Store extra batter: To keep pancakes on hand anytime, make extra batter on the weekend and store in the freezer in a zippered bag. When needed, microwave the bag for a minute or two and viola! Weekend pancakes during the week. Another way to prepare pancakes if you expect a time crunch on a working day is to make batter the night before and put in a squeeze container for instant use the next morning. To make fun shapes (especially for kids), place cookie cutters on a griddle, fill with pancake batter and see your favorite fun shapes come to life!