“Where there is a perfect pancake flip, there is life!”
Who doesn’t like pancakes? The ‘so easy to make, yummy in taste’ pancakes. Aren’t they actually a mood? Feeling happy/ sad? Make pancakes! Breakfast time or gym diet? Make pancakes and add the flavor that suits your situation.
Add your protein powder if you are on a regime, add blueberries, and whipped cream with some maple or strawberry syrup if you want it for your breakfast.
Such an easy-going and pretty looking dish pancakes are, right? But have you ever taken a pause from you pancake filled life and given a thought to this most important question that does pancake mix go bad? Or maybe how long is pancake mix good for?
Or are you so much in love with them that you don’t want to think about pancakes mix getting expire? But guess what? You have to! Because every good thing comes to an end including the pancake mix that you bring in stock so that you never have to run out of them.
Oh! Don’t worry reader! We haven’t given you this disclaimer because we want you to worry about it and stop eating your favourite pancakes but because we have everything that you need to know about them.
From information about its expiry date, to its storage, to how to save your pancake batter from spoiling. We have got everything sorted for you and now you have to do your part by just grabbing all the information your well wishers have brought for you, absorb it in your system and start eating your pancakes accordingly.
The Pancake Problem!
Let’s start with the shelf life of you pancake and other mixes that you use in your day-to-day life.
- Does pancake mix expire?
The pancake mix usually comes with a ‘best before’ date and not ‘use before’ date. This means that it won’t get expire but might just have a change in taste and so it can be used for some time even after its best before date has gone.
So, now you know the answer to your question can you use expired pancake mix, right? Just make sure there are no molds in it before consuming your pancake mix after its best before date is gone.
- Does bisquick expire?
Just like the pancake mix, the bisquick also comes with a best before date and hence can be used after the printed date has passed.
Also, a bisquick mix can stay good for over a year. An expired bisquick mix will be fit for consumption for an additional 2-4 months.
So, the answer to your query about does bisquick go bad is yes, but not too easily and not too soon. Yay!
And now comes the second genre of this same problem. Let’s have a look at them.
- How long is pancake mix good for?
The sealed pack of dry pancake mix stays best for 12 months while the opened pack of the dry pancake mix stays best for around 6 months. Sounds good, right?
- How long does pancake batter last?
If you wonder how long does the pancake batter last or how long is pancake batter good for then the answer is; A standard pancake batter stays good for about 2 to 4 days if stored properly i.e. in a sealed container inside the refrigerator. The taste of your pancake after storing, will also depend upon the products you added in it additionally that can be milk, eggs and fruits.
- How long are pancakes good for?
Sometimes we don’t we like eating all the pancakes at once, right? We feel like storing them for a day or two and then munch on them when we crave them again. Happens most of the time, isn’t it?
Well in that case, let us inform you that you can store your cooked pancakes for up to 5 days. You must store them in the refrigerator and consume them within 5 days as they will go bad after 4 to 5 days due to its dairy contents.
- How long does crepe batter last?
The crepe batter lasts for up to 2 days if kept in the refrigerator.
A pro tip specially for our readers, if you want to experience the best of the crepe cakes, make the crepe batter recipe and then let it set at room temperature for at-least 30 minutes.
Resting the batter will allow the flour to fully absorb the liquids in the batter and provides the gluten present in it a chance to relax.
Not just that but this method, although not very crucial, is a secret to most soft, delicious and delicate crepes.
And now comes the most important question a pancake lover always asks that is can pancake batter be saved? Come, let’s find it out together.
“Just ’cause you pour syrup on something doesn’t make it pancakes.”
How much do you relate with the above given quote? A lot, right? Now on that note, lets quickly fill you up with the information on how can a pancake batter be saved?
If you have made a lot more pancake batter than what was require and now you wish to store it then best way to save the life of your pancake batter is by putting it in an air tight container, covering it with a plastic wrap and then sealing it with the container’s lid.
By doing that and then placing the container that holds your pancake batter in the fridge, you can not just save your batter but also keep its taste intact for the next 2 days and Voila! Problem solved!
Pancakes, pancakes batter, pancakes mix, crepe batter, bisques, everything can go bad but you can extend their life you are willing to do so by the methods provided above.
Also, at the end of this article, we conclude that “There is hardship in everything except eating pancakes.” Agree?