Make Ahead Freezer Waffles

Stock your freezer with homemade waffles, ready to grab and toast any day of the week. They’re a perfect breakfast or afternoon snack!

Make Ahead Freezer Waffles Recipe from

Okay this is the weirdest thing that happened all weekend and wasn’t fun either. Sunday morning I woke up to the sounds of someone screaming. Like omg something is seriously wrong kind of screaming. I bolted out of bed and ran to the girls room only to find one completely passed out and the other was asleep but not in the same totally zonked out state. I asked her if she had screamed but she said it wasn’t her. Of course if she was screaming in a dream she may not have known anyway. So I went back to bed only to be woken up again by more screaming. I listened for it to happen again so I could pinpoint where it was coming from. Maybe it wasn’t the girls after all? Honestly, I wish it was the girls… It was coming from downstairs.

Just what I want, screaming coming from the downstairs of my house and I have to go investigate what’s going on. We don’t live in a bad neighborhood but my heart sure was racing. A cat had already come racing up the stairs, needing to get away from who knows what. Great, right? Horrible sign of things to come.

I make it downstairs to find a cat sitting on our deck. Not our cat and not a cat I’ve ever seen before. It was sitting inches away from the deck door with one of our cats on the inside in total freakout mode. I’ve never in my life heard that kind of noise come out of a cat before. I’m telling you, that scream seriously sounded like a person in danger. I sure hope that other cat doesn’t come back, I’d like my sleep to be uninterrupted tonight.

Make Ahead Freezer Waffles Recipe from

Last week I shared a super simple and totally delicious strawberry fruit leather recipe, that you definitely have to make for your kiddos going back to school (or for yourself)! So continuing with the back to school theme, I knew I had to share a stand by recipe that I always make for my family. Taking it a step further, not just making the recipe but what I do with it. I rarely make waffles just for a meal. I almost always make these crispy waffles and then freeze them. The kids might steal a few before that happens, but the majority gets frozen for breakfasts later in the week. They’re just as good, if not better reheated in the toaster!

Forget boring cold cereal this school year. Whip up a large batch of waffles to stock your freezer. You’ll have a hot breakfast ready every day of the week!

Back to school breakfast recipes:
Lemon blueberry muffins
Banana chocolate marble muffins
Apple coffee cake muffins
Pumpkin streusel muffins
Chocolate chip banana muffins
Apple pie French toast casserole
Perfect breakfast potatoes
Pumpkin apple muffins with snickerdoodle topping
Brown sugar apple cinnamon bundt cake with caramel icing

Make Ahead Freezer Waffles

Stock your freezer with homemade waffles, ready to grab and toast any day of the week. They're a perfect breakfast or afternoon snack!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American


  • 1 1/2 C all purpose flour
  • 1/2 C cornstarch
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2-2 tsp cinnamon optional
  • 1 1/2 C buttermilk
  • 1/2 C milk
  • 3/4 C vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs separated
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • Heat waffle iron.
  • In a large bowl mix flour, cornstarch, salt, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl combine buttermilk, milk, vegetable oil and egg yolks. Set aside.
  • In a separate medium bowl using an electric mixer, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Add sugar and vanilla. Continue beating until stiff peaks form.
  • Pour buttermilk mixture into dry ingredients, whisking until just mixed. Fold in egg whites until just combined.
  • Pour batter onto preheated waffle iron, cooking to desired crispness. (*Amount of batter required will vary per waffle iron.) Remove waffles, separate sections and allow them to cool while continuing to cook remaining batter.
  • Place cooled waffles in a gallon sized plastic bag. Freeze. When ready to eat, remove desired number of waffles, cook in toaster or toaster oven until desired crispness is reached.


Number of waffles will vary per waffle iron used.
Adapted from Fine Cooking

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48 Responses to “Make Ahead Freezer Waffles”

  1. #
    Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — August 19, 2013 at 7:20 am

    The beginning of your story definitely made me think horror movie… like bad horror movie. So I’m glad it was just a cat! Although I can’t imagine a cat making that kind of noise, it must be one crazy cat! I’m glad there are at least these yummy waffles to offer comfort. It’s a fantastic back-to-school breakfast!

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      Rachel — August 19, 2013 at 2:29 pm

      Totally! Horrible bad horror movie kind of scary. So glad there was no blood.

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    foodwanderings — August 19, 2013 at 7:55 am

    Even your cat cracks me up. You hand choose them?! :) Hey listen love love it here. The waffles are gorgeous as well as the dried strawberry leather. I know you converted your site awhile back but still….so beautiful.

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      Rachel — August 19, 2013 at 2:29 pm

      haha yes… I think they sort of picked us too.

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    Tieghan — August 19, 2013 at 8:09 am

    Oh geez, a cat!?! That is crazy and totally weird!

    Love freezer waffles! They are perfect for school mornings and your looks awesome!

    • #
      Rachel — August 19, 2013 at 2:30 pm

      Thanks Tieghan! :)

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    Tracey — August 19, 2013 at 8:44 am

    Oh wow, that’s creepy. I would have been totally freaked out!

    Waffles are the best breakfast, especially when they’re already made and in the freezer waiting for you! I’d keep a stash in my freezer at all times if there was room :)

    • #
      Rachel — August 19, 2013 at 2:30 pm

      You need to eat through all of that ice cream to make room for waffles asap ;)

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    Amanda — August 19, 2013 at 8:50 am

    Yet another reason why I am not a cat person. But I AM a breakfast person and I LOVELOVELOVE these!!! So smart girl!

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      Rachel — August 19, 2013 at 2:31 pm

      haha I swear they’re not usually like that (the cats) ;)

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    steph@stephsbitebybite — August 19, 2013 at 8:57 am

    Oh god, cats taunting other cats is the worse! We go through that all the time with my cat. The cat screams freak me out! Loving that these can be stocked up in the freezer waiting to be popped in the toaster

    • #
      Rachel — August 19, 2013 at 2:32 pm

      Cats are strange. I bet there’s a crazy cat blog somewhere with lots of weird stories.

  7. #
    carrian — August 19, 2013 at 9:34 am

    we start school tomorrow. pinning this for sure!

    • #
      Rachel — August 19, 2013 at 2:32 pm

      Thanks Carrian! :) Happy first week of school.

  8. #
    Marie @ Little Kitchie — August 19, 2013 at 10:30 am

    SUCH a great idea for schooldays! I don’t have any kiddos, but as a teacher I need the same fast, easy meal solutions!

    • #
      Rachel — August 19, 2013 at 2:33 pm

      You absolutely need this too then! :)

  9. #
    marcie@flavorthemoments — August 19, 2013 at 10:57 am

    I love making waffles and freezing them — they’re one of my favorite breakfasts ever! Yours look light and delicious.

    • #
      Rachel — August 19, 2013 at 2:33 pm

      Thanks Macie!

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — August 19, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    That is so frightening about the cat, Rachel! I would have been so freaked out! Thank goodness it wasn’t anything harmful. PS: now I want a freezer full of waffles!

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      Rachel — August 19, 2013 at 2:33 pm

      You NEED a freezer full of waffles ;)

  11. #
    amanda @ fake ginger — August 19, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    hahaha! Poor cat! It must’ve been terrified!

    I meant to make waffles this morning but got lazy when the alarm went off. I need to freeze some for days like that.

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      Rachel — August 19, 2013 at 2:33 pm

      Seriously and your kids would love it. They can make their own breakfast and you not worry about spilled milk ;)

  12. #
    nicole @ I am a Honey Bee — August 19, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    OMG one night last summer we had our windows open to get some breeze and we heard screaming to. It was a cat in the neighborhood. I don’t know if it was hurt or in heat but it was SCARY crap.

    I want a waffle. I can’t decide on what to have for lunch. I’d totally have a waffle!

    • #
      Rachel — August 19, 2013 at 2:34 pm

      Seriously scary noise right? You need waffles ;)

  13. #
    Gwen @simplyhealthyfamily — August 19, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Good grief! That would have scared me to death. That happened to us a while back, you’re right it sure didn’t sound like a cat and totally freaky!
    Making some freezer waffles for the kiddos is on the top of my ‘to do’ list ;}

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      Rachel — August 19, 2013 at 2:34 pm

      I hope they enjoy the waffles! :)

  14. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — August 19, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    yeah so as i was reading your post, my heart was like beating out of its chest. total horror/scary movie moment. what kinda cat screams like a girl?? wow, that’s gotta be a scary way to wake up. i would devour waffles just because i needed to soothe myself haha

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    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry — August 19, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Your story sounds like the beginning of a horror movie. I was half expecting you to say that your house was haunted or something..haha. These waffles sound like the perfect way to start your morning.

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    Mimi @ Culinary Couture — August 19, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    LOL omg that is scary! But cats really do have the ability to scream like people sometimes. When my cat was giving birth, and I tried to pet her to ease the birthing process, she literally shrieked at me! It was crazy! Hope these waffles calmed your nerves later on!

  17. #
    Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste — August 19, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    This is such a wonderful idea! Can’t wait to try these!

  18. #
    Jamie | Thrifty Veggie Mama — August 19, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    I definitely need to get a waffle maker again! Going on my Christmas list for sure

    • #
      Rachel — August 20, 2013 at 7:47 am

      Yes you absolutely do!

  19. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — August 19, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    Not gonna lie, cats can totally freak me out!

    These waffles look so good!I like to keep frozen waffles in my freezer for snacks for myself!

  20. #
    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — August 20, 2013 at 9:10 am

    We live in the woods and in the middle of the night we have heard them scream before, totallly freaks me out! These waffles are awesome! My kids could live on waffles so these are something I am going to try soon! :)

  21. #
    Hannah @ Not From Concentrate — August 20, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Wow the beginning of this sounds like it would have given me a heart attack! Hopefully no more visits from that cat! I love the idea of make-ahead waffles like this because I love warm waffles but would not want to do all the clean-up every day! Thanks for sharing :)

  22. #
    Anne [A Squared] — August 20, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    I don’t even have kids, but I would love to make these and finally break my husband of his daily Eggo habit!

  23. #
    vanillasugarblog — August 20, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    Oh my gosh! I would have been a basket case!
    Great idea on the waffles and these are waaaay healthier than those chemical-filled ones.

  24. #
    Sherry — August 21, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    I’m going to make these for this weekend and probably for every weekend,thanks!
    I used to have a cat named Johnathon that screamed like a human in agony before he barfed up a hairball. Unnerving to say the least! lol!

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      Rachel — August 21, 2013 at 6:25 pm

      Oh my gosh that sounds like an absolutely horrifying way to realize you’re about to have to clean up something nasty lol.

  25. #
    Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake — August 21, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    These look incredible! And what a great idea to make these ahead and keep them in the freezer!

  26. #
    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — August 30, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    I would have been scared. I’m terrified to think that in the future I’ll have to be the one who goes to investigate scary stuff.

    And I love the thought of these waffles! Wish I had a waffle iron. But I kind of don’t. Because I’d be at least 20 pounds heavier.

  27. #
    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — August 30, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Genius idea!!!

  28. #
    Nutmeg Nanny — August 31, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Oh wonderful :) I really need to do this!

  29. #
    Lora — April 3, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    I was about to be very upset: I tasted the raw batter before cooking it and it tasted so salty! But somehow, through the magic of science, once I tasted a cooked waffle it was great! Crispy and light. I hope I can actually get around to freezing some instead of “tasting” them…

  30. #
    Vira — December 15, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    Make ahead waffles don’t mention eggs in the list of ingredients.

    • #
      Rachel — December 16, 2015 at 7:24 am

      Eggs are listed both in the ingredients and directions.

  31. #
    The Hungry Mum — March 17, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    I love this recipe! Am planning for Easter brunch and thinking of making waffles in advance and freezing for less prep work. Cheers!

    • #
      Rachel — March 20, 2017 at 7:45 am

      A great timer saver for sure! Enjoy! :)

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