There’s nothing like fresh waffles straight out of a waffle iron. But if you don’t have an iron or the time to make waffles from scratch, sometimes a frozen waffle will do the trick. Most people crisp and warm frozen waffles in a toaster. But if you prefer softer waffles, heat them up in the microwave. Just be careful not to leave them in for too long to or they will get tough.

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Thaw frozen waffles 30 minutes. This is optional, but it lessens microwaving time and helps prevent overcooking.

Place two waffles side-by-side on a microwave-safe plate and cover with a slightly damp paper towel.

Place the plate in the microwave 40-45 seconds.

Check to make sure the waffles are sufficiently heated. If not, rotate waffles on the plate and place back in the microwave for another 10-20 seconds.

Cool the waffles on a wire rack for a few minutes.