How to Freeze Pancakes Recipe

Megan Myers | Stetted

How to Freeze Pancakes will give you delicious pancakes in a fraction of the time. No need to buy frozen pancakes from the freezer...

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Pancakes are a go-to breakfast at my house. It’s hard to not be enticed by a fluffy stack of pancakes covered in butter and syrup, but most of us don’t have time to whip up a batch every morning.

Learning how to freeze pancakes will help you slay the early-morning demons and get a good breakfast in everyone’s belly. You’ve probably seen boxes of pancakes in the freezer section of your grocery store and possibly have even purchased them. But if you already know how to make pancakes, you can make your own batches of frozen pancakes.

Whenever we have pancakes on the weekend, we make sure to double the recipe and freeze the rest. Pancake recipes are easy to double or even triple, so there’s no excuse not to!

Plus you can use virtually any pancake recipe you like. We love these mascarpone pancakes as well as these hoe cakes, but sometimes we just stick with the basic pancake recipe.

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How to Freeze Pancakes

Freezing pancakes only takes a few minutes of extra work to give you breakfast all week long.

  • Cook your pancakes. Use whichever recipe you prefer, but note that some recipes, like those using whole wheat flour, might not reheat as well due to the moisture content.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment or a nonstick liner. This will ensure the pancakes freeze without sticking to the pan.
  • Place your cooked pancakes on the liner (while still warm is fine). Arrange them so they aren’t touching, but you do not need a large gap between pancakes.
  • Put the baking sheet in the freezer and freeze for 1 hour, then remove and stack the pancakes in a freezer-safe container. Be sure to label the container with the date!
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When you’re ready to eat the pancakes, just remove as many as you want from the freezer and microwave them in a single layer. You can also use a toaster oven if you like. Four small pancakes should take about 45 seconds to reheat in the microwave. If making more pancakes, remember to increase the reheating time.

Having frozen pancakes on hand will brighten up the morning of any bleary-eyed kid — or adult!   

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How to Freeze Pancakes Recipe

    16 Servings


  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Sugar
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon Grated Nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon Butter, Melted


  1. Preheat your griddle or skillet.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together milk, egg, vanilla, and nutmeg until blended.
  4. Pour into flour mixture and stir until just mixed; lumps are OK. Whisk in the butter just before cooking.
  5. Pour 2 tablespoons of batter onto the prepared griddle and repeat until you have no more room (about 8 pancakes on a large griddle). Cook until edges start to dry and bubbles are forming on the top, then flip and cook the other side until brown. Repeat until all batter is used.
  6. Place cooked pancakes in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or Silpat liner. Put baking sheet in the freezer for 1 hour, until pancakes have frozen.
  7. Remove baking sheet and stack pancakes in groups of 4, then place inside a freezer-safe container.
  8. To reheat, remove desired amount of pancakes, arrange in a single layer on a plate, and microwave for 45 seconds for 4 pancakes, increasing the time for more pancakes.


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Author: Megan Myers
Recipe Yields: 16 pancakes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 pancake
Servings Per Recipe 16

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 10
Calories 51

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 87mg
Total Carbohydrate 7g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 1g
Protein 2g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Megan Myers

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Megan is known for her commitment to eating local, fresh food and leading a well-fed life, as documented on her blog, Stetted. Around these parts, though, she's known for her commitment to phenomenal breakfast recipes.

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