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Can I freeze pancake batter?

I made pancake batter this morning, when my houseguest came back with 2 bags of bagels and cream cheese--which we ate instead. Can I freeze the (sweet milk-based) batter for next Sunday?

Lisanne is a trusted home cook.

asked over 2 years ago
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added over 2 years ago

You could if your leavening is yeast based, but not if they are baking powder/soda pancakes. Depending on the proportions and technique of your recipe (separated eggs?)you might be able to combine the batch with some sourdough starter the night before the morning you plan to serve them, or alternatively to add extra milk and turn it into a crepe like batter. It depend on what and how much of it is in you recipe.


sexyLAMBCHOPx is a trusted home cook.

added over 2 years ago

You could cook them up now & freeze, they reheat very well.


Lisanne is a trusted home cook.

added over 2 years ago

Thank you, Droplet and sLx, I cooked them up today. Even though the batter was 24 hours in the fridge, they cooked up fine.

added over 2 years ago

I used to make pancake batter on Sunday night, and then fry up a few pancakes each morning over the next 3-4 days before my daughter went to school. The first couple of days' worth were absolutely fine, as if I had just made the batter. Day 3 and 4, the pancakes had less air and were flatter. And on day 4, if we got that far, the batter was a bit grey, but the odor and flavor was fine.