How to Freeze Pancakes

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Freezing pancakes is my all-time favorite mom hack. Make a big batch, throw them in the freezer, and you’ve got an easy breakfast for busy mornings!

You can freeze any type of pancake! Buttermilk, Chocolate Chip, or even Funfetti—all types of pancakes do great in the freezer. Here’s how you do it!

Pancakes and wax paper in a ziploc bag before freezing pancakes

Can you Freeze Pancakes?

Yes, yes you can! Most pancakes can freeze for 1-2 months. Amazing, right?!

In so many busy families, Saturday and Sunday means there’s time for a hot breakfast and pancakes are often on the menu. Next time you whip up a batch I suggest doubling it and freezing the extra to heat up on a busy morning. 

I can’t think of any type of pancake that cannot be frozen. Some pancakes have a glaze or syrup that go along with the recipe, and in that case I would store the glaze separately.

How to freeze pancakes

Ways to Freeze Them

Once your flapjacks have been made, allow them to cool and prep them to be frozen. There are a few methods you can use:

  • Put each pancake in a separate fold top sandwich bag.
  • Stack pancakes separating each layer with parchment paper.
  • Flash freeze the pancakes: place the cooled pancakes in a single layer on a baking pan. Freeze for 1-2 hours, or until frozen.

Once you have prepped the pancakes, place them in an airtight freezer safe container. Some options include:

  • Freezer Ziplock bags
  • Empty Bread bags
  • Tupperware

Oatmeal pancakes on a plate topped with fruit and syrup

Reheating + SIDE IDEAS

If you are going to reheat just a few flapjacks, you can use the microwave, toaster or a skillet to warm them up. 

If you need to reheat several, I recommend using the oven. Preheat the oven to 350°F.  Place the pancakes in single layer on a baking sheet and cover with foil. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until hot. 

What to serve pancakes with? Here are some of our favs…

Close up of freezer pancakes in a plastic bag

Some of our favorite pancake recipes:

Too many favorites to share them all, but here are some of our favs…

Buttermilk Pancake Recipe
Once you make these buttermilk pancakes from scratch, you'll never make them any other way! Homemade buttermilk pancakes always turn out so light and fluffy.
Total Time: 30 minutes
4.91 from 11 votes
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Cinnamon Roll Pancake Recipe
Cinnamon roll pancakes are all of your breakfast dreams coming true! They are filled with a cinnamon swirl and topped with a smooth cream cheese frosting that is utterly delicious!
Total Time: 35 minutes
5 from 7 votes
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Chocolate Chip Pancakes Recipe
Delicious and Fluffy Chocolate Chip Pancakes served with a Macadamia Almond Buttermilk Syrup!
5 from 12 votes
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Fluffy Pancake Recipe
Waking up to a big stack of fluffy pancakes it THE BEST! This recipe is foolproof for the best pancakes in the world!
Total Time: 25 minutes
5 from 15 votes
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Yogurt Pancakes recipe
These yogurt pancakes are quick, easy and delicious! The yogurt adds a bit of sweetness and makes these pancakes so soft and fluffy. Use vanilla yogurt, greek yogurt, or any flavor of yogurt you like!
Total Time: 20 minutes
4.84 from 6 votes
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Pumpkin Pancakes Recipe
These pumpkin pancakes are the ultimate autumn breakfast!! They're soft, full of fall flavor, and completely irresistible when topped with homemade cinnamon buttermilk syrup. 
Total Time: 12 minutes
5 from 13 votes
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How to Freeze Pancakes

Freezing pancakes is my all-time favorite mom hack. Make a big batch, throw them in the freezer, and you've got an easy breakfast for busy mornings!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • wax paper
  • freezer safe storage container

Instructions

  1. Once the pancakes have been made, allow them to cool and prep them for the freezer.

  2. Stack pancakes separating each layer with parchment paper.

  3. Place the pancakes in a freezer safe storage container (ziploc bag, empty bread bag, or tupperware).

  4. To reheat small batches of pancakes: use a microwave, toaster, or griddle.

  5. To reheat larger batches of pancakes: Preheat the oven to 350°F.  Place the pancakes in single layer on a baking sheet and cover with foil. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until hot. 

Author

Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. So if I made pancake bites ie pancake in muffin tons with sausage inside it how would I freeze it? I refrigerated it and it came out dry and kinda bleh