Ham & Cheese Griddle Cakes for One

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Lauren Zembron
Lauren Zembronhttps://www.healthyfoodforliving.com/
I am a 34 year old living outside of Boston with my wonderful husband, energetic daughter, sweet son, and playful dog. I have degrees in both psychology and guidance counseling, and have worked in a variety of school settings. I strive to find a balance between the two basic food philosophies of “eat to live” and “live to eat“. I believe that food should be (and is!) one of the great pleasures of leading a healthy lifestyle.
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Griddle cakes.

Ham & Cheese Griddle Cakes for One

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.

Ham & Cheese Griddle Cakes for One

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…

Ham & Cheese Griddle Cakes for One

… covered in maple syrup, of course.

Gotta love the sweet/savory flavor combination!

Ham & Cheese Griddle Cakes for One

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.

Ham & Cheese Griddle Cakes for One

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

Ham & Cheese Griddle Cakes for One

Ham & Cheese Griddle Cakes for One

by Lauren Zembron

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Keywords: fry breakfast ham cheese Easter

Ham & Cheese Griddle Cakes for One

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

Instructions

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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