I always seem to have extra pancakes on hand after feeding my family a pancake feast on Saturday mornings. It pains me to throw those delicious fluffy discs away, and until recently, that is exactly what I would do. That is until I gathered up a few save-for-later-tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens. It turns out that you can freeze your extra pancakes from Saturday and warm them up in the microwave later in the week. Huzzah! What a quick and easy way to get breakfast on the table midweek.
Freezing your extra pancakes is easy — all you need is some wax paper and aluminum foil. Layering sheets of wax paper in between each pancake prevents them from freezing or sticking together. Once you’ve gone ahead and created your freezer-ready pancake stack, you’ll want to wrap it up seamlessly in aluminum foil. This will prevent freezer burn and help your pancakes stay fresh.
If packaged properly, frozen pancakes should stay fresh for up to a month! This is some make-ahead magic that I know will be a huge time-saver in the mornings as I try to get everyone fed and out the door on time.