How to Cook Pancakes on an Induction Hob

Jen Hammond

May 10, 2022

Last updated on May 23, 2022


Who doesn’t love the smell of pancakes in the morning? There is nothing quite as relaxing as an easy morning with home-made pancakes, butter, maple syrup, and some orange juice. Pancakes also happen to make up some of the easiest recipes to follow and make on any kind of hob, but do you know how to cook pancakes on an induction hob?

However, if you are just getting used to using your new induction hob, you might be concerned that your famous pancakes may not turn out as well as they usually do. You may indeed have to adjust the recipes a little bit – however, you will see that your pancakes can come out just as delicious, and maybe even better than they would on any other kind of hob! 

Don’t fret about losing access to delicious pan-cooked treats such as the odd pancake – your induction hob’s going to make flipping even easier than before.

A fantastic pancake recipe for induction hobs 

Want to create your own pancakes on your new induction hob? You’re going to need a few ingredients.

Grab milk, eggs, white sugar, salt, plain flour, baking powder and melted butter – and you’re good to go. There are a few other added ingredients and touches people love to add to their hob-cooked pancakes, too – and we will take a look at these a little further down!

Beyond the ingredients, start by selecting the right pan. Of course, you will need a decent sized frying pan for your pancakes, but you will need more than that. In order for the pan to work on your induction hob, it will, of course, have to be magnetic It is best to opt for a pan that has an entirely flat base so that it can cook easily and evenly on the induction hob, too. In fact, opt for a frying pan will a flat bottom, too, so that the pancakes will not turn out thicker on the outside and possibly burnt in the middle! 

You should also choose an appropriate pan that will provide you with the style of pancakes you prefer. Some of us enjoy wider, thinner crepes, while the rest of us love smaller, thicker pancake. 

Now, let’s get to the batter. Start by combining together all of your dry ingredients in a bowl. You will need one cup of flour, two tablespoons of sugar, half a teaspoon of salt, and two tablespoons of baking powder. The baking powder is an optional touch, but it does make the pancakes taste lighter and extra fluffy. 

Then, add in your wet ingredients. You will need three tablespoons of melted butter, one and a quarter cups of milk, and a single egg. Some like to add a dash of vanilla extract, or some coconut shavings to give the pancakes an extra sweet taste. You could also add blueberries, chocolate chips and more – as you please. Go wild – and why not?

Whisk up until completely combined, and then let the batter sit for about five minutes to give it time to settle. Trust us – it will make a difference in the taste! 

Place your chosen pan on a selected ring or cooking zone and put it to about medium heat. This will help to ensure that the pancakes cook evenly and do not burn. Put some butter or coconut oil in the pan to grease it, too. Wait for the oil to bubble before adding the batter. 

When bubbles start to form on the pancake, leave it for about a minute, then flip it. This provides the perfect colour and texture for the pancakes. Each side should take about three minutes to cook. 

Once the pancakes are done, remove them from the pan and put on the toppings of your choice! Take a glance at some wild and wonderful pancake recipes on the web for inspiration.

Why should I cook pancakes on an induction hob?

One of the most appealing things about induction hobs, in general, is that it does not take long for them to heat up. Since the heat is created between the combination of the ring and the pan, as opposed to having to wait for the ring to heat up, you can expect to get started with your cooking sooner than average. 

You won’t have to worry about preheating the pan before putting in your batter, either. While it is best to wait for the grease to be warm enough, it will only take a few minutes to reach a point where it’s ready for you to pour in your mix. That means that you’re not likely to waste any extra time, energy, effort, or even money! 

Induction hobs also cool down far quicker than the average, meaning it’s likely to be the most efficient way of bringing these delicious treats to life.

Other than the cooking time, nothing in your pancake recipe should change – great news if you already have a favourite recipe, or if you’re worried about having to learn a complicated new process.

What else can I cook on an induction hob?

Let your imagination run wild – almost anything you can cook in a pot or a pan, you can cook to perfection on an induction hob. In facts, pancakes may well be just the start of your culinary journey into the wonderful world of induction.

You can make and cook stews, curries, pasta, rice, stir fry, sauces, and cook various meat on an induction hob – all with the added benefit that you get instant heat from the moment you connect your cookware to your chosen cooking zone. Therefore, you and your guests have less time to wait for dinner – great news!

Don’t be afraid about cooking tried and tested recipes on your induction hob. There’s unlikely to be much variation between cooking methods when moving from ceramic to induction, for example. There may be a little bit of an induction cooking learning curve, but trust us – it’s worth the time and effort to adjust.

So – take your family favourites and tweak them for more efficient cooking experiences ahead – you’ll be feeding your brood in no time.

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