Don’t throw away those leftover pancakes – freeze them! Learn how to freeze pancakes along with the best ways to reheat – saving time and money.
Ever end up with a few leftovers or a bit of batter after making a batch of pancakes? The days of tossing the extras and pouring out the batter are over! Our guide on How To Freeze Pancakes teaches you how to take pancakes from fresh to frozen in just 2 steps.
Frozen pancakes are a great make-ahead recipe to keep as a freezer staple. Looking for other ideas to keep the morning routine running smooth? Learn How To Freeze Yogurt, How To Freeze Muffins, and How To Cut Watermelon Sticks.
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You will also learn the tips behind successfully reheating pancakes. Best of all, we have pulled together our favorite pancake toppings to share to inspire your family to change up the breakfast game!
How To Freeze Pancakes
To freeze pancakes, all you need (other than the pancakes) is a freezer bag and parchment paper.
First step, let the pancakes cool completely. Then, stack them with a piece of parchment paper in between each pancake. The other option is to freeze each pancake individually on a baking sheet.
The parchment paper helps the pancakes from sticking together once stacked to make reheating a breeze.
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Next, place the stacked pancakes into the freezer bag, seal then freeze. If freezing pancakes on a baking sheet, remove once frozen and place them into a ziplock freezer bag.
How To Reheat Pancakes
We think the best way to reheating pancakes is in the microwave. It keeps breakfast time quick for the whole family on those busy mornings when you should have been out the door 10 minutes ago.
Remove the pancake(s) from the freezer bag and discard the parchment paper. Place on a paper towel or microwave-safe plate and microwave in 15 second intervals until the pancake is hot.
Unstack the pancake(s) and discard the parchment paper. Place the pancake(s) into the toaster oven to toast. Make sure to keep an eye on the toaster to prevent the pancakes from getting too crispy.
Have you ever stopped and considered all the other great toppings for pancakes? Maple syrup drizzled over the top is a given but check out this list for other tasty ideas that next time you reheat pancakes.
- Fresh berries – strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries
- Banana slices
- Peanut butter or peanut butter powder
- Honey or agave syrup
- Whipped cream
- Chocolate syrup
- Coconut flakes
- Mini chocolate chips
- Nuts – walnuts, pecans
Frequently Asked Questions
Homemade pancakes can be stored for 2-3 days in the refrigerator. If you have leftover pancake batter, cook into pancakes to store in the fridge or toss into the freezer.
Pancakes last in the freezer for up to 3 months. We recommend labeling the bag by writing on a Printable Freezer Meal Label before placing in the freezer.
There is no reason to take the extra step to defrosting frozen pancakes. Simply place in the microwave or toaster oven straight from the freezer when ready to eat.
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- ziplock freezer bag or reusable freezer bag
- parchment paper
- Let pancakes cool. Stack them with a piece of parchment paper in between each pancake or freeze them individually on a baking sheet.
- Place stacked pancakes into the freezer bag, seal then freeze. If freezing pancakes on a baking sheet, remove once frozen and place them into a ziplock freezer bag. Label with the date.
- Reheat and enjoy! We prefer reheating in the microwave, but you can use a toaster oven as well.
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