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Waking up on a Saturday morning to a house smelling of fresh pancakes is really hard to beat. Instead of standing over a stove with butter splattering everywhere, learn how to make fluffy pancakes in the microwave in just one minute! 

stacked pancakes dripping with maple syrup.

Making pancakes in the microwave is a great recipe for any time of the day or week. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert, there is never a wrong time for pancakes. This easy microwave recipe is simple and easy and you will have a plate of  fluffy warm pancakes in no time! I love to use this recipe when I want a delicious, filling breakfast, but don’t want a big mess to clean up after. 

Why This Microwaved  Pancakes Recipe Works 

  • The microwave method is consistent, allowing you to get a fluffy pancake every single time! 
  • No need to heat up a griddle and use loads of butter – not that we don’t love butter over here! 
  • Quick, easy, and delicious!  

Ingredients for pancakes in the microwave.
Ingredients For Easy Microwave Pancakes Recipe 

    • All Purpose Flour 
    • Sugar 
    • Salt 
    • Baking Powder 
    • Butter 
    • Milk 
    • Egg 
    • Vanilla Extract 

Pancakes stacked with bananas and walnuts on a white plate.
How to Cook Pancakes in the Microwave

  1. In a mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Mix together. 
  2. Add in melted butter, milk, egg, and vanilla extract and whisk until a batter is formed. 
  3. Grease a microwave safe plate with butter or cooking spray. 
  4. Use a spoon to place a large scoop of pancake better into the center of a microwave safe plate. 
  5. Microwave on high for one minute. 
  6. Remove and use a tester to make sure it is cooked through. Microwave in 10 second intervals until no batter is left on your tester. 
  7. Top with a pat of butter, drizzle with maple syrup, and enjoy! 

Pancake Toppings we Love! 

  • Honey and Butter 
  • Chocolate Chips, duh! 
  • Banana Slices 
  • Caramel Drizzle 
  • Blueberries and Strawberries 
  • Melted butter sprinkled with brown sugar 
  • Nutella 
  • Whipped Cream 

Pancakes stacked with fresh blueberries and raspbaerries.

FAQs 

Does the pancake batter have to rest? 

Does it have to? No, it doesn’t, but is it better if it does? Totally! Allowing your pancake batter to rest give your batter time to thicken up, which will make sure no air bubbles escape which yields the fluffiest pancakes. 

Can I use this microwave pancake method from a box mix? 

You sure can! The batter that comes in a box is typically thinner and has a more liquid consistency than our recipe, but that is fine. Microwave you pancakes for 45 seconds, check it, and then continue to microwave for an additional 15 seconds. 

Depending on how many watts your microwave is, which batter you are using, and what size the pancake is, your cooking times may vary. I encourage you to experiment and have fun and let us know what works best for you in the comments! 

stacked pancakes dripping with maple syrup.

Pancakes in the Microwave

Waking up on a Saturday morning to a house smelling of fresh pancakes is really hard to beat. Instead of standing over a stove with butter splattering everywhere, learn how to make fluffy pancakes in the microwave in just one minute!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 6 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 379 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp butter melted
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • In a mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Mix together.
  • Add in melted butter, milk, egg, and vanilla extract and whisk until a batter is formed.
  • Grease a microwave safe plate with butter or cooking spray.
  • Use a spoon to place a large scoop of pancake better into the center of a microwave safe plate.
  • Microwave on high for one minute.
  • Remove and use a tester to make sure it is cooked through. Microwave in 10 second intervals until no batter is left on your tester.
  • Top with a pat of butter, drizzle with maple syrup, and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 2gCalories: 379kcalCarbohydrates: 56gProtein: 12gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 106mgSodium: 915mgPotassium: 221mgFiber: 2gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 442IUCalcium: 245mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Easy Recipe, microwave, microwave desserts, Microwave Recipes, pancakes
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