Many of us love a plate of fresh, hot pancakes on Shrove Tuesday - or, let's face it, any time of year - but not so many will know that you can make perfectly fluffy pancakes using an air fryer rather than the traditional frying pan.

Whether you love trying new air fryer recipes as a way of cutting down on energy use or just for a bit of fun, these pancakes are a doddle to prepare - and we've got this recipe courtesy of Currys' kitchen experts to show you how to whip up a batch of Scotch pancakes in five minutes.

This recipe was tested using the Tefal Easy Fry 3 in 1 Air Fryer (available in-store or online for £159, with a discount saving of £30), but should work in any model using the equivalent setting.


  • 200g Self-raising flour
  • 1tsp Baking powder
  • 1tbsp Unsalted butter melted
  • 1 1 egg
  • 250ml Milk
  • 2tbsp Caster sugar


  • STEP 1

    Combine all ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix with a wooden spoon.

  • STEP 2

    Cut out some greaseproof paper to line the bottom of the air fryer drawer making sure none goes above the sides of the basket. Place a tablespoon of the mixture in each corner of the drawer and spread out into a circle. You could also place a slice of banana in the centre of pancake, if you like.

  • STEP 3

    Ensure mixture is weighing down the greaseproof paper in all four corners before starting the air fryer. This keeps it away from the element and prevents burning.

  • STEP 4

    Select the air fry programme (200C degrees) and bake for 5 minutes, flipping halfway through.

    Voilà! Time to enjoy your fluffy air fryer pancakes!