Try Frozen Waffles in the Air Fryer for an easy and hot breakfast. Air fryer frozen waffles come out super crispy and are perfect for soaking up all that syrup.
Frozen foods can make life a little easier, just like these air fryer frozen waffles. If you like making frozen foods try Air Fryer Battered Shrimp, it comes out so crispy and tasty. Cook up these French Fries in the Air Fryer for a delicious side dish. Make our favorite soup and serve it with Dinner Rolls in the Air Fryer.
Eggo Waffles in Air Fryer
Growing up, waffles were always hands down my favorite breakfast food. Crisp on the outside, light and fluffy on the inside. Covered in those little square holes that capture all that melty butter and gooey syrup.
Just thinking of that sweet breakfast food is enough to make my mouth water.
To this day they are still my favorite thing to order when we go out for breakfast or brunch.
We were on a kick for a while, where every Saturday I would make homemade waffles for dinner. Big stacks of crave-worthy, melt in your mouth waffles. My kids loved it, but alas I do not always have time to home make the waffles from scratch.
That’s where these frozen waffles come in, along with the air fryer, to help save breakfast (or dinner)! We love air fryer Eggo waffles, but there are a lot of great brands out there (listed below).
You get all the waffle flavor, but without the hassle of actually making the waffles from scratch.
Can you Cook Eggo Waffles in an Air Fryer?
If you wondering if you can make frozen Eggo waffles in the air fryer, the answer is yes. Open up that freezer and grab out those frozen Eggo waffles because now you can easily make them in my favorite kitchen helper, the air fryer!
Just pull those little frozen squares (or rounds) directly from the freezer, no need to thaw them. Toss them right into the preheated air fryer. Cook for just a few minutes and bam, the food is ready.
And I can fit 4 waffles into my Cosori 5.8 quart basket style air fryer, that double what I can do with my toaster.
Air fryer Eggo waffles come out unbelievably crisp and are ready in no time!
Why Make Frozen Waffles in Air Fryer?
- Delicious Breakfast (or dinner).
- Cook more at a time.
- Kids LOVE them.
What to Serve with Waffles?
The options here are pretty endless. There are so many different things to eat on and with your waffles. These are some ideas that we love! What do you eat on your waffles?
- Butter: A must for waffles, no matter what you are putting on them. Get some melty butter on there.
- Syrup: Maple syrups or fruit syrups
- Fruit: Any fruit would be great with or on waffles. We especially love blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries.
- Nut butters: Smear on some peanut butter or almond butter in those crevices.
- Nuts: Add on a sprinkling of chopped up walnuts, peanuts, almonds or your favorite.
- Whipped cream: Make your own to plop on top or use the stuff in the tub or spray can.
- Chocolate chips: You could do any flavor of chips. Try semi sweet, white chocolate, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or even butterscotch.
- Ice cream: Add a big, thick scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of a waffle. Did you think they could get better than they already were?
- Chicken: Yes, the infamous chicken and waffles. Typically a piece of fried chicken is set on top of the waffle and drizzled with syrup. Yum!
- Eggs, bacon or sausage: Serve your waffles with some scrambled eggs or a meat like turkey bacon (also made in the air fryer).
Brands of Frozen Waffles
There are so many frozen waffle brands and so many flavors are offered by those brands. There are whole grain, home style, thick and fluffy, blueberry, strawberry, buttermilk, minis, Belgium, chocolate, seven grain, the list goes on and on. All you have to do is choose your favorite or if you are feeling adventurous try a new brand or a new flavor! Here is a list of all the frozen waffle brands we could find.
- Vans Power Grains
- Kodiak Cakes Kodiak Waffles
- Annie’s Organics
- Kashi GO
- Trader Joes
- 365 Organic
- Nature’s Path Organics
- Market Pantry
- Great Value
- Simple Truth
- Nordic Waffles
- Good & Gather
- Birch Benders
- Julian’s Recipe
Can I Make Homemade Waffles in the Air Fryer?
Yes, you can heat up frozen homemade waffles in the air fryer. If you have leftover waffles that you have cooked up in your waffle iron and then frozen. Just pop them in the air fryer.
Frozen Waffles Air Fryer Ingredients
- Frozen Waffles: All you have to do is choose your favorite brand.
- Toppings: Choose your favorite toppings, whether it’s butter and syrup or your favorite. We have included a list of things to serve on (and with) waffles.
How to Cook Air Fryer Frozen Waffles
- Preheat air fryer.
- Carefully place frozen waffles into the air fryer once its preheated.
- Cook waffles.
- Carefully remove waffles from the air fryer.
- Serve immediately with favorite toppings.
Air Fryer Frozen Waffle Tips and Variations
- Do not thaw waffles. Keep waffles in freezer until right before you are going to use them.
- Preheat for crispness. Preheating the air fryer will make sure you end up with crispy waffles.
- Waffles too crisp. If your waffles are coming out too crisp and you would like them a little softer, try not preheating the air fryer or check on them earlier in the cooking process for your desired doneness.
- Don’t layer waffles. Make sure to keep waffles in a single layer and don’t pile them on top of each other or they will not cook correctly.
- Open air fryer at any time. Check on the waffles any time, if you are worried they are burning. Just open up the air fryer.
- Cook time could be a little longer or shorter. All air fryers cook differently so the time may be a little longer or a little shorter.
- Oven style air fryers may cook hotter. If you have an oven style air fryer you can try dropping the temperature down to 350°F or cook for a minute less.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you air fry a waffle? Yes, frozen waffles can be put in the air fryer to heat them and crisp them.
Can you cook raw waffles in an air fryer? Uncooked waffles are not able to be cooked in an air fryer. You still have to make them in a waffle iron. But, if you freeze them you can cook them in the air fryer.
Do air fryer frozen waffles need added oil? Nope, this recipe does not need any oil added to the basket or to the waffles themselves.
Are frozen waffles good? Look, frozen waffles are here for our convenience. Most frozen foods aren’t exactly the same as eating fresh foods from scratch. Frozen waffles are good and my kids love them, but they are not as good as homemade.
How to refrigerate leftover waffles? Let the waffles cool and put in an air tight container. They should last about 2-3 days in the fridge.
How do you reheat cooked waffles in an air fryer? Pre-heat the air fryer to 350° F. Cook for 2 minutes. Keep a close eye on it so that they don’t burn.
Try these other breakfast recipes!
- Toast in the Air Fryer
- Turkey Bacon in the Air Fryer
- Banana Mini Muffins
- Omelet in a Mug
- Bakery Style Strawberry Muffins (one of our most popular recipes!)
- Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
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Frozen Waffles in Air Fryer
- Air Fryer
- 4 waffles frozen
- toppings: butter, syrup, fruit
- Preheat air fryer to 360°F.
- Carefully place frozen waffles into the air fryer once its preheated.
- Cook waffles for 4-6 minutes.
- Remove waffles carefully from the air fryer. Serve immediately with favorite toppings.
- Keep waffles in freezer until right before you are going to use them.
- Preheating the air fryer will make sure you end up with crispy waffles.
- If your waffles are coming out too crisp and you would like them a little softer, try not preheating the air fryer or check on them earlier in the cooking process for your desired doneness.
- Make sure to keep waffles in a single layer and don’t pile them on top of each other or they will not cook correctly.
- All air fryers cook differently so the time may be a little longer or a little shorter.
- If you have an oven style air fryer you can try dropping the temperature down to 350°F or cook for a minute less.
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I knew I got an air fryer for something! Cheers for making everything easier in the kitchen for me.
Lol, gotta have those frozen waffles! Thanks Megan.
Thank you so much for sharing this amazing recipe! Will surely have this again! It’s really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!
You are so welcome, Allyssa!! Thanks for commenting.
Monica @ Nourish and Fete
This is such a fun idea! My kids love frozen waffles and they are such a life saver for a super easy breakfast before school.
Yes! My kids love these before school. Such an easy, quick breakfast! Thanks Monica.
Brilliant idea! I’ve seen frozen waffles in the supermarket and wondered how they taste. Unfortunately they might have egg in so I might need to make a double batch of my own and freeze them!
Yes you can definitely try making your own and then freezing them. Then when you are ready eat them you can easily heat them in the microwave. Thanks Freya!!
Amy Liu Dong
Easy and delicious breakfast to make for everyone. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us, will def make this!
You are so welcome Amy! Hope everyone loves these air fryer waffles!!
So good! I love how they crisp up, they taste so fresh. No soggy waffles!
They get soooo crispy in the air fryer! Thanks so much Kim.
This is genius!! Whenever I think that the air fryer can’t possibly be used for something more, someone proves me wrong.This is definitely going to be a go-to in my house!!!
The same always happens to me! The air fryer is constantly surprising me. Thanks Cathleen!
What a great hack. Thanks for sharing this. I always keep leftover waffles in the freezer reheating them in the microwave. I will give the air fryer a try.
I hope they work out great for you Natalie! Thanks!!
I need to buy an air fryer as I really want to try out this recipe ASAP! I can’t wait to try this out, thank you for sharing!
Go get one! Lol, just kidding. I do love mine though and use it all the time. Not a necessity but definitely nice to have. Thanks Ramona!!
Such a great idea to cook these in the air fryer. My kids enjoy frozen waffles a couple times a week but we always toast them. I never thought of air frying them, as they come out a lot crispier but still warm and soft on the inside
They make such an easy breakfast and do come out so crisp! Thanks Andrea.
We LOVE making these!! Do it all the time and love how easy they really are. Plus, it frees up the oven for other things.
Yes, it’s so great to free the oven up for cooking other things. Thanks so much Chandice!
I’m always looking for more air fryer recipes to try and this is one I would’ve never thought of but definitely need to try making.
I think everyone needs this simple recipe. Thanks Moop!
This was an incredible tasting idea for the air-maker that our family will enjoy for the years to come. Great tips, tricks, and instructions! Have a fabulous day!
Awww, Heidy thanks so much!!