If you are looking for an easy way to make Air Fryer Pancakes, this pancake recipe is so good! These are some of the fluffiest pancakes you have every had, and they are a great method for a quick breakfast.

Air Fryer Pancakes
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You might be surprised by how many easy breakfasts you can make with your trusty air fryer. Try my Air Fryer Homemade Biscuits, Frozen French Toast Sticks, and Air Fryer Breakfast Pizza Waffles.

Can You Make Pancakes In An Air Fryer?

Yes, I have been air fry pancakes since 2017, and they are the prefect way to make classic pancakes! Serve your air-fried pancakes with maple syrup, or whipped cream!

You can either use store-bought pancake batter or your favorite homemade buttermilk pancake batter, either way, these air fryer pancakes are absolutely delicious!

Why You Will Love Fluffy Pancakes In Air Fryer

  • Enjoy air fryer pancakes with your favorite toppings and no flipping necessary!
  • Make fluffy air fryer pancakes with minimal effort using this simple recipe.
  • Use homemade pancake batter or store-bought pancake batter!
  • Make a huge patch, leftover pancakes are amazing!
  • No need to watch the stove and flip them over; just stick them in the air fryer for golden brown, perfect pancakes every time.

Creating the Air Fryer Fluffy Pancakes

In minutes, you can make a great batch of air fryer pancakes, in either the air fryer oven, air fryer basket or even an air fryer combo model.

Ingredients and equipment needed

Here are the simple ingredients, you will need to make pancakes!

Air Fryer Pancakes

Remember the step-by-step directions and detailed ingredient list are below, in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post, as well as the nutritional information.

  • Buttermilk Pancake Mix: The recipe will work the same whether you use homemade or store-bought. This is a great way to make Keto air fryer pancakes, low-carb air fryer pancakes, or even gluten-free air fryer pancakes right in your air fryer!
  • Toppings: Of course, this is where the kids can have a lot of fun! Add whipped cream, maple syrup, fresh fruit, or even powdered sugar. Top your air fryer pancake with any of your favorite toppings and you can’t go wrong!
  • Essential tools include cookie scoops for mess-free batter distribution, or a rubber spatula.
  • Aluminum pans are the best pans for making pancakes in the air fryer. You can also use disposable aluminum pan.

Cooking Air Fryer Pancakes

Follow these simple steps to cook pancakes, in the air fryer.

Air Fryer Pancakes

Step 1: Prepare the batter

Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, granulated sugar, milk, egg, and butter to a large mixing bowl. Do not overmix it’s ok if the batter has a few lumps.

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Step 2: Rest batter

After mixing the batter, let the batter sit for about 3-5 minutes.

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Step 3: Add batter to pan

Spray your pan with a generous amount of cooking spray. Then, pour your pancake batter into the pan. Spread it to get it as thin as you can while covering the bottom of the pan.

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Step 4: Air fry pancake

Set the air fryer temperature to 320 degrees F, and set cook time for 6-8 minutes. Check to make sure the air fryer pancake is fully cooked before removing it.

Step 5: Serving

Remove pancakes, and serve with maple syrup.

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Air Fryer Pancake Recipe Variations

  • Gluten-Free Air Fryer Pancakes: Use gluten free pancake mix, or use your favorite gluten-free buttermilk pancake recipe
  • Air Fryer Keto Pancakes or Air Fryer Low-Carb Pancakes: Use your favorite keto/low-carb, protein packed mix, or use your favorite keto or low carb pancake recipe.
  • Parchment Paper: If you do not have a small pan, you an make pancakes in air fryer with parchment paper. This is a great way to make one pancake in air fryer. Gently spread batter, on the parchment paper with a rubber spatula
  • Milk: You can substitute whole milk for a thicker pancake.

Pancakes Air Fryer Pro Tips

  • Pan: The key to getting perfectly cooked air fryer pancakes is using an aluminum pan. You can either get these disposable pans or use a 4 to 5-inch pan.
  • Stack: While this recipe is for one air fryer pancake, I love to make a huge stack for my kids. Work in batches and keep them warm in the oven while you make more!
  • Add-ins: You can add blueberries, chocolate chips, or even diced strawberries. All of them add a lot of flavor.
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Storage and reheating air fryer pancakes

  • Store leftover pancakes in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days.
  • Reheat leftover pancakes in the microwave or air fryer for about 3 minutes at 330 F.
  • Freeze air fryer pancakes by cooling them completely and storing them in an airtight freezer bag.

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Get started with air fryer pancakes today and enjoy a game-changing breakfast!

  • Prepare to fall in love with air fryer pancakes, which are easier to cook than on the stove or griddle.
  • Get perfectly cooked pancakes in the air fryer every single time with this simple recipe.
Air Fryer Pancakes

Air Fryer Pancakes

3.96 from 21 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings


Are you looking for a new way to make pancakes? Why not try using an air fryer! Air fried pancakes are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. They are a fun and easy breakfast that the whole family will love. Keep reading for a delicious pancake recipe that is sure to become your new favorite.
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Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons butter, unsalted and melted


  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together all of the dry ingredients together. In a separate bowl, add the wet ingredients. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, and mix until well blended.
  • Let the batter rest for a couple of minutes.
  • Spray an Air Fryer safe pan with cooking spray, or brush with olive oil.
  • Spread your pancake batter into it.  Try to get it as thin as possible.
  • Set the cook time for 320 degrees F. For 3-6 minutes, then check it, continue to set in 3-minute intervals, until it’s fully cooked.
  • Note: The exact time will depend on the wattage, thickness of the pancake.
  • Plate, serve, and enjoy!


  • Air Fryer
  • Pan
  • Parchment Paper
  • Cooking Spray


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 215kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 6gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 985mgPotassium: 123mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 302IUCalcium: 211mgIron: 2mg

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