July 19, 2020

If you’re anything like me, then you probably wouldn’t mind (read: would love to) eating pancakes every single day! 

My love for pancakes knows no bounds. Ever since my mom cooked a delicious batch of buttermilk pancakes, topped with maple syrup, whipped cream, and strawberries, and served it to my preschool-going self, I’ve never looked back! 

Since then, I’ve tried all sorts of pancakes with innumerable fruit, syrup, and cream toppings. I can safely and proudly proclaim that I’ve become a pancake expert! 

Pancakes are just so incredibly versatile; you can make so many varieties including whole wheat and banana pancakes, and top them with so many ingenious toppings. 

Moreover, you can also make a layered cake with pancakes, have them with custard or ice cream, or add them to a dessert. The possibilities are truly endless!

Nowadays, I cook a large batch of pancakes every weekend and store them in the freezer to eat multiple times throughout the next week. 

After all, as much as I love devouring pancakes, I’m not a fan of preparing a fresh batch of them whenever I feel like eating them on a weekday. 

So, I rely on reheating my trusty frozen pancakes to satiate my cravings. 

So, if you’re wondering how to reheat pancakes so that they taste as good as their freshly-prepared counterparts, then read on to find out!

Can You Reheat Pancakes?

Yes, you can absolutely reheat pancakes! 

What’s more, is that pancakes taste divine when reheated. I’ve made huge batches of all varieties of pancakes including buttermilk, cornmeal, whole wheat, and even buckwheat pancakes and stored them in the freezer to reheat later. 

Trust me when I say this, they all taste delicious, you just have to know how to reheat them properly. You can also prepare pancakes in advance and simply reheat them on a busy weekday morning. 

How to Reheat Pancakes 

There are three ways in which you can reheat pancakes – in the oven, microwave, and skillet. Whichever method you choose depends entirely on the amount of time you have and your preference. 

So, let’s explore each method of reheating pancakes in detail.

Reheating in a Microwave

If you’re on a time crunch, then there is inarguably no better way to warm up pancakes than in the microwave. However, if you’re not careful, then the reheated pancakes might become mushy and unappetizing. 

So, here’s how you can reheat pancakes in a microwave:

  1. Put the pancakes on a microwave-safe platter between two sheets of paper towel. Reheat only 1 to 4 pancakes at a time to ensure that they are reheated evenly.
  2. If you’ve just one pancake, then microwave it on a high setting for about 15 to 20 seconds. If you’re heating more than one pancake, then heat them for 45 seconds to 1 minute.  

Reheating in an Oven

If you’ve some time on your hand and want to eat delectable reheated pancakes, then warm them up in your oven. Here’s how to reheat pancakes in the oven:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Put the pancakes on a nonstick, ungreased baking tray. Make sure that you don’t stack the pancakes on top of each other and put them in a single layer at a distance from each other.
  3. Cover the baking tray with aluminum foil as tightly as possible and put it in the oven.
  4. Depending on how quickly your oven heats up, reheat the pancakes for about 5 to 10 minutes.
  5. Before taking the pancakes out of the oven, make sure that they are heated through and not cold in the middle. 

Reheating in a Skillet

If you want your frozen, leftover pancakes to have that signature crispy edge and that fluffy, soft center, then make sure to reheat them in a skillet. Here’s how to warm up pancakes in a skillet:

  1. Warm a large skillet on low flame and coat it with some butter and vegetable oil.
  2. Put the frozen pancakes on the skillet.
  3. Make sure to flip the pancakes every 30 seconds so that they can heat evenly.
  4. Continue to heat them until they have warmed through completely. 

How to Store Pancakes

You can store leftover pancakes in the freezer. First, make your favorite pancakes and cool them before storing them. Then, put the pancakes in a single layer on a baking sheet. 

Don’t forget to line the sheet with parchment or wax paper.

Put the baking sheet in your freezer and let the pancakes freeze completely. It’ll take about an hour at most. This step ensures that they don’t clump together in the freezer. 

Layer the frozen pancakes on top of each other and make sure to place parchment paper between each pancake. 

Put the stacked pancakes in a heavy-duty freezer bag or airtight container. Label the bag or container with the contents and quantity and put it in the freezer. 

The pancakes will easily keep in the freezer for about a month or two. With that said, they’ll taste best if eaten within a week.  

Tips and Tricks

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  • Before freezing pancakes, let them cool on a cooling rack. Don’t forget to flip them over so that both sides cool evenly. Cooling them will prevent them from sticking together.
  • Flash freeze the pancakes before putting them in a bag in the freezer so that they don’t clump together. 
  • When microwaving the pancakes, don’t put too many of them in the microwave at the same time as this will prevent them from reheating evenly.  
  • Make sure to devour reheated pancakes right away so that they don’t become too chewy and tough.
  • If you want your pancakes to taste divine, then brush them with some melted butter before reheating them in the oven.  
  • Cover the baking tray with aluminum foil so that the pancakes remain fluffy and don’t dry out.
  • If you’ve buttered pancakes, then sprinkle them with some cinnamon sugar and put them under a low broiler for about a minute or so. 
  • When reheating pancakes in a skillet, make sure that you coat the skillet in butter. It’ll keep the pancakes from drying out.
  • Warm the skillet on low flame because if you warm it on high flame it will burn the pancakes before they warm through in the middle.  

The Bottom Line

I hope that you liked reading this guide on how to reheat pancakes. Make sure to try the aforementioned reheating methods. Also, follow the tips that I’ve mentioned to reheat the pancakes so that they become deliciously fluffy. To recap:

  • If you’re short on time, reheat pancakes in the microwave.
  • If you want soft, buttery pancakes and have some time on your hands, then reheat them in the oven.
  • If you want that signature crispy edge and that soft and fluffy center, then reheat the pancakes in a skillet.  

So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and reheat those leftover pancakes now! 

How to Reheat Pancakes in 3 Easy Ways

How to Reheat Pancakes in 3 Easy Ways

How to reheat pancakes so that they taste as good as they were when they were freshly prepared. 

Ingredients

  • Oven
  • Leftover or frozen pancakes
  • Baking Pan
  • Aluminum foil

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Put the pancakes on a nonstick, ungreased baking tray. Make sure that you don’t stack the pancakes on top of each other and put them in a single layer at a distance from each other.
  3. Cover the baking tray with aluminum foil as tightly as possible and put it in the oven.
  4. Depending on how quickly your oven heats up, reheat the pancakes for about 5 to 10 minutes.
  5. Before taking the pancakes out of the oven, make sure that they are heated through and not cold in the middle. 

Notes

Be sure not to stack the pancakes one atop the other. Lay them out flat.

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