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Instant Pot Pancakes

Wondering if you can make pancakes in your Instant Pot? Learn how--plus some key tips--in this easy recipe for how to make pancakes in the Instant Pot!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 16 pancakes


  • Instant Pot
  • Bowl
  • Mixing spoon
  • Small ladle
  • Spatula/pancake turner


  • 1.25 cup pancake mix (I love Kodiak Cakes mix!)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk


  • Plug in Instant Pot and press "Saute". Set it to "normal" heat for thirty minutes. You will probably only need around 15 minutes of cook time, but I don't like it when the Instant Pot turns off in the middle of cooking, so I always set it for longer than I need when I am cooking with Saute. Allow to heat until the screen displays, "Hot". Meanwhile, let's mix up the pancakes!
  • Measure 1.25 cups of pancake mix into a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • Crack an egg into a bowl. Whisk egg a bit and then stir in the milk. Pour this mixture into the bowl of pancake mix. Stir until all large lumps are gone. Don't overmix. If the batter seems a little thin, add more pancake mix (in 2 tablespoon increments).
  • Ladle three pancakes into the Instant Pot insert. Aim for three 3" pancakes (about 2 tablespoons of batter per pancake) per batch.
  • Cook pancakes until the bubbles are popping and the edges are starting to set. About 90 seconds. Flip and continue cooking until done--about 45-60 seconds. Remove from Instant Pot and repeat until you have cooked all the batter.


Recipe makes about 16-18 pancakes (3" cakes).
Feel free to use your favorite pancake recipe, but be sure your batter is nice and thick (see video). Runny batter will just run down the sides of the pan.