It’s Saturday morning and you want a good breakfast. I mean a really good one. But you don’t wanna eat out and you don’t wanna cook. What’s a girl to do? Freeze darlings!!! I just got this email from Janice,
In my ongoing effort to save on groceries, I realized I could make pancakes from scratch and freeze them myself. However, I am not sure how to do that so they don’t stick together. Any ideas?
Thanks to my dear dear friend, Katie, and her buddy Bill Phillips, I’ve got this amazing, healthy recipe for pancakes that freezes great and lots of you have asked for it. It’s also pretty inexpensive as it all can be bought at ALDI. So here it is – Welcome to the Weekend, Friends!!
Body for Life Pancakes. Makes about 6 small ones (you only need a couple!). Cost: $2.31
1 cup uncooked old fashioned oats – $.25 (if that much!)
6 egg whites – $.50
1 cup fat free cottage cheese – $.76
1/4 – 1/2 tsp vanilla – $.25
1/4 tsp cinnamon – $.5
2 packets sugar substitute. I had some free from WAGS deal on Equal. If not, around $.25
Sugar free syrup – $.25
- Lightly coat non-stick pan with cooking spray
- Combine ingredients in blender until smooth. Blend about 1 minute.
- Pour batter into skillet and cook til bubbly on top and dry around the edges. Turn and cook for another couple of minutes.
- Serve with syrup and fresh berries if desired. Yum-o!!
I like to double/triple or even quadruple this as my mornings are too precious to be cooking (read: I like sleep!!) so I make them and let them cool.
Then I place them on a tray and flash freeze them. This is when you put them uncovered in the freezer for about an hour. I then transfer them to a freezer ziploc bag