Ninja Dual Air Fryer Pancakes

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Can you make pancakes in an air fryer?

Absolutely and who doesn’t love a pancake?

Air fryer pancakes are a convenient and delicious alternative to traditional pancakes made on the hob.

Are you ready to change your boring breakfast routine?

Welcome to air fryer pancakes – the ultimate combination of fluffy goodness and crispy edges!

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Ingredients

The number of pancakes this recipe makes can vary depending on the size of the pancakes and the size of your air fryer basket.

Generally, this recipe can make approximately 6-8 medium-sized pancakes, each about 4-5 inches in diameter.

If you prefer smaller or larger pancakes, you may end up with more or fewer pancakes.

  • 200g plain flour
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 250ml milk (any type)
  • 1 large egg
  • 50g unsalted butter, melted
  • Oil spray
  • Maple syrup, fresh fruit, or yoghurt for serving

How do you make pancakes in an air fryer?

Preheat your air fryer to 180C/360F while you prepare the pancake batter. This ensures that the air fryer is hot and ready to go when you’re finished mixing the ingredients.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the plain flour, caster sugar, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, and salt until well combined.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, and melted butter until smooth and combined.

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and gently fold them together until just combined. Be careful not to overmix, as this can result in tough pancakes.

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Remove the crisper tray from the bottom of your air fryer basket(s).

Lightly grease the air fryer basket with oil spray to prevent the pancakes from sticking.

Using a ladle or measuring cup, scoop the pancake batter onto the greased air fryer basket, forming small rounds of batter.

Leave some space between the pancakes to allow for air circulation.

How long to air fry pancakes?

Place the basket in the preheated air fryer and air fry the pancakes for 4-5 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown and crispy.

You may need to cook the air fryer pancakes in batches depending on the size of your air fryer.

Times may vary depending on the size and thickness of your pancakes. Keep an eye on them as they cook and adjust the cooking time as needed.

Once cooked, remove the pancakes from the air fryer and serve them immediately with your choice of toppings, such as maple syrup, fresh fruit, or yoghurt.

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Air Fryer Savoury Pancakes

Pancakes are usually served sweet with toppings like maple syrup and berries, don’t be afraid to experiment with savoury variations.

Add grated cheese, cooked bacon or ham, and chopped spring onions to the batter for a savoury twist.

Serve your savoury air fryer pancakes with a dollop of sour cream or Greek yoghurt and a sprinkle of chives for a lovely snack.

Pancakes with Banana

Air Fryer Pancake Variations

Lemon Blueberry Pancakes: Add fresh lemon zest and juicy blueberries to your pancake batter for a citrusy sweetness. Top with a drizzle of lemon curd or a dollop of whipped cream for an extra indulgence.

Chocolate Chip Pancakes: Fold chocolate chips into your pancake batter. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a sprinkle of chocolate shavings.

Banoffee Pancakes: Layer sliced bananas and toffee sauce between each pancake stack. Top with a dollop of cream and a sprinkle of crushed digestive biscuits for added crunch.

Creative Topping Ideas

Whoop up your air fryer pancakes with some creative toppings.

Here are some delicious topping ideas to inspire you:

Fresh Fruit: Top your pancakes with fresh berries, sliced bananas, or diced mango.

Nutty Delights: Sprinkle chopped nuts such as almonds, pecans, or walnuts over your pancakes.

Creamy Indulgences: Dollop a spoonful of cream, Greek yoghurt, or mascarpone cheese onto your pancakes.

Decadent Drizzles: Drizzle over warm maple syrup, honey, or chocolate sauce.


Air Fryer Pancake Presentation

Once your air fryer pancakes are cooked, it’s time to get creative with your presentation.

Stack the pancakes in a tall tower and drizzle them with maple syrup or honey for a classic breakfast presentation.

For a more elegant touch, layer the pancakes with whipped cream, sliced fruit, or chocolate sauce for a stunning dessert.

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Tips for Fluffy Air Fryer Pancakes:

Here are a few tips to help you achieve pancake perfection in your air fryer:

  • Fresh baking powder and bicarbonate of soda are key ingredients in achieving fluffy pancakes. Make sure yours are within their expiry dates.
  • Overmixing the pancake batter can result in tough pancakes. Mix the wet and dry ingredients until just combined, leaving some lumps in the batter.
  • Allowing the pancake batter to rest for 5-10 minutes before cooking gives the flour time to hydrate, resulting in lighter and fluffier pancakes.
  • Cooking at too high a temperature can result in burnt edges and raw centres. Keep your air fryer set to 180C /360F.

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Air Fryer Pancake Storage and Reheating Tips

Here are some tips for storing and reheating :

Refrigerating Air Fryer Pancakes

Allow the pancakes to cool completely before storing them in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag.

Store them in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days.

How long to heat pancakes in an air fryer?

To reheat refrigerated pancakes, simply pop them in the air fryer at 160C/320F for 2-3 minutes until heated through.

Freezing Air Fryer Pancakes

Allow the pancakes to cool completely, then place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until solid.

Once frozen, transfer the pancakes to a freezer-safe bag or container and store them in the freezer for up to 2 months.

How long to heat pancakes from frozen?

To reheat frozen pancakes, place them in the air fryer at 160C/320F for 5-7 minutes, or until heated through and crispy around the edges.

Air Fryer Vegan Pancakes

Make vegan pancakes by substituting the milk with a plant-based milk alternative (such as almond milk, soy milk, or oat milk) and using a vegan egg alternative in place of the egg.

Air Fryer Gluten-Free Pancakes

If you’re following a gluten-free diet, use gluten-free flour in place of the plain flour in your pancake batter.

Many commercially available gluten-free flours on the market are specifically formulated for baking, making it easy to enjoy gluten-free pancakes.


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use pancake mix in the air fryer?

Simply follow the instructions on the pancake mix package to prepare the batter, then scoop it onto a greased air fryer basket and cook according to the recipe instructions.

Can I freeze air fryer pancakes?

Allow the pancakes to cool completely, then place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until solid.

Once frozen, transfer the pancakes to a freezer-safe bag or container and store them in the freezer for up to 2 months.

How can I make sure my pancakes turn out fluffy and light?

It’s important not to overmix the batter.

Mix the wet and dry ingredients until just combined, leaving some lumps in the batter.

Letting the batter rest for 5-10 minutes before cooking allows the flour to hydrate, resulting in lighter and fluffier pancakes.

Cooking the pancakes at the right temperature also plays a crucial role.

Keep your air fryer set to 180C /360F for the perfect balance of crispy edges and fluffy centres.

How can I prevent my pancakes from sticking to the air fryer basket?

To prevent your pancakes from sticking to the air fryer basket, make sure to grease the basket with oil spray before scooping the batter onto it.

You can use a non-stick air fryer container or line the basket with greaseproof paper or silicone baking mats for easy removal.

It’s also important not to overcrowd the air fryer basket, as this can cause the pancakes to stick together and prevent them from cooking evenly.

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