Frozen Waffles in Air Fryer

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Make frozen waffles in the air fryer and say goodbye to soggy and unevenly cooked waffles from your toaster. Air frying your frozen waffles is a quick and easy way to cook them while achieving perfectly crispy waffles every time.

And air fryer waffles provide the perfect canvas for culinary breakfast creations! Whether you prefer classic butter and maple syrup or something more adventurous like peanut butter and banana, the waffles are fluffy and delicious.

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In this article, we’ll show you how to perfectly cook frozen waffles in your air fryer. From the best time and temperature to serving ideas and creative ways to top your air fryer waffles, you will find everything you need to know to make delicious and crisp waffles in no time.

Find more air fryer breakfast recipes! Try air fryer pancakes, air fryer breakfast potatoes, and air fryer bacon.

🧇Why Air Fry Frozen Waffles?

You might wonder, “Why not just use my toaster?“. Here are some excellent reasons to consider air frying waffles.

  • You don’t have much counter space and want to get rid of your toaster or toaster oven.
  • Your toaster only holds 2 waffles at a time, making it time intensive to make a waffle breakfast for your family.
  • The toaster cooks unevenly, so the waffles are either too soggy or burnt on the outside.

For me, getting perfect waffles that are fluffy inside and crispy outside is always a challenge. I like thick Belgian waffles, and they just don’t come out great with my toaster.

They are either too cold inside or too brown outside. Air frying, on the other hand, gives me the perfect texture.

Plus, it is consistent and dependable. There is no fiddling around with the dial on the toaster and toasting them multiple times in an attempt to get it right.

air fryer frozen waffles with whipped cream and blueberries.

❓What Kind of Waffles to Use

Any type of waffle works fine. If you use thick waffles, they might need an extra minute of cooking time. Use your favorite brand and style, whether blueberry waffles, chocolate chip waffles, or just plain waffles.

You can make Eggo mini waffles, gluten-free waffles, keto chaffles, frozen potato waffles, protein waffles, or any other type you like. Whatever your personal preferences are, you can air fry a waffle.

box of waffles in front of air fryer.

🥣How to Make Frozen Waffles in Air Fryer

  1. Put the waffles in the air fryer in a single layer. Avoid overlapping or stacking them.
  2. Cook at 360 degrees F for 3 minutes. Use tongs to flip them over and cook them for another 2-3 minutes.
  3. They are done when they are golden brown and crispy.
waffles before air frying.
Before air frying
waffles after air frying.
After air frying

🍴Creative Topping Ideas

One of the best things about waffles is that they can be topped with almost anything. Here are some delicious toppings to try on your waffle stack.

  • Fresh berries and whipped cream
  • Peanut butter and banana slices
  • Chocolate chips and powdered sugar
  • Extra butter and maple syrup
  • Yogurt and granola

Experiment with different toppings or set up a waffle bar for a fun family brunch!

🍓What to Serve with Waffles

Serve hot waffles with your favorite breakfast foods. Hash browns, fried eggs, and bacon or breakfast sausage make a delicious breakfast. Fresh fruit like berries and grapefruit is always an excellent addition to the menu.

top view of frozen waffles on a plate with blueberries, whipped cream and syrup.


What is the cooking temperature for frozen waffles in an air fryer?

Cook frozen waffles at 360 degrees F or less in the air fryer. A higher temperature will get them too brown and crispy.

Why did my waffles burn?

There are a few possible reasons for burnt waffles. First, check your air fryer basket for any leftover crumbs or debris that could be burning. Second, consider reducing the cooking time by 1-2 minutes and lowering the temperature slightly.

What else can I make with frozen waffles?

Aside from the classic waffle breakfast, there are a few other creative ways to use them. You can make a sandwich with waffles with your favorite fillings, such as bacon and eggs, peanut butter and jelly, or even fried chicken. You can also use them as a base for mini pizzas or top them with a scoop of ice cream and chocolate syrup for a special treat.

Can you air fry homemade frozen waffles?

Yes, you can air fry homemade frozen waffles. Make them in your waffle iron following your favorite recipe, and allow them to cool completely before freezing.

When ready to cook, preheat your air fryer and place them in the basket. Cook for the recommended time and temperature in the recipe card below, and enjoy!

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stack of 3 frozen waffles cooked in air fryer on a plate.
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Making Frozen Waffles in Air Fryer

Published By Anne
Make frozen waffles in the air fryer to eliminate unevenly cooked toasted waffles. Air frying frozen waffles gives you crispy waffles every time.
Prep Time1 minute
Cook Time6 minutes
Total Time7 minutes
Servings: 1
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  • 3 Frozen waffles


  • Put the frozen waffles in a single layer in the air fryer. Avoid overlapping them.
    3 Frozen waffles
  • Air fry at 360 degrees F for 3 minutes. Flip them over and air fry at 360 F for another 3 minutes.
  • Serve with your favorite waffle toppings.


Very thick waffles might take an extra minute of cook time to get crispy.
Serve with maple syrup and your favorite toppings.

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 615mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1597IU | Calcium: 244mg | Iron: 7mg

Nutrition facts are estimates.

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7 thoughts on “Frozen Waffles in Air Fryer”

  1. 5 stars
    This is one of the most helpful posts ever! I love my air fryer and I am always trying to figure out how to cook frozen foods in it. I followed your instructions to the T and the waffles came out fluffy and delicious. They tasted like they were made from scratch.

  2. 5 stars
    I love using my air fryer and these waffles turned out so much better than using the toaster. Perfectly toasty all around.

  3. 5 stars
    We love frozen waffles but hate having to get the toaster out. But our air fryer stays on the kitchen counter so this is perfect! Bookmarking these instructions for sure.

  4. 5 stars
    These came out so crispy and delicious! I never thought of making them in my air fryer. Brilliant! Thanks for the easy step by step recipe.

  5. 5 stars
    I don’t have a toaster oven so this was a huge time saver versus making them in the oven! Loved how easy it was to get breakfast on the table


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