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How Long Does Leftover Pancake Batter Last?
If you’ve ever made pancakes and had leftover batter, your first instinct might have been to throw it away, but the batter can still produce fluffy pancakes if stored properly.
The FDA recommends using the two-hour rule when it comes to leftovers. Perishable foods such as eggs and meat should not remain at room temperature for longer than two hours.
Expert Home Tips says that pancake batter containing dairy and flour should last two to four days in the refrigerator. It is best stored in an airtight container or resealable bag.
Most shelf-stable ingredients should be refrigerated after opening, so even if you’re using vegan pancake batter, it should still be refrigerated.
If you plan on freezing your pancake batter, the blog site A Spectacled Owl says that batter can be kept in the freezer and stored in a resealable plastic bag for up to one month.