DIY Eggo Waffles! Breakfast Hack Straight From HEAVEN. [Foodie Tuesday]

DIY Eggo Waffles - the kid-favorite breakfast that is ridiculously simple! Breakfast before school just got easier! www.FunCheapOrFree.com

Has anyone noticed that Foodie Tuesdays are back?! That's right, every Tuesday you can expect a favorite recipe or food tip of mine! I'm no cook and certainly don't take the best pictures, but food is such an important part of our day I figure it's time to bring back an old tradition! Today is a breakfast hack you are going to want to kiss my feet for…DIY “EGGO WAFFLES” that are cheaper, easier, and healthier! *hold your applause*

If you haven't noticed, I'm seriously into morning hacks and ways to make our morning routine go smoother (as shown in this nutso video of mine). I'm also really into hot breakfast since cereal sticks to my kids' stomachs for precisely 2.3 seconds. We love waffles in our house (I like to add flax seed and chia seeds to make them more healthy) but I don't always have time to make them (and hate the mess). I started making a HUGE batch and freezing them, then heating up as-needed just like you would an Eggo Waffle! Saved our mornings, our breakfasts, and our sanity all around. *Now you may insert roaring applause.*

See how I do it!

How to Make DIY “Eggo Waffles”:

DIY Eggo Waffles - the kid-favorite breakfast that is ridiculously simple! Breakfast before school just got easier! www.FunCheapOrFree.com

All you need is…

  • Waffle Mix (any kind will do – I price match whatever is on sale or I like the giant Krusteaz bags from Costco (you can find them on Amazon but they are less than $5 at Costco…)
  • Waffle Iron
  • Plastic Bags

All you do is…

  • Make your waffles! I like to make a giant batch so I only have to do it once every few weeks.
  • Portion in plastic bags. Let them cool first. I use gallon FREEZER bags (the “freezer” part is important!) so they stay fresh in the freezer.
  • Freeze them! (Pretty self-explanatory).

DIY Eggo Waffles - the kid-favorite breakfast that is ridiculously simple! Breakfast before school just got easier! www.FunCheapOrFree.com

That's it!

When you're ready to eat them…

You can thaw them on the counter or in the fridge, or you can pull them out frozen and microwave them until heated. I like to microwave them a bit then pop them in the toaster. I'm guessing you could pop them in the toaster completely frozen like you do with Eggo waffles but I'm scared of getting electrocuted (which has never happened, but I guess you could call me overly cautious…). Lastly, you could toast them up (thawed or frozen) on a skillet on the stove.

DIY Eggo Waffles - the kid-favorite breakfast that is ridiculously simple! Breakfast before school just got easier! www.FunCheapOrFree.com

Doesn't really matter because you slather anything with butter (or peanut butter! or Nutella!) and syrup and it would make panty hose taste good, for Heaven's sake!

BAM!

DIY Eggo Waffles - the kid-favorite breakfast that is ridiculously simple! Breakfast before school just got easier! www.FunCheapOrFree.com

Seriously, is anyone else dying over this?? It's a game-changer for sure.

What are YOUR favorite breakfast meal hacks? Share with me in the comments below, always looking for new ideas!

Happy toasting!

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Comments

  1. We do the same idea with pancakes. I make a big batch and freeze the extras in freezer bags. We also have an electric kettle where I heat up one big measure of water all at once and pour over their individual bowls of quick oatmeal. That way I’m not heating each individual bowl in the microwave. Also, refrigerated oatmeal heats up well – believe it or not. It may not look pretty but with brown sugar and milk, it still tastes nice and fills bellies for lunch or breakfast or a hurried dinner. (That electric kettle is a favorite. Of course use caution for the heat with little ones and yourself. Steam=HOT!!)

  2. You can do the same thing with pancakes and just pop them in the toaster. Bacon can also be cooked up ahead of time and warmed for 15 seconds in the microwave. PS Love your site and Youtube channel!

  3. We freeze pancakes sometimes too (microwaving seems to make them tough, though) but my favorite is biscuits! I make a ton of them, and freeze half of them unbaked on a cookie tray in the freezer (uncovered) for an hour, and then pop them in freezer ziploc bags. I just bake them for 12 minutes (same as unfrozen) and they come out actually better than unfrozen, since the butter is so cold (which makes for great biscuits!)

  4. We do this often, couple tips we uses are… use a blender for mixing, supper easy to mix and pour from, add vanilla mix for homemade flavor and lastly I found that pancakes are so much faster to make then waffles unless you have couple large family size waffle makers.

  5. Do u have any good ideas for feeding lunch at church that are quick and easy? For like 400 ppl? Currently we take turns making the meals and are looking to simplify…like sub’s and meatballs.

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