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2 Minute Pancake Bowl

Do you want pancakes in only two minutes?! Make this dreamy bowl of pancakes in the microwave for a quick & healthy breakfast!

Pancake bowl

A pancake bowl is one extra fluffy pancake that fills an entire bowl. Rather than making several flapjacks on a skillet on the stove, a pancake bowl is made right in the microwave.

You're probably thinking "pancakes in the microwave... does that really work?!" and my answer is YES, it totally works.

Can you pancakes in the microwave?

YES! The idea for this recipe sparked on a busy morning when I woke up craving pancakes. I didn't have enough time to wait stand in front of the stove cooking an entire batch, so I threw some mix in a bowl, pressed start on the microwave, and crossed my fingers.

Two minutes later I opened the microwave to a giant fluffy pancake bowl.

Look: the pancake-in-a-mug category of recipes has been around for a while. I didn't invent the concept. BUT I love it so much and it's become such a staple of breakfast time around here that I had to join the club!

What ingredients do i need?

  • Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes Mix - I love Kodiak Cakes mix because it adds extra protein and taste delicious, but you can use any pancake mix for this recipe.
  • Water - A little water must be added to the pancake mix before placing in the microwave for cooking.
  • Baking powder - This ingredient ins't required! Adding a little baking powder will make the pancake bowl more fluffy, but it still works without it.
  • Mix-ins - You can add chocolate chips, fruit, or whatever else you can think of into the pancake bowl before you heat in the microwave.
  • Toppings - After the pancakes are finished cooking, add butter, syrup, peanut butter, or whatever you love on pancakes!

Substitution ideas

  • To make gluten-free: Use any gluten-free pancake mix
  • To make dairy-free: Use water and a dairy-free pancake mix

How do you make pancakes in the microwave?

  • Add pancake mix, water, and baking powder to a microwave-safe bowl. Mix well.
  • Add mix-in's like chocolate chips or fruit if you want!
  • Heat in the microwave on high for 2 minutes.
  • Top with toppings of choice and enjoy!

How long should you microwave pancakes?

I cook pancakes in the microwave for 2 minutes. You might need to change the amount of time depending on the heating of your microwave.

Kodiak Cakes pancake bowl

I love Kodiak Cakes pancake mix for my pancake bowl, but you can use any kind of pancake mix you enjoy.

What is the nutrition for this recipe?

The recipe makes 1 serving of pancake bowl. There are 190 calories and 14 grams of protein in one serving. Please note this nutrition is before adding any toppings or mix-in's.

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This is a two minute pancake bowl. There is a bowl filled with pancakes and chocolate chips, topped with a piece of butter and syrup.
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4.95 from 75 votes

2 Minute Pancake Bowl

Do you want pancakes in only two minutes?! Make this dreamy bowl of pancakes in the microwave for a quick & healthy breakfast!
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time2 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked pancakes, pancake bowl
Servings: 1
Calories: 190kcal
Author: Jordan Smith

Equipment

  • microwave
  • microwave safe bowl

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes Mix or any pancake mix
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tsp baking powder optional

Optional Toppings:

  • chocolate chips, peanut butter, fruit, butter, syrup, whatever you like!

Instructions

  • Add pancake mix, water, and baking powder to a microwave-safe bowl. Mix well.
  • (Add mix-ins like chocolate chips or fruit if you want!)
  • Heat in the microwave on high for 2 minutes.
  • Top with toppings of choice and enjoy!

Notes

Nutrition is just for pancake bowl without any toppings. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 2g | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g

Recipe Rating




Amy

Thursday 21st of April 2022

I really want to like this (which is why I gave it 5 stars lol) - maybe I did something wrong? I cooked it for 3 mins and it is still kind of mushy, not fluffy. I did use baking powder. Any tips? Thanks!

Britney

Friday 15th of April 2022

I love love love every single one of Jordan's recipes. This one is a go to! Love how quick and easy these are. Thanks Jordan for sharing these and making cooking fun and EASY!

Amy

Friday 8th of April 2022

I can't wait to try these! I love pancakes and these look quick and easy. Thanks!

haley parrish

Wednesday 6th of April 2022

as a person who really enjoys pancakes but is HOPELESS when it comes to making them (literally will burn every single one no matter how hard i try) i am OBSESSED with this pancake bowl!! my hubby and toddler love them too so everybody wins! i love how versatile it is too - tastes great plain with some butter and syrup but also great with blueberries or chocolate chips inside! so easy and delicious!

Rae

Sunday 13th of February 2022

The perfect combination of yummy and quick! Love to add peanut butter, bananas, and whipped cream on top :-)