This morning I woke up and felt like pancakes, but I couldn’t be bothered with frying pans or flipping them, so I had an idea. An idea that turned out to be genius! Ever thought about making pancakes with an air fryer? Pancakes, pancakes, yes, it is possible to make pancakes with your Air Fryer!

Air Fryer or Air Fried homemade Pancakes are the best breakfast option for any time of the day you want them and is perfect for a busy weekday, they’re ready and you don’t even have to wait around. The perfectly cooked pancakes you cook from the air-fryer can be a thing to behold in splendor! Simple, delicious and ready in less than 10 minutes, You’ll be whipping pancakes all the time!

I love it when children get engaged in kitchens and help prepare meals. Through time, I’ve noticed that kids are more likely to consume something if they were the ones to make the dish. At the very least, if they contributed to the preparation of the meal.

These pancakes cooked in an air fryer are a simple and enjoyable method to get kids engaged in meal preparation. They’ll love choosing their own toppings to put on the Air fryer pancakes.

Can You Make Pancakes In An Air Fryer?

Absolutely, you can cook pancakes using the Air Fryer. It is necessary to use cake barrels or a pizza pan for cooking the pancakes with.

Also, you must warm up your cake barrel or pizza pan as you prepare your Air Fryer.

Otherwise, it would take very long for your first pancakes to be cooked.

To be honest, pancakes cooked using an air Fryer isn’t as fast as compared with cooking pancakes on the stovetop, but if an Air Fryer is all you need, it’s a fantastic option.

The pancakes can be left without flipping them, but I prefer to give each side a little color and flip the pancakes halfway through.


  • Fluffy pancakes with just the right quantity in “crisp” on the outside!
  • Perfectly designed pancakes each time!
  • You can make several pancakes at the same time.
  • They are cooked in around eight minutes.
  • There are many ways to personalize your air pancake fryer!

Air Fryer Pancakes Ingredients

The following ingredients are required to cook these delicious pancakes using the air fryer:

Buttermilk Pancake Mix: You can absolutely make your own homemade pancake batter! The recipe is exactly as it does and will still turn out fantastic! For ease, I usually make it using a store-bought Buttermilk Pancake Mix. Buttermilk will make the most fluffy pancakes.

Optional toppings: I topped my pancakes with fresh vanilla whipping cream blueberries, walnuts, and plenty in maple syrup. Of course, the sky is the limit! Serve your pancakes with whatever you desire!

What if I don’t have buttermilk?

Don’t worry! It is possible to make buttermilk from your home. Mix the milk (dairy or not) together with acid such as the white vinegar, or juice of a lemon, and put the mixture in the refrigerator for between 10 to 15 minutes. In this period, the mixture will begin to become curdled (not the most attractive however it will do the trick).

In the recipe below we will need 2 cups of buttermilk. This means you’ll have to mix the following ingredients:

  • 2 cups of milk (dairy or not)
  • 2 tablespoons of white vinegar, or juice.
air fryer pancakes ingredients

How To Make Air Fryer Pancakes?

Here are some visual directions for this air fryer pancakes recipe. Be aware that the full recipe with exact ingredients are included in the recipe card that follows!

Step 1. Combine the pancake batter and water according to the instructions on the package. Allow the batter to rest for a few minutes, giving the pancakes a fluffier texture.

Step 2. Spray your cake barrel or pizza pan generously using cooking spray.

Step 3. Pour batter into the pan. then place the pan in your air fryer basket, close the drawer. Cook at 350 degrees F for 3 minutes, then flip the pancake and cook for an additional 3 minutes.

Step 4. Remove the pancake from the Air Fryer carefully with a small spatula. Keep it warm. Repeat the process until the batter is cooked.

Step 5. Serve with your favorite sweet or savory topping and Enjoy!

Air Fryer Pancakes Toppings

These air fryer pancakes are delicious by themselves, but there are so many fantastic topping choices. Check out the list below.

  • Chocolate chips
  • Strawberry
  • Blueberry
  • Raspberries
  • Sugar syrup
  • Granulated sugar
  • Powdered sugar
  • Nutella chocolate paste
  • Maple syrup

How To Store Pancakes?

The best tip for storing pancakes is to allow them to cool down to room temperature prior to placing them in the refrigerator. If you store them in hot temperatures they’ll create condensation, which can make the pancakes wet. It is possible to wrap pancakes in foil, then put them in the fridge or put the pancakes in an airtight container.

Air Fryer Pancakes

Air Fryer Pancakes

The Air Fryer pancakes are very simple to prepare for breakfast, lunch or for dessert. Serve them with toppings and enjoy!
prep time
5 mins
cooking time
5 mins
total time
15 mins


  • Air Fryer

  • Spatula


  • 2 Cups Buttermilk pancake mix

  • 1 1/2 Cups water

  • Cooking spray



Let's start

Set your Air Fryer for 350 degrees F and the timer for 5 minutes (If your air fryer doesn't have a preheat setting). Let it preheat for 5 minutes

Next step - preparation!

Take a bowl, add buttermilk (pancake batter) and water. Mix all until smooth.

And now!

Spray cake barrel or pizza pan with a generous amount of cooking spray and pour the batter inside.


Return the pan inside the air fryer. Air fry for 3 minutes until pancakes are golden brown on top, then flip the pancake and cook for an additional 3 minutes.


Remove the pancake from the Air Fryer using a small spatula and keep it warm. Repeat until the batter is cooked. Topping, serving and enjoying!


  • To ensure that pancakes cook evenly, ensure that the batter is evenly distributed in the pan.
  • Be sure that the ingredients are at room temperature prior to making your pancakes.
  • Cooking times may differ depending on the brand of your air fryer. Be sure to watch your pancake muffins during the final two or three minutes of cooking time.