How to Reheat Waffles So They Are Perfect

How to Reheat Waffles: A Detailed Guide Highlighting the Best Methods to Use

If you landed on this page, you are more than likely trying to figure out how to reheat waffles properly.

Well, do not hit the back button, as today I am going to show you the best and most effective methods that can be used to warm up these fluffy breakfast treats.

You will get step-by-step reheating instructions for each method, along with important information that you should be aware of when reheating waffles.

So, let’s get right into it.

Best Way to Reheat Waffles (4 Methods to Use)

Best Way to Reheat Waffles (4 Methods to Use)

Whether you have leftover waffles or waffles that have been frozen and need to be reheated, you have a couple methods that can be used.

These are:

  • Toaster
  • Oven/Toaster Oven
  • Air fryer
  • Microwave (Not Recommended)

Let us take a more detailed look at each reheating method below.

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Reheating Waffles Using the Toaster

Waffles with butter and syrup sitting on a plate

The best way to reheat waffles is to use the toaster.

In using the toaster, you will be able to replicate the waffle having that nice crispy exterior, along with being soft and warm inside.

This method works best for waffles that have been frozen, as well as leftovers that have been sitting in the refrigerator.


  1. Take frozen or cold waffle and place it in the toaster.
  2. Allow it to heat up until it is not cold and goldenly crisp.
  3. If it is frozen, you might have to keep it in the toaster a bit longer to ensure it is fully reheated.
  4. Take out and enjoy.

Reheating Waffles Using the Oven/Toaster Oven

If for some reason you do not own a toaster or you have a number of waffles that need to be reheated all at once, then the oven/toaster oven is a good option to consider.

While it is not the quickest reheating method, the end results will have them crisp and perfect (once they are not left in too long).


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Place frozen or cold waffles on a baking/cookie sheet.
  3. Place inside the oven and allow them to reheat for about 10 to 20 minutes or till golden brown and fully reheated.
  4. Remove, let cool and enjoy.

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Reheating Waffles Using the Air Fryer

For those who can’t get enough of their air fryer, it is a good option that works really well at warming up waffles.

The results in using the air fryer as a reheating option is comparable to that of the toaster or the oven.


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 360°F (180°C )
  2. Take leftover or frozen waffles and place in the basket of the air fryer (Ensure they’re spread out evenly).
  3. Let the waffle air fry for 2-4 minutes (4 minutes if frozen)
  4. Remove the waffles and flip them. Let them sit in the air fryer for 1-2 minutes or till they are crispy and steaming hot.
  5. Remove, let cool and serve.

Reheating Waffles Using the Microwave

While the microwave is the go to kitchen appliance if you want to heat up food quickly, it is not necessarily the ideal choice for reheating waffles.

We have a detailed guide that takes a more in-depth look at the pros and cons of microwaving waffles/Eggos.

If the microwave is your only option or not too concerned about the end result (waffles tend to come out soggy), then follow the steps below.


  1. Place the waffle in a microwave-safe plate.
  2. Cover with a paper towel
  3. Microwave for 15-30 seconds, checking to see if it is reheated to your liking.
  4. Once reheated, remove, let cool and serve.

Frequently Asked Questions

Image Credit: Ralph Daily w/CC License
Image Credit: Ralph Daily w/CC License

Can You Make Waffles Ahead and Reheat?

You can make a batch of waffles ahead of time and freeze them to have them at a later date. Frozen waffles can be reheated with no problems. Once the frozen waffles are reheated properly, it will taste as if they were freshly made.

Can You Eat Waffles the Next Day?

While it is best to have waffles when they are freshly made, they can be eaten the next day and have the same taste as when they were first made, once they are reheated using the methods we recommend above.

How Do You Make Soggy Waffles Crispy Again?

If you’re leftover waffles are a bit soggy, once they are reheated in the toaster or oven they will regain that crispy exterior, while staying soft inside. The most important thing is that the waffles are not left to reheat too long, as they could burn.

Wrapping it up

Reheating waffles is easy and depending on the method you use, you can have them tasting like when they were freshly made.

With the different methods available, I am interested in knowing which one you will be using to warm up your waffles?

Will it be the toaster, oven, air fryer or microwave?

Leave a comment below and let me know.

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