Crisp on the outside, super light, tender, and fluffy on the inside, Belgian waffles are such a classic weekend breakfast. And boy oh boy, they’re so delicious that you find it hard not to double the recipe and make a big batch, so you could store some for later use. But, to be able to get the same experience every time you have them, you need to know how to store and how to reheat Belgian waffles the right way, so they retain their crispiness and do not become soggy.
How to Store?
First things first – cool your leftover Belgian waffles completely on a wire rack. Now place them, in a single layer, on a baking sheet lined with parchment or wax paper. Cover the waffles with another layer of paper (whichever you are using) and place the dish in the freezer for a few hours, until the waffles get stiff.
Transfer the frozen waffles from the baking tray to a plastic bag. Make sure to layer them with parchment or wax paper in between each one. Seal the plastic bag, taking as much air out of it as possible, and place it back in the freezer.
These waffles will remain for good at least one month, easily.
3 Ways of How to Reheat Belgian Waffles
Here are the best ways to reheat frozen or leftover waffles from the previous morning:
1. In the Oven
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit
Place the waffles on the oven rack or a baking sheet in a single layer and heat them for about 10 minutes. Enjoy the perfectly toasted warm Belgian waffles with maple syrup and your favorite fruits!
2. In Microwave Oven
If you don’t mind eating waffles that are softer than usual, then this is the most convenient and fastest way of reheating Belgian Waffles. Simply place your waffles in a single layer on a microwave-safe dish and heat on high for 45 to 60 seconds.
3. Use Your Bread Toaster
This may sound strange, but if you like your waffles a little crispier, then reheating them in the bread toaster is your best bet!
However, you first have to make sure the slots of your toaster are wide enough for your Belgian waffles. If they are, simply put in your waffles into the toaster and warm them up just like you do the regular bread slices.
In addition to these three ways, you can also heat up waffles in the waffle iron. However, that’s a little tricky and requires you to keep an eye on the waffles to make sure they don’t get burned.
With these tried and tested methods, you can now make a big batch of this comfort breakfast food without having to worry about how to reheat Belgian waffles without turning them into a soggy mess.