Make Ahead Freezer Pancakes

School will be back in full swing again before we know it. One of the things I like to do before school starts is to batch cook and freeze breakfasts in advance. That way, even when mornings are rushed, my kids can still have a filling home cooked breakfast.

Today, I made 66 blueberry buttermilk pancakes. Using my large griddle, the pancakes took about 90 minutes from start to finish.

After the pancakes cooled, I put them in packets of 6 and then wrapped them in plastic wrap and freezer bags. Each freezer bag was able to hold 24 pancakes.

You can use most any pancake recipe for this.
 

 Freezing Directions:

Fold the plastic wrap over and then place 2 more pancakes on top and repeat
                                                                 Pack of 6 pancakes

24 Pancakes in a Gallon Freezer bag (4 batches of 6)
Freezing Directions: After the pancakes have cooled, separate the cooked pancakes into the number you will need for 1 typical breakfast for your family. Wrap your batch of pancakes individually between layers of plastic wrap as shown above. Place the plastic-wrapped batches in freezer bags or aluminum foil to avoid freezer burn. (I generally wrap batches of 6 pancakes and can fit 24 pancakes into (1) gallon sized freezer bag).
Reheating Directions: To reheat, pull 1 batch of pancakes out the night before and keep them in the refrigerator. In the morning, they will already be defrosted. Warm the pancakes in the microwave or toaster oven. If you didn't pull them out of the freezer the night before, you can defrost and then heat the pancakes in the microwave straight from the freezer.
Pancake tip - use a griddle:
If your family likes pancakes, using a griddle as opposed to a pan is a HUGE time savings. By using a griddle, you can make 6-8 pancakes in the time you can make 1 in a pan. A decent griddle is not very expensive and they are easy to clean. I have owned a Presto Cool Touch for years and like it. All of the electrical components are on the inside so you can wash it with soap and water.

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1 comment:

  1. Wrap them in saran wrap and put them in the fridge or freezer. You can use them later in a nice dessert.Just let them come to room temperature or warm them in the oven. Place one each in a bowl and add your favorite ice cream and toppings. Alternatively you could top them with whipped cream and fresh fruit or flavored syrup.BTW, this also works great with leftover french toast.

    Good Luck:)
    Kitty Carlisle.

    ReplyDelete

I LOVE to hear from my readers! Because of spam comments, I have to review all comments before they are published. I check and respond to comments at least once daily. Thanks, Christine

Make Ahead Freezer Pancakes

School will be back in full swing again before we know it. One of the things I like to do before school starts is to batch cook and freeze breakfasts in advance. That way, even when mornings are rushed, my kids can still have a filling home cooked breakfast.

Today, I made 66 blueberry buttermilk pancakes. Using my large griddle, the pancakes took about 90 minutes from start to finish.

After the pancakes cooled, I put them in packets of 6 and then wrapped them in plastic wrap and freezer bags. Each freezer bag was able to hold 24 pancakes.

You can use most any pancake recipe for this.
 

 Freezing Directions:

Fold the plastic wrap over and then place 2 more pancakes on top and repeat
                                                                 Pack of 6 pancakes

24 Pancakes in a Gallon Freezer bag (4 batches of 6)
Freezing Directions: After the pancakes have cooled, separate the cooked pancakes into the number you will need for 1 typical breakfast for your family. Wrap your batch of pancakes individually between layers of plastic wrap as shown above. Place the plastic-wrapped batches in freezer bags or aluminum foil to avoid freezer burn. (I generally wrap batches of 6 pancakes and can fit 24 pancakes into (1) gallon sized freezer bag).
Reheating Directions: To reheat, pull 1 batch of pancakes out the night before and keep them in the refrigerator. In the morning, they will already be defrosted. Warm the pancakes in the microwave or toaster oven. If you didn't pull them out of the freezer the night before, you can defrost and then heat the pancakes in the microwave straight from the freezer.
Pancake tip - use a griddle:
If your family likes pancakes, using a griddle as opposed to a pan is a HUGE time savings. By using a griddle, you can make 6-8 pancakes in the time you can make 1 in a pan. A decent griddle is not very expensive and they are easy to clean. I have owned a Presto Cool Touch for years and like it. All of the electrical components are on the inside so you can wash it with soap and water.

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Copyright 2012 christineiscooking.com This is an original recipe. You may repost this recipe and its directions only if it is accompanied by a link back to the original recipe on my site. You must be given my express permission for any other use. You can contact me at admin@christineiscooking.com



Search Amazon.com for pancake griddle


1 comment:

  1. Wrap them in saran wrap and put them in the fridge or freezer. You can use them later in a nice dessert.Just let them come to room temperature or warm them in the oven. Place one each in a bowl and add your favorite ice cream and toppings. Alternatively you could top them with whipped cream and fresh fruit or flavored syrup.BTW, this also works great with leftover french toast.

    Good Luck:)
    Kitty Carlisle.

    ReplyDelete

I LOVE to hear from my readers! Because of spam comments, I have to review all comments before they are published. I check and respond to comments at least once daily. Thanks, Christine