (optional)
  • Fresh fruit, for serving (optional)


  1. Place the butter in the Anyday Small Dish and cook until fully melted. Add melted butter and remaining ingredients to a mixing bowl. Whisk batter until smooth.
  2. Coat 1-2 Anyday Small Dishes with non-stick cooking spray. Pour 1⁄4 cup batter into each dish, or enough to cover the bottom. Cook as many as 2-4 Small Dishes at one time, depending on the size of your microwave.
  3. Cover with lid (knob lifted) and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until the batter is spongy to the touch. Transfer pancakes to a plate and repeat with remaining batter — or serve and eat right in the dish! 
  4. Serve with maple syrup or your favorite toppings.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Add blueberries (fresh or frozen) to the batter for blueberry pancakes.
  • Buttermilk can be substituted for whole milk, half and half, or plant-based milk of choice.
  • Add chocolate chips for a sweet breakfast treat!

Recipe notes

  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.

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