Ham & Cheese Griddle Cakes for One

Griddle cakes.

As far as I know, they’re synonymous with pancakes, but I’m using the term for this recipe to distinguish the more savory stack from my sweet pancakes.

We still have a huge hunk of baked Easter ham sitting in our fridge, and I’ve been challenging myself to use it in unique ways; which is to say, other than ham sandwiches and Chef salads.

Here we have a stack of my basic whole wheat buttermilk pancakes-for-one stuffed with sweet ham and gooey cheese…

… covered in maple syrup, of course.

Gotta love the sweet/savory flavor combination!

Now you might be thinking that cheese has no place in pancakes. Let me stop you right there, because it is a fantastic addition!

I’m pretty sure I say this about every most recent pancakes-for-one recipe, but I think this might be my favorite so far.

Breakfast, lunch, or dinner… these griddle cakes are simply fabulous.

Ham & Cheese Griddle Cakes for One

by Lauren Zembron

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Keywords: fry breakfast ham cheese Easter

Ingredients (1 serving)

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup low fat buttermilk, well-shaken
  • 1/4 cup chopped thickly sliced baked ham
  • 2 Tbsp cubed cheese (I used Gruyere)
  • pure maple syrup, preferably grade B


In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the egg white and buttermilk.

Stir dry ingredients into the wet just until moistened. Fold in chopped ham and cubed cheese. Set aside to rest.

Heat a large nonstick skillet or griddle over medium heat. Coat with cooking spray.

When hot, spoon the batter into the skillet by the 1/4 cupful.

When bubbles appear on the surface of the batter, (about 1-2 minutes), the griddle cakes are ready to be flipped.

Flip griddle cakes and let cook for another minute or so, or until golden brown.

Serve with maple syrup.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (without maple syrup):

398.4 calories, 9.1 grams fat, 4.3 grams saturated fat, 8 grams fiber, 5.9 grams sugars, 25.5 grams protein

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10 thoughts on “Ham & Cheese Griddle Cakes for One

  1. wow wow wow. I love ham and cheese. I think I’d use brie, and perhaps add some shredded apple. Oh yes, this recipe is being made asap!

  2. Now I’m really sad this is the one year my family didn’t prepare ham for Easter…On the plus side, I just baked the pumpkin banana gingerbread which has an incredible texture and is surprisingly sweet for blackstrap molasses.

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