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how to freeze biscuits

How to Freeze Biscuits

Ever wonder if you can freeze biscuits?

how to freeze biscuits

Biscuits don’t have to be just for breakfast. They are perfect for any meal and would work great in a lunch. Need lunch box ideas? We’ve got you covered.

Fresh-out-of-the-oven biscuits are the perfect way to start your morning! Some mornings, we all seem to wake up late and are rushing out the door! It’s usually weather-related, honestly. On those cold days, no one wants to get out of a warm bed. No one wants to get up to start making and baking homemade biscuits from scratch for breakfast—well not me anyway. So breakfast can become an undesired chore on those days.

However, one of our favorite breakfast meals is making breakfast biscuit sandwiches. We take our freshly baked biscuits, cut them in half, and make a sandwich with scrambled eggs, sausage, and cheese. We also enjoy warmed biscuits with honey drizzled inside.

So on those days when we aren’t moving very quickly, I can just grab some out of the freezer and bake them easily! I love the fact that I don’t have to defrost them and can just bake them frozen. Just add 2 to 3 minutes to the baking time, and they come out perfect! I love having biscuits in my freezer because it gives me a healthy homemade breakfast option readily available!

How to Freeze Biscuits

how to freeze biscuits
  • Author: MOMables.com

Ingredients

  • Your favorite biscuit recipe
  • Parchment paper
  • Baking sheet
  • Freezer-safe bag or container

Instructions

  1. Follow the recipe to make your dough, and shape them into biscuits.
  2. Place the unbaked biscuits on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  3. Freeze the unbaked biscuits until fully frozen.
  4. Once they’re frozen, store the biscuits in a freezer bag or container.
  5. When you’re ready to bake them, take out the desired amount and bake as directed, adding 2 to 3 minutes to the cooking time.

Notes

Store unbaked biscuits in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Add 2 to 3 minutes to the baking time when you’re baking frozen biscuit dough.

 

 

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How to Freeze Pancakes

Ever wonder if you can freeze pancakes and how? Don’t worry: MOMables has you covered.

how to freeze pancakes

Need more ideas for breakfast, lunch, or even dinner? From recipes to how-tos, MOMables has it all! Join us!

There is something so wonderful about freshly made pancakes for breakfast. They are just oh-so-good. However, sometimes your mornings are too hectic, you are running late, and you just don’t have the time to make homemade pancakes from scratch. Breakfast turns into whatever can be made the fastest! But here we can show you how to freeze your pancakes, making breakfast simple and therefore making your morning routine go even smoother.

The key to freezing your pancakes is to freeze them separately. By putting them one by one on a baking sheet and placing them into the freezer, they will not stick to each other when you are ready to eat them. We always keep a bag of pancakes in our freezer for those days when no one feels like cooking. :)

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The best part about making homemade pancakes is that you can tailor it to your family’s needs and allergies. On the day you are meal planning, or even on a day you are already making pancakes, double or triple your batch, and you can freeze the leftovers. Leftover pancakes make a great breakfast or lunch for another day!

Maybe you are a muffin person. Make these Strawberry Muffins and then you can learn how to freeze them, too.

How to Freeze Pancakes

how to freeze pancakes
  • Author: MOMables.com
  • Category: Breakfast

Ingredients

  • Your favorite pancake recipe (regular or gluten-free)
  • Parchment paper
  • Baking sheet
  • Freezer-safe bag or container
  • Permanent marker

Instructions

  1. Make your favorite pancakes and allow them to fully cool.
  2. Put the pancakes on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  3. Place the baking sheet in the freezer for at least 1 hour, or until fully frozen.
  4. Once the pancakes are completely frozen, you can remove them from the baking sheet and place them inside your freezer-safe bag or container.
  5. Label your bag or container with a permanent marker.
  6. When you’re ready to eat the pancakes, remove the desired number and reheat them in either the microwave, toaster oven, or the oven until warm.

 

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How to Freeze Cookie Dough

Have you ever tried to freeze cookie dough? 

How to Freeze Cookie DoughThere are two ways you can freeze cookie dough. You can freeze it in a log, or by individual cookie—it’s up to your preference!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why freeze cookie dough, you say? So that you can have it handy when you want to bake a dozen or just four, to insert as a treat inside the lunch box. If you need lunch box ideas, click here

I usually keep frozen cookie dough in my freezer at all times. My family loves cookies, and we probably make them too often.

MOMables has a ton of helpful and insightful tips and recipes! You have to check it out!

The easiest way to curb myself from eating five at a time is if I freeze the cookie dough. That way, I pull out only a few cookies and bake them on the spot, instead of baking the entire batch in one sitting.

It also means if we ever want a dessert after dinner, there are always cookies ready in the freezer!!

How to freeze cookie doughI also love that I can bake them straight from the freezer. There is no need to let them sit out overnight and defrost. Just plop them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake!

When you are ready to bake your frozen cookie dough, just add 2 to 3 minutes to the baking time, and you’ll be all set!

How to Freeze Cookie Dough

How to Freeze Cookie Dough
  • Author: MOMables.com

Ingredients

  • Your favorite cookie dough
  • Plastic wrap or parchment paper
  • Baking sheet
  • Freezer-safe bags or containers

Instructions

For the Cookie Dough Log

  1. After mixing together the cookie dough, drop heaping spoonfuls on a large piece of plastic wrap or parchment paper in a line.
  2. Use the plastic wrap or parchment paper to shape the cookie dough into a log.
  3. Twist the ends of the plastic wrap or parchment paper, and place it on the baking sheet.
  4. Flash freeze the cookie dough log for at least 1 hour.
  5. Place the log in a freezer-safe container or bag.
  6. When you’re ready to bake, take out the log, slice the cookies, and bake as directed.

For individual cookies

  1. After mixing the cookie dough, use a scoop and drop the cookies side by side on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. (There’s no need to leave extra space between the cookies, so fill up your baking sheet as much as you can.)
  2. Put the baking sheet in the freezer until the cookies are completely frozen.
  3. Place the frozen cookies in a freezer-safe bag or container.
  4. When you’re ready to bake, take out as many cookies as desired, and bake as directed.

Notes

Add 2 to 3 minutes of baking time when baking freezer cookies.
Frozen cookie dough can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.

 

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Chocolate-Covered Banana Bites

Make these easy yummy chocolate-covered banana pops to snack on!

Chocolate banana bitesBanana Dippers. I’m sure you’ve heard of them. Banana slices covered in dark chocolate packaged in individual packs and sold in the freezer aisle.

And while the idea is genius, why am I going to pay for something I can so easily make? All you need is two ingredients: bananas and melted chocolate.

I used to make chocolate-covered bananas and freeze them ever since I was a little girl. I had never sliced them before, and I certainly never put them on a popsicle stick.

There is just something about putting a food on a popsicle stick that makes it so much more fun! It’s also easier for kids to enjoy without getting chocolate on their hands!

For these Banana Dippers, you can choose your favorite chocolate and melt it in either a double boiler or in your microwave. If your chocolate starts to get too hard, just put it back in the microwave for 15-second intervals, while stirring between, until melted again. Do make sure that your melted chocolate is in a deep bowl, or even a small measuring cup so that it makes dipping easier.

These are perfect to enjoy right out of the freezer on a hot day! If you want to add some more fruit, you could make our Banana Split Bites!

Banana Dippers

  • Author: MOMables.com
  • Yield: 12
  • Cuisine: Treats

Ingredients

  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1 cup or more chocolate chips (milk or dark chocolate)
  • Popsicle sticks

Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Slice the banana into 1-inch slices.
  3. Press your popsicle stick through the banana lengthwise and place it on the baking sheet.
  4. Freeze the banana pops until they’re frozen solid.
  5. Melt your chocolate in a double boiler on the stove, or in the microwave until completely melted.
  6. Dip your banana pops into the chocolate, and let the excess drip off.
  7. Place the pops flat side down onto the baking sheet, and freeze them until solid.
  8. Once they’re frozen, you can remove them from the baking sheet and place in an airtight freezer container.

Notes

When freezing bananas, make sure that your bananas are not too ripe so that they keep in the freezer longer.

 

Fruit Ice Cubes

Looking for a way to jazz up your water? Try these fruit ice cubes!

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Fruit cubes would be the perfect addition to your water or sparkling water instead of just plain ice cubes. Don’t think about adding artificial flavors or sweeteners to your water when you can use real fruit. Here at MOMables, we pride ourselves in using real food and getting rid of artificial flavoring. There is no need to add any sweetener to your water when nature’s own sweetener is made naturally in these fruits. One of our drinks, aguas frescas, is a great example. Here, we’re making fruit cubes to chill your water and add a little extra fun surprise to their school lunch. First wash your berries. I used strawberries and blueberries in these fruit cubes, but you could use your preferred fruits. Place berries (chopped if necessary) into your ice cube tray. Fill with water and freeze. Add to your drink, and enjoy! As the cubes melt, the fruit flavor infuses your drink more, and you will end up with yummy fruit to eat when you finish! You could add fruit cubes to water, sparkling water, lemonade. The options are endless. My family enjoyed it best with just water. Sometimes water can get boring, and these fruit cubes made it different and exciting. My daughter’s favorite part was to fish out the fruit at the end. She kept trying to take the fruit out of my fruit cubes once she was done with hers. My tip? Make lots of extra fruit cubes! These were a hit and disappeared fast. We will definitely be making them over and over again, with different combinations of fruits! These fruit cubes would also be a great addition to any party. They are so simple to make but yet they make any drink seem better!

 

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