Preparing breakfast for your family is easier than you think. Make a large batch of delicious waffles and put them in your freezer for an easily accessible breakfast option. Top the waffles off with your favorite toppings including berries, whipped cream, or syrup.
My mornings Monday through Friday are crazy. Between me getting myself dressed for work and getting my 1 and 5 year old dressed for school and daycare, I have already gone ten rounds by the time my 45-minute commute to work is done. With all of the activities I face in the mornings, I need something to go right and easy. I’ve determined that breakfast is something I can control as long as I do my weekly meal prep at the beginning of each week.
Along with making my mornings easier, I have really taken a keen interest in feeding my kids healthier or more organic food options. Organic meaning made from scratch by me and frozen until its time to eat. The great thing about making breakfast items such as waffles or pancakes, you can use whatever ingredients you want and make them how you want. For some of you, I know this gives much relief as we are all paying more attention these days to what’s in our food. That is a benefit of freezing homemade waffles.
How to Make Frozen Waffles
Freezing your waffles really isn’t all that complicated. All you do is make an easy waffle recipe, which consist of:
- All- Purpose Flour
- Melted Butter
- Baking Powder
- Vanilla Extract
Bake them in a waffle iron, but only until they are firm enough to remove from the waffle maker. Then, you will place them on a baking sheet side by side, flash freeze them until they are firm, and place them in a freezer bag. See, it’s that simple!
When you’re ready to eat your waffles, you can toast them in a toaster or warm them in an oven. The best part is topping them off with warm maple syrup or your favorite toppings. You already have a “mommy-approved” recipe that you can feed the family in the morning.
Reheating Frozen Waffles
I tested this concept a few ways. You can place them in the toaster, which absolutely works, or you can warm your oven on 275 ℉ and toast them that way. Either way, the waffles will come out delicious and toasty. However, I do not recommend warming them in the microwave as they may come out cake-like and just not good.
Adding flavor to the waffles
With my easy waffle recipe, you can add just about any flavor or toppings to the waffles to give your waffles an extra special “something”. Here are some ideas:
Cinnamon: A dash of cinnamon can definitely give the waffles some warmth and comfort. But depending on the season you could also add pumpkin spice or apple pie spice.
Almond Extract: Adding almond extract will give the waffles a nutty flavor that is irresistible. I absolutely love almond extract in almost anything so I am pretty biased.
Sliced Fruit: My kids love bananas and I have added some sliced bananas on their waffles before only for them to gobble them up within minutes. I’ve even added some whipped cream to the waffles too and they loved them.
Nutella: This isn’t something I can feed to Calvin because he has a tree allergy but this would be good for those who are chocolate lovers.
Commonly Asked Questions
Yep! In fact, you don’t need a specific recipe to do this. Once you make your pancakes, you will go through the same process that is outlined in this recipe and store them in a freezer bag.
I’m afraid not. You will need a waffle iron to make…well…waffles! Fortunately, I have recommended one below that is fairly inexpensive and accommodates most budgets.
If you like meal prep recipes, you’ll enjoy the recipes below:
- Mason Jar Meal Prep Omelette
- Easy Biscuit Breakfast Sandwiches
- Cinnamon Toast Crunch French Toast
- Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Sandwich