Waffles are a popular breakfast option loved by kids and adults. Although this Belgian delicacy is relatively easy to make, preparation always takes time.
For an easy and quick everyday breakfast (or snacks), you can make a large batch on the weekend and preserve some for another time. You can quickly reheat them shortly before serving.
In this article, we share three easy ways to reheat waffles, so they turn out as wonderful as when they just got out of the waffle maker.
How To Keep Waffles Warm For Feeding A Crowd
Waffles are one of the ultimate crowd-pleasers. The most challenging part of baking for a big group is how to make them stay warm until the last piece is ready.
Don’t worry. We have a little hack that you can try to keep these beauties warm until you finish cooking the last drop of batter. This way, everyone gets to enjoy a warm, freshly baked waffle together at the same time.
Here is our step-to-step guide to keeping waffles warm for a big crowd. An oven and a baking sheet are all you need.
1. Preheat your oven to 180 to 200 ºF. These temperatures are enough to keep your baked goods warm without continuing to cook them.
2. Place a cooling rack on a baking sheet. A cooling rack is perfect for letting the air circulate around the waffles, so they don’t get soggy.
3. Lay them on the cooling rack in a single layer. Don’t stack them. Otherwise, the steam will be trapped, resulting in a soft and soggy texture.
4. Put them in the oven and take them out when everything is ready. They are generally best to serve within 2 hours after cooking.
There you go, a little hack to keep your freshly baked waffles warm to serve for a big group.
Now, suppose you have some leftovers in the fridge (or maybe a freezer). You can quickly reheat them in your toaster, oven, or in the microwave. Check our ultimate guide to reheat this baked good!
Reheating Waffles In A Toaster Or A Toaster Oven
Reheating in a toaster is perfect when you need a quick breakfast or your sweet craving strikes. It is also great to bring back its crisp texture, just like when the waffle comes out from the machine for the first time!
Here is how to reheat waffles properly in a toaster or a toaster oven. If you’re reheating frozen ones, no need to thaw them out.
1. Place the waffles in a toaster oven or a toaster.
2. Set the heat to low to moderate settings to avoid burning them.
3. Reheat until they are warm and crisp. Put them back if they are not yet thoroughly reheated. Keep your eyes close, so you don’t burn them.
Reheating Frozen Waffles In An Oven
An oven is your go-to appliance when you need to reheat baked goods. It may take longer, but it does the job well to regain the beautiful texture and delicious flavors.
You can reheat both refrigerated and frozen waffles – no need to defrost them in advance. Here is how to do it.
1. Preheat your oven to 350 ºF (or 176.6 ºC).
2. Place waffles on a baking sheet in a single layer, so they will reheat evenly. Don’t put them on top of each other.
3. Bake for ± 10 to 15 minutes or until they are golden brown and crispy. Prepare your favorite toppings and condiments while waiting for your beautiful waffles to reheat.
4. Take them out of the oven. Slather with butter and top with maple syrup, jams, or fruits!
Reheating Waffles In A Microwave
Usually, your microwave is not the best option to reheat and crisp up pastries and baked goods. Reheating waffles in a microwave will result in either soft and soggy, or dried up and chewy textures. Unless you don’t mind such discrepancies, here is how to microwave waffles.
1. Place waffles on a plate or a microwave-safe dish. If you have them frozen, no need to thaw them out. For heating a single piece, place it in the center of the plate.
2. Microwave them for short intervals and check if they are ready. If they’re still not thoroughly heated, put them back and reheat for a little longer until they are warm enough. Avoid microwaving them for too long because they will dry up quickly.
Yes. Place them in a sealed, airtight container and refrigerate for 2 to 3 days. Reheat them quickly before serving them up.
Of course! Make your favorite recipe and cool them down on a cooling rack. Once they are cool enough, lay them on a baking sheet in a single layer and freeze for 1 to 2 hours or until they are frozen hard. Pack them in a freezer bag by separating each layer with wax paper. Leave as little air as possible in the bag and seal it tightly. Freeze for up to 2 to 3 months for their best quality.
Store the batter in an airtight container and refrigerate it. Use it within 1 to 2 days after making it. If the batter separates, simply whisk it gently to regain the smooth consistency.
Yes. Make-ahead waffle and pancake batter are time-saving hacks that allow you to enjoy the fluffiest breakfast. Simply make a large batch of batter, portion it out, and put it in freezer bags. Lay them flat to push out excess air from the bags and seal them tightly. Freeze for up to 1 to 2 months.
Waffles are an all-time breakfast favorite. Whether you have a freezer full of frozen waffles or need to deal with some leftovers, you can reheat them quickly for a delicious meal on the go.
Follow our tips to reheat waffles the right way, so you can enjoy a perfect, warm breakfast as soon as you get out of bed!
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