Microwave Pancakes Recipe

These microwave pancakes are perfect for making breakfast in your dorm room!

Dorm rooms can be a very challenging place to attempt clean eating. But it’s not impossible! In fact, with just 2 minutes in the microwave, you can have clean eating pancakes whenever you like!

Clean Eating Dorm Room Pancakes

Now I will be the first to admit that a microwaved pancake will not be winning you any culinary awards any time soon, and I know that many people don’t care for microwaves. But these are pretty darn good, despite coming out of the nuke box, and when you have no other way to cook, it’s better than going through the drive-thru!!

The important thing is to mix this batter really well. Otherwise, you end up with parts of the pancake that taste only like egg, or only like baking soda. So don’t be afraid to beat the heck out of this. Take your mid-term exam stress out on your pancake batter. You’ll feel better.

I should also say that these should be a special treat. They are high in natural fats, so eat this in moderation.


Absolutely! They tend to get a little dry, so you may want to wrap them in a damp paper towel. But aside from that, you can reheat this recipe or any pancakes recipe in the microwave. The length of time will depend on how many pancakes you have. For this particular recipes, you can reheat for about 5 to 7 seconds on high.


This recipe makes it super easy. That being said, you can double the recipe and make regular pancakes as well and it will still be enough for one person. So if you have access to a stovetop on campus, you can totally make this the old fashion way.


In a microwave recipe like this, oil is the better choice. Should you decide to make this on a stovetop, clarified butter is always best, but regular butter will work too and adds a wonderful flavor.


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Clean Eating Dorm Room Pancakes

Microwave Pancakes

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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 345kcal


  • 2 tbsp. whole wheat pastry flour (or white whole wheat flour)
  • ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tbsp. milk (any kind)
  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • maple syrup for topping
  • fresh fruit for topping


  • Whisk together all ingredients in a standard-sized mug. Be very sure to to mix thoroughly. You can’t mix this batter too much.
  • Microwave on high for 2 minutes.
  • During the microwave process, the pancake will come up and over the mug quite a bit like a weird science experiment. Don’t worry, the second the microwave door opens, it will go back down into the mug.
  • Top with a little maple syrup and some fresh fruit and you’ve got a Clean Eating Dorm Room Pancake!!


Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible. Data does not include maple syrup or fresh fruit toppings.


Serving: 1entire recipe | Calories: 345kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 215mg | Sodium: 437mg | Potassium: 244mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 380IU | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 2.1mg

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  1. Such an awesome idea! I wish I had known about this recipe when I was still in college, haha

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Renee – Thanks! I just took the whole “mug cake” idea and switched it to a pancake recipe. Worked great! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Is there supposed to be an egg in the recipe? In your introduction before the recipe, you mention it could just taste like egg if you don’t mix it, but there’s no egg in the recipe…

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Allison – Sorry for omitting that. Just added it.

  3. I had this for breakfast today And i was so surprised, i was ready for disaster, i honestly thought i would not like it. As son as i saw it tienes into a little cake i was sold. Had it with blueberries, strawberries And banana. Delicious. Thanks!!!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Yamir – So glad you liked it!

  4. can you sub almond meal flour for whole wheat to make it paleo?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Katie – Not on this. This one needs the gluten. Sorry!

  5. Does it matter what kind of oil? The recipe listed doesn’t specify.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Bambi – Not really. Just try to pick something that is a little lighter in flavor. You wouldn’t want to use a heavy olive oil with this. A nut oil would work or something like unrefined safflower or sunflower oil.

  6. Joanna Hughes says:

    This is awesome! One of my favorite easy desserts is a clean eating chocolate mug cake that you make in the microwave. Love the idea of doing a quick breakfast using this method…plus I am terrible at making normal pancakes…always burn them or under cook them, so this is fool proof for me!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Joanna – Awesome!! Enjoy! ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Miki – My pleasure! Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚