Freezing Pancake Batter

Who knew?? For years I made up the entire batch of pancake batter, and froze any left-over pancakes in individual portions. This certainly made for countless mornings of easy breakfasts when my kids were young. They ate a good, hot breakfast that they could fix themselves before school. I still always have a half dozen pancakes in the freezer for quick snacks or breakfasts.

However, there is something to be said for pancakes fresh off the griddle, topped with fresh fruit and yogurt or butter and syrup. These days I freeze the pancake batter in small freezer-safe containers. I choose a size which lets me make just enough for one meal. This lets us have several mornings of fresh pancakes from a single batch of pancake batter. I do NOT add blueberries before freezing. Instead, I freeze the ‘plain’ batter, and add frozen or fresh berries to the batter after thawing and before cooking

Thaw your container of pancake batter overnight in the refrigerator. If you forget, you can use the ‘defrost’ cycle on your microwave to thaw the batter. Stir the batter a couple of times during the thaw cycle and remove as soon as it isn’t ‘chumky’.