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Giant Instant Pot Pancakes


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These Giant Instant Pot Pancakes cook up in minutes and are perfect for a weekend breakfast or brunch. Best of all, you can customize them with your favorite toppings for a fun and delicious breakfast.

If you love delicious and easy brunch recipes, then look no further than this Instant Pot recipe. You can’t beat the convenience of cooking up pancakes in minutes with this recipe.

Giant Instant Pot Pancake topped with sliced Strawberries.

Instant Pot Pancakes

The Japanese invented a souffle-style pancake that is tall, fluffy, and so much larger than American-style pancakes. This giant-style pancake is mostly found in Singapore.

Why I Love This Recipe

If you love delicious and easy breakfast recipes, then look no further than this Instant Pot recipe. You can’t beat the convenience of cooking up pancakes in minutes with this recipe.

  • Ready in under 40 minutes
  • Easy to make
  • Fun to make
  • Perfect for picky eaters

If you love fun pancake recipes, you may also enjoy this Apple Cheesecake Pancakes recipe.

Overhead shot of Giant Instant Pot Pancake topped with sliced Strawberries.

Ingredients

This recipe only uses a couple of simple ingredients, all of which are easy to find at your local grocery store.

  • pancake mix
  • water
  • vanilla extract (optional)
Ingredients used to make Giant Instant Pot Pancakes.

Substitutions

Mix: Instead of using store-bought mix, you can use homemade instead.

Milk: Milk can be used in place of water, but it won’t yield quite the same results.

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You only need a few kitchen tools to help you make this easy brunch recipe.

How to Make Giant Instant Pot Pancakes

This recipe comes together in just a few simple steps, and the end result is well worth the effort. If you’re looking for a delicious and fun breakfast recipe to make in your Instant Pot, then this is the perfect recipe for you.

Step 1: Mix together the pancake mix

In a mixing bowl, whisk together water and pancake mix until completely incorporated. Add 1-2 teaspoons of vanilla extract for added flavor, if you want.

Pancake mix and water in a white mixing bowl.

Step 2: Add batter to a springform pan

Grease instant pot springform pan. Pour pancake mixture into pan.

Pancake batter in a springform pan.

Step 3: Add water to the pressure cooker

Add 1 cup of water to the instant pot and place the trivet inside. Place the springform pan on the trivet and close the lid. Seal the pressure release valve closed.

Step 4: Cook the pancake

Cook on high pressure for 20 minutes.

Step 5: Release the pressure

Manual release the pressure once finished cooking.

Step 6: Allow the pancake to cool

Let pancake sit and cool prior to removing from springform pan. 

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Want to personalize this fluffy Japanese pancakes recipe? Here are a few of my favorite ways to change up this recipe.

Chocolate Chips: Add 1/2 cup of chocolate chips before cooking.

Berries: Stir berries into the batter and then cook as normal.

Glaze: Top cooked pancake with glaze if desired.

syrup being poured on a Giant Instant Pot Pancake topped with sliced Strawberries

Toppings Suggestions

This easy pancake recipe lets you choose any toppings for a fun and delicious breakfast.

  • Syrup
  • Sliced fruit
  • Powdered sugar
  • Nuts
  • Whipped cream
  • Sprinkles
Overhead vertical shot of Giant Instant Pot Pancake topped with sliced Strawberries and syrup.

Tips

Want to make sure that your instant pot pancakes turn out perfectly? Here are some tips to help you with this recipe.

  • Mix your pancake mix, until just combined. Overmixing will cause your pancake to be tough.
  • Your pancake will still be “jiggly” when you remove it from the pressure cooker.
  • For easy removal of the springform pan, you can use a silicone sling.
  • Use a quick release for the pressure after cooking this giant pancake.

FAQs

Have questions about Instant Pot Pancakes? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

How to store

This pancake will last for up to three days in the fridge.

How to reheat

This pancake can be reheated in the microwave for one minute or heated in a pan.

Can you freeze this?

Yes, this recipe can be frozen by placing it in the freezer without the toppings.

Giant Instant Pot Pancake topped with sliced Strawberries and syrup.

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Giant Instant Pot Pancake Recipe

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Instant Pot Pancakes

These Giant Instant Pot Pancakes cook up in minutes and are perfect for a weekend breakfast or brunch.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 213 kcal

Equipment

  • Measuring cup
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Instant Pot
  • Springform pan
  • Trivet

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups pancake mix
  • 2 cups water

Instructions
 

  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together water and pancake mix until completely incorporated.
  • Grease instant pot springform pan. Pour pancake mixture into pan.
  • Add 1 cup of water to instant pot and place trivet inside. Place the springform pan on the trivet and close the lid. Seal the pressure release valve closed.
  • Cook on high pressure for 20 minutes.
  • Manual release the pressure once finished cooking.
  • Let pancake sit and cool prior to removing from springform pan.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 213kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 8gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 498mgPotassium: 194mgFiber: 2gVitamin A: 244IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 213mgIron: 1mg
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