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Getting ready for Back To School: Preparing Breakfasts

Buying frozen pancakes seems silly to me. I make my own and freeze them. It's really simple.

Cook your pancakes like you normally would. Lay your cooked pancakes out on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper in a single layer to cool.

Once the pancakes are totally cool, I stack them with a piece of wax paper in between each, then place them in a plastic bag. I've used saved cereal bags, bread wrappers as well as ziplock freezer bags.

Then in the mornings before school, I can quickly pull out as many as I need and microwave them for a healthy quick breakfast for my son.

Here is a picture of mine ready to be bagged and thrown in freezer.

When I make pancakes for all of us on the weekends, I invariably have left over batter. I go ahead and cook it into pancakes, let them cool, wrap, bag 'em and then throw in freezer. This way I am replenishing my supply all the time and I don't have to have a big Pancake Making Day very often!

You can make your own syrup also! Check out my previous post HERE.

What tips do you have to make breakfast before school quick and easy? Please share them with all of us!

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  1. I do the same thing with pancakes. I also make waffles and breakfast burritos to freeze. Once in a while I make breakfast biscuits or homemade bagels ahead of time. I don't limit us just traditional breakfast foods, either. A made-ahead bean burrito is just as good for breakfast as an egg burrito.

    This morning I let Kat have cookie bars. I made them myself with whole wheat flour, peanut butter, and rolled oats, so I'm sure they can't be any worse for her (and probably better) than a granola bar, toaster tart or sugary cereal.

  2. That's a great idea! I'm all for preparing ahead of time! Thanks!

  3. I do the same here, my youngest is severely allergic to eggs so I have to make pretty much everything from scratch. The freezer is a great tool. :-) have a great week!

  4. We do the same thing here as well. We also make our own syrup too...it's a very similar recipe to yours, but no butter so better for vegan/vegetarians lol.

  5. What a great idea! Thanks for posting this!

  6. We love French Toast here so we do the same thing with that!

  7. Annie I need to know how you freeze your bean burritos- step by step please! Can you do a post?

    Allison glad you liked the tip!

    Jill I couldn't live without my freezer!

    Amiyrah have you posted your syrup recipe?

    The Coupon Sista glad you liked the tip also!

    Precious Can you also do a post telling us step by step how to do french toast?

  8. Burritos are super-duper easy, but I'll do a post anyway. :)

  9. Hi Lisa,

    I posted on the my blog how to do the French Toast. :-)