Our favorite weekend tradition is slow mornings, making oat pancakes, tasting the sweetness of fresh berries, and catching up from all the activities during the weekdays. Often times, we make WAYYY too many pancakes, which is actually PERFECT because we freeze them for busy mornings the following week. But, how do you reheat them so that they remain scrumptious? Enjoy these 3 Easy Ways to Reheat Pancakes to reminisce on those good mornings. 😉
First, let’s quickly go over the proper and best way to freeze your pancakes. There are three key factors to consider:
- Use wax paper or parchment paper to separate each pancake from freezing together.
- Store them in an air-tight container. This sounds cliché because it is actually really important. It will keep your pancakes from getting freezer burn – gross! (Try like double bagging in ziplocks, using a freezer bag, or wrapping in aluminum foil then sealing in a food container.)
- Stack your pancakes. This is super simple, yet easy to forget. Stack your pancakes like you would if you were eating them. Ultimately, make sure they don’t bend, an important factor for reheating later on.
It’s always recommended to write the date that you made/froze the pancakes on the bag or container you store them in. For the best quality, try eating them within 1 month.
Unless you have some ultra fluffy pancakes on your hands, the toaster oven is the #1 choice. Or at least that’s my personal preference lol. If your pancakes are thin, you do NOT need to defrost them (if you’re in doubt, think thinner than a slice of bread).
How to: Simply transfer them from freezer bag to toaster, then warm up for 1-2 minutes. Periodically check on them, depending on the heat setting for your toaster.
The edges will become slightly crispy, but the inside will remain light and fluffy – delish!
This is another great option to keep the moisture in your pancakes. Another option where you do NOT need to defrost your pancakes.
How to: Simply place 1-5 frozen pancakes on a microwave-safe plate, then microwave for 20 – 60 seconds (time will vary depending on the wattage).
Voilà! You have magically recreated soft, fluffy pancakes!
This option is great when trying to reheat a large amount of pancakes.
How to: Simple preheat the oven 350F. On a parchment line baking pan, evenly line your pancakes (so none our on top of each other). Then, tightly wrap/cover the pan in aluminum foil. This step is imperative, because it keeps them from drying out. Bake for 10 minutes, or until their their warm.
This method takes a little longer, but leaves you with an abundance of soft pancakes to devour! Mhmm!
Our Favorite Pancake Recipes:
Enjoy those mornings with your family and friends, then carry the memories into the following mornings by reheating those scrumptious pancakes with these few tips! ’till next time! xxL