Frozen waffles cooked in an air fryer are both yummy and delectable. The overall flavor and texture of the waffles are improved by the air fryer’s capacity to cook food utilizing hot air circulation, which results in a crispy outside while preserving a soft and fluffy inside.
Additionally, using an air fryer allows for even cooking and browning, resulting in waffles that are cooked to perfection without the need for added oils or fats. The ultimate flavor and deliciousness of frozen waffles cooked in an air fryer, nevertheless, can also rely on the waffles’ quality and any toppings or extra ingredients you apply.
So, let’s move toward today’s recipe of frozen waffles in the air fryer.
How To Cook Frozen Waffles In Air Fryer?
I just love cooking frozen waffles in the air fryer. They are easy and convenient for short-term preparations. Below are the details of the ingredients, my favorite air fryer that I used for making them, and a step-by-step guide:
2 Julian’s Recipe Maple Belgian Pastry Waffles
Step-1: Take 2 waffles of your favorite brand. For this recipe, I am using Eggo brand frozen Waffles.
Step-2: Preheat your air fryer to 370 F for 3 minutes.
Step-3: Place the frozen waffles in an air fryer basket and cook them for 6 minutes at 360 F or until to your desired doneness.
Step-4: The best way to check your desired doneness is to let them cook for 3 minutes first and then be watchful for the remaining time. You can keep checking after each 1 minute until you are satisfied with their color and texture.
Tips & Notes
For the best results cook them in frozen form. Don’t thaw, cook them straight from the fridge.
No need to use any additional oil.
For multiple batches of frozen waffles, reduce time by 1-2 minutes in subsequent batches.
Best Brands For Waffles
There are several popular brands known for their delicious frozen waffles. According to “Eat This” some of the best brands for frozen waffles are:
Julian’s Recipe Maple Belgian Pastry Waffles
Trader Joe’s Gluten-Free Toaster Waffles
Nature’s Path Organic Gluten-Free Homestyle Waffles
Market Pantry Homestyle Waffles
Eggo Homestyle Frozen Waffles
What You Can Serve With Waffles
I like to eat waffles for breakfast. They are incredibly versatile, and you can serve them with a wide variety of sweet and savory toppings, sides, or accompaniments. Here are some ideas to inspire you:
Whipped cream or ice cream
Fresh fruit, such as berries, sliced bananas, or peaches
Fruit compote or fruit preserves
Nutella or other chocolate spreads
Peanut butter, almond butter, or other nut butter
Chopped nuts, such as pecans, almonds, or walnuts
Yogurt or Greek yogurt with a drizzle of honey
Fried chicken and gravy
Feel free to mix and match these options or get creative with your unique waffle toppings and sides to create a delightful meal tailored to your tastes.
How To Prevent Waffles From Burning In Air Fryer?
I would suggest the following tips to prevent frozen waffles from burning in an air fryer:
Preheat Air fryer: Preheating always helps. Before placing the waffles in the air fryer, preheat them to 370 F. It will make the basket surface already hot which will prevent the waffles from sticking to it and getting burnt.
Reduce Cooking Time: Some air fryers work more efficiently than others and heat up more quickly. So, it’s always a better idea to test the timings with your specific model of air fryer so you can know the more precise time and reduce the suggested time by 1-2 minutes.
Don’t Overfill the basket: If you crowd your air fryer basket, the waffles are more likely to overlap which will prevent them from even cooking. So, some sides will be more cooked.
Can I Reheat Leftover Waffles In Air Fryer Without Compromising Their Taste And Texture?
Yes, you can reheat frozen waffles with ease. But don’t expect the same taste and texture just like freshly cooked waffles. Because freshly made frozen waffles taste great with crisp corners. When you reheat the waffles for a second time, they lose some taste and crispiness.
It’s best to eat freshly made waffles but it’s also possible to store and reheat them as well. You can store them for 3 days in an airtight container in your refrigerator. And when you want to reheat them, simply place them in the air fryer and air fry them for 2 minutes at 370 F.
How Can I Optimize The Crispiness Of Frozen Waffles In An Air Fryer?
Yes, you can make the frozen waffles crispier by following just simple steps. First, cook them for 30 seconds to 1 minute more than the suggested time. But be careful with your time as cooking them further can burn them as well. You need to precisely add just a small interval of time for further crispiness.
Secondly, brush frozen waffles with butter or oil. There is no need for too much oil, lightly coating them with a thin layer of oil will do the job. But coat them when they are halfway done. This way they will turn more crispy.
How Long To Air Fry Frozen Waffles?
For this recipe, I have suggested the time for 6 minutes with preheated basket. If you are not a big fan of preheating, you can simply start cooking frozen waffles straight from the fridge. But for non-preheated baskets, you should cook frozen waffles for 7-8 minutes depending on your air fryer model.
What Is The Best Way To Cook Frozen Waffles?
Mainly it depends on your personal preference and the appliance available to you. But air-frying frozen waffles turns out best for me.
You can use other cooking methods as well. Some of the popular methods used to make frozen waffles are using an oven, stove-top, and toaster.
- 3 Frozen Waffles
- Take 3 waffles of your favorite brand. For this recipe, I am using Eggo frozen Waffles.
- Preheat your air fryer to 370 F for 3 minutes.
- Place the frozen waffles in an air fryer basket and cook them for 6 minutes at 360 F or until to your desired doneness.
- The best way to check your desired doneness is to let them cook for 3 minutes first and then be watchful for the remaining time. You can keep checking after each 1 minute until you are satisfied with their color and texture.