One of my easiest ways to help you save money and TIME is to freeze your homemade waffles and pancakes! You only have to make the mess once, but you can freeze enough for 3 or 4 breakfasts. Now you can enjoy homemade waffles or pancakes during the weekday.
How to Freeze Pancakes and Waffles
Simply make your pancakes and waffles like you normally would (I have a great homemade pancake recipe that is super easy and frugal friendly here). Just make sure you make extra. (I normally will make a triple or a quadruple batch)
Allow to cool completely. I just let them sit on the counter while we eat our breakfast (or our brinner). See my picture above… I was telling the truth – I make a LOT of pancakes or waffles all at once.
Allow the waffles or pancakes to freeze completely through. Then place them in a freezer bag. The reason, you freeze them like this, is so you can easily just pull out one or 2 pancakes as you need them. This is called flash freezing.
To reheat them, just place in the microwave for a few minutes. Normally 45 seconds to 1 minute works perfectly.
If you want crispier waffles you can reheat it in the toaster. That is how we like our waffles.
This saves you time and money!
Don’t buy those premade frozen waffles and pancakes (unless they are free of course). Instead make your own at home and save a ton of money. We do this all the time. My kids can now have a fun breakfast anytime of the week without me messing up the kitchen.
It is that simple! Make sure you check out all my freezer cooking tips here, so you can save even more money!
By the way – get your kids in the kitchen. Our kiddos (of all ages) love to help cook. Pancakes and waffles are one of the easiest recipes to have your kids help with. By the way, go HERE to purchase yourself a griddle like ours or go HERE to purchase a waffle iron like ours. We love making pancakes with a griddle. It makes it MUCH easier to make big batches.