How to Freeze Cooked Waffles? (the ultimate guide)

Check out the picture above ☝️, those waffles look yummy, right?


Have you ever attempted to save handmade waffles in the freezer for later use (bummer right)? Waffles are a mouthwatering option for breakfast (yessir).


They have the proper balance of crispiness on the outside and chewiness on the inside, and their sweetness is just right (are ya hungry yet).


However, have the potential to become even more delicious. This leads us to the question: how to freeze cooked waffles? After doing the research, here’s what I uncovered…


Best Method: Freeze the waffles for two hours, or until firm. Next, stack the finished product with parchment or wax paper in a resealable plastic bag. Squeeze as much air out of the bag before closing it. Waffles freeze well for months.



After conducting additional investigation, I discovered additional information that is important for you to be aware of; therefore, continue reading…



How to preserve a large number of homemade waffles in the freezer? (thank me later)

  • To begin, place the finished waffles directly onto wire racks as soon as they are removed from the griddle. It requires an incredible amount of self-control to avoid breaking off a quarter and nibbling on the crispy edges of it, but this must be overcome.

  • Prepare a baking sheet for the freezer by covering it with a sheet of parchment paper and putting it in the freezer. In order to prevent them from becoming brittle and lumpy, which would make them difficult or impossible to reheat in the toaster, we are going to freeze them first and then package them.

  • Spread a single layer of waffles that have been totally cooled on the baking sheet, making sure to leave some space between each one.

  • Place a second layer of waffles on top of the first, then cover with another sheet of parchment paper. In the event that you still have waffles that need to be frozen, get ready a second baking sheet. Because of their fragility, waffles should be handled with care to avoid being crushed.

  • Waffles should be frozen for at least six hours, or until they have reached a solid state.

  • Take the tray out of the freezer. Transfer the whole waffles to resealable bags suitable for the freezer as fast as possible. Freeze them separately if you want to eat them one at a time rather than all at once.

  • However, before completely sealing the bags, insert a plastic straw into one of the corners.

  • Exhale completely, and then using the straw, draw out all of the air from the bag until you can see it beginning to collapse over the waffles. Immediately remove the straw, then reseal the remaining portion of the bag. FYI: Your frozen waffles are now partially vacuum sealed thanks to the simple kitchen trick you just used.

  • After placing the waffles in the freezer and marking the bags with the current date, they can be kept there for up to three months.



How to prepare waffles that have been frozen?

FYI: Waffles purchased frozen can be prepared from frozen state in a microwave, toaster oven, air fryer, or conventional oven…


This is the method of reheating waffles that is least preferred since it causes the waffles to become excessively mushy, and once they have cooled, they become more rigid. Additionally, prior to reheating the waffles, it is not necessary to defrost them from the freezer.


Advice Regarding the Freezing of Waffles?

First, you need to slightly undercook the waffle so that when you reheat it, it won’t get too dark before it’s fully warmed through.


This will prevent the waffles from falling apart. The waffles need to be allowed to completely cool before being placed in the freezer.


When the waffles have been frozen, they are considerably easier to pack and store because they do not take up as much space as the large boxed waffles that can be purchased at the supermarket.


They are not something I ever buy because they take up valuable room in my freezer. Additionally, as soon as you open the package, you should consume all of the contents immediately or else they may suffer from freezer burn.



Waffles: How to Reheat Them

FYI: You can reheat waffles that have been frozen or that have been left over in the oven, toaster, microwave, or air fryer…


Although the air fryer and the toaster are my top choices for approach, you are free to pick and choose from the following options in order to find one that meets your specific requirements.


1. Instructions for the toaster


Reheating waffles using this method is likely to be the least complicated and time-consuming option. Toasted frozen waffles require approximately two to three minutes in a toaster, the length of time varying according to the temperature of the toaster. Make sure you keep a close check on them to prevent them from catching fire!

2. Instructions for the microwave


Put the frozen waffle on a dish that is safe to use in the microwave, and then warm it up in the oven for 60 to 90 seconds, or until it is completely cooked.

3. Instructions for the oven


Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper and preheating the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius).

Place the frozen waffles on a baking sheet, and cook them in the oven at 350 degrees for five to ten minutes, or until they are crisp and well warmed through. Keep an eye so it doesn’t burn You just need to give them a flip once they reach the halfway point for both sides to get crispy.

4. Instructions for an air fryer


Start by preheating your air fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 180 degrees Celsius. Spread the frozen waffles out in an even layer in the basket of the air fryer, taking care that they do not come into excessive contact with one another.


Cook the frozen waffles in an air fryer at a temperature of 180 degrees Celsius (365 degrees Fahrenheit) for about 5 to 8 minutes, or until the waffles are crisp and heated all the way through, turning them over halfway during the cooking time.


Start inspecting the food after three minutes, as the total frying time will vary depending on the size of your air fryer and the manufacturer.


Related Questions:

1. How to defrost waffles?


Waffles can be reheated in the microwave whether they have been frozen or refrigerated, with the frozen waffles taking a little bit longer than the refrigerated waffles. Put one or more waffles into the microwave for one minute to warm them up.


2. How long can you freeze homemade waffles?


Waffles have a shelf life of up to three months when stored in the freezer. If you want to avoid freezer burn on the waffles, you should try to remove as much air from the bag as you can if you’re going to put them in a bag that can go in the freezer. Using two bags is also helpful in this regard.



Final Thoughts

What exactly did we study in class today?


We are now aware that cooked waffles need to be frozen for at least two hours to become solid. Next, place the completed item in a resealable plastic bag with a layer of parchment or wax paper.


Before squeezing the bag shut, remove as much air as possible. For months, waffles freeze well. Additionally, frozen waffles can be cooked directly from the freezer in a regular oven, microwave, toaster oven, or air fryer.


As a result of the waffles becoming overly mushy and then becoming more firm after cooling, this is the least desired way to reheat waffles.


It’s also not required to thaw the waffles from the freezer before reheating them. Enjoy the rest of your day, always stay safe, and treat others with kindness & respect. Until next time!

How to Freeze Cooked Waffles? (the ultimate guide)