I love to take a day each week and freezer cook. For me it is generally Saturday. The top on my list is pancakes. I don't like to buy frozen pancakes at the store I much prefer making my own. Why? Because I can determine what goes in them. Like for example I can use whole wheat flour, gluten free flour, add canned pumpkin, chia seeds or flax seeds just to name a few of my secret ingredients 🙂
You can also use a box mix and then stir in (Dr. up) what you would like to add. This is a great way to save money from your budget because by making your own pancakes versus buying them already frozen at the store it is far less expensive. I always like to make a few "Mickey Mouse" Pancakes and "P" pancakes for those special days when I need them. It is little things like special pancakes that put a smile on Peyton's face in the morning. Plus it gives me an excuse to be a kid again!
To prepare freezer pancakes simply find your favorite recipe (or box mix that you Dr up). and then simply double, triple or quadruple your batch. Then be sure that the pancakes are completely cool, then flash freeze the pancakes and finally place the pancakes into a freezer safe container I use a plastic freezer safe container or gallon size zip loc bag. Be sure to date them before placing into the freezer. When it come time to eat you can either thaw on the counter or in the fridge or microwave them from the frozen state. It is that simple!
Here are a few pancake recipes you may enjoy:
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