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Can you freeze pancakes? You sure can! Learning how to freeze pancakes is an easy way to ensure your family has a nutritious and delicious breakfast even on hectic weekdays. Plus, I’ll share a super easy and tasty homemade pancake recipe.

So … if you’ve been wondering how to make and freeze pancakes, read on! 🙂

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Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but for most of us breakfast is also one of the busiest times of the day. It’s all go, go, go! This means that while you may want to make your family a nutritious breakfast to start the day off right, you simply don’t have the time. That’s why learning to utilize tricks, like how to freeze pancakes is vital!

Tip: Another trick up my sleeve is the crockpot. Crockpot breakfast recipes that can be started the night before (like banana nut oatmeal) are a lifesaver!

If you’ve never tried it before, you may be wondering “how can I freeze pancakes?” or “can you freeze homemade pancakes?” No worries, we’re getting there … and yes, you certainly can freeze homemade pancakes. In fact, homemade pancakes reheated are way better than store-bought frozen pancakes or waffles.

When it comes to freezing pancakes, you won’t need any special equipment or wonky ingredients. Nope, you’ll just need a recipe worth re-heating, some parchment paper, freezer-safe bags or containers, and a sharpie or label. Really, learning how to freeze pancakes is a piece of cake (pancake that is 🙂 )!

Once I started freezing pancakes, it really changed my family’s breakfast routine. I would make a batch over the weekend and then re-heat them during the week to be served with fresh fruit and scrambled eggs. Realizing that the answer to “can you freeze pancakes” was a resounding Yes! took my breakfast routine down to just about 15 minutes each morning.

Tip: For those mornings that are just out of control from the moment the alarm goes off, consider this gluten-free chocolatey breakfast smoothie or this healthy yogurt bark to feed your family.

Okay, ready get the answer to “can you freeze homemade pancakes?” Let’s do it!

How to Freeze Pancakes: Ingredients

Can you freeze homemade pancakes? Of course, but make sure they’re worth freezing and re-heating! Here are the ingredients to my favorite homemade pancake recipe.

  • 1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 tablespoons vanilla extract

*This recipe makes 14 pancakes

How to Freeze Pancakes: Materials

Can I freeze pancakes? Yep, but make your life easier by having the following handy.

  • Parchment paper
  • Freezer-safe bags or containers
  • Sharpie or labels

How to Freeze Pancakes: Directions

1. In a large mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder, and mix well.

2. Add in egg, milk, butter, and vanilla, and mix well using a hand mixer.
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3. Place 2 tablespoons of batter (makes 1 pancake) onto a griddle or pan and cook on each side.

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Note: If using a griddle, heat to 275 degrees.

Tip: Don’t flip the pancakes until you start to see bubbles in the batter.

4. Place pancakes on a flat surface to fully cool.

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5. Once cool, place a piece of parchment paper between each pancake to prevent sticking.

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6. Place homemade pancakes in the freezer for about 5 hours.

7. Once frozen, tightly wrap pancakes or place them in heavy duty freezer bags.

Tip: Be sure to press the air out of the freezer bags.

8. Write the date on the bags with a Sharpie (or use some other labeling method) so you know when these pancakes were frozen.

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When freezing pancakes, they will stay good for 1-2 months if stored properly. When you’re ready to eat them, simply remove from the freezer, reheat, and enjoy!

Guess what, you now know how to freeze homemade pancakes! So if someone asks you “can you freeze pancakes,” you’ll be able to not only say “yes,” but also walk them through the super simple process.

Bonus: Once I answered for myself “can I freeze pancakes,” I started looking for a variety of toppings to keep the family from getting bored. One of my favorite toppings for these homemade pancakes is pan fried cinnamon bananas.

What other frozen meals/foods do you utilize to make breakfast quick and easy? Please share in the comments.

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How to Freeze Pancakes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Additional Time: 5 hours

Total Time: 5 hours 35 minutes

Can you freeze pancakes? Sure can! Read on for a homemade pancake recipe as well as tips on how to freeze pancakes.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • Parchment paper
  • Freezer-safe bags or containers
  • Sharpie or labels

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder, and mix well.
  2. Add in egg, milk, butter, and vanilla, and mix well using a hand mixer.
  3. Place 2 tablespoons of batter (makes 1 pancake) onto a griddle or pan and cook on each side. Note: If using a griddle, heat to 275 degrees.
  4. Place pancakes on a flat surface to fully cool.
  5. Once cool, place a piece of parchment paper between each pancake to prevent sticking.
  6. Place pancakes in the freezer for about 5 hours.
  7. Once frozen, tightly wrap pancakes or place them in heavy duty freezer bags. Tip: Be sure to press the air out.
  8. Write the date on the bags with a Sharpie (or use some other labeling method) so you know when these pancakes were frozen.

Notes

When freezing pancakes, they will stay good for 1-2 months if stored properly. When you’re ready to eat them, simply remove from the freezer, reheat, and enjoy!

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