Convenience food is, well, convenient. But expensive. We try to make most of our food from scratch around here, but, we're just as busy as the next family. Most people don't know this, but with a little planning and a little effort, you can easily make your own convenience food... from scratch! Healthier. Cheaper. And tastier too. So, go ahead... Leggo That Eggo.
To make your own Homemade Toaster Waffles, just use your favorite waffle recipe. (Mine happens to be from The Joy of Cooking) If you routinely use a mix (like Bisquick) that will work too. I recommend making a double batch... I don't know about you but I hate wasting time!
Mix your ingredients according to the recipe. Here (according the Chef Papa) is the trick with waffles: Mix ingredients until just combined and then let the batter sit for a couple minutes... over-mixing the batter makes for chewy (not crispy outside and soft-in-the-center) waffles.
Make your waffles according to the instructions that came with your waffle iron (ours takes about 1/2C of batter). Then cook as you normally would, removing the waffles before they are completely brown and crispy... just slightly less done than you would make them for eating right away.
Allow them to cool completely. Stack them , making sure to place waxed paper (parchment would work too) in between the waffles so that they can be separated while still frozen. Place in freezer bags (or a freezer-safe container) and lay flat to freeze.
Next time you're in a hurry in the morning, pull a couple out, pop them in the toaster, cover in butter and syrup and enjoy!
That's what works for us! What works for you?