Did you just make a large portion of flapjacks? Looking for the best way to store them for longer? Should you freeze flapjacks? Are there some details you should pay attention to? Let’s find out!
If you made your own flapjacks from scratch at home, and you used the butter in their composition then I will recommend freezing them if you need to keep them safe for a longer period of time. As a solution, you can replace the butter with coconut oil and keep them in a darker place in an air-tight container for about 2 months.
If for some reason, you need even a larger period of storage time, then feel free to freeze the flapjacks.
Can You Freeze Flapjacks?
Yes, you can freeze flapjacks in the freezer for up to 6 months if you will keep them in air-tight containers or freezing bags. If you use the freezing bags, make sure that you squeezed all the air excesses from them.
For the best results, it is recommended to freeze in portions and wrap them tightly in foil then freeze In a freezer bag.
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How to Freeze Homemade Flapjacks?
Cool Them Down
If you prepare a large quantity of homemade flapjacks and they are still hot, let them for a while until they will completely cool down.
Divide the Flapjacks Into Portions
If you want to make sure that flapjacks will last for longer and will keep their taste better, consider dividing them into portions and putting them in a few different freezing bags.
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For the best results, consider wrapping the flapjacks in cling film or foil.
Now you can keep them in air-tight containers or if you don’t have a lot of space in your fridge, put them in a few freezing bags.
Quick Note: If you will freeze the flapjacks in freezing bags, make sure that you will squeeze all the air excesses before you will seal the freezing bags.
Do they Freeze Well?
You may lose a little bit of their texture as they will become a little crumbly, but the taste will remain almost the same.
For How Long Can You Freeze Them?
As all you will need for making the flapjacks are some seeds and oats, you can keep them for about 6 months in the freezer without losing their taste and texture.
That doesn’t mean that after 6 months the flapjacks will start spoiling in the fridge. No, the only difference that you will notice is that they will start to deteriorate. This means that the texture will change due to the freezer burn.
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Best Ways for Storage
If you want the best flavor and texture from your homemade flapjacks, it is recommended to keep them in the fridge in an air-tight container for up to two weeks. But most probably, you shouldn’t worry about this time as you will finish them a lot quicker.
If we are talking about the wintertime, you can keep them in a cupboard for a week without worrying about them. Just make sure that they don’t have a source of heat near them and that they are not sitting in direct sunlight.
How to Defrost Flapjacks?
The best way to defrost the flapjacks is to leave them overnight to defrost them slowly in the fridge. Just remove the frozen flapjacks and move them in the fridge.
How Long Does It Take to Defrost Them?
On the Countertop
As the flapjacks don’t contain water, you should leave them for about 1 hour on the countertop to defrost them. Just make sure that you didn’t use butter or other ingredients that can spoil after sitting too long at room temperature.
If you use butter, or you froze store-bought flapjacks and you are not sure about the ingredients that were used, it is recommended to leave them to defrost in the fridge to avoid any risks.
In the Fridge
If you decided to thaw the flapjacks in the fridge, it will be better to leave them overnight to defrost slowly.
Pro Tip: If you want to shorten the thawing time a little, you may consider putting the frozen flapjacks on the top shelf of the fridge as on the top of the fridge the air is warmer and it will defrost quicker the frozen flapjacks.
Can You Refreeze Flapjacks?
It is not recommended to refreeze the flapjacks as they will lose their texture and you will get dry, crumbly flapjacks.
Pro Tip: To avoid the situations when you will need to refreeze the flapjacks, I will recommend dividing them into servings before freezing. When you want to eat them, remove just one package with the exact amount of flapjacks that you plan to eat.
How Long Do Homemade Flapjacks Keep?
It all depends on your family. In my case, they don’t last for more than 2-5 days until we are finished with all the flapjacks.
If we will skip the jokes then you can keep the flapjacks on the countertop for about a week, but make sure that the flapjacks don’t sit near a heating source and they are not in direct sunlight. However, I recommend keeping them in the fridge to make sure that the flapjacks will remain firm.
In the fridge, you can keep them for about 2 weeks in an air-tight container. If you need to keep them for even longer, consider putting them in the freezer for up to 6 months without losing too much from their texture and flavor.
Personally, I kept the flapjacks in an air-tight container in a darker place in a closet in the pantry for about 2 months without losing too much from the texture.
Quick Note: When you plan to keep for so long without freezing the flapjacks, pay attention to the used ingredients in the recipe. For example, if the flapjacks were made with butter, the storage period may be shorter.
Pro Tip: In order to keep the flapjacks for longer without freezing them, replace the butter with coconut oil.
Can You Freeze Flapjack Batter?
In order to freeze the flapjack batter, it is recommended to bake them first. After that, wait until the flapjacks cool down and divide them into portions.
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