Save time and money when you learn how to freeze pancakes. You will love having these on hand for busy mornings.
How to freeze pancakes
One of my easiest ways to help you save money and TIME is to freeze your homemade waffles and pancakes! You only have to make the mess once, but you can freeze enough for 3 or 4 breakfasts. Now you can enjoy homemade waffles or pancakes during the weekday.
This saves you time and money!
Don’t buy those premade frozen waffles and pancakes (unless they are free of course). Instead make your own at home and save a ton of money.
We do this all the time. My kids can now have a fun breakfast anytime of the week without me messing up the kitchen. 😉
It is that simple! Make sure you check out all my freezer cooking tips here, so you can save even more money!
By the way – get your kids in the kitchen. Our kiddos (of all ages) love to help cook. Pancakes and waffles are one of the easiest recipes to have your kids help with.
You can go HERE to purchase yourself a griddle like ours or go HERE to purchase a waffle iron like ours. We love making pancakes with a griddle. It makes it MUCH easier to make big batches.
How to freeze waffles and how to freeze pancakes:
Simply make your pancakes and waffles like you normally would (I have a great homemade pancake recipe that is super easy and frugal friendly here).
Just make sure you make extra. (I normally will make a triple or a quadruple batch)
WAYS TO FREEZE THEM
Allow to cool completely. I just let them sit on the counter while we eat our breakfast (or our brinner). See my picture above… I was telling the truth – I make a LOT of pancakes or waffles all at once.
Once they are cool, lay them out on a cookie sheet. Place in the freezer for a few hours.
Allow the waffles or pancakes to freeze completely through. Then place them in a freezer bag. I like to use wax paper in between each pancake.
How do you freeze pancakes without them sticking?
The reason, you freeze them like this, is so you can easily just pull out one or 2 pancakes as you need them. This is called flash freezing.
How to reheat pancakes and waffles:
To reheat them, just place in the microwave for a few minutes. Normally 45 seconds to 1 minute works perfectly.
If you want crispier waffles you can reheat it in the toaster or a toaster oven. That is how we like our waffles.
You can also use the oven if you prefer.
Save money and learn how to freeze pancakes and waffles.
Skip the store bought waffles and pancakes. Make your own at home and freeze them.
It really makes a difference in our grocery budget and saves time as well. No need to make a trip to the grocery store when it is in the freezer.
How long does pancake mix last?
Pancake mix will actually go bad which is why I like to make big batches and freeze. Check out Does Pancake Mix Go Bad.
This is such a great idea! We love pancakes in our house, but I hate the mess. It’s a great option for busy mornings. My name is Nicole and I blog over at 365ishpins.com (365ish Days of Pinterest). We are in a SITS tribe together and I’m looking forward to getting to know you better!
HI, I have always wanted to do this!! I need to plan ahead next time I make pancakes or waffles and triple the recipe so I can freeze a batch. 🙂 I’m Deanna from Gloriously Made and I am a part of your SITs tribe for the week. I look forward to getting to know you and heping promote your blog this week. Talk soon. 🙂
I love freezing pancakes and waffles! So easy to pull out a few for a quick breakfast when you’re short on time.
p.s. – I’m visiting from our SITS tribe 🙂
Thanks so much! They are so easy.
Thanks so much! I hate the mess too. 😉
I always say that the best way to save money is to not be wasteful. Freezing stuff for later is a great solution to saving your hard earned money. Now I just wish I had a waffle iron. I really miss homemade waffles. I’m excited to be part of your tribe.
I need to start doing this! I love pancakes & waffles but don’t have any “go to” items in the freezer for busy mornings. Great tip on the flash freezing. Did this with berries this summer and worked out beautifully! Visiting from your new SITS tribe. I look forward to gettong to know you!
I was thinking about to freeze pancakes just last weekend, thank you for sharing the tips. I’m visiting from your SITS tribe
I don’t usually have fresh milk but I do have powdered. How can I make the change to your recipe?
Thanks so much! Cari
+-OK, just tried frozen pancakes. This morning I cooked IHOP pancake recipe from Pinterest. Put leftovers in freezer about 4 hrs. just took two out ant put in toaster oven on toast cycle. I set for one slice toast. Was pretty good. Will set for two slices toast next time. One slice didn’t get quite warm enough for me. Was warm and edible but needed just a little more warm.