Homemade waffles are a delightful breakfast treat, and making them in advance can save you time on busy mornings.
Freezing homemade waffles is a convenient way to have a delicious breakfast ready in minutes, even on the busiest of days.
However, to ensure they retain their flavor and texture after freezing, there are some important steps and tips to keep in mind.
In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of freezing homemade waffles, ensuring that you can enjoy a homemade breakfast whenever you want with minimal effort.
How to Freeze Homemade Waffles The Right Way
Choose a waffle recipe that you like.
Let the waffles cool completely. Once the waffles are cooked, remove them from the iron and place them on a baking rack so that they have a chance to cool while air circulates underneath.
If the waffles come in contact with a plate or baking sheet, they will steam and become soggy.
The waffles should be frozen flat. Waffles should be placed on a baking sheet and frozen for two hours or until hard.
By stacking the pieces in layers separated by parchment or wax paper, you can seal them in a plastic bag.
Before sealing, squeeze as much air out of the bag as you can. For several months, you can store the waffles in the freezer.
How To Reheat Your Frozen Homemade Waffles?
There is no faster way than using a toaster. Make sure the waffle is warmed through and crispy on the outside by toasting it over a low heat setting.
It’s no problem: just break the frozen waffle along the seams if it won’t fit into your toaster. You’ll be able to snap it easily.
Ensure that you check your toast several times for doneness, as perfect and burnt are two very different things.
Microwaves are fast, too. Heat the waffle briefly in the microwave until it begins to soften, but not soft enough to be hot.
The waffle should then be toasted on low heat quickly. It is possible to make a soft waffle by fully cooking it in the microwave, but it will be strangely tough and chewy.
There is no better method than the oven method. If you are making a flat waffle, you should wrap it loosely in foil and place it in a 425-degree oven for about five minutes, and if you are making a Belgium waffle, you should cook it for about seven to eight minutes.
You can crisp up the waffle, heat it through, and maintain its soft, chewy interior without it becoming tough. The cook time may need to be adjusted for waffle irons that make waffles of different thicknesses.
You can freeze waffles for up to 3 months. For best results, try to squeeze out as much air as possible from a freezer-safe bag before storing the waffles. It also helps to use two bags.
For storing my waffles, I normally use a freezer-safe bag. A gallon-size freezer bag can hold eight waffles, and my waffle iron makes four at a time.
For freezer burn protection, I double-bag the waffles after squeezing out as much air as possible. By cooling my waffles on a wire rack, I can make them cool more quickly.