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It doesn't get much easier than putting a frozen waffle in the toaster and having a crispy, fluffy waffle pop out. When you're short on time, you can still have a hot waffle by the time your coffee has finished brewing, and pretend you're having a leisurely weekend brunch. If you're making lifestyle changes, look for whole-grain or gluten-free waffles in the grocery store's freezers. Although the waffles are frozen, you don't have to thaw them because they're made to cook in a toaster.

Place one waffle in each slot on the toaster.

Turn the temperature on the toaster to the lowest setting. On many toasters, the temperature setting is at the base of the toaster beneath the lever used to lower food items into the toaster, and the lowest setting is at the far left.

Push the lever down to lower the waffles into the toaster. The waffles will pop out of the toaster on their own.

Return the waffles to the toaster a second time if they're not warm and golden-brown.

Remove the waffles from the toaster with tongs if they feel too hot to handle.


Do not stick a fork or knife into the toaster to remove the waffles, which can lead to electric shock.