How to Freeze Pancakes the Right Way

pancakes-585How do you freeze pancakes?

It seems kind of like a silly and, quite frankly, simple question. Um, you just put them in the freezer, right?

Nope! Believe me, if you cook a batch of pancakes and just throw them all in a freezer bag, you are going to end up with what I like to call “pancake cake,” where each single pancake morphs into a single incredibly thick and giant pancake. In theory it sounds delicious, but when you’re reaching for just one or two, it’s kind of a hot — or, in this case, cold — mess.

Ask me how I know.

So, in an attempt to do it better — and because having pancakes (especially protein pancakes!) frozen and at the ready for quick breakfasts and snacks is everything — I’ve put together a short guide. It’s basically just one extra step … plus a little planning. And it’s totally worth it.

How to Freeze Pancakes — the Right Way

Step 1: Cook a crapton of pancakes.

Take this, times 20.
Take this, times 20.

Step 2: Place them on a baking sheet in one single layer. Let them cool completely. And I mean completely. This is imperative to avoiding pancake cake! (Unless, you thought things through and really do want that, in which case, skip and proceed to step 4.)

Step 3: Make a stack of pancakes with some parchment paper between each one.

I forgot to date these. Don't do that.
I forgot to date these. Don’t do that. You think you’ll remember, but you won’t.

Step 4: Put in a freezer-safe container, note the date and what type of pancakes they are, seal and freeze.

Happy and frozen.
Happy and individually frozen.

Step 5: When ready to eat, simply take out as many as you want, pop in the microwave for 1-2 minutes and EAT!

Microwave and FEAST!
Reheat and FEAST!

See? Simple yet important.

Any there any other eats you love to freeze? I hear eggs freeze well, but I haven’t tried them yet … Jenn

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