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How to Reheat Pancakes: A Guide to Keep Them Fluffy and Warm

Briefly, there are three ways to reheat pancakes: in a toaster, in the oven, and in an air fryer.

If you don’t like homemade pancakes for breakfast, you may belong to a group of rare people who have special skills. It’s really hard to resist these sweet treats that always remind us of childhood. However, what no one likes are cold leftover pancakes that are a bit dense and tough to chew.

As I love fresh ones, I have always resorted to baking the amount I need and storing the pancake mixture in the fridge for later. This means that I have to turn on the stove and bake the pancakes again.

So, what about simple reheating? It’s a life-changing knowledge for your delicious recipes. You can even freeze a more considerable amount of fluffy pancakes and take a few of them out whenever you desire sweet breakfast cuisine.

Reheating Pancakes In A Toaster

A toaster oven is a guaranteed device for achieving crispy and super tasty pancakes. Just like making waffles, reheat pancakes in the toaster, and you will get a delicious delicacy that’s maybe even better than they were the first day. Just be careful not to burn them as they are thin and don’t need a lot of time to heat up.

Step 1: Preheat your Toaster and Bake

It’s as simple as that. There are really no special steps to be included. You need to preheat your toaster and place your pancakes one at a time in it. You don’t even need to defrost if you have frozen pancakes or prepare them in any way. Simply take them out of the freezer bag and toast them.

The toaster will give you crisp edges and delicious pancakes. Be careful not to overdo the baking as the pancakes could burn quickly. 

How to Reheat Pancakes In The Oven

If you have a little more pancakes to reheat for your family, you can also do it in the oven. You cannot heat the whole batch of pancakes at once, but only as much as what will fit in one row of the pan.

The good thing is that you can eat a couple of heated pancakes while the others are warming up. This is a method that is a bit slower and not as cost-effective for one or two pancakes.

Step 1: Preheat the Oven to 350 °F

You have to preheat the oven to about 350 degrees. It is the right temperature for ideal reheating that would take around 10 minutes but will give you tasty results. 

Step 2: Arrange the Pancakes on a Baking Sheet

You can use a baking tray or parchment paper placed directly on the oven rack. Ordinarily, the pancakes need to be arranged in one row so that there is little space between them. Do not put pancakes on top of each other. 

Step 3: Cover the Pancakes with Foil and Bake for 10 Minutes

Put aluminum foil over the pancakes and cover well. Put in the oven and leave for 10 minutes. When you take them out, serve immediately. During this time, you can heat another round of pancakes if you have them. 

Warming Up Pancakes In An Air Fryer

The air fryer has both advantages and disadvantages when it comes to heating pancakes. The burden is that the basket fits only a few pancakes at a time. 

Of course, they can overlap a little, but if you stuff too much at once, they won’t heat up well and could stick together. Judge the optimal number for yourself depending on how big your air fryer basket is. It will fit approximately 4 to 6 pancakes. 

However, the significant advantage is that the pancakes in the air fryer will get a nice crispiness and will be too delicious to eat. So, it is worth the effort if it requires several cycles to heat the leftover pancakes.

Step 1: Preheat the Air Fryer to 350 °F

The ideal temperature will be medium-high. Turn on the appliance to 350 degrees and let it heat up. During this time, you can arrange the pancakes in a basket. Be careful not to cram too much in at once.

Step 2: Bake for 3 to 4 Minutes

When you have arranged the pancakes in the basket, put them in the air fryer and turn it on for 3 minutes. That should be the ideal time for an excellent warm-up and delicate texture. If you want a slightly stronger crunch, leave it for one minute longer. Top with maple syrup or your favorite syrup as desired.



If you have excess, feel free to store leftover pancakes in the fridge or freezer and reheat later when you need them. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to just put the pancakes in the microwave, but with a toaster, air fryer or oven, you will achieve great results. Your reheated pancakes will be delicious and crispy, just like when they are freshly baked.

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