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!
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.
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
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…
Some of our favorite pancake recipes:
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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!
- wax paper
- freezer safe storage container
Once the pancakes have been made, allow them to cool and prep them for the freezer.
Stack pancakes separating each layer with parchment paper.
Place the pancakes in a freezer safe storage container (ziploc bag, empty bread bag, or tupperware).
To reheat small batches of pancakes: use a microwave, toaster, or griddle.
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.