How To Cook Frozen Waffles In Air Fryer

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Cooking frozen waffles in the air fryer is a quick way to make a delicious and easy breakfast. Serve these perfectly cooked waffles with your favorite toppings like fruit, syrup or whipped cream.

Waffles stacked on plate with berries.


Making waffles from scratch is always delicious, we even love making them with a cake mix. But sometimes when you are in the mood for a waffle and just don’t feel like gathering the ingredients and waffle iron, frozen waffles are a great option.

Why these are so good

  • No preheating – No need to defrost the waffles or preheat your air fryer before cooking.
  • Fast and easy – Frozen waffles have already been cooked so they heat up fast. These can be cooked in about 5 minutes with almost no clean-up.
  • Cooks great – The air fryer cooks by circulating hot air around food. This method of cooking makes the waffles perfectly crunchy on the outside and soft and hot on the inside and helps prevent them from being soggy.

How to make air fryer frozen waffles

This method can be used for any frozen waffles, even mini waffles and Belgian waffles. In the video below I am using EGGO brand.

  1. Place the waffles in air fryer basket. Make sure you don’t stack them on top of each other. I can fit 3-4 in my 5.8 quart basket.
  2. Cook them at 350 degrees F for 3 minutes. Flip the waffles over and cook another 2-3 minutes. For thicker waffles, you might need to add an extra minute of cook time.
  3. Remove them from basket and serve.
Boxes of frozen waffles. Waffles in air fryer.

Recipe tips

  • For the best tasting frozen waffles, try eating them soon after the box has been opened. They taste their best up to 3 months after the package has been opened.
  • If you want to add extra butter taste, lightly spray the waffles after you have flipped them.
  • If you are cooking thick waffles you might need to add an extra minute to your cook time.

How to reheat waffles in the air fryer

Made one too many? Reheating waffles is simple. Place the waffle in the basket and cook at 350 for 1-2 minutes.

Ways to eat

You can’t go wrong serving waffles with some delicious maple syrup and butter but here are a few other serving suggestions:

Toppings: Hazelnut spread, yogurt and berries, nut butter, fruit

Sandwich: Use 2 toasted waffles as “bread” and fill them with things like peanut butter and jelly, fried chicken, ham and cheese, eggs and bacon or turkey and tomato.

Dipper: After cooking, cut them into strips and use them to dip in syrup, honey, jelly, hazelnut spread and more.

I also love serving these with air fryer turkey bacon, and hard boiled eggs for a complete breakfast.

Cooked waffles in air fryer basket.

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Stack of waffles on a plate with berries.
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Air Fryer Frozen Waffles

By Heather
How to make frozen waffles in the air fryer.
Prep: 1 minute
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 6 minutes
Servings: 2


  • Air Fryer


  • 2-4 frozen waffles


  • Place frozen waffles in air fryer basket. Don't stack on top of each other.
  • Cook at 350 degrees F for 3 minutes. Flip the waffles over and cook another 2-3 minutes.
  • Carefully remove from basket and serve.


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There is no need to preheat your air fryer. If it is preheated, you might need to reduce the cook time by 1 minutes. 
If cooking thick or Belgian style frozen waffles, you might need to add 1-2 minutes cooking time. 
Optional: For extra butter taste, lightly spray waffles with butter after you have flipped them. 


Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 205mg | Potassium: 30mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 532IU | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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  1. I’ve done this recipe for a while and unless you want rock hard waffles follow this recipe. Otherwise cut cook time down to only 3 mins.