Do you buy frozen pancakes for when you need a quick and easy breakfast?
If you do, or ever considered to, you might prefer to learn how to make your own frozen pancakes. Is cheaper and it is not hard at all.
By the way, if you are interested to know exactly how much you can save my making your own frozen pancakes, I did the math for you.
Check the post here: How much you save making your own frozen pancakes?
Pancakes are a breakfast favorite. Even a dinner favorite for some. I often have pancakes for dinner when we go to IHOP or Denni’s. Now that I make my own freezer pancakes at home, I can easily have them for dinner, breakfast or even brunch.
Not to mention that you are saving money by freezing your pancakes yourself instead of buying them already frozen.
OK then. To what you came here for:
How to make your own frozen pancakes
First, you need pancakes so they can be frozen. Make them using your favorite recipe, or make them from a pancake mix.
Your choice and what works best for you. (Just showing you how to freeze them)
Just set them aside and let them cool down a little bit.
After they are cooled down. Get a cookie sheet, (or two or three).
And place your pancakes there, with some separation to make sure they won’t get stuck together.
Separation is really important. Or they will get stuck together once frozen.
I only have two cookie baking sheets, so that is not enough to separate all the pancakes without having to stack them.
Unless you bake a lot, I am guessing that you don’t have enough either.
So, we need to add a layer to be able to stack them, but still keep them separated. And this way we will prevent them from getting stuck.
Add a layer of parchment paper, or aluminum foil between each layer of pancakes.
As you can see in the picture I use aluminum foil. Is stronger and more resistant than parchment paper. Also easier to remove and separate from the pancakes.
Now take them to the freezer and, well… let them freeze.
Storing your frozen pancakes:
Make sure they are completely frozen before storing them in a bag. If the pancakes are not completely frozen, they will stick together.
And then, what is the purpose of making them ahead of time to prove a quick breakfast?
It won’t be quick and stress-free, have to fight to get your pancakes unstuck. (Ask me how I know)
Once completely frozen, you can store them in a zip-lock bag, or a freezer friendly tapper-ware.
Once you are ready to enjoy your breakfast (brunch or dinner), just place them in the microwave and microwave them for a minute or more depending on how many pancakes you want to eat.