Photo by Theo Michaels

Everybody knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but for a truck driver it can often be a quick stop at the truck stop or forgotten altogether.  This microwavable pancake recipe only takes five minutes to make – including cook time! Treat yourself to a delicious pancake breakfast and start your day off right.


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup of milk


  1. Add all the dry ingredients to a bowl and mix, followed by all the wet ingredients and whisk (you want a thick consistency).
  2. Lay a sheet of greaseproof baking paper on a plate (must be greaseproof otherwise the pancakes will stick) then add a heaped spoonful of the batter in the middle of the paper.
  3. Lay another sheet of greaseproof paper on top and then add another spoonful of batter on top, above the first spoonful.
  4. Repeat until you have laid four spoonfuls of batter and finally top with a sheet of greaseproof paper.
  5. Microwave for 2.5 minutes – done! (I use a 800-850watt microwave).
  6. Peel the pancakes off and dress with butter and your favorite type of syrup!

Recipe by Theo Michaels