Whenever I put pancakes on my menu plan and mention that they are from the freezer, I get comments and emails asking how I freeze them. So, I decided it was time to finally do a post about how I freeze pancakes.
It is really easy to do and will save you so much time on busy mornings.
You all know I love my oven pancakes, and I am so glad you all love that tip also, but I do still make regular pancakes as well. What can I say, we eat a lot of pancakes at our house. In fact, we eat them at least once a week, if not more often than that.
Over the years I have found that when I make pancakes, it is really not that much more work to make a double batch and freeze the leftovers. This saves me time later in the week and gives my kids a quick and easy breakfast that they can prepare themselves.
All you need to is make a big batch of pancakes or use whatever leftover pancakes that you have. Cool the pancakes completely and place them on a cookie sheet in a single layer.
Freeze for several hours or until completely frozen.
Once the pancakes are completely frozen place in a ziploc, or other freezer type bag or container, and place back in the freezer. Remove as needed for breakfast.
To reheat the pancakes, either toast them or microwave them. Some in my family prefer to reheat them in the toaster and others prefer to microwave them.
I know some of you already have a system for freezing pancakes and I would love to hear how you do it? Do you do it the same way I do?
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Thank you, I have wanted to freeze pancakes and I would do it the same way, except I really like the tip about freezing them on a tray first, great idea. I do that with green peppers so they don’t stick so bad together frozen. But thats a much better idea than I was going to just stack them with parchment paper inbetween, but not now, I will use your tip. Thanks again so much. Have a great day!!!
Instead of freezing then bagging, I bag first then freeze. I stack 3-high, 4 stacks in a gallon bag. My kids typically eat about 3 pancakes each so I can pull out 1 stack for each of them, put it on a plate, and microwave for about a minute. Of course, we rarely have leftovers because my kids will also eat them all day long.
First of all, just want to say I really enjoy reading your posts, I love your site! We freeze our pancakes pretty much the same way. Funny, I was making pancakes just this morning as I was reading this post! I always make a triple batch and then refrigerate the leftovers. Once they’re cold, I use a small cookie sheet (9×13) because that’s all that fits in my upright freezer… I stack the pancakes but place waxed paper between the layers and put them in the freezer. Once they’re frozen, I remove the waxed paper and just put the frozen pancakes in a resealable bag. I also do the same thing for waffles and french toast!
I do the same things for waffles too. I guess I should have titled the post how to freeze pancakes, waffles, and french toast, because you are right it works great for all three things.
Never thought of french toast too, great idea, I am going to do all three. Thanks
I do essentially the same thing, but for some reason I usually use my cooling racks. Not sure why I started with those instead, but it works just as well, I presume (unless, of course, you don’t like little square imprints on the bottom of your pancakes!). I do this also with muffins, since we eat more of those than pancakes around here.
At my local Wholesale Club warehouse store (wholesaleclub.ca to find one nearest you in Canada)…I bought a 1000 count box of hamburger patty papers. They are 5.25×5.25 inches square and used for separating burgers for freezing.
I use them to separate quick bread slices (e.g banana bread) , pancakes and waffles for freezing.
They cost me $6.69 Canadian per box or .007 cents per paper. They work fabulously!
Just slice your bread and stack with the papers, slip into your preferred size freezer bag and freeze. No need to flash freeze and they separate really easy.