Why You Should Think Twice About Reheating Waffles In The Microwave

There are few better ways to start a lazy weekend morning than with an indulgent breakfast (or brunch, for you late sleepers). And there are few better indulgent breakfasts than a plate of homemade waffles. Piled high and drowning in melted butter and sticky maple syrup, the fluffy squares are exactly what foodie dreams are made of. If you're like us, however, your eyes are likely bigger than your stomach — which means you're left with at least a few waffles uneaten after your breakfast feast.

No worries, though. As delicious as your homemade Belgian waffles are on Saturday morning, they're just as delicious the next few days. Or rather, they're just as delicious, if you know how to reheat them properly. Most of us probably think to zap the waffles in the microwave, as we do with almost all of our leftovers. But that's probably not the smartest choice. Here's why, and what to do instead.

The waffles lose its crispiness in the microwave

The microwave will get your waffles hot, sure, but that's about where it ends. Your once crispy waffle will now be a soggy, limp square at best. Microwaves also have a tendency of drying out your waffles. Not good. A better solution? Pop it in the toaster just as you would a frozen waffle. Foods Guy says this will help it maintain that crispy exterior that we all love in a waffle, while also heating it through and keeping the inside soft and fluffy.

You can also reheat them in the oven, if you have a few extra minutes. This is a better option than the microwave again because it will keep the crispiness and prevent the waffles from getting chewy or dry. To do this, The Kitchn says to put your waffles on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and let them crisp up in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 to 15 minutes. Now you're ready to enjoy those delicious waffles all over again!