I love buttermilk pancakes. Being able to make them on the weekends for breakfast at a later date is just a bonus (like Eggo without the preservatives). I'm just not sure how long they last for in the freezer, as in, if they will ever get freezer-burn like meat does. I store them in individual ziploc bags for easy retrieval.
If I make a big batch of blueberry buttermilk pancakes and freeze them, how long will they stay fresh for before getting freezer-burnt?
Eventually they do get freezer burn, but I've never tried timing it exactly. Most of the time they are eaten long, long before that. How big a batch of pancakes are you talking about?– Tim GilbertJul 21, 2010 at 4:30
About 20? I average eating about 2-3 pancakes a month.– user698Jul 21, 2010 at 13:36
Its going to depend on the type of packaging and also the freezer.
Lightly wrapped in plastic wrap (or worse, paper) will freezer burn fairly quickly. Vacuum-sealed will last much longer.
A self-defrost freezer with wide temperature swings will burn quicker. A manual defrost chest freezer much slower.
Worst case is probably around a month or less (not really sealed, freezer with wide temperature swings), best case (vacuum sealed in stable temperature chest freezer) over a year.
I've stored pancakes in the freezer for over two month and not had any freezer burn.
I'm not sure what the "limit" is.