Making pancakes is a great way to start the day, but it can be a hassle if you don't have the time to make them from scratch. Fortunately, you can store pancake batter in the freezer for up to a month and defrost it when you're ready to make pancakes. There are several ways to thaw frozen pancake batter, but the best way is to take it out of the freezer the night before and place it in the refrigerator. If you forget, you can use the microwave's “defrost” cycle to thaw the dough.
Stir the dough a couple of times during the defrosting cycle and remove it as soon as it isn't “thick”. When it's time to defrost the pancake batter, you'll need to thaw it completely before cooking. Since pancake dough contains raw eggs, it's probably best to defrost it in the refrigerator. Once thawed, the dough may be watery, in which case you'll have to add more pancake flour to get it back to the right consistency.
Pancakes made with frozen dough aren't as fluffy and don't rise as much as those made with fresh dough.A better idea might be to cook the pancakes and then freeze them between layers of waxed paper. This way, you can have a stack of fluffy pancakes ready to eat on demand with minimal effort required to heat them up. If you need a very long shelf life, you should probably make a homemade pancake mix instead (this is how long the pancake mix lasts). But if you've made too much batter and can't force other pancakes down, freezing pancake dough is an easy way to store it for later use.Freezing pancake batter affects its moisture content, which can influence the taste of cooked pancakes.
However, with proper storage and preparation, you can enjoy delicious pancakes anytime.
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