Air Fryer Pancakes – How to make pancakes in an air fryer?

Thanks to these air fryer pancakes, breakfast just got better! No flipping is required; simply cook, top with your preferred ingredients, and devour! Air Fryer Pancakes

Pancakes are the ideal weekend meal in my opinion. They simply look so luxurious and slow in some way. However, you may still feel like it’s the weekend with this air fryer pancake recipe!

Every time you make these buttermilk hotcakes, they turn out fluffy and golden in a 6-inch cake pan. It’s not even necessary to flip them! Oh, and did I mention that the handmade batter has only six ingredients?

HOW TO MAKE PANCAKES IN THE AIR FRYER?

At the bottom of this page, there is a link to a printable version of the whole recipe.

Air Fryer Pancakes

Combine the flour, baking soda, sugar, and salt in a mixing dish. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients after whisking everything together.

In another dish, mix the milk into the egg, then add the melted butter.

When adding the wet components to the dry ones, incorporate everything with a gentle whisk. If there are still a few lumps, that’s OK. Give the batter five minutes to rest.

Open the air fryer and liberally coat the cake pan with cooking spray in step five.

Pour a cup and a half of batter into the cake pan using an ice cream scoop, then use a rubber spatula to distribute the batter evenly to the pan’s edges.

Pancakes should be air-fried for 6 to 8 minutes or until golden brown on top. Once the pancakes are done, place them on a baking sheet and reheat them in a 200°F oven until ready to serve.

Continue doing this until all of the batter has been utilized.

CAN YOU MAKE PANCAKES IN AN AIR FRYER?

Absolutely! Utilizing a cake pan is the key since it will stop the batter from spreading out excessively or dripping through the basket.

Making your own buttermilk pancake batter is easy with this recipe. However, feel free to use pancake mix with this air fryer technique if that’s what you want. They’ll still come out fluffy and wonderful.

IDEAS FOR TOPPING A CAKE (AND ADD-INS!)

Paple sugar

Fresh fruit, butter, and honey

Cream cheese

Chips of chocolate

Nut butters such as peanut butter

Sprinkles, a fantastic birthday breakfast food.

CAN YOU AIR FRY PANCAKES WITH PARCHMENT PAPER STACKS?

Absolutely not!

Please be aware that the popular TikTok video that claimed this was achievable is entirely false if you watched it. They substituted cooked pancakes for the uncooked ones and created the illusion that they had been fried in the air fryer. You will produce a gooey mess if you use this approach, I can guarantee it.

TIPS TO MAKE FLUFFY AIR FRYER PANCAKES

To distribute the batter in the cake pan, use a rubber spatula. This will guarantee even cooking for the pancakes.

For pancake pieces that are brimming with flavor and pleasure, add chocolate chips, sliced bananas, tiny berries, or even sprinkles to the batter before air frying.

A 6-minute check on each pancake is recommended. Wait until the top is nicely brown before removing them from the air fryer.

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WHAT KIND OF PANS CAN BE USED IN THE AIR FRYER?

The air fryer accepts any pans that are suitable for use in an oven. While smaller 3- or 4-inch cake pans work well for frying eggs in the air fryer, I adore using this 6-inch cake plate for pancakes.

CAN PANCAKES BE WARMED UP IN AN AIR FRYER?

Absolutely! For them to taste as delicious as when they were fresh, it’s the ideal technique to get them crispy on the exterior and fluffy on the inside. And it’s so simple!

the air fryer to 320 degrees Fahrenheit.

One at a time, place a leftover pancake in the air fryer basket.

Cook for 2 minutes, or until well heated.

Reheat the pancakes one at a time until all of them are warm.

CAN YOU FREEZE THESE PANCAKES?

Yes, you can freeze these air fryer pancakes.

I advise freezing the pancakes for 30 minutes after arranging them on a sheet pan. You may move them to a freezer-safe bag or container once they have frozen. They won’t adhere to one another if you freeze them separately.

HOW TO COOK FROZEN PANCAKES IN THE AIR FRYER?

Air Fryer Pancakes

The air fryer is a simple method to prepare pancakes, whether you have frozen leftovers of your handmade pancakes or a box of frozen pancakes in your freezer! Just remember that larger, thicker pancakes will require more time to cook.

The air fryer is 320 degrees Fahrenheit.

Put a single layer of frozen pancakes in the air fryer basket.

Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until well cooked.

Continue cooking the pancakes until they are all done.

RECIPE TIPS & TRICKS

The trick to making the nicest, perfectly cooked air fryer pancakes is to use an aluminum pan. You may purchase these disposable pans or make a large pancake in a standard 9-inch pie plate that you might already have! Simply because you can cook numerous pancakes at once in your air fryer, I prefer using the smaller ones.

Your leftover aluminum baking pans should not be discarded! They are completely recyclable. Just give them a quick rinse before using them again.

Your leftover aluminum baking pans should not be discarded! They are completely recyclable. Just give them a quick rinse before using them again.

Make sure the pancake batter is distributed evenly in your skillet for pancakes that cook evenly. Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to check that each pancake is the same size. Spread the batter to the borders of the pan using a rubber spatula, spoon, or butter knife. Then, give the pan a couple quick taps on the counter to help the batter spread evenly.

Use 1/3 or 1/2 cup of batter and increase the cooking time by a few minutes if you like thicker pancakes. The tiny, 1/4 cup pancakes are my favorite since they fry up so quickly.

FAQs

Can I make homemade pancakes in the air fryer?

Absolutely yes! To demonstrate the technique, I’ve only used a buttermilk pancake mix from the supermarket, but it works with just about ANY pancake mix! I choose buttermilk-based recipes because they produce the most delectable, fluffy pancakes.

Can air fryer pancakes be frozen?

You certainly can! I adore preparing large quantities and freezing them. Pancakes must be thoroughly cool. In a freezer bag that is airtight, then freeze. If you want to store big quantities, freeze the food between waxed paper sheets so you may take out a few pieces at a time with ease.

Simply place a few pancakes on a plate designed for the microwave, then cook them for 30 to 45 seconds on high until thoroughly heated. Additionally, you may fully reheat them in the air fryer for a few minutes at 350 degrees

What is the ideal temperature for air frying pancakes?

The ideal temperature for air frying pancakes is 400 degrees. Any lower temperature, in my experience, won’t result in pancakes that are golden brown on top. However, keep in mind that air fryers vary in temperature, so when you cook them for the first time, be sure to check them frequently for a golden brown hue.

Can you cook pancakes on parchment paper in the air fryer?

If you’ve seen the popular Tik Tok video of a man singing while cooking stacks of pancakes in his air fryer on parchment paper, beware! It’s a scam. Kids, don’t take everything you see on TV as true! You can easily verify that this method does not work for anyone by reading the comments or conducting a YouTube search. Yes, I definitely drank some Kool-Aid and gave it a try, myself included.

How do you make multiple pancakes in the air fryer?

Making little pancakes in smaller 6 inch aluminum baking trays like these is the best method to create several pancakes in an air fryer. How many you can cook at once will depend on the size of your air fryer. I am able to put four of these 6-inch pans in my Cosori 12 in 1 Air Fryer.