Can You Reheat Pancakes?

Q: On the weekends, I love to make my family pancakes for breakfast, yet I hate to refrigerate the batter because we never have time through the week to make them. Is there any way to reheat pancakes after they have been made?


A: Reheating pancakes is astonishingly easy, and your flapjacks stay as fluffy as ever! There are a few ways people choose to reheat their pancakes, in the toaster, microwave, and even in the oven. Each method has its own technique, so be sure to tell us what works best for you.

Toaster Method

The toaster is any kitchen’s best friend and for good reason! Take your toaster beyond toasting bread, and use it to reheat your pancakes. Simply pop them in and set them on a medium-low setting. This will allow your flapjack to reheat, without getting crunchy, or worse, sticking to the tines!

You can also warm your frozen pancakes in the toaster in the same fashion, it is easier to do it in two cycles.  When it pops up the first time, flip it. Toasters tend to have a dominate “heat” side and in order to ensure an evenly heated pancake, you want to turn it around.

Microwave Method

The microwave method is easier than most foods we try to reheat in there. Plus, we get a delicious meal that is almost foolproof.

If you just put your premade pancakes into the fridge, wrap them in a moist paper towel and place it on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave for 30 seconds at a time, and flip them over each time the timer beats. Depending on the power of your microwave, you may need to do this two to three times.

If you froze your pancakes, let them defrost for at least 20 minutes before you put them in the microwave. Then, follow the same directions as if you simply refrigerated them.

Oven Method

Reheating your pancakes in the oven is one of the riskier methods, and also the longest.

To reheat your pancakes in the oven, wrap them in aluminum foil and place them either on the rack or on a baking sheet, whichever is easier for you to take out. Heat your oven to 300 and check on your pancakes every ten minutes. Think of them like biscuits; they cook quicker than you think when you are not paying them attention.

The typical reheating time is about 25 minutes.

Having an excellent breakfast is no longer limited to just the weekends, now you can reheat your favorite breakfast food within minutes! How well did these methods work for you? Do you do anything differently?

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