Although making pancake batter isn't difficult, it doesn't always make for a speedy morning unless your mix is coming from a box. Just try this tip for freezing batter in advance so you're always armed and ready with a killer breakfast arsenal.
Freezing pancake batter isn't as tricky as it sounds, especially if you have plastic bags hanging around the kitchen. Just mix up a regular batch of your favorite batter and pour it into a gallon size ziptop bag (smaller if you regularly make pancakes for less than an army). Roll batter up into a cone shape in the bag or ensure all the excess air is out of the bag. Seal and freeze!
When you're ready to bust out the pancake making, just thaw in warm water or overnight in the refrigerator. Snip off a corner of the bag and you're ready to pipe the pancakes directly onto the hot griddle.
This makes preparing pancakes easy and cooking pancakes a snap (you can even make those fun shapes you read so much about). Add in fun things like sprinkles or fruit chunks and have a great breakfast ready to go in a jiffy.
It's a great way to use up the end of a gallon of milk or just be mentally ahead of the morning routine!
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