Here are simple instructions for cooking frozen waffles in the air fryer. They are so much better than microwaving and super quick!

a stack of frozen waffles that were cooked in the air fryer, topped with syrup, fresh berries, and a pat of butter.


Air Frying is the only way I make waffles for my family on busy mornings now.

We used to use the microwave to make frozen waffles, and that method works, but the waffles come out either a bit soggy or hard and overcooked.

Sometimes I’ll pull out the toaster to make frozen waffles, but most of the time I burn my fingers trying to get them out, or they break apart while cooking. Plus, every time I use the toaster I end up with crumbs all over the counter!

Making air fryer frozen waffles will show you how crispy and light frozen waffles really are.

what you’ll need

A box of eggo frozen waffles on a marble counter
  • Frozen Waffles – You don’t need any other ingredients to make your favorite frozen waffles in the air fryer. Today we’re making air fryer Eggo waffles, but you can use any brand or type.
  • Waffle Toppings – After your frozen waffles have cooked, you should definitely add your favorite toppings, like butter, syrup, or fruit.

how to make them

Photo collage showing the steps for making frozen waffles in air fryer
  1. Place frozen waffles in the air fryer basket.
  2. Air fry at 360°F/180°C for 2 minutes. Flip the waffles over and cook another 2-3 minutes until lightly golden and crispy.
  3. Serve with butter, maple syrup, and fresh berries if you like.
two frozen waffles on a plate topped with butter, syrup, and fresh raspberries and blueberries

tips and tricks

  • Be sure to arrange the waffles in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Overlapping them will leave you with edges that aren’t all the way crisp. Only cook as many waffles as you can fit in the air fryer without stacking them.
  • Different brands of waffles have different sizes, shapes, and thicknesses. Watch the last few minutes of cooking, and adjust as needed so that you don’t over or undercook your waffles.
  • Don’t thaw frozen waffles before air frying them. Cooking them straight from the freezer gives the best results.
  • No oil is needed to get crisp waffles from the air fryer.

serving tips

Try pairing frozen waffles with some of our top breakfast recipes.

Air Fryer Bacon is so simple, and less messy than making it on the stove. You can also make Turkey Bacon or Vegan Bacon in the air fryer.

Add some protein to your meal with easy Air Fryer Hardboiled Eggs, or quick Air Fryer Sausage Links.

Use Air Fryer Waffles to make a Waffle Breakfast Sandwich, or top them with homemade Chili and cheese. Waffles can be used in so many savory meals.

Sometimes I like to turn breakfast into dessert by putting a scoop of strawberry ice cream on top!

toppings to try

Try some of these combinations on your air fryer waffles.

  • Nutella spread and fresh strawberries or raspberries.
  • Cream cheese with canned pineapple and shredded coconut
  • Peanut butter and jelly or jam
  • Peaches and drizzled honey
  • Greek Yogurt and blueberries
  • Lemon curd
  • Ice cream!

reheat instructions

Sure! If you have leftover cooked waffles, place them in the air fryer and cook for 1-2 minutes at 350°F. Then add your favorite toppings and syrup and you have yourself a delicious breakfast!

four frozen eggo waffles in an air fryer basket


Can I make mini waffles in the air fryer?

Mini waffles are super fun, especially for kids who love to dip them in syrup! You can use this same method for making air fryer mini waffles. Adjust the time down by a minute or two, just in case they start to get too browned.

Can I make frozen Belgian waffles in the air fryer?

Yes, you can! Belgian waffles are usually thicker than standard waffles, so you may need to add a minute or two to the cooking time. Just keep your eye on it!

Can I make homemade waffles in the air fryer?

I haven’t tried it yet, but you can use a silicone waffle mold to air fry your homemade waffle batter too. It sounds fun, but I’m not sure that they would get crispy, and making frozen waffles in the air fryer is much easier.

Frozen Waffles in Air Fryer

Here are simple instructions for cooking frozen waffles in the air fryer. They are so much better than microwaving, and super quick!
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Servings: 4 waffles
Calories: 97kcal



  • 4 frozen waffles


  • Place the frozen waffles in the air fryer basket in an even layer.
  • Air fry at 360°F/180°C for 2 minutes. Flip the waffles over and cook another 2-3 minutes until lightly golden and crispy.
  • Serve with butter, maple syrup and fresh berries if you wish.


  • Cook the waffles straight from frozen. Do not thaw them first.
  • You can use these instructions to cook any brand or type of frozen waffles. 
  • Depending on the size of your air fryer basket, you may need to cook the waffles in batches so that they do not overlap.
  • You do not need to preheat the air fryer for this recipe.
  • If you are cooking multiple batches, your second batch may cook quicker than the first because the air fryer is already hot. Check it a few minutes earlier to be safe.
  • Pro Tip: This recipe can be made in the air fryer unit with a basket or the air fryer oven. If you are using the air fryer oven, use the middle rack and select the “Air Fry” function.
  • Pro Tip: Check your food as it cooks. Each air fryer runs a bit differently. Sometimes air frying is a trial and error process. Check your food as it cooks to learn your air fryer better! When cooking a new recipe or food items be sure to check your food often to help avoid over/under cooking.
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Serving: 1waffle | Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 205mg | Potassium: 30mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 532IU | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 2mg
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Air Fryers can vary greatly. Please take the time to learn your specific air fryer. You may need to adjust times and temperatures based upon your air fryer. All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.
a stack of frozen waffles with a text overlay at the top that says how to make frozen waffles in the air fryer


  1. 5 stars
    I’d been wondering if this would work. Thank you for your post, you gave me the confidence to try the waffles and they cooked beautifully! Soft & crispy, not soggy like they sometimes turn out in my old microwave. You’ve made an older lady very happy!

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