How To Reheat Homemade Waffles

Reheat Homemade Waffles

Making homemade waffles is easy but reheating them can be a bit tricky. That is why it is important to learn about how to reheat homemade waffles the right way. It would be such a bummer to prepare crispy waffles then when freeze and reheat them they will be soggy or dry. There are 4 method that you can use to reheat your homemade waffles such that you do not compromise their flavour and texture. Carefully follow the instructions for the best results. I would also advise that you choose the method that best suits your time.


Reheat homemade waffles using a toaster

NB: this is by far the easiest method to use and it will preserve the crispiness of the waffles. However, before using the toaster check if it has a slot that is big enough to fit the waffle.

To reheat the waffles remove them from the refrigerator and place them inside a toaster. Place them the same way you would place a slice of toast. Allow the homemade waffles to reheat inside. This usually takes more than 1 cycle, but if your toaster is faster you won’t have to wait for a long time. When you use the toaster to reheat your waffles you are guaranteed of crispy waffles that do not have a trace of sogginess.

NB: the toaster can reheat frozen waffles this is because there are now modern toasters that have the defrost function. So this means you do not have to worry about thawing your homemade waffles.

Reheat homemade waffles using a microwave

NB: this is a convenient way of reheating homemade waffles. However, it doesn’t help to preserve the crispiness of the waffles. They will be soft but you can still enjoy them.

To reheat homemade waffles in the microwave start by placing the waffles on a microwave safe plate. Place them inside the microwave and leave them to reheat for about 45- 60 seconds. When they are warm enough you can serve them for breakfast with anything you like. Be careful not to keep the waffles in the microwave for a long time as they will turn out soggy.

Reheat homemade waffles using an oven

NB: the oven is a go to kitchen accessory if you want to reheat almost anything and in the case of waffles, the oven preserves the crispiness of the waffles. However, the downside of using an oven to reheat homemade waffles is that they take a longer time to warm up. So use this method if you have time to spare.

The first step when using an oven to reheat the waffles is to preheat it to 350F. Take the homemade waffles whether they are frozen or at room temperature. The oven can be used to reheat frozen waffles so you do not have to worry about thawing them. Place the homemade waffles directly on an oven rack. However, if you are not for that idea you can always place them inside a baking sheet that is lined with parchment paper. Reheat the homemade waffles for 10 minutes but if they were frozen add an extra 5 minutes to help them warm up thoroughly. When you remove the waffles from the oven you are guaranteed that they would have retained their original texture and flavour. You definitely won’t regret it.

Reheat homemade waffles using a waffle iron

NB: you need to be very careful when using this method since the waffles can burn during the reheating process.

Start by preheating the waffle iron. Place the homemade waffles inside for about a minute. Make sure you keep a close eye on the waffles because they might start to burn. Remove the waffles from the waffle iron when they are warm and crispy.

How to store homemade waffles

The best way to store homemade waffles is by freezing them. So you can always make your waffles in excess. Just double up the ingredients to do this. These will make your breakfast much easier since all you have to do is just warm them up.

Step 1

So to freeze the homemade waffles start by making sure that your waffles have cooled down. For them to cool down faster you can place them on a wire or wooden rack. When they are cool, take a baking sheet and line it with parchment paper or wax paper. Line the waffles inside and cover then with another layer of parchment paper.

Step 2

Place the homemade waffles in the freezer for some hours until they are stiff. This usually takes 6 hours for the waffles to become stiff.  Pre-freezing the waffles in the freezer helps to prevent them from sticking together during the whole freezing process.

Step 3

Take out the baking sheet from the freezer and transfer the homemade waffles into freezer safe plastic bags or air tight containers. Make sure that you place a square piece of parchment paper or wax paper between the waffles. This will help you when you want to reheat them. You can simply remove one waffle at a time without having to defrost all of them. When you place the waffles in freezer bags remove as much air as possible from the freezer bags but make sure you do not squash the waffles. So avoid using a vacuum sealer for this job.

Step 4

Label the freezer bags using a permanent marker, put the date in which you placed them inside the freezer. This will help you to keep track of whether they are still fit for consumption. Place the freezer bags inside the freezer when you are done.

How long homemade waffles last in the freezer

Frozen homemade waffles can last for about 1 to 2 months. So make sure you consume them before that time. This is because homemade waffles have a tendency of deteriorating their texture and flavour if kept in the freezer for a long time. So to avoid disappointment just make sure you eat them before the stipulated time frame.


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