Make Extra Pancakes and Freeze

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When I make a batch of pancakes or French toast, I double the recipe. I use the second batch to cook up, then cool them. I put the pancakes separately between squares of wax paper, stack them, and store them in a covered tupperware container and put in the freezer.

They can then be used on a busy morning by putting a few of them them into the microwave to heat. Even blueberry or apple pancakes taste wonderful. These can also be used for a snack or a quick dinner when schedules are tight. It is much less expensive than buying the ready-made in the frozen section of your supermarket!

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April 28, 20080 found this helpful

I do this all the time so my 13 year old can have a good breakfast in the morning. I make sure that they are just the right size to pop into the toaster and he can easily heat them up! This idea works great for waffles, too! Yummy!

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April 28, 20080 found this helpful

Be even more frugal and forgo the waxed paper. Freeze in a single layer on a cookie sheet and then pack away!

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May 7, 20080 found this helpful

I've also put pancakes in freezer bags and froze the bags flat. My kids love peanut butter sandwiches using the pancakes for a fast breakfast.

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May 28, 20080 found this helpful

oh yes, this is definately a winning idea. I did this for my boys when they were young and I was working, but I wanted them to have a good breakfast quickly. I would cook for the week every sunday and pack all meals into the freezer. I used to store the pancakes in a gal. ziplock freezer bag w/ wax paper in between each. They would grab a couple onto their plates, nuke in the mic to heat and eat. I like the other idea about freezing on a cookie sheet first though. Thanks for sharing guys.

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June 10, 20080 found this helpful

I froze ours without wax paper or freezing seperately first. We had no problem getting them to come apart. I did use just a little extra butter in the pan when cooking them- maybe that was why?.

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May 30, 20120 found this helpful

I lay out a piece of plastic wrap, lay one down, flip it, add another, flip, add one more, flip and wrap the excess plastic around it That way DH gets 3 small pancakes for breakfast to heat up, and they do not get freezer burned. (A cheap $1.00 roll of plastic wrap lasts for months and months. Sure beats the fat laden ones they sell in the store.:-)

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