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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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4.97 from 31 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




Cheryl

Wednesday 20th of October 2021

Obsessed with the pancake bowl. It’s a must for me every day. If not for breakfast then it’s for lunch. I crave it and LOVE it so so much!!!! Always top with fresh berries and a drizzle of maple syrup!

Jenna

Wednesday 20th of October 2021

This recipe has changed my life! It's so so easy to just pop in the microwave and have a high protein and carb breakfast, perfect before a run or workout. When I want a little less, I've made this with 1/3 cup each of mix and water. I usually omit the baking powder and it turned out great!

Allison Berlin

Tuesday 19th of October 2021

It doesn’t get any easier. As long as I can shield mine from my kids, this is perfection.

Rebekah

Friday 27th of August 2021

Do delicious and easy! I like it with full fat Greek yogurt and chocolate Chips and strawberries!!

Katie

Monday 2nd of August 2021

Game changer!!! Such an easy way to make pancakes!!!