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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. Of course, our go-to type to freeze is our no-fail recipe for Easy Pancakes. Some other 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…

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2 Buttermilk Pancake Recipe

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3 Cinnamon Roll Pancake Recipe

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4 Chocolate Chip Pancakes Recipe

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5 Fluffy Pancakes Recipe

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6 Yogurt Pancakes recipe

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7 Pumpkin Pancakes Recipe

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8 Bacon Pancakes Recipe

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9 Strawberry Pancake Recipe

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10 Protein Pancakes Recipe

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How to Freeze Pancakes

By: Lil’ Luna
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!
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes

Ingredients 

  • wax paper
  • freezer safe storage container
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Instructions 

  • 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. 

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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4 Comments

  1. Lucy Howard says:

    Thanks , a lot easier when your hands are 🌕.

  2. Sheila Wacloff says:

    Can I use freezer paper. I don’t have parchment paper.

  3. Leanna Miller says:

    5 stars
    Love this! My son loves homemade pancakes but its hard on busy work/school mornings.

  4. ReKiyah says:

    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