Mini Pancakes

June 26, 2008

This is a great recipe to start off your freezing with. It's easy, cheap and the kids just LOVE 'em! And I do too.

Start out with making standard pancake mix. I usually triple the batch amount. My kids really love these. Use whichever mix or recipe you like. Whole Wheat, vegan, whatever. My favorite is Krusteaz. Just add water? Perfect!

You'll also need a cookie sheet, measuring spoons and a silpat mat. Heat your griddle to 350* or a frying pan to medium/high. To make mini pancakes just scoop out circles, 1 Tbsp at a time. When I do this on a griddle I leave one row open so I can flip more easily.

By the time you have scooped out an entire griddles worth, the first rows should be about ready to flip. Flip them when most of the surface is covered with bubbles.

Then line remove them from griddle and place them straight onto a cookie sheet lined with a Silpat. You may place them close together. Continue making mini pancakes and piling them on until all of your mix is used up...adding additional layers on your baking sheet.

Place baking sheet into the freezer (uncovered) to flash freeze for 1 hour.

Remove from freezer and place mini pancakes into a gallon size freezer bag, label and store.

To reheat:
Place desired amount of pancakes in one layer on a microwave safe plate or a paper towel. Cook for 5 second increments, checking for warmth after each 5 seconds until all are warmed through.
I like to serve these with two little bowls for kids to dip in. One of maple syrup and one with raspberry jam. We have also taken these on the road with our kids and made a little sandwich out of two pancakes with a bit of sugar free jam in the middle. Delicious!

Our friend Bradley, enjoying the dipping.

Note: You can totally make these into "adult size" pancakes and flash freeze them just the same way. Store in a ziplock bag with pieces of wax paper in between each pancake. But seriously...why would you when the mini pancakes are so cute?


Zoa June 29, 2008  

this sounds great- I am sure my 4 munchkins would be ALL OVER these! Is there something you can substitute for the silpat mat if you don't have one???

Marfa July 04, 2008  

Yes, I believe you can use parchment paper or waxed paper if you don't have a silpat.

I did that when my daughter was teething and served one at a time to her FROZEN.

Kristy Skoy August 25, 2008  

I am so glad that someone else does this! I cant get up early enough in the morning to make pancakes for school. My kids love having them as a snack after school too!

suz August 28, 2009  

I was spending a fortune on quick breakfast items... Thank you so much for this tip. My 8 yr old and I made about 4 dozen last weekend and it has been great to not have buy them at the store....We have also made freezer french toast sticks and Sausage, Egg & Cheese McMuffins... You inspired us!

Kate September 19, 2010  

I love tiny pancakes! My mom used to make them for us when I was growing up. She called them silver dollar pancakes. (She also would, on request, make little pancake people. She was - and is - pretty groovy.)

Julie March 25, 2011  

Great tips - this is just what I needed to find tonight while making a huge batch of sweet potato pancakes.

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