Pancakes in the Air Fryer are incredibly easy, fluffy, and delicious. Drizzled in warmed maple syrup and topped with fresh berries, it’s the ultimate breakfast!
Pancakes In The Air Fryer
This pancakes air fryer recipe is the absolute best breakfast for any time! Air fried pancakes cook fast — I am talking like 7 minutes!
My kids love pancakes, and fried pancake batter can be air fried any time of the week. While you can make homemade pancake batter, it’s just as easy to use the boxed stuff! It cooks quickly and tastes incredible too.
Why You’ll Love Fried Pancake Batter
- Super easy
- Everyone loves them
What Is The Best Pancake Batter Mix?
Now, you can get them in any type or flavor. Here are some of my family’s favorites:
Tips For Making The Perfect Air Fried Pancakes
Homemade pancakes are actually really easy to make; most types of homemade pancakes require the same base ingredients, flour, baking powder, sugar, egg, milk, and butter.
The real key to making homemade pancakes is measuring, as you need the right amount of ingredients for any great pancake.
How To Get Fluffy Air Fried Pancakes
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 an acid. Do you remember that from chemistry class in high school? Remember, baking is a science.
Even if using boxed pancake mix, I recommend adding a little dash of sugar before you air fry the pancakes. There needs to be a balance between what you put on your pancake and what is in your pancake. If you are going to pour a bottle of maple syrup onto your pancakes (that’s my kid’s 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 with butter. You could use oil, but butter will make them come out of the pan easier and taste better. So, preheat the air fryer, add butter, and add the pancake batter once hot.
Pancakes Air Fryer FAQs
What kind of pancake batter do I need?
You can truly make fried pancake batter with any variety you like. You can choose to make homemade pancake batter, low-carb pancakes, gluten-free, or regular boxed pancake mixes. Make whatever air fried pancakes you like best!
What toppings go on pancakes in the air fryer?
You can add all sorts of things to your pancakes air fryer meal! Here are our favorites:
- Banana Slices
- Maple Syrup
- Flavored Syrups
- Whipped Cream
Is it okay to add ingredients to the batter?
Absolutely! Feel free to mix in nuts, berries, or even chocolate chips to the pancake batter. Add whatever you would normally add and you can’t go wrong! These pancakes in the air fryer are even better with some added ingredients.
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Pancakes in the Air Fryer are incredibly easy, fluffy, and delicious. Drizzled in warmed maple syrup and topped with fresh berries, it's the ultimate breakfast!
- boxed pancake mix 4 servings worth
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 timer 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!