Household Tip: Reheat Pancakes in Toaster

My children love pancakes and this simple tip has been so helpful.  I especially love it for those days when I’m super busy and suddenly realize it’s lunch time.  Just as I’m hitting panic mode and wondering what to feed my hungry crew, I’ll suddenly remember that I have pancakes in the freezer.  So I’ll whip them out and within a few minutes I can have warm, homemade lunch on the table ready to fill my hungry kids belly’s.  Kind of makes me feel like supermom or something!  And who doesn’t like to feel that?

Tip:
Make breakfast (or lunch!) a cinch by using your toaster to reheat leftover or frozen pancakes.  It’s as simple as popping them into the toaster and toasting them until they are warm and the sides are slightly crispy.  And that fast you have delicious hot pancakes to enjoy!

You can do this with leftover pancakes that you’ve kept refrigerated or with pancakes that you’ve frozen.  Either one works.  If you are making pancakes up to freeze and enjoy later I recommend storing them with a piece of wax paper between each pancake so that they don’t stick together.  Or, if you’d rather, you can flash freeze them first by laying them out on a cookie sheet in a single layer, putting them in the freezer until frozen solid and then put them in a Ziploc bag or container.  If you do it this way, you don’t need to put anything between the pancakes.

Why I recommend it:
1.  It’s frugal.  Making your own pancakes, freezing them and then reheating them in the toaster is much less expensive than buying frozen pancakes at the store.  Plus, if you can create a quick breakfast (or lunch) at home, you’ll be much less tempted to stop at McDonald’s to eat which will save you a lot!

2.  They taste good.  Toasting them gives them a nice crispy outside and doesn’t leave them soft and mushy like pancakes reheated in the microwave.

3.  It’s fast.  There’s no excuse not to have a filling, warm breakfast when you can get it ready in a minute or two.

4.  It creates less waste.  Instead of letting extra pancake batter spoil in the fridge thinking that one of these mornings you’ll use it, you can go ahead and make pancakes with it and then just enjoy them later on in the week.

5.  It saves time.  If you are going to be making pancakes already, why not take a little bit of extra time and double your batch and then have some for a quick meal later?  The bonus is that you’ll only have to do the work of mixing them up and washing those dishes once!

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