Quick tips: Freeze pancakes and waffles

Heather says:

On relaxing less harried mornings, double a batch of pancakes or waffles for quick reheating on busy mornings.  Flash freeze by placing them in a single layer on a baking sheet, freezing and then place the pancakes or waffles in freezer bags.*

Alternately, if a baking sheet won’t fit in your freezer. Freeze pancakes and waffles by placing a square of wax or parchment paper between each one in a stack.

Both methods prevent the creation of an inseperable stack-o’- breakfasty-goodness.

If you do this, you’ll chuckle about national shortages of Eggo Waffles®.

*Frugal tip – Unless a freezer bag shows signs of wear or has been used to store meat, rinse and reuse!  Not only will this save your wallet, it helps reduce the amount of waste in our landfills.

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Comments

  1. Kendra says

    This makes my mornings with little ones so much easier. Fast homemade pancakes, waffle, french toast etc. I even double my corn muffins, breads, etc. Cheaper on the wallet as well.

  2. says

    Handy tip – ziplock bags can go in the top of your dishwasher to be washed -on a gentle cycle – did this many many times when my daughter was a baby!

    I am not sure about the non-ziplock brand, so be careful.

  3. says

    Oh I have SO wanted to do this for the LONGEST time (and freeze berries too) but it just sounds too simple. Can you really just cook your pancakes and then put them in a freezer? How do you reheat them for breakfast? And about berries – you just spread them out on pans to freeze? Can you do this with other fruits too (sliced peaches, etc.)? How do you freeze your fruits so they don’t get all mushy?

  4. mark says

    I do this but use tin foil and wrap two at a time (I have two kids). For pancakes, I zap them for 20-30 seconds, then put them in the toaster over for a bit. For waffles, I put them straight into the toaster oven for double the time I do the pancakes.

  5. Christina Anderson says

    I actually have parchment paper that I reuse to flash freeze on my cookie sheets. I let my pancakes cool on a wire rack while we eat breakfast and then I move then over to the parchment lined cookie sheets and stick them in the freezer for a flash freeze. You reheat them just like you would Eggo Waffles or Pancakes. They are super yummy!!! And yes, berries are the same way. Spread them out so they don't stick to one another and by the freshest best fruit you can to help with it not being as mushy when you get it out. It won't be like eating a fresh berry or slice of fruit, but they are still very good. This also helps you buy in season when the fruits are cheaper and taste better. You can use some of the frozen fruits to top off pancakes/waffles/french toast with whip cream, drop into smoothies, mash up and sweeten for syrup to put on top of ice cream or other deserts, make a fruit salad, serve still a little frozen to a kid for a frozen treat that seems more fun that "just fruit", or bake them into muffins, bread, cakes……….just a few ideas for frozen fruit.

  6. kim says

    I actually did this for the first time and my pancakes froze perfectly with wax paper between them and into a zip lock bag. We were very suprised when we reheated them in the microwave for a late night snack! The totally tasted like the day I made them. I am going to make homemade waffles also, so my son can make a quick snack anytime!! I was so happy it worked. Do it you won't regreat it!!!!!!!!!