Don’t have time for homemade waffles? Air fryer frozen waffles are a quick, easy, and no-fuss breakfast that requires minimal effort and almost no cleanup. Enjoy them in the morning, as a snack on the go, or as part of a brunch spread.
Make busy mornings a breeze with this fuss-free, kid-approved breakfast. If you haven’t made air fryer waffles before, put that toaster oven down! You won’t be needing it again.
Just pull the waffles out of the freezer and pop them straight into the air fryer basket. It’s honestly that easy! Say goodbye to soft, soggy, and rubbery waffles.
This recipe results in crispy, golden-brown, and consistently-cooked waffles every time. It’s as though they’re freshly made! Enjoy them plain or with toppings like butter, syrup, and whipped cream.
Why I Love This Recipe
- Quick: Breakfast is ready in less than 10 minutes from start to finish! No need to thaw.
- Easy: Just pop frozen waffles in the air fryer and press start. It’s so easy, you can do it with your eyes closed!
- Crispy: The air fryer makes everything taste better! Turn frozen waffles into a crispy masterpiece with the click of a button.
- Customizable: Choose your favorite waffle flavor, add whipped cream, pair them with sliced fruit, or drizzle on chocolate sauce. There are so many ways to make air fryer frozen waffles your own!
Ingredients For Air Fryer Frozen Waffles
See the full list of ingredients in the recipe card below.
- Frozen waffles: My go-to brand is usually Eggo waffles, but there are so many options nowadays. Just choose your favorite variety! You can even use whole wheat waffles for a healthier option.
How To Make Frozen Waffles In The Air Fryer
Step 1: Add the waffles to the basket
Place the frozen waffles in the air fryer basket. Make sure they are in an even layer and aren’t touching. If they are overlapping, they will steam and turn out soggy.
Note: No cooking spray or oil is necessary for this recipe, but you’re welcome to use it if you prefer. In this case, opt for neutral vegetable oil.
Step 2: Cook the waffles
Air fry the waffles at 360°F/180°C for 4 minutes. Flip the waffles over and continue to cook them for another 1-3 minutes, or until they reach your preferred doneness. Serve them immediately while hot!
What To Serve With Air Fryer Waffles
You can never go wrong with classic waffle toppings like butter and syrup. If you want, try spicing up your air fryer frozen waffles with decadent garnishes like whipped cream, icing sugar, chocolate sauce, jam, nut butter, fresh fruit, or fruit compote.
Tips For The Best Recipe
- Preheat the air fryer: While it’s technically not necessary to preheat an air fryer, it helps to more evenly cook food when recipes are shorter (like this one).
- Don’t thaw the waffles: Don’t let your frozen waffles thaw, and avoid using fresh waffle batter. In both cases, the waffles will stick and make a mess in your air fryer basket.
- Leave space: If you let the waffles overlap too much, they will steam rather than crisp up. Make sure to spread them out and cook them in batches if need be!
- Watch them: Cooking times may vary depending on the brand of air fryer or the thickness of the waffle you’re using.
What To Do With Leftovers
Of course, my best suggestion is to just prepare frozen waffles fresh each day since they take so little time. But if you end up with leftover air fryer waffles, follow these simple storage tips:
- Fridge: Transfer your waffles to an airtight container and store them in the fridge for up to 2-3 days.
- Freezer: You can refreeze frozen waffles by wrapping them in aluminum foil, transferring them to a freezer-safe bag or container, and freezing them for up to 1 month. Just note, both the taste and texture may vary slightly once cooked again.
- Reheating: Reheating your waffles is just as easy as making them the first time around. Add them to the air fryer and cook for 1-2 minutes per side, or until warmed through.
If you’re looking for more tasty breakfast ideas, look no further:
- Fluffy Sheet Pan Pancakes
- Breakfast Casserole with Sausage
- Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffins
- Pressure Cooker Hard Boiled Eggs
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I make homemade waffles in the air fryer?
While it’s not possible to make waffles from scratch directly in the air fryer, you can absolutely heat up any type of frozen waffle, including homemade ones. You will need to use a silicone mold to cook waffle batter in the air fryer.
Do I need to preheat my air fryer before making frozen waffles?
You don’t need to preheat the air fryer, but it’s best to preheat it for 3-5 minutes before adding the waffles for the most even cooking and consistent results.
Do I have to add oil or spray to my air fryer basket before cooking frozen waffles?
It’s not necessary to add oil to the air fryer basket before cooking frozen waffles. If you’re finding your waffles are sticking, you may want to try greasing the basket with cooking spray or oil beforehand.
How long do you cook frozen waffles in an air fryer?
To cook air fryer frozen waffles, you just have to take them out of the package and add them to an air fryer while still frozen. It should take about 5-7 minutes at 360 degrees F to fully cook frozen waffles. This may vary slightly depending on the make and model of your air fryer.
Easy Air Fryer Frozen Waffles
- 2 Frozen Waffles
- Place the frozen waffles in the air fryer basket in an even layer (make sure they aren’t overlapping).
- Air Fry at 360°F for 4 minutes. Flip the waffles over and continue to Air Fry for another 1-3 minutes or until to your preferred doneness.