With Pancake Day finally here, people are getting creative with their recipes and one foodie has now discovered that you can cook a gloriously fluffy stack in the air fryer
If air fryers weren’t already the best thing to be invented – they’ve just become even better.
As Pancake Day is upon us, people will be waking up tomorrow morning to the sweet smell of delicious pancakes cooking. Whether you opt for sugar and lemon or reach for the Nutella, Pancake Day is special as it’s more of an unusual breakfast for Brits.
Whereas our fellow American friends are a little more familiar with the dish being a breakfast staple, American-style fluffy pancakes are something we Brits try and recreate each year and now our trusty air fryers might be able to help us out.
The humble appliance has reached kitchen stardom thanks to being cheaper to run during the cost of living crisis and its versatility when it comes to cooking. Foodies have been rustling up everything from a full roast dinner to boiled eggs in their air fryers, and now it turns out that it’s easy to make gloriously fluffy pancakes in one too.
Ahead of Pancake Day, a pancake tutorial video posted by appliance brand Currys went viral on TikTok last year as their unusual technique has people seriously mind-blown. Others have taken to the social media app to try the hack themselves, with great success.
The popular video shows a pancake fan lay down various sheets of baking paper on the bottom of the air fryer basket, before pouring a small amount of pancake mix on top. The foodie then proceeds to add another layer of paper and repeats the process over and over, until the air fryer is full.
The end result shows perfectly plump, American-style pancakes with a golden colour on top. The pancakes are then stacked into a mouth-watering pile before being drizzled with a generous amount of chocolate sauce and sprinkles.
The video creators, unfortunately, haven’t shared the exact recipe, timings, or temperature for the method, but plenty of other TikTokers whipped up their own version under the hashtag #airfryerpancakes.
People flooded to the comments section on Currys’ video to share how impressed they were by the hack, adding that they couldn’t wait to try it themselves.
Would you try this air fryer pancakes hack? Let us know in the comments…
Regretful that they hadn’t discovered the trick sooner, one pancake fan wrote: “Excuse me!? I don’t need to flip a million little pancakes!!” Referring to the much-loved air fryer, another person wrote: “Is there anything they can’t do???!”
“What!?!?!?! genius” another fan added. While most commenters were more than keen to try the air fryer method, others weren’t convinced, as one TikToker wrote: “In theory I can see this work but the raw mixture doesn’t look like it has enough volume to be this fluffy. also the first pancake would be more like a crapé bc [because] of the weight of the others on top. end result looks shop brought. you don’t get that level of browning with that method.”
Defending the hack, another foodie replied, saying: “I’ve done these in the air fryer, add baking powder & yes they do brown like this”.
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