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.

  • 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? Jul 21, 2010 at 4:30
  • About 20? I average eating about 2-3 pancakes a month.
    – user698
    Jul 21, 2010 at 13:36

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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.

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