Easy Homemade Freezer Waffles

easy freezer waffles
Easy Freezer Waffles – so much better than the box!

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easy freezer waffles

Easy Freezer Waffles

These easy freezer waffles are SO much better than the box – and definitely worth the small amount of extra effort!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • Waffle iron (regular or mini)

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg separated
  • 1 ¼ cups milk
  • 3 Tablespoons oil

Instructions
 

  • Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
  • Add in egg yolk, milk and oil, and mix until well combined.
  • Whip the egg white with an electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form.
  • Fold egg white gently into the batter until completely incorporated.
  • Dollop into your heated waffle iron – exact amounts are hard to say, but you want to aim at the middle and fill about 2/3 of the cooking area. It will spread and rise as it cooks.
  • If you plan to freeze these for later toasting, cook in your waffle iron for 1 ½ minutes. If you want to eat them right away, cook for 3-4 minutes or until they are your preferred doneness.

Notes

To freeze: Allow the waffles to cool to room temperature, then lay them out in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper or parchment paper (or a reusable silicon mat). Freeze until solid, at least 2 hours, then stash in a reusable freezer bag and toast straight from frozen as desired.
A note about measuring: if you’re using a mini waffle maker, a “sweeper” style ice cream scoop yields about the right amount of batter per waffle.
Keyword freezer waffles, homemade waffles

Obligatory Fictional Backstory

I killed a man, once.

It was early in the morning. Before my coffee, so I was crabby and not thinking straight.

But I was certainly thinking straight enough to understand the abomination that came out of his mouth.

“Waffles are just pancakes cooked in a waffle iron!”

No.

No no no.

Then he proceeded to take out a box of that…..of that…..MIX…..you know the stuff, ‘just add water for no flavor at all’….

I tried to reason with him. I tried to tell him how to make proper waffles. I tried to tell him it was worth the slight effort to produce an exponentially better result. But he wouldn’t listen. So I did what I had to do.

His grave is marked with a rock that vaguely resembled a waffle. It at least resembled a waffle as much as whatever he was planning on cooking would have resembled a waffle. Good luck finding it.


Real Talk

My kids go through freezer waffles like they grow on a tree in our backyard. I have to triple batch this recipe in the hopes of having any of them make it to the freezer for a later breakfast. No matter what else we have available, one of the three is bound to request a waffle, and if we’re out, request that I make some. I say “request” but it’s usually phrased more like a demand, lol. We’re working on that.

In fact, my kids eat so many waffles that I actually bought a second mini waffle maker so that I could produce mass quantities of freezer waffles in a reasonable amount of time. I might need to get a third. They really don’t take up any space and they’re just so cute! (The waffle irons, not the kids. The kids are cute too but they take up quite a bit of space. Plus I already have three.)

dash Easy Homemade Freezer Waffles

If you’ve been waffling about getting a Dash mini waffle maker, waffle no more! And then start waffling, but in the good way. Like the making mini freezer waffles kind of way. These are DEFINITELY worth the effort, because they taste so much better than the frozen box waffles AND it’s about half the price to make your own.

A word of advice…always measure your batter. I dumped what was left without measuring for my last waffle and this was the result:

Always measure your batter when making freezer waffles
it’s alive….IT’S ALIVE!

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