Do you want to know how to freeze pancakes? If so, you are reading the best guide. Pancake is always my favorite dish on the breakfast table. I never want the dish to finish. If someone refilled it, I would eat all of them.
As it is easy to make pancakes at home, you will need to make more than required each Sunday. So, how are you going to store them for the rest of the week?
Let me wrap up everything you need to know about freezing pancakes in this article. Keep on reading.
Can You Freeze Pancake?
The good news is, can freeze pancake for up to 03 months. You can freeze any kind of pancake no matter the flavor, texture, and ingredients. But make sure you freeze the pancake before adding any syrup, butter, or toppings. If you need to freeze pancakes, they should be straight away from the stove to the freezer.
Now let us see how to freeze pancakes.
How to Freeze Pancake?
First, leave your pancakes on the kitchen counter until they become completely cooled. Meanwhile, grab a tray with a banking sheet. Arrange your pancakes on the baking sheet keeping a little distance between each one of them.
Put the tray in the freezer. Typically, it will take around one to two hours to freeze into the solid-state. Until the pancake freeze, make sure you ready some freezer bags and label the date it was first frozen.
After an hour examine the condition of your pancakes. If they are completely frozen take them out. Get several freezer bags and put the pancake into them. If you have a heavy lot of pancakes, do not put all of them in one bag. Just use three, four bags depending on the quantity. It will reduce unnecessary wastage because you cannot refreeze pancakes.
After separating the pancakes into several freezer bags, make sure they are airtight and do not contain air bubbles inside. Also, place wax or parchment paper between each pancake to avoid attaching. Seal the bags and put them in the freezer again.
It is best to use it within 2 to 3 months. I advise you not to consume them after that period for any reason.
How Long Can You Freeze Pancakes?
Pancakes can last in the freezer for up to 3 months. It can last much longer in the freezer, but the quality of it will deteriorate. The longer it’s in the freezer, the more likely it’s going to have freezer burn.
The pancakes will still be safe to eat, but they won’t taste as good as they should. For that reason, try to eat the pancakes within 3 months. The faster you eat them, the better it will taste.
How To Defrost Pancakes
To ensure that the texture and taste remain the same, place the pancakes into the fridge. Leave it for a couple of hours to let it thaw completely.
Once it’s thawed, you can reheat the pancakes.
Can You Refreeze Pancakes?
It’s not recommended refreezing pancakes. Going through the freezing process more than once will cause the texture and taste of it to be altered a lot. After the second time that it’s thawed, the pancake will become mushy and lost most of its flavors.
However, you can refreeze pancakes if it hasn’t thawed completely. This means if you take it out from the freezer and place it into the fridge for no longer than 30 minutes, you can refreeze it.
How to Reheat Pancake?
There are three smart methods to reheat pancakes. First, decide how many pancakes you need to reheat. Then, you can choose the best possible way to reheat. So, here are those methods.
In the Microwave
I would say this is the greatest method to reheat pancakes. Take out about five, six pancakes from the freezer and place them on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave about 20 seconds for each pancake. I prefer this method because it is quick and convenient for me.
In the Oven
The oven is the best option if you need to reheat a larger number of pancakes. Preheat the oven to 350F. Bake for about 10 minutes. Make sure you do not let them dry. You can avoid them getting dried by using foil.
In the Toaster
This is not the best method, but you can still use it if the other methods do not work for you. The toaster can be used to reheat a few pancakes. However, it is not recommended to use toasters often to reheat food.
Easy Pancake Recipe
As you already know how to freeze pancakes, you may love to try out a mouthwatering, easy pancake recipe. Pancakes are very easy to make. It does not even take one hour to make them if you are really quick throughout the process.
You will need the following ingredients to make these easy pancakes for 04 servings.
- 1 cup of all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons of baking powder
- 2 tablespoons of white sugar
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 egg
- 1 cup of milk
- 2 tablespoons of vegetable milk
Follow these easy steps and start preparing your favorite pancakes.
- First, crack the egg and beat it well.
- Take a large bowl and flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Mix them well.
- Pour milk, egg, and oil into the bowl and mix until it becomes a smooth batter.
- Grab a pan and place it on the stove on medium-high heat. Pour some batter into the pan and spread it.
- Once one side has become brown, turn the other side. After that put your pancake into a separate plate and continue making the rest of the pancake.
- Now, decorate your first pancake with topping, and it is finally ready to eat!
Health Benefits Of Pancakes
If you make whole-wheat pancakes, they have a higher level of calcium, iron, phosphorous, and riboflavin. Pancakes are a good source of vitamins and minerals too. The calcium in pancakes helps strengthen the bones and control the blood pressure. The iron involves in boosting immunity and one can feel energized after eating pancakes.
However, consuming pancakes daily is somewhat risky because they contain a high amount of sugar. It may cause obesity and diabetes conditions. Also, the amount of carbohydrates in pancakes is high. Therefore, you are much likely to gain weight if you consume them daily.
It is no doubt that pancakes are one of your favorite foods. You will never miss a pancake breakfast. They are yummy and easy to make. So, anyone will fall in love with the pancake taste.
So, isn’t it amazing to know that you can freeze your favorite pancakes for up to 03 months? Now you will not be worried whenever you have to throw them away because you know how to preserve them and to retain the best quality. Make sure you follow all the freezing steps correctly and preserve your pancakes next time!
I hope this article answered all your doubts about freezing pancakes. Share your thoughts with us! We would love to hear.
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