Reheating Pancakes

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March 7, 2018

A plate of three pancakes with butter melted.Pancakes with melting butter on a foil covered pan.

I've made a simple but interesting discovery concerning pancakes. It has to do with when the butter is put on them. I ve found it does make a difference!

I seldom eat pancakes. Because of that, I don't keep the supplies on hand for making them. And, I've found a buttermilk flavored frozen brand I think is just as good as those made from scratch.


I cooked some of these frozen pancakes and plated them up.Then, I got busy with something else (a phone call, maybe). When I returned and put butter on them, they had cooled down to the point they were very slow about melting the butter.

I returned them to the toaster oven and melted the butter. Now, when cooking them, I take them from the oven a couple minutes before they have finished cooking, put butter on them, spread the butter around with a silicone brush and return them to the oven.

I watch them carefully as it only takes a minute or two for the butter to start to brown under the broiler unit. I take them from the oven just as the butter starts to brown but not brown.

This slight amount of cooking the butter causes it to develop a nutty like flavor that completely changes the flavor of the pancakes! I think you will like it. Do give it a try.

A plate of three pancakes with butter melted.


PS: I haven't tried this with margarine but I'm sure you wouldn't get that nutty flavor.


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July 27, 2009

I have a gang coming for the weekend, I am planning buckwheat pancakes. Can I cook them ahead of time and then reheat when we have breakfast?

By Donna from Foymount, Ontario


July 28, 20090 found this helpful
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I do this at Christmas when the whole family is here. Cook them ahead of time and put them either in the refrigerator (or the freezer if it's more than a couple of days ahead).


To reheat a lot of them at once, put in a casserole dish with a cover - or any pan covered with aluminum foil - and bake in the oven at 350 degrees F. for 20 to 30 minutes.

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July 28, 20090 found this helpful
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I also do this & heat them in toaster, as we know the ones in freezer in stores are made ahead, good luck.

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July 28, 20090 found this helpful
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I think wrapping panakes in a paper towel and putting them in the microwave for about a minute makes them taste like you just made the. Depending on your microwave it might take a little longer.

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