Pancakes two days in a row? Why not! Reheat your leftover pancakes using any of these methods for an easy and sumptuous breakfast.
There’s nothing like waking up to the smell of heavenly pancakes.
But, even though they’re incredibly fluffy, sweet, and yummy, it can be tough (and unhealthy) to gobble all of them up in one go. If you’ve made pancakes this morning, chances are, you’ve got some leftovers.
If you’re making pancakes on Saturday morning, why not whip up a few extras to serve on Sunday? That way you can enjoy those incredibly fluffy, sweet, and yummy pancakes two days in a row.
With these reheating methods, those flapjacks will still be as pillowy and gorgeous tomorrow as they were today.
How To Reheat Pancakes in the Microwave
This method is best if you’re in a hurry. But, the drawback is, you only have so much time before your pancakes become too tough and chewy. So you’ll need to eat them right away.
- To reheat using the microwave, line a microwave-safe plate with paper towels.
- Arrange 1 to 4 pancakes on the plate in a single layer. It’s important not to overcrowd the plate. Otherwise, your pancakes won’t reheat evenly.
- Top with another layer of paper towels.
- Microwave the pancakes on high for 15 seconds per pancake. So if you’re reheating four, you should microwave them for a minute.
How to Reheat Pancakes in the Oven
I find this method to be the best one, regardless if you’re reheating homemade or store-bought pancakes.
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place your pancakes on a non-stick baking sheet (no need to reheat). Arrange them in a single layer, leaving some space in between.
- Cover the sheet tightly with aluminum foil and pop it in the oven.
- Reheat for 5 to 10 minutes.
Optional: brush the pancakes with melted butter for more moisture and flavor before reheating.
How to Reheat Pancakes in the Toaster Oven
Growing up, my grandmother always had a toaster oven. It seemed like she used it for everything! Now I know why.
It’s a handy little tool to have in your kitchen. And it doesn’t require nearly as much prep as the oven.
Set your toaster oven to medium and heat your pancakes until their warm and just slightly crispy.
Using this method gives the edges a nice little crunch, just like a piece of warm toast. Yum!
How to Reheat Pancakes in the Frying Pan
- Heat your frying pan on low heat. Don’t be tempted to turn up the heat because that will burn the pancakes before they get warm in the center.
- Coat the pan with a nonstick spray or melted butter.
- Brush some melted butter over the pancakes and plop them into your pan. Flip them every 10 seconds so they warm evenly. Keep at it until the pancakes are warm.
How to Reheat Frozen Pancakes
Good news: pancakes keep well in the freezer! In fact, you can keep them around for up to 1-2 months.
So, the next time you make them for breakfast, you can whip up a large batch and freeze for another day.
Now, the question is: how do you get that wonderful consistency back once they’re frozen?
Well, the key is to reheat them in a skillet. This will give your pancakes a crisp exterior and a fluffy and tender interior.
So, again, you want your pan to be on low heat at all times. This will give the pancakes ample time to thaw.
Also, don’t forget to coat the pan in butter, nonstick spray, or vegetable oil. Better yet, you can combine butter and oil to avoid over-browning. Tastes better too!
How to Properly Freeze Pancakes
Before you can reheat your frozen pancakes, you’ll of course have to learn how to freeze them first.
- The first thing you need to know: for optimum quality pancakes, freeze them the same day you made them.
- Also, before you start the whole process, make sure the pancakes have completely cooled to room temperature.
- Then line your baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the pancakes on the sheet in a single layer, making sure they don’t touch each other.
- Freeze the baking sheet for at least one hour or until the pancakes are completely frozen.
- Transfer individual pancakes into sandwich bags or freezer-safe containers. Label them accordingly.
Or, you could also pile the pancakes on top of each other with a layer of wax or parchment paper in between. This will prevent them from sticking together.
Now you can pull them out of the freezer and enjoy them any day of the week!