Easy and Delicious Instant Pot Pancakes Recipe

Howdy folks, I’m here to introduce you to the most outrageous breakfast dish of all time – the Giant Instant Pot Pancake! Now, I know what you must be thinking. How is it even possible to make a giant pancake in an instant pot? Well, my friend, let me tell you that not only is it possible, but also it is effortless and quick.

This pancake recipe will surely satisfy your cravings for something sweet yet simple. It’s perfect for those lazy Sunday mornings when all you want to do is stay in your pajamas and indulge in some comfort food. Trust me; this pancake recipe will be worth every single calorie.

With a few basic ingredients and a little bit of patience, you can whip up this giant instant pot pancake in no time. Plus, with the convenience of using an instant pot, you can skip the long wait and mess of the traditional stovetop method.

So, come along for the ride and give this giant instant pot pancake recipe a try. I guarantee that once you give it a shot, it’ll become one of your go-to breakfast recipes whenever you’re craving something as big as Texas and as satisfying as homemade pancakes.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Giant Instant Pot Pancakes
Giant Instant Pot Pancakes

Folks, let me tell you something—I’ve never met a pancake I didn’t like. But these Giant Instant Pot Pancakes? They’ll knock your socks off. I know what you’re thinking—the Instant Pot for pancakes? Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it.

This recipe is quick and easy, which is essential when you’re craving breakfast but don’t feel like standing over the stove all morning. With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up a pancake big enough to feed several people in under an hour.

But what really sets this recipe apart is the Japanese-style cooking method. Instead of flipping individual pancakes on a griddle, we’re making one giant pancake in the Instant Pot. It’s big enough to fill the entire pot and comes out light and fluffy every time.

And don’t worry about getting bored with the same old pancake flavor—this recipe is incredibly versatile. You can swap out the vanilla extract for almond or even coconut for a tropical twist. Plus, we’ve included substitutions and variations so you can customize the recipe to your liking.

So why will you love this recipe? Because it’s quick, easy, versatile, and downright delicious. Give it a try—you won’t regret it.

Ingredient List

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Here is everything you need to make this giant instant pot pancake recipe:

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp of granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp of kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract

That’s it! You probably already have most, if not all of these ingredients on hand. No need to make a trip to the store.

The Recipe How-To

Now that we have gathered all the ingredients, it’s time to make the Giant Instant Pot Pancakes.

Step 1: Mix the dry ingredients

In a mixing bowl, whisk together 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1/4 cup of white sugar, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, and 1 teaspoon of kosher salt until well combined.

Step 2: Mix the wet ingredients

In another mixing bowl, whisk together 2 large eggs, 2 cups of milk, and 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil until fully incorporated.

Step 3: Combine the dry and wet ingredients

Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and stir until just combined. Be careful not to overmix as this can result in tough pancakes.

Step 4: Preheat and grease the Instant Pot

Preheat your Instant Pot by setting it to “saute” mode for 5 minutes. Then, use a pastry brush or paper towel to coat the inside of the pot with oil or cooking spray to prevent sticking.

Step 5: Cook the pancake

Pour the pancake batter into the greased Instant Pot and smooth out the top with a spatula. Close the lid and set it to “manual” mode on low pressure for 12-15 minutes (depending on how thick you want your pancake) and allow it to cook.

Step 6: Serve and Enjoy

Once cooked, release any remaining pressure manually, open the lid, slice your Giant Instant Pot Pancake into wedges, and serve with your favorite toppings such as butter, syrup, fresh fruit, whipped cream or chocolate chips.

With this quick and easy recipe made in an instant pot, you can enjoy fluffy pancakes without having to cook them one at a time on a griddle. Whether you’re having breakfast or brunch with family or friends, this Giant Instant Pot Pancake recipe is big enough to feed several people and is sure to be a hit.

Substitutions and Variations

 Huge stacks of pancakes ready in no time.
Huge stacks of pancakes ready in no time.

Now that you’ve got the basic recipe down for these giant instant pot pancakes, it’s time to think about some substitutions and variations to make this recipe your own. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

1. Chocolate chips: Mix in some chocolate chips to add a burst of sweetness to your pancake batter.

2. Blueberries: Add fresh or frozen blueberries to your pancake batter for an extra fruity flavor.

3. Pumpkin spice: For a fall twist on this recipe, add a tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice to your pancake batter.

4. Buttermilk pancakes: To make buttermilk pancakes, simply substitute the milk with buttermilk and add 1 teaspoon of baking soda.

5. Japanese style rice cooker pancakes: Make your pancakes Japanese style by using a rice cooker instead of an instant pot. Follow the same recipe ingredients and mix in a separate mixing bowl, then pour the mixture into the rice cooker and cook as you would normally fry pancakes.

6. Gluten-free option: Substitute all-purpose flour with gluten-free flour in this recipe. While we have not tested it ourselves, readers have recommended almond flour or oat flour.

Remember, these are just a few ideas – feel free to experiment with different ingredients until you find the perfect combination that works for you!

Serving and Pairing

 Fluffy and crispy pancakes all at once!
Fluffy and crispy pancakes all at once!

Now that you’ve made this delicious giant instant pot pancake, it’s time to think about how you’re going to serve and pair it. This pancake is so large and fluffy that it makes for a perfect shareable breakfast meal.

One of my favorite ways to serve this giant pancake is by simply slicing it up into quarters or eighths and serving it on a large platter with your favorite toppings. Some great topping options could include fresh berries, whipped cream, maple syrup, powdered sugar, or even a dollop of ice cream.

If you’re serving a larger group, consider setting up a pancake topping bar with various options for people to customize their own slices. Make sure to have plenty of butter and syrup on hand because those are classics that everyone will love.

This pancake also pairs well with some savory breakfast options such as bacon, sausage links, or scrambled eggs. The contrast between the sweet pancake and savory meat will make your taste buds dance with joy.

Additionally, consider pairing this giant instant pot pancake with a warm cup of coffee or tea to complete your breakfast feast.

Whether you’re hosting a brunch for friends or just looking for a quick easy breakfast for your family, this giant instant pot pancake is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 This is how you make pancake dreams come true.
This is how you make pancake dreams come true.

Now, the biggest dilemma that one faces after savoring the delicious Giant Instant Pot Pancakes is how to store and reheat them without losing their fluffy texture and deliciousness. Well, fret not my friends, I’ve got you covered!


You can make the pancake batter a day before and store it in the fridge. When you’re ready to cook, simply remove the batter from the fridge and give it a good whisk before pouring it into the Instant Pot. This will save you time in the morning and ensure that your pancake is fresh and delicious.


The key to storing pancakes is to keep them fresh for as long as possible while avoiding any condensation that might make them soggy. After cooking the pancake, let it cool down for about 10 minutes on a wire rack. Then cut it into pieces that are easy to handle and store them in an airtight container or freezer bag. Keep them in the fridge for up to 3 days or freeze them for up to 2 months.


To reheat your fluffy instant pot pancakes, you wouldn’t want to use a microwave, which would make them rubbery. Instead, simply let them defrost if frozen and heat them up in a toaster or oven until they are warm through. Alternatively, you can place them in a skillet over medium-low heat with a tablespoon of butter or oil until they are crispy on both sides.

By following these tips for making ahead, storing, and reheating your Giant Instant Pot Pancakes, you can have freshly-made pancakes ready to eat at any time of the day without sacrificing their fluffy texture and scrumptious taste!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Say goodbye to flipping countless pancakes on the stove.
Say goodbye to flipping countless pancakes on the stove.

When it comes to making the perfect pancake, there are a few tips that I have learned throughout the years. These tips will help you achieve the best possible outcome for your Giant Instant Pot Pancakes.

Firstly, make sure that you whisk together all of the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt) in a mixing bowl before adding in any wet ingredients. This ensures that the ingredients are evenly distributed throughout the batter to create a consistent texture and taste.

Secondly, be sure to grease your instant pot or rice cooker well with cooking spray or butter before pouring in the pancake batter. This prevents the pancake from sticking to the side of the pot and ensures an easy release once it’s finished cooking.

Thirdly, when adding in the liquid ingredients (milk, eggs, and vanilla extract), whisk them together well before adding them into the dry ingredients. Mixing the wet ingredients sets up the leavening reaction of baking powder in advance, making your pancakes more fluffy and tender.

Fourthly, don’t overmix your batter! Once you’ve added in all of your ingredients and mixed them together until just combined with a whisk or fork, set aside your mixture. Overmixing can cause gluten development which can result in tough pancakes. You want to keep your mix as fluffy and light as possible for tender results.

Fifthly, use a low-pressure setting if your Instant Pot has one for best results when cooking your pancake. High pressure makes rice steamers explode and since instant pots use similar technology as rice cookers it’s better to start on Low Pressure.

Lastly, trust the process! The Instant Pot is great for pancakes but requires patience. Don’t open the lid while it’s cooking as this can cause uneven heat distribution which affects how it cooks inside. Let it cook properly from beginning to end then remove it once done.

By following these tips, you’ll be on your way to making delicious and fluffy Giant Instant Pot Pancakes that will make for a perfect breakfast or brunch.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, if you’re looking for a quick, easy and delicious breakfast option that’s big enough to feed several people, look no further than this giant instant pot pancake recipe. With its fluffy texture and mouth-watering flavors, you won’t be disappointed.

With just a few simple ingredients and an instant pot, you can whip up this Japanese-style pancake recipe in no time. And the best part? You can customize it to your liking by adding different toppings like fresh fruit, whipped cream, or maple syrup.

So whether you’re a fan of traditional buttermilk pancakes or you prefer something a little more adventurous like these giant instant pot pancakes, there’s no denying that pancakes are a classic breakfast dish that never gets old.

So go ahead and give this recipe a try – I guarantee it will become a new favorite in your household!

Giant Instant Pot Pancakes

Giant Instant Pot Pancakes Recipe

A giant version of a breakfast classic.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1 pancake
Calories 1639 kcal


  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


  • Heavily coat the inside of the Instant Pot with non stick cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Next whisk in milk, eggs and vanilla extract until the batter is smooth. Pour the batter into the prepared Instant Pot.
  • Seal the lid on top and cook on Manual for 40 minutes using the Low setting. The pancake is cooked when a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  • Use a rubber spatula to gently loosen the pancake from the sides of the pot and invert on a plate. Serve with your favorite pancake toppings.

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Serving: 827gCalories: 1639kcalCarbohydrates: 287.3gProtein: 53.6gFat: 25.7gSaturated Fat: 11.9gCholesterol: 423.2mgSodium: 2580.6mgFiber: 7.6gSugar: 52.7g
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