Did you know it’s possible to freeze waffle batter? It’s true! I learned this nifty piece of culinary information while preparing for the arrival of Baby Brother, who is now almost 11 months old.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t often feel like whipping up a batch of waffles first thing in the morning. My boys love waffles, though, so I love this trick for making them “fresh” without actually mixing up the batter at breakfast time.
This way, you can mix up the batter whenever it’s convenient (or whenever it’s more convenient than first thing in the morning, that is), and freeze it in batches for a quick future breakfast.
How to Freeze Waffle Batter
2. Ladle or pour the batter into freezer containers. I use glass jars whenever possible.
3. Be sure to label the container(s)!
4. Place container(s) in the freezer.
5. The night before you plan to make waffles, thaw the batter overnight.
6. The next morning, make your waffles just as though you’d mixed up the batter right then!
7. Enjoy! We like our waffles with maple syrup and fresh berries.
Note: A thin layer of oxidation occurred on my frozen batter. I just scraped and discarded that thin layer–the rest of the batter was fine.
How great is that?
If you prefer to make a huge batch of waffles all in one shot, these waffles can be frozen and popped into the toaster oven for a quick breakfast.
For small batches of waffles that will be consumed in one meal, I like to keep the waffles warm in the oven until the last waffle is finished.
Does your family love waffles? Have you ever frozen waffle batter?
Kathleen Henderson is the yankee behind the homestead. Follow along as we grow real food and three boys while renovating a 20-acre farm in northern Virginia. Do you love homegrown food, Paleo-ish recipes, and natural living? You’re in good company! Let’s grow together…