This very easy-to-make Almost Homemade Buttermilk Blueberry Pancakes recipe
and photos were shared with my by Karen Calanchini, Food Stylist and Photographer, of Redding, CA.
Karen says, "This is my take on using boxed pancake mix and
making it more homemade tasting. I make these pancakes ahead of time, freeze
them, and then always have them in the freezer for my husband and grandkids." Preparing pancakes ahead of time and freezing them will save time, energy,
and money. It takes only a little more effort and time to make enough for several meals.
Pancake Recipes for your family's breakfast needs.
How To Freeze Pancakes:
It's best if you wrap them either individually in a plastic food wrap instead of trying to freeze a whole stack of
pancakes. This way, you just take as many as you want from the freezer and microwave. They microwave VERY quickly. Let the pancakes cool completely before wrapping and freezing.
I, personally, make packets of two (2) pancakes:
Pull your food wrap out onto the kitchen counter.
Place one (1) pancake, about 4 to 5 inches up from the end
of the food wrap. Bring the end of the food wrap up and over this pancake.
Place another pancake on top of the
first pancake. Cut the food wrap and bring it up and over the top of the 2nd pancake.
Close (seal) all edges.
You are now ready to
freeze the pancakes. The easier way to store these wrapped pancakes is
to place them in a large re-sealable plastic bag and then freeze.
Pancakes can be stored in the freezer for up to 2 months.
How To Defrost and Reheat Pancakes:
Remove the amount of frozen pancake packages you need from the freezer bag (I wrap two (2) to a package).
Unwrap and remove the plastic food wrap from around the pancakes.
Place the frozen pancakes on a microwave-safe serving plate. Cover with a paper towel or a
microwave-safe cover, and zap the pancakes for approximately one (1)
minute and twenty (20) seconds. Check to see if they come apart (unfrozen), if not, zap until they do, then
separate them and zap until heated to your liking. I like to add pats of
butter the last few seconds. NOTE: Watch closely
as the reheating time depends on the size of the pancakes and the type
of your microwave oven (overheating can cause pancakes to toughen).
Serves with real maple syrup or your favorite syrup.