You can prepare extra pancakes or waffles the next time you want to prepare a batch and store them. Waffles and pancakes can be frozen and eaten throughout a couple of weeks. Then comes the tricky task of getting them to taste fresh again. However, that doesn't have to be difficult; below, we outline a step-by-step guide to reheating pancakes and waffles.
When the pancakes or waffles are entirely frozen, stack them in a freezer-safe container with a zip-top and add the date to the storage container with a marker or tape label to keep track of the shelf life.
Depending on how many pancakes you are reheating at once, you can choose the optimal method. When you are ready to eat them for breakfast, you have a few different options for how to reheat them. One of them makes use of a microwave oven, while the other makes use of a toaster oven or conventional oven.
You just need to choose the approach that works best for the quantity of frozen pancakes that will be reheated. They are all very simple.
When you need to reheat a lot of pancakes at once or the waffles are for a party, using a conventional oven works excellent.
To begin, preheat a conventional oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Placing the necessary quantity of pancakes or waffles on the baking sheet, then cover it with foil. Bake for five to fifteen minutes, or until thoroughly heated.
Because ovens might vary in their cooking periods and because you might be reheating Belgian or classic waffles, you should always check them every five minutes.
The toaster oven works great when pancakes or waffles are needed in small quantities. In situations where the kids want to grab a couple of pancakes out of the freezer and reheat them for their breakfast.
Place one pancake into each slot of your toaster or into the waffle maker and toast the frozen pancakes on medium-low heat until warmed through. Note that you do not need to defrost the frozen pancakes before reheating them.
You also want to watch the pancakes closely as the edges tend to burn if you set the toaster temperature too high.
This method works great for reheating a couple of pancakes at a time. All you have to do is stack pancakes on a microwave-safe plate and heat them on high for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the pancakes or waffles are heated through. After 1 minute, check every additional 30 seconds.