Air Fryer or Air Fried homemade Pancakes are the absolute best breakfast for any time, they are ready and you don’t have to watch them, they go from pan to mouth in about 7 minutes, although I would give them some time to cool off.
My kids love pancakes, unbrokenly due to the amount of time that they require to make, they used to be only reserved for Saturday, Sunday or Holiday weekends, but now with an air fryer, they are ready to go, any morning. Although, I will be honest with you and tell you that I usually buy the box mix, for the weekdays, and there is a lot of good ones out there, when I was a child (a long, long time ago) there were only a couple of brands.
Now, you can get them in any type or flavor, here are some of my families favorites.
Tips For Making The Perfect Homemade Pancakes
Homemade Pancakes are actually really easy to make, all types of homemade pancakes require the same base ingredients, flour, baking powder, sugar, egg, milk, and butter.
My mother used to keep a base pancake mix, and she would just add in the special treats for us, as she went, as I liked blueberries and my sister preferred chocolate chips, so she would just change them out. That was a great timesaver. I will post that recipe soon, and I hope you and your family love it as much as mine did.
The real key to making homemade pancakes is measuring, you need the right amount of ingredients for any great pancake.
How To Get a Fluffy Pancake
One of the keys is to use buttermilk, and not milk. The buttermilk helps activate the baking soda and/or baking powder in the recipe. It makes the pancakes nice and fluffy, it’s the scientific combination between a base and acid, do you remember that from chemistry class in high school? Remember baking is a science.
The use of sugar in the pancake recipe. There needs to be a balance of what you put on your pancake to what is in your pancake if you are going to throw a bottle of maple syrup onto your pancakes, (that’s my kids preferred way) you need to have a least a tablespoon of sugar in your pancakes, to balance the flavor out.
Mix all of the dry ingredients together and then fold in the wet ingredients, but don’t over mix them. Overmixing pancake batter only causes the gluten to increase, which leads to tough pancakes, if you want them light and fluffy, leave a few lumps.
Grease your pan, now for the air fryer, I always use melted butter, when I am making pancakes. Why do you ask? They end up coming out of the pan easier and they taste better, so what I do, is preheat my air fryer, set the butter in my pan, and heat just long enough for the butter to be melted, I use a brush and make sure the pan is covered and pour my pancake batter in.
The other tips that I will say are that using fresh ingredients will give you a better result.
And since you are using an air fryer with this recipe, watch your first pancake, stay in the kitchen and see what time works for you, as all air fryers are different, your air fryer will cook differently than mine, it will depend on the model, the wattage and how thick your pancake is, what pan it is, etc. So, the best thing that I recommend is you watch the first one, and figure it out from there, then WRITE it down, so the next time you go to make pancakes, you remember. Because once you make an air fryer pancake, you are not want to go back.
So, follow those hints and you will have gorgeous and delicious air fryer pancakes in a matter of minutes, and the only thing that you will be wondering is why it took so long!
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These are so easy to make, whether you want to use a Gluten Free Mix, KETO mix or any other special diet mix, this will work great,
- 1 serving any pancake mix
items to make above mix, and anything you want to serve them with, powered sugar or maple syrup, etc.
Start by preparing your mix, per package instructions.
grease the air fryer safe pan, see my blog post for items used.
Pour them into an air fryer safe pan, see my blog post for items used.
Set your pan into the air fryer basket, set the time for 330 degrees F., for 5 minutes.
Check your pancake is it cooked, mine wasn't so I added another 2 minutes.
Notice the golden color.
Plate, serve and enjoy!