Slathered in butter and dripping with maple syrup is one of many ways people enjoy eating waffles. Perfect for a leisurely weekend breakfast or a quick afternoon snack, hot waffles fill up stomachs and satisfy the need for comfort food like Mom used to make. Whether you have whipped together a homemade batch or bought a frozen package, waffles can be toasted to perfection for a crispy outside and tender, moist inside. Make use of your kitchen appliances to heat up and toast waffles to your liking.

Toaster Method

Remove 1 to 2 waffles from their packaging or container. Waffles should be able to easily fit within the slots of a toaster.

Place a waffle into the slot of a toaster.

Place the setting on medium-high, and toast the waffle until it is golden brown, about 60 to 90 seconds. Frozen waffles may take up to 1 1/2 minutes to completely heat the inside. Serve immediately.

Oven Method

Heat an oven to 350 degrees F.

Place waffles on a baking sheet in a single layer.

Toast the waffles in the oven about 12 minutes. Flip the waffles over with a spatula halfway through to toast both sides evenly. Serve with syrup, jam, peanut butter or other condiments.


Store leftover waffles in a plastic bag or container with a lid. Layer sheets of wax paper between each waffle to prevent them sticking to each other.


Do not try to fit waffles that are too large for the slots in a toaster. This can cause your toaster to short out or burn the waffles.

About the Author

Alyssa Ideboen

Alyssa Ideboen has been writing professionally since 2005. She has contributed to several print and online publications, including "Lexington Woman" and "Global Business" magazines. Ideboen holds a Bachelor of Arts in business management and communication from Judson University.