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Make Ahead waffles

These from-scratch waffles can be made ahead on the weekends, then quickly reheated on busy mornings.

Now that school is back in session, our mornings are crazy! To help our hectic mornings go more smoothly, I like to make a big batch of waffles on the weekends and freeze them. Then they are ready for a quick everyday breakfast. My kids love these waffles.

First of all, let’s all oooh and aaaahhh over this lovely new addition to my kitchen:

I’ve had my eye on Taste toast for years. The retro atmosphere, the happy color, the small ball handle… swoon. It’s expensive, I’ll admit. But I had a gift card, and I count it as my birthday present.

The toaster is also one of the most used appliances in our house, and one of only two things I leave out on my kitchen counters, so for me it was worth getting something beautiful because I see it all day, every day.

Anyway, back to the topic at hand.

The first trick to making good waffles is to heat them up in the toaster. Yep… the toaster! When waffles are reheated in the toaster, they stay crispy and delicious, and you’ll avoid the dreaded ‘soggy waffle’.

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The other trick to making amazing waffles is to not overcook them when you first make them. Just let them turn slightly golden in the waffle maker, then pull them out. If we eat fresh waffles, I like to let them get really crispy in the waffle iron. But since these waffles will be in the freezer and reheated in the toaster, they don’t need to bake for so long. This will help prevent the waffles from drying out. If you’ve struggled with dry reheated waffles, try this trick next time!

Once you’ve baked all your waffles, place them in a plastic bag or other airtight container and freeze them. These waffles will be good in the freezer for up to 2 months.

One last word about this waffle recipe: it makes A LOT! You can easily cut the recipe in half if you have a smaller family or not enough freezer space.

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Make Ahead waffles recipe

Made of: Jennifer from The Craft Patch

Make a large batch of these freezer waffles on the weekends and enjoy them on busy weekday mornings.


  • 4 egg
  • 3.5 cups milk
  • 1 Cup vegetable oil
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2.5 tablespoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions for use

  • Whisk eggs, milk and oil together until smooth.

  • Add dry ingredients and whisk until batter is fairly smooth.

  • Pour the batter into a waffle maker and bake until lightly browned.

  • Cool, then freeze waffles in an airtight container.

  • To reheat waffles, place them in the toaster until crisp and heated through.

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