This week I’m sharing one of my favorite quick and easy breakfast ideas: freezer pancakes. My preschooler loves pancakes and often asks for them for breakfast, but I pretty much never have time to stand in front of a skillet and cook fresh pancakes while we’re trying to get ready for the day and get out the door. That’s why I always try to have a bag of freezer pancakes ready to go.
The process is so simple that you don’t really need a recipe – so this post is really more of a quick tutorial than a recipe. Just whip up a big batch of your favorite pancakes and line a cookie sheet with waxed paper. (I was out of waxed paper when I took the photo above, and it really wasn’t a big deal.)
Place the pancakes on the cookie sheet and freeze them until solid (about 10-15 minutes). Once frozen, put the pancakes in a gallon-size Ziploc, and they’re ready. Use them within 2 months for best results. To reheat the pancakes, put them on a plate and microwave for one minute or until hot.
The type of pancake mix you use is totally up to you. I personally love Kodiak Cakes, and my preschooler loves them too! There are only about four foods I can say that about. The mix is available at Costco, so of course I love to make large batches of freezer pancakes so I’m always stocked up.
I like the flavor of Kodiak Cakes more than most pancake mixes, and they’re made with whole grain. If you choose to make them with milk instead of water and add eggs, they have 21 grams of protein. I top the pancakes with fresh fruit or a quick berry compote, and I feel a lot better about serving them to my pre-schooler for breakfast than regular pancakes.
How To: Make Easy Freezer Pancakes
- Pancakes of your choice
- Wax Paper
- Cookie Sheet
- Place cooked pancakes on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.
- Place in the freezer and freeze until solid, about 10-15 minutes.
- Remove pancakes from cookie sheet and place in a freezer size Ziploc bag. Date the bag and eat within 2 months.
- To reheat pancakes, microwave on a plate for 1 minute, or until hot.
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