Did you know you can freeze waffles?
I love breakfast foods, especially waffles. To me, waffles are a lazy man’s pancake. You pour your pancake mix into the waffle iron, close it, and wait for it to ring when it’s ready.
That’s it! It means no hovering over the stovetop or the griddle, or watching the batter to see when you have to flip it. And sometimes you make the mistake of doing too many things at once, and some pancakes burn (not that I would know anything about that). So I love to have waffles for breakfast on those days where I can’t seem to shake off the sleepiness.
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My secret to having waffles on those days is that I actually raid my freezer stash. I am not a morning person, and sometimes even pouring the batter into the waffle iron is too much. I just dive into my freezer stash and reheat the waffles. I can then enjoy a few moments with my coffee, and breakfast is done!
I usually use a freezer-safe bag to store my waffles. My waffle iron can make four waffles at a time, and I can fit 8 waffles in a gallon-size freezer bag. I squeeze out as much air as possible and double-bag the waffles in order to prevent freezer burn. To help my waffles cool faster, I let them cool on a wire rack.
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How to Freeze Waffles
- Category: Breakfast
- Your favorite waffle mix
- Waffle iron
- Parchment paper
- Baking sheet
- Freezer-safe bag or container
- Permanent marker
- Cook the waffles and allow them to fully cool down.
- Place the waffles on a parchment paper–lined baking sheet.
- Put the baking sheet into the freezer until the waffles are fully frozen, for about 2 hours.
- Once the waffles are frozen, place them in a freezer-safe bag or container.
- Use a permanent marker to label the freezer bag or container.
- When reheating the waffles, you can use the microwave, toaster, or oven to reheat and enjoy.
Waffles can stay in the freezer for up to 3 months.
MOM Tip: If you’re using a freezer-safe bag to store the waffles, try to squeeze out as much air as possible in order to prevent freezer burn. Also, using two bags helps as well.