Ham & Cheese Griddle Cakes for One

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Christina Ross
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Start your day off right with a mouthwatering breakfast that’s easy to make and bursting with flavor. These Ham & Cheese Griddle Cakes for one are the perfect solution for those mornings when you crave something savory and satisfying.

Whether you’re a fan of classic griddle cakes or just looking for a quick and delicious breakfast option, this recipe is sure to hit the spot.

NameHam & Cheese Griddle Cakes for One
Prep Time10 minutes
Cooking Time6 minutes
Total Time16 minutes
Servings1 serving
Yield1 griddle cake

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

Ham & Cheese Griddle Cakes for One


  • 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

Estimated Nutrition Per Serving

Calories: 350 kcal

Protein: 18g

Carbohydrates: 30g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Sugars: 2g

Fat: 17g

Saturated Fat: 7g

Cholesterol: 210mg

Sodium: 980mg


Preheat Your Griddle

Start by preheating a griddle or non-stick skillet over medium heat. You want it hot enough to cook the griddle cakes evenly.

Prepare the Dry Ingredients

In a mixing bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt. This forms the base for your griddle cakes.

Add the Wet Ingredients

Beat the egg and add it to the dry mixture. Pour in the milk as well. Mix everything together until you have a smooth batter.

Fold in the Goodness

Gently fold in the diced ham, shredded cheddar cheese, and chopped green onions (if using). These ingredients will add a delightful savory flavor to your griddle cakes.

Grease the Griddle

Lightly grease your hot griddle or skillet with a small amount of butter or cooking oil.

Cook the Griddle Cakes

Pour a ladleful of the batter onto the griddle to form a pancake-like circle. Use the back of your ladle to spread it out a bit if needed. Cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side or until the griddle cake is golden brown and the cheese is melty.

Serve and Enjoy

Transfer your Ham & Cheese Griddle Cake to a plate. You can serve it plain, with a dollop of sour cream, or a drizzle of maple syrup for a touch of sweetness.

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