Pancakes for the Freezer – Breakfast, Fast and Easy

On August 21, 2011, by Glenda Embree- BusyAtHome

Now that school is back in full swing, I know that your time in the mornings is at a premium.  The temptation is to skip breakfast and let the kids skip or eat something they can grab on the way out the door – usually not the healthiest option.  Statistically, we already know that your [...]

Now that school is back in full swing, I know that your time in the mornings is at a premium.  The temptation is to skip breakfast and let the kids skip or eat something they can grab on the way out the door – usually not the healthiest option.  Statistically, we already know that your student will do better in school, you will be more productive at work and you will both have better weight control, if you eat a healthy breakfast.  So, I wanted to spend a little time this fall, sharing some recipes that can help you and your kids have a good breakfast and still be on time for school and work.  The easiest way to do this is with freezer or bulk cooking and you don’t need a big freezer to take advantage of this time and money-saving technique.

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A little butter and honey with some fresh berries and they're perfect!

I wanted to start with pancakes, because they are easy to make and can be reheated quickly -  from frozen to plate in a matter of seconds.  You can pop them in the toaster or in the microwave, whatever your family prefers.  Pancakes are also inexpensive, can be dressed up or down, eaten on a plate or rolled like a tortilla with some scrambled eggs or peanut butter inside for something to eat on the run.  The recipe I will share is just a good, basic pancake.  Add fresh or frozen fruit, chocolate chips or other flavorings that your family might enjoy.  The recipe also doubles easily.  That’s a time saver and if you have the extra few minutes to flip a few more flapjacks, go for it.  You’ll double your product with only a slight addition of time.  Pancakes are easy to freeze, too.  I lay them out, side by side, on a cookie sheet and “flash freeze” them.  That way I can just toss them into a ziptop bag and they won’t stick together in the freezer.  I can pull out one or a dozen, as they are needed.

Pancakes for the Freezer – Easy and Delicious

Rating: 51

18 pancakes

Pancakes for the Freezer – Easy and Delicious

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 8 Tablespoons Buttermilk Powder
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. Whisk dry ingredients together in large mixing bowl.
  2. Make a well in the center of dry ingredients and add in water, sour cream, eggs and oil.
  3. Mix until wet and dry ingredients are incorporated, but don't overmix. Batter will be lumpy.
  4. Let the batter set on your counter for 10 minutes. The sour cream and baking soda will react and begin releasing carbon dioxide, creating tons of bubbles through your batter and helping to make light, fluffy pancakes.
  5. Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, pour batter onto a lightly greased, hot griddle. I set my electric griddle to 375 degrees when I make pancakes. I can usually get four at a time on my griddle.
  6. When the bubbles in the top of the pancakes have popped and they are dry around the edges, they are ready to flip.
  7. Turn the pancakes and allow to cook on the other side until that side is golden brown, also.
  8. Serve with butter, syrup, jelly or other condiments your family loves.
  9. If you're prepping them for the freezer, move the pancakes to a rack to cool. Then place in single layers on cookie sheets and flash freeze.
  10. Once they are frozen, place them in a ziptop bag and store in your freezer. They can be quickly reheated in your microwave or toaster.
  11. Possible variations: You could substitute yogurt for the sour cream AND you could add fresh or frozen fruit or even chocolate chips in the batter. Also, if you keep buttermilk on hand, substitute 2 cups buttermilk for the water and buttermilk powder.
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Around the Corner at Busy-at-Home

On July 26, 2011, by Glenda Embree- BusyAtHome

Well, it’s hard to believe that this crazy, hectic summer is on the downhill side.  Didn’t we just get started with summer?  Oh, well.  Time marches on and so do we.  There are some great things coming up at Busy-at-Home.  Keep your eyes open and your ears listening for : Back-to-School Round Up – We [...]

Well, it’s hard to believe that this crazy, hectic summer is on the downhill side.  Didn’t we just get started with summer?  Oh, well.  Time marches on and so do we.  There are some great things coming up at Busy-at-Home.  Keep your eyes open and your ears listening for :

  1. back to schoolBack-to-School Round Up – We have some great products and sponsors to share with you, for Back-to-School, and the giveaway prizes are awesome!
  2. balloonsMy 50th Birthday Bash! – I know, I know, I’ve been telling everyone for years that I am ten years older than I really am, so they will think I look AMAZING for my age.  My mom and sisters think that reflects poorly on THEIR ages, however, so I’m coming clean, just in time to celebrate a half century of the Lord blessing me on this earth.  My birthday is August 28, so we’ll be celebrating all month long with some great giveaways!
  3. DIY Front Room Makeover Series – We will continue our backyard makeover, as long as the weather holds and we have updates to make, but beginning in September, I’ll be tackling that DIY front room makeover, we talked about before.  Remember, the third living area in our new house, with absolutely NO furniture, except a bookcase?  lol  I guess it’s not really a makeOVER, it’s just a plain old MAKE.  :)  I need lots of ideas and inspiration.  I was thinking of finding a gorgeous area rug and using the colors from that as the color palette for the room.  I’m just not sure, yet.  Be sure to chime in with your own ideas or pictures of your dream “inspiration” rooms.  I’m working hard to find some exceptional sponsors for that event, too, so stay tuned!
  4. Homemade Breakfasts — Fast, Simple and Delish! – Especially with school starting, having a warm, healthy breakfast ready in the morning can be tough, unless we’ve planned ahead.  We’re going to go through tips and tricks for making it fast, simple and delicious.  No one in your house will skip breakfast, again, because “they don’t have time”.  You’ll love these recipes!

So, are you excited, yet?!!!?!  lol  Me, too.  So glad I get to share it with all of you.  You guys rock!

 

(I’m still accepting sponsors, for each of these events, so if you would like to be included, contact me at glenda@busy-at-home.com, and let me know what products you would like me to consider.  Thanks!)

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