Monday, April 23, 2018

Make Ahead Pancakes for an Easy Morning...




PANCAKES!!!  Who doesn't love 'em???  I love all flavors and always think I can eat about 20 of them. Then I start eating and by the middle of number 2, I am pretty sure I'll never make it to 20.  Does anyone else do that, too?

My favorite memory of pancakes will always, always be my dad making them for our family each Sunday morning as we were growing up.  Yep, we were THAT family- the family that always smelled like syrup in the middle of the sermon.  But what a scrumptious way to start a Sunday morning!! 

While I DO love eating pancakes, I DO NOT enjoy cooking them for just one meal.  I much prefer tripling or quadrupling a pancake recipe and freezing all the extras!!  It SURELY makes for easier mornings when all you have to do is put one or two on a plate and microwave for 1 to 2 minutes and then drown them in maple syrup (and butter if you like!!).  Oh yum!!!

In the top picture above, you can see I was in the middle of making up a bunch of pancakes.  I have my assembly line all set up- batter, griddle, cookie sheet to cool finished pancakes on AND to freeze them on.


Here's the pancakes all piled up and ready for the freezer.  I put the cookie sheet with the pancakes stacked up like this right in the freezer.  In a few hours, they're frozen solid. Then I'll separate them and store in a huge zip loc bag.  




And that's it!!  This saves us so much time in the mornings!!  Happy homemaking, y'all!!!

16 comments:

Pinkiebag said...

Hi, I also enjoy a pancake as treat I ,may have to give this used a try to save me some time #mmbc

Jennifer said...

We love pancakes in our house to. I usually make a double batch, and then we warm up the rest in the oven for a quick meal. I like adding all sorts of "ingredients to them". Like different flours and seeds. I don't add fruit, but make fruit syrups or brown sugar syrup with maple in it. We eat them about three times a week.
I like how you freeze them...will have to see about that here. :)

Briony S said...

I have never thought about freezing pancakes before. Genius. #TwinklyTuesday

Donna Reidland said...

What a great time-saving idea!

Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats said...

Love this for crazy busy weekdays!! Plus pancakes are my favorite :) Found this on Bloggers Pit Stop :)

Evelyn Edgett said...

BRILLIANT!

Beth F said...

Awesome idea. And Your pancakes look so fluffy!

Jenny@dragonflyhomerecipes said...

My husband makes pancakes for our family often on weekends. I will tell him about this make-ahead recipe! Thank you for sharing at Fiesta Friday!

Amy said...

Pancakes are a toddler favorite in our house! I love the idea of being able to make them ahead of time.

Vicki said...

Never even thought about freezing them. Great idea!

Carole said...

Does the freezing affect their texture or taste at all? Cheers

Mrs. U said...

Hi Carole! I always cook my pancakes so they have a slightly crispy edge. That does go away with freezing, but, to me, everything else is just the same. :)

Thank you for asking! Good question!

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Mrs. U

Unknown said...

What a great idea to help make weekday mornings easier! Thanks for sharing on Friday Frenzy! Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck - Colleen

Amy Whitfield said...

Spotted these pancakes on the Foodie Friday Link Party and had to check them out! Love this idea and will definitely be giving it a try since mornings can be crazy and busy around my house with a 2 year old.

Amy - The Speedy Spatula

Mrs. U said...

Amy, thanks for visiting!! I tried to find The Speedy Spatula, but was unsuccessful. I LOVE the name! Totally sounds like a site I need to follow!! Would you let me know how to find you there?

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Mrs. U

Miz Helen said...

A great recipe for these delicious pancakes! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday!
Miz Helen

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