How To Reheat Pancakes
Sure, pancakes are delicious right out of the fryer. But let's be honest: sometimes you just don't have time to make them from scratch in the morning. Or maybe you're making a big batch in advance so you can enjoy pancakes all week long.
Therefore, today we'll be discussing how to reheat pancakes, so they're nice and fluffy, just like when they were first made.
Can You Refrigerate Pancakes And Reheat Them?
Pancakes are known for a lot of things; they're delicious, quick, versatile, and what not! But what we like best about pancakes is how easy they are to make ahead of time.
Yes, you can totally refrigerate pancakes and reheat them later. In fact, this is one of the best ways to enjoy pancakes on a busy week morning. Simply make a big batch at the beginning of the week, store them in the fridge, and reheat them as needed. However, you must ensure you're storing them right so they're still fresh and delicious when you're ready to eat them.
To store pancakes, put them in an airtight container and pop them in the fridge. If you're stacking them, make sure to put a piece of wax paper or parchment paper between each pancake. This way, the pieces won’t stick to each other.
Pancakes will last in the fridge for up to five days. And in the freezer? They'll keep for up to two months!
How To Reheat Pancakes?
There are five ways you can reheat pancakes, and we'll go over each one. You can choose the best method for you depending on your preference and what you have on hand.
Reheating Pancakes In The Oven
This is probably the best way to reheat pancakes if you want to reheat a large batch at once.
- Preheat your oven to 350° F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place the pancakes on the baking sheet, making sure they're not touching, and cover the pan with foil.
- Bake for about 5 minutes.
- If your pancakes are thick, and you find that the top isn't heated enough, take the foil off and bake for a few minutes more.
Reheating Pancakes In The Microwave
The microwave is probably the quickest way to reheat pancakes, but it's also the easiest way to make them soggy. Try this trick the next time you need to reheat pancakes in a hurry:
- Place the pancakes on a plate and cover it with a damp paper towel.
- Microwave for 15-30 seconds or until heated through.
Reheating Pancakes In The Toaster
Yes, your toaster isn't just for bread. You can also reheat pancakes there, especially if you're planning to reheat just one or two pieces! All you have to do is pop them in the toaster until heated through.
Different toaster models will heat food at different rates. Hence, you'll have to experiment a little to find the perfect time for your pancakes. Start with 30 seconds and go from there. Also, always set the toaster on the lowest heat setting.
Reheating Pancakes On The Stove
This is probably the second-best way to reheat pancakes, especially if you want to avoid making them soggy. All you have to do is heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and cook the pancakes. You can keep flipping them until they're warmed all the way through.
If you find that your pancakes are sticking to the skillet, add a bit of butter or oil to the pan. Again, depending on the thickness of your pancakes, this will take anywhere from 1-2 minutes. Just keep an eye on them to avoid any burns.
Reheating Pancakes In An Air Fryer
Is there anything an air fryer can't do? If you have one on hand, you can use it to reheat your pancakes! Preheat the air fryer to 350° F and cook the pancakes for 2-3 minutes.
Note that this method will work best for smaller batches of pancakes.
How To Reheat Pancakes With Toppings?
You can reheat pancakes with toppings in two ways: in the oven or on the stove. If you're reheating pancakes for a large group, the oven is probably the best option. Just follow the oven method mentioned above, and you're good to go!
As for the reheating on the stove, we suggest you don't flip the pancakes too much, so the toppings don't fall off. Instead, you may want to heat the pancakes on one side (the side without the toppings) until they're hot enough.
Pro Tip: Never make the mistake of heating leftover pancakes with toppings in a toaster. The toppings will melt and make a mess, and your pancakes will probably end up burnt.