How to Freeze Pancakes and Waffles

How to Freeze Pancakes and Waffles

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.

how to freeze waffles easily
Once they are cool, lay them out on a cookie sheet. Place in the freezer for a few hours.

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.



  1. This is such a great idea! We love pancakes in our house, but I hate the mess. It’s a great option for busy mornings. My name is Nicole and I blog over at (365ish Days of Pinterest). We are in a SITS tribe together and I’m looking forward to getting to know you better!

  2. Deanna Ritz says:

    HI, I have always wanted to do this!! I need to plan ahead next time I make pancakes or waffles and triple the recipe so I can freeze a batch. :) I’m Deanna from Gloriously Made and I am a part of your SITs tribe for the week. I look forward to getting to know you and heping promote your blog this week. Talk soon. :)

  3. I love freezing pancakes and waffles! So easy to pull out a few for a quick breakfast when you’re short on time.

    p.s. – I’m visiting from our SITS tribe :-)

  4. Carrie says:

    Thanks so much! They are so easy.

  5. Carrie says:

    Thanks so much! I hate the mess too. 😉

  6. I always say that the best way to save money is to not be wasteful. Freezing stuff for later is a great solution to saving your hard earned money. Now I just wish I had a waffle iron. I really miss homemade waffles. I’m excited to be part of your tribe.

  7. Scarlett says:

    I need to start doing this! I love pancakes & waffles but don’t have any “go to” items in the freezer for busy mornings. Great tip on the flash freezing. Did this with berries this summer and worked out beautifully! Visiting from your new SITS tribe. I look forward to gettong to know you!

  8. Reina Rivera says:

    I was thinking about to freeze pancakes just last weekend, thank you for sharing the tips. I’m visiting from your SITS tribe

  9. Cari says:

    I don’t usually have fresh milk but I do have powdered. How can I make the change to your recipe?
    Thanks so much! Cari


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