How to Make Frozen Waffles at Home (and 7 Recipes That are Better Than Eggos Anyway)

By Jessica Colyer |

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen

This piece originally appeared on MyRecipes.

If you’re like most people, you may be a fan of popping a frozen waffle into the toaster on your way to the coffee pot each morning because it’s delicious and it’s just so damn easy. It’s a tasty and convenient solution for on-the-go mornings. Unfortunately, the latest food recall news has come from Eggo, the iconic waffle brand that’s responsible for one of the most well-known taglines of all time. So, while you’re forgoing your Eggo waffles (literally just letting go), rest easy knowing you need not forgo your quick and easy morning waffle fix. It’s time to take control of your destiny, open up your pantry, and mix up some 100% listeria-free waffle magic of your own. And, hey–yours are gonna be way tastier anyway. I promise.

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Beyond tasting better and not having weird crap in them, the great thing about making your own waffles at home is that they can be made ahead (like on a weekend morning) to be enjoyed throughout the week for fast and simple breakfasts. That’s right, your very own frozen toaster waffles. Just follow these easy steps:

DIY Frozen Toaster Waffles

  • Make a batch of waffles
  • Let them cool
  • Package them in freezer bags with wax paper between each waffle to prevent sticking
  • Freeze them
  • When you’re ready to eat, pop ’em in the toaster and enjoy.

As for making those waffles, you’re gonna need yourself a grade-A recipe, and because we’re all about some waffle love here–we’ve totally got you covered. Whether you love super sweet, savory, or lusciously loaded waffles, you’ll find what you’re craving below. Here are 7 waffles that are without-a-doubt, better than anything you’ll find on the freezer aisle:

1. Savory Chickpea Waffles

The name says it all, these stacks are subtly savory, golden delicious, and made with chickpea flour for an extra punch of protein and to keep them gluten-free.

Savory Chickpea Waffles

2. Fluffy Buttermilk Waffles

The standard tall stack gets its glorious golden crown from a generous pat of butter and a cascading waterfall of syrup–no bells and whistles needed. These foolproof waffles are as classic as they get, and are sure to be an all-around crowd-pleaser.

Fluffy Buttermilk Waffles

3. Ricotta Lemon-Blueberry Waffles

The addition of ricotta cheese gives these waffles a really lovely sweetness and fluffy texture. Topped with a blueberry compote, these are definitely not your run-of-the-mill waffles. They’re decadent, vibrant, and fit to make any breakfast a special occasion.

Ricotta Lemon-Blueberry Waffles

4. Neapolitan Waffles

OK, so this isn’t exactly a waffle recipe as much as it is a waffle treatment… but an awesome one all the same. Extend your love of neapolitan to more than just ice cream and give your homemade waffles a playful makeover. Dipped in strawberry and chocolate icings, these waffles are dagum adorable, and a delicious way to celebrate waffle wonder. Now, are they a dessert or a breakfast? We’ll let you decide.

Neapolitan Waffles

5. Chocolate Buckwheat Waffles with Juicy Berries

Everything’s better with chocolate, and waffles are no exception. Instead of drizzling these beauties with a sugary syrup, lean on the rich sweetness of the cocoa-infused batter complimented by macerated berries. These chocolatey whole-grain waffles would also make a great bed for buttery sautéed pears.

Chocolate Buckwheat Waffles with Juicy Berries

6. Buckwheat Belgian Waffles

Buckwheat lends an earthy, nutty flavor to these fluffy waffles. When topped with warm syrup and berries, this breakfast plate makes a truly decadent morning meal that’s so worth waking up for.

Buckwheat Belgian Waffles

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7. Chocolate Chip Waffles

The quintessential weekend brunch is made all the better when these waffles are on the menu. The addition of chocolate chips (because like I said, everything’s better with chocolate) are a welcome bittersweet note that help you slow down and savor a little more on a busy morning.

Chocolate Chip Waffles

If you’re hooked on frozen toaster waffles from the supermarket, chances are you rarely pull out that waffle maker. I’ve been guilty of that many times. But in this case, while you have that iron out, be sure to really use it to its full potential by waffling for the future.

P.S. waffle makers can be used for more than just waffles. Cookies, tofu, hash browns, paninis, you name it. A little creativity is all you need to make this your new favorite kitchen appliance.

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