How to Reheat Waffles for a Hot Breakfast

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Waffles are a popular breakfast item among both children and adults. Although this Belgian delicacy is reasonably simple to prepare, it does require time.

You may prepare a big batch over the weekend and freeze some for a simple and quick weekday breakfast (or snacks). You may reheat them briefly before serving.

In this post, we’ll show you three simple methods to reheat waffles so they taste exactly like they did when they came out of the waffle maker.

How To Keep Waffles Warm For Feeding A Crowd

Waffles are one of the most popular foods. The most difficult aspect of baking for a large gathering is keeping them warm until the final piece is finished.

Don’t be concerned. We have a small trick you may attempt to keep these beauties warm until the last drop of batter is cooked. Everyone can enjoy a warm, freshly made waffle at the same time this way.

Here’s how you keep waffles warm for a large audience, step by step. All you need is an oven and a baking sheet.

1. Preheat the oven to 180°F/200°F. These temperatures are sufficient to keep your baked items warm without further cooking.

2. Position a cooling rack on top of a baking sheet. A cooling rack is ideal for allowing air to flow around the waffles, preventing them from becoming soggy.

3. Arrange them in a single layer on the cooling rack. They should not be stacked. Otherwise, steam will get trapped, resulting in a mushy, soggy texture.

4. Place them in the oven and remove them when everything is done. It is recommended to serve them within 2 hours after cooking.

Here’s a quick tip for keeping freshly made waffles warm when serving a large gathering.

Assume you have some leftovers in the fridge (or freezer). You can reheat them fast in the toaster, oven, or microwave. Check out our comprehensive guide on reheating this baked delicacy!

Reheating Waffles In A Toaster Or A Toaster Oven

When you need a quick breakfast or a sweet need, reheating in a toaster is ideal. It’s also wonderful for restoring the crisp texture of the waffle, exactly like when it comes out of the machine for the first time!

Here’s how to properly reheat waffles in a toaster or toaster oven. There’s no need to defrost frozen ones before reheating them.

1. Toast the waffles in a toaster oven or using a toaster.

2. Reduce the heat to low to moderate to prevent scorching them.

3. Return to the oven and reheat until warm and crisp. If they haven’t been completely warmed, return them. Keep your eyes closed to avoid burning them.

Reheating Frozen Waffles In An Oven

When it comes to reheating baked foods, an oven is your go-to equipment. It may take a little longer, but it does a good job of restoring the gorgeous texture and excellent tastes.

You can reheat both refrigerated and frozen waffles without having to thaw them beforehand. This is how you do it.

1. Preheat your oven to 350 F (or 176.6 C).

2. Arrange waffles on a baking pan in a single layer to ensure uniform reheating. Do not stack them on top of one another.

3. Bake for 10–15 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy. While your gorgeous waffles reheat, prepare your favorite toppings and sauces.

4. Remove them from the oven. Spread with butter and top with maple syrup, jam, or fresh fruit!

Reheating Waffles In A Microwave

Generally, using your microwave to reheat and crisp up pastries and baked products is not the ideal choice. Microwaving waffles results in either soft and mushy or dried out and chewy textures. Unless you mind such inconsistencies, here’s how you microwave waffles.

1. Arrange the waffles on a platter or in a microwave-safe dish. There is no need to defrost them if they are frozen. Place a single piece in the middle of the plate to heat.

2. Microwave them in brief bursts to see whether they are done. If they are still not sufficiently cooked, return them to the oven and reheat for a few minutes more until they are. Microwaving them for too long can cause them to dry out.


Should leftover waffles be refrigerated?

Yes. Refrigerate them for 2 to 3 days in a sealed, airtight container. Before serving, briefly reheat them.

Can you freeze waffles after you make them?

Without a doubt! Prepare your favorite recipe and chill it on a cooling rack. When they are cool enough to handle, place them on a baking sheet in a single layer and freeze for 1 to 2 hours, or until firm. Separate each layer with wax paper and place them in a freezer bag. Leave as little air as possible in the bag and carefully shut it. Freeze for up to 2 to 3 months for optimal results.

How do you store leftover waffle batter?

Refrigerate the batter after placing it in an airtight container. Use it within one to two days after preparing it. If the batter separates, gently whisk it back together to a smooth consistency.

Can you freeze waffle batter?

Yes. Make-ahead waffle and pancake batter are time-saving tips for the fluffiest breakfast. Simply create a big amount of batter, divide it into portions, and freeze it in freezer bags. Lay them flat to remove extra air from the bags and carefully shut them. Freeze for up to a month.


Waffles are a classic breakfast item. Whether you have a freezer full of frozen waffles or some leftovers, you can easily reheat them for a delightful lunch on the fly.

Follow these reheating waffles guidelines to have a wonderful, warm breakfast as soon as you get out of bed!

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