Frozen waffles are a breakfast staple for many, but have you ever considered cooking them in ways other than your trusty toaster? I set out to explore different methods of cooking frozen waffles, and what I discovered surprised me. Believe me when I say that I’ll never use my toaster again!
The Toaster Is the Usual Suspect
Let’s start with the most common way to cook a frozen waffle—the toaster. It’s simple and hassle-free. However, after toasting the waffles and adding butter and maple syrup, I found them to be rather plain. They were exactly what I expected—lightly crisped but lacking that extra something.
The Stove-Top Method Is Worth the Effort
Next, I decided to try Tyler the Creator’s method of cooking frozen waffles on the stove with butter and cinnamon. While it required a bit more work, the result was well worth it. I slathered the waffles with butter, toasted them on medium-high heat until they turned golden, and sprinkled cinnamon on them. The outcome? The most delightful frozen waffle experience I’ve ever had. The waffles were perfectly crispy on the outside, moist and buttery on the inside. With a drizzle of syrup, it felt like having dessert for breakfast!
Air Fryer: Simple, But Not Ideal
As an avid air fryer user, I was excited to test this method. After preheating the air fryer, I placed the buttered waffle inside and set it to cook. However, it seemed that the waffle became a bit too crunchy and lost its fluffy texture. Perhaps I overcooked it, but I expected a better result. While it was easy, the air fryer method didn’t quite deliver the perfect waffle experience.
The Oven: A Decent Option
Some chefs recommend using the oven to cook frozen waffles by sprinkling a little water on top to help with crispness. I decided to give it a try. Preheating the oven and baking the waffles did yield evenly cooked results. However, they were similar to the air-fried waffles—kind of crunchy, yet slightly dense. I found this method unnecessary since it required preheating the oven for a prolonged period without producing outstanding results.
And the Winner Is…
After trying all four methods, the clear winner for me was the stove-top method. The waffles came out tasting amazingly buttery and sweet, with the perfect balance of crispness and moisture. The addition of cinnamon and syrup elevated the flavor to a whole new level. So, if you want to take your frozen waffle game to the next level, I highly recommend giving the stove-top method a try.
Now that you know the best way to cook frozen waffles, it’s time to enjoy a delicious breakfast treat. Get creative with your toppings, experiment with different flavors, and savor every bite. Happy cooking!