Air Fryer Frozen Waffles

Last Updated on November 9, 2021 by Michele Tripple

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Air Fryer frozen waffles are a great alternative to waffles made from scratch or cooking them in the toaster. They are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside and ready in just 4 minutes. 

In our home, we are huge frozen waffle fans. They are so easy to make and can feed the kids in a snap! Frozen waffles in the air fryer make mornings a breeze! Top these with butter and syrup or fruit and whipped cream. No matter how you serve these frozen waffles in the air fryer you are sure to have a lot of happy kids (and adults!)

If you love waffles, be sure to try our delicious eggnog waffles around the holidays!

pouring syrup over frozen waffles cooked in the air fryer

Why We Love this recipe

Technically we are not creating a recipe when we make air fryer frozen waffles, but there are so many reasons to love this recipe. 

air fryer frozen waffles on white plate with orange juice and blue berries in white bowl
  • First of all, it is easy to cook waffles in the air fryer! 
  • Secondly, it is fast, ready in about 4 minutes! 
  • Third, they cook evenly! We have all been there when we pull our frozen waffle out of the toaster and it is crispy on half of it and soggy on the other. Thankfully thanks to cooking our waffles in the air fryer we can now have perfectly crispy waffles on both sides but yet still leave them nice and soft on the inside! 
  • Lastly, depending on how big your air fryer is you can cook a lot of frozen waffles at the same time. 

How to Cook Frozen Waffles in the Air Fryer

frozen waffles sitting in an air fryer basket cooked
  1. Preheat your Air Fryer at 350 degrees for about 4 minutes. 
  2. Place your frozen waffles in the air fryer basket in a single layer ensuring that they are not overlapping. 
  3. Cook at 350 degrees for 2 minutes. Flip over and cook for an additional 2 minutes or until desired doneness. 
  4. Remove from basket and top with your favorite toppings. 
air fryer frozen waffles on white plate topped with berries

Tips Tricks and FAQs

When making frozen waffles in the air fryer you want to be sure to follow these tips. 

  • The waffles that we used were Eggo Waffles. You can use any brand that you choose, but the cooking times might be a bit different based on the ingredients and thickness of the waffle. 
  • Be sure you make sure your frozen waffles are not touching. This allows the air to circulate around all the waffles.
  • Flip your waffles halfway through the cooking time. 
  • Be sure you use frozen waffles. Do not thaw them first. 
  • If you are cooking multiple batches of frozen waffles in the air fryer, subsequent batches will most likely cook faster. 
  • You do not need to use butter or oil on the frozen waffles in the air fryer, just lay them in the tray and cook. 
frozen waffles cooked in the air fryer on white plate with syrup and berries on top

How do you store cooked frozen waffles?

Frozen waffles are best when you eat them fresh and hot. Storing your cooked frozen waffles is not recommended. Heat what you plan to eat. 

Do I need to preheat my Air Fryer?

No, you do not need to preheat your air fryer for frozen waffles. If you choose not to preheat your air fryer you will want to add a minute or 2 to the cooking time. 

Can I overlap frozen waffles in the air fryer?

No, you will want to create a single layer of waffles for that they cook evenly. 

What can I serve with Air Fryer Frozen Waffles?

You can top your air fryer frozen waffles with anything you would like. We love serving them with butter and maple syrup. You can also use your favorite berries or bananas and top them with whipped cream. 

eggo waffles topped with berries on white plate with orange juice in glass behind it. with blue linen.

More Air Fryer Recipes to Try

Yield: 3

Air Fryer Frozen Waffles

air fryer frozen waffles on white plate topped with berries
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes

Ingredients

  • Frozen Waffles

Instructions

  1. Preheat your Air Fryer at 350 degrees for about 4 minutes. 
  2. Place your frozen waffles in the air fryer basket in a single layer ensuring that they are not overlapping. 
  3. Cook at 350 degrees for 2 minutes. Flip over and cook for an additional 2 minutes or until desired doneness. 
  4. Remove from basket and top with your favorite toppings. 

Notes

  • When making frozen waffles in the air fryer you want to be sure to follow these tips.
  • The waffles that we used were Eggo Waffles. You can use any brand that you choose, but the cooking times might be a bit different based on the ingredients and thickness of the waffle.
  • Be sure you make sure your frozen waffles are not touching. This allows the air to circulate around all the waffles.
  • Flip your waffles halfway through the cooking time.
  • Be sure you use frozen waffles. Do not thaw them first.
  • If you are cooking multiple batches of frozen waffles in the air fryer, subsequent batches will most likely cook faster.
  • You do not need to use butter or oil on the frozen waffles in the air fryer, just lay them in the tray and cook.

    How do you store cooked frozen waffles?
    Frozen waffles are best when you eat them fresh and hot. Storing your cooked frozen waffles is not recommended. Heat what you plan to eat.

    Do I need to preheat my Air Fryer?
    No, you do not need to preheat your air fryer for frozen waffles. If you choose not to preheat your air fryer you will want to add a minute or 2 to the cooking time.

    Can I overlap the waffles?
  • No, you will want to create a single layer of waffles for that they cook evenly.

    What can I serve with Air Fryer Frozen Waffles?
    You can top your air fryer frozen waffles with anything you would like. We love serving them with butter and maple syrup. You can also use your favorite berries or bananas and top it with whipped cream.

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