How to Reheat Frozen Pancakes? (3 popular methods)

True Story: The word “pancake” for me is linked to happy childhood memories. Nothing quite says “Its Morning Time!” quite like a mountain of fluffy pancakes that are still warm, sweet, and comforting (where is the butter)?


This leads us to the question: how to reheat frozen pancakes? After doing the research, here’s what I uncovered…


Best Method: Preheat oven to 350°F & line a baking sheet with frozen pancakes. reheat for ten minutes or until the desired temperature. After that, plate them, add toppings, and enjoy. 



After conducting additional investigation, I discovered additional information that is important for you to be aware of; therefore, continue reading…



How to Reheat Pancakes That Have Been Frozen?

When you have a stockpile of pancakes in the freezer, you may take out as many as you want at once without having to worry about running out.


The following are three effective methods for reheating them:


In the microwave: Arrange two to six pancakes in a single layer on a dish that is appropriate for use in the microwave. Reheat for an additional 20 seconds if you have only two pancakes, and for an additional 60 seconds if you have four or more pancakes.

Oven: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and reheat the pancakes on a baking sheet lined with foil for approximately ten minutes.

Toaster: To tell you the truth, this isn’t my go-to method, but it does the job when time is of the essence. Toast the pancakes on the light setting for two to three minutes, depending on the toaster you use and how many slots there are in the toaster.


Pancakes that have been reheated in the oven (how to do it)

Prepare your oven by preheating it to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius). Spread some butter in an even layer on a baking sheet.


Then, place your pancakes on the baking tray in a manner that prevents them from coming into contact with one another (no stacking).

Warm the pancakes for five to ten minutes, or until they reach the desired temperature, while the tray is covered with foil. Pancakes that have been frozen could need a little bit more time.


The following is a guide for reheating pancakes in the oven:


  • Prepare your oven by preheating it to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius).

  • Spread some butter in an even layer on a baking sheet.

  • Your pancakes should not touch each other as they are placed on the baking sheet. If the pancakes have become dry, a light mist of water applied with a spray bottle might help restore some of their moisture.

  • Wrap the platter in aluminum foil.

  • Warm for five to ten minutes (or until the pancakes are warm and soft).


FYI: Instead of lining your baking sheet with butter, you can use parchment paper if you don’t want to use any…


On the other hand, if you are a huge lover of butter, you may spread some on top of your pancakes before you heat them so that it melts and sinks into the crevices of the pancakes.


This is an option only if you are a fan of butter. If you overheat pancakes in the oven, they will become chewy and dry out, so check on the progress of the heating process when you reach the halfway point.



Instructions for rewarming pancakes in an air fryer

The is a fantastic piece of cooking equipment that can be put to a wide range of different uses in the kitchen. Reheating food, even pancakes, is a wonderful thing to do.


It yields results that are comparable to those produced by the toaster method in that the pancakes acquire a slight crunch on the exterior while maintaining their softness and warmth on the interior.


Best Method:


  • For uniform cooking, arrange the pancakes in a single layer inside the basket of the air fryer.

  • Fry in the air at 350 degrees for two to three minutes.

  • This is to be served hot & enjoy.


Pancakes being reheated in a frying pan (best method)

Set a skillet over medium heat on the stove. While the skillet is heating up, you can also choose to melt some butter in it… The next step is to lay out your pancakes and cook each side of them for one to two minutes.

They should be served immediately after being flipped over, heated for a further 60 seconds until they are hot and crisp, and then served. If you don’t want to use butter, a non-stick pan or a light layer of cooking spray will prevent food from sticking.


Reheating pancakes in a skillet can be done as follows:


  • Adjust the temperature on your stove to medium.

  • Optional: While the burner is heating up, begin to melt some butter in a skillet.

  • As soon as your frying pan is hot, place your pancakes in a single layer without overlapping one another.

  • They should be heated for one to two minutes on one side. If you find that your pancakes have become stale, simply sprinkle some water into the pan, cover it with a lid, and let the pancakes steam for a few minutes.

  • After they have become hot and crispy, flip them over and toast them for another minute.
    Immediately serve after cooking.


Keeping the temperature on your burner at a medium setting allows you to reheat your pancakes without risking them getting burnt…


You can, however, crank it up a notch if you want the exterior to get a little bit more browned and crisp. When reheating pancakes that have been frozen, you should initially flip them every 30 seconds until they are thawed, and then you should leave them for longer on each side to allow them to crisp up.



How to keep pancakes fresh for longer?

FYI: Before you put your pancakes away in the fridge, let them reach room temperature…


If you intend to consume them the following day, you should wrap them in plastic wrap and store them in the refrigerator. You might also use a container that doesn’t let air in, although this will result in them going bad more quickly.


It is preferable to freeze them if you wish to store them for a longer period of time. Pancakes can be safely reheated the following day; however, the longer they are stored in the refrigerator, the drier they get.


Because of this, I highly recommend freezing them because they store well and can be reheated even after being frozen for an extended period of time.


Always make sure to let your pancakes cool down to room temperature before putting them away for storage. In the event that this does not occur, condensation will form inside the package or container, which will cause the pancakes to get soggy.


Related Questions:

1. How to reheat refrigerated pancakes?


Put the pancakes in a single layer on a baking sheet and preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit before doing so. Place the pancakes on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and bake them for approximately four minutes.

2. How to freeze pancakes without wax paper?


Best Method:


  • Place each pancake in a separate sandwich bag with a fold-top closure.

  • Stack the pancakes with a piece of parchment paper in between each layer.

  • To quickly freeze the pancakes, arrange them in a single layer on a baking sheet after they have been cooled. Put in the freezer for one to two hours, or until it is frozen.


Final Thoughts

So, class, what did we learn today? We now know that to reheat frozen pancakes, heat the oven to 350°F and put the pancakes on a baking sheet.


Ten minutes, or until it reaches the temperature you want. Then put them on a plate, add toppings, and enjoy. Also, let your pancakes cool down a bit before you put them in the fridge.


If you want to eat them the next day, you should put them in a plastic bag and put them in the fridge. You could also put them in a container that doesn’t let air in.


This will make them go bad faster, though. If you want to keep them for a longer time, it’s best to freeze them. You can safely heat up pancakes the next day, but the longer you keep them in the fridge, the drier they get.


Because of this, I strongly suggest freezing them, since they keep well and can be heated up even after being frozen for a long time. Enjoy the rest of your day, always stay safe, and treat others with kindness & respect. Until next time!

How to Reheat Frozen Pancakes? (3 popular methods)