Breakfast & Brunch

Mini Pancakes

May 8, 2013

Freezer breakfasts have been a life saver for us!

We are not morning people. My son started attending preschool three days a week, and man… I thought I was a goner. It’s hard enough to get him out of bed and ready for the day… Breakfast ended up being a completely different challenge. For the first few weeks we lived off of toast and yogurt, but that gets old fast.

mini pancakes

One of my wonderful friends shared her secret! At Costco or Sam’s you can buy a box of frozen pancakes. The best part was that they were individually packaged and all you have to do is pop them into the microwave!

This got me thinking…

I can totally do that!

So we did!


Freezer Friendly Mini Pancakes

  • 1 C. flour
  • 2T. sugar
  • 1t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. soda
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 C. buttermilk
  • 2T. butter, melted
  • Additional butter for pan
  1. Preheat a skillet over medium heat.
  2. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, and salt. Slowly mix in the egg, buttermilk, and melted butter.
  3. Spread butter on your preheated pan. Spoon tablespoon fulls of your batter onto the pan. Flip when you start to see bubbles popping on the surface.
  4. Serve warm and with your favorite syrups!

recipe slightly adapted from AllRecipes

freezer friendly mini pancakes

Remember that baby shower I posted about a few days ago? Well, this Blueberry syrup was hands down the most popular of the toppings. I was lucky that there happened to be enough left for me to try it out for myself!

mini pancake recipe

Now… if you want to freeze the pancakes simply lay them out on a cookie sheet and pop them into the freezer for twenty minutes. After that just place them into a labeled Ziploc and pull out as needed.

What are your go to freezer meals?


Comments (11)

  • Debra Reply

    May 9, 2013 at 7:38 am

    Love this! My little girl is obsessed with pancakes and I don’t always want to get up and make them in the morning. This is perfect!

  • Amy @ The Happy Scraps Reply

    May 9, 2013 at 7:43 am

    I thought many times about freezing pancakes or waffles, but I’ve never actually done it. I should tho, my kids end up eating sugary cereal every morning before school. On a side note, I need to find me some of that syrup! It looks delicious!

  • Karina Reply

    May 9, 2013 at 8:29 am

    Seriously yumm! your pictures are amazing girl! Thanks for the recipe, I’m not a morning person either so this will be so helpful 🙂 and that syrup looks delicious! I’m pinning it for later!

  • Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later! Reply

    May 9, 2013 at 8:38 am

    Great photos! Looks delicious!

  • Katie Clark Reply

    May 9, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    What a good idea!

  • angee Reply

    May 9, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Yum! Mornings are always crazy over here! Love that these are already ready to go for a busy morning (which is just about every morning over here). So much better than cold cereal! And your pictures are amazing!

  • Kaylynn Young Reply

    May 10, 2013 at 6:53 am

    These look delightful – and FREEZER friendly? How can you top that? Thanks for sharing!

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  • Rebecca Reply

    June 1, 2014 at 7:56 am

    I initially tried your pancake recipe because it was freezer friendly.
    I’m taking the time to post today because my entire family loves them.
    The recipe ingredients are readily at hand (I freeze leftover buttermilk in 1 cup servings). They’re small, tasty, fluffy, easy to make, and easy to modify (this morning I added a few chocolate chips to some of the batter.)
    I usually quadruple the recipe to ensure that I’ll have leftover pancakes for busy mornings. They freeze so well that they look and taste the same after having frozen them,
    I love this recipe! Thank you for sharing it! 🙂

    • Jesseca Reply

      June 2, 2014 at 7:02 pm

      I love when recipes work out for my readers! Love the addition of chocolate chips!

  • KF Reply

    July 20, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    Is it possible to add fruits to the pancake? perhaps blueberries? will it be fine to freeze then?

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