It was a chaotic morning. Before dashing off to work, I was running out of time and had to make a super quick breakfast for my family.
My children wanted to have Eggos frozen waffles, but the toaster wasn’t working. When my eyes fell on the microwave, I wondered if it was possible to microwave Eggos.
I searched online for guidance, but most of the articles I found kept telling me to use a toaster. It was very frustrating to not have all the information about microwaving Eggos for my kids.
Although I wanted the easy way out, I didn’t want to feed them anything potentially harmful. So, I took matters into my own hands.
This article will give you all the answers to whether you can microwave Eggos and all the other related questions.
CAN YOU MICROWAVE EGGOS?
Yes, you can microwave Eggos. There are concerns that the food may get soft and may not be crispy. That’s all. If you care little about crispy waffles or pancakes and care more about getting your food ready on time, then yes. You can microwave Eggos.
This is how to prevent your Eggos from getting too soft. Allow it to sit on the counter for a bit. Let it defrost. Then you can put it into the microwave and start heating.
After microwaving, you’ll have to look out for any icy parts or particles to be sure that the food has been cooked thoroughly.
Microwaving your frozen Eggos is the fastest way to cook them. The microwave can produce something nice and crispy if you get it right.
Why should you microwave your Eggos?
Eggos are one of the best healthy breakfast choices that can double as a base for other types of food like low-fat yogurt, peanut butter, fruit, and nuts.
The manufacturers of Eggos products state on their website that one serving can have a lot of nutrients beneficial to growth and health. For instance, eating 2 Eggos waffles will give you 180 calories, 30 grams of carbohydrates, 5 grams of fat, less than 1 gram of fiber, 4 grams of protein, and 4 grams of sugar.
They even have options made with whole grain. So, you know it’s healthy. Microwaving something that is deemed healthy won’t make it unhealthy.
If you have a toaster, go ahead and use it. But if a microwave is all you’ve got, then my friend, you’ll have to use what you have to get what you want.
Something I’ve noticed is that many people like their Eggo soft. And even if you prefer it browner and crispier, would you refuse to eat your Eggo just because you don’t have a toaster? Your microwave can come to the rescue.
Can you cook Frozen Eggos in the microwave?
Yes, you can cook frozen Eggos in the microwave. There are no risks and dangers if you follow the right instructions and techniques. The food may not be as crispy as when you use a toaster, but there are ways to get the same result using a microwave.
Frozen Eggos come already precooked. So, all you need to do for food to be ready is put it in the microwave and nuke on high for 30 seconds, flip it to the other side and nuke for another 30 seconds. Your food will be ready in a minute. It is that simple.
HOW TO MICROWAVE EGGOS
To microwave your Eggos, set them on the counter for about 10 minutes to defrost. Then spread some paper towels on a microwave-safe plate and place one serving of Eggos on it. Toggle your microwave settings on high and then heat for 30 seconds. After that, flip the Eggos to the other side and let the heating go on for another 30 seconds.
If at this point, it is not thoroughly cooked, you can have a go at it for another 30 seconds. Check the condition of your Eggos at every interval. If they start fluttering or whistling excessively, you should immediately take them out of the microwave.
Microwave them on a high-power setting and make sure they are uncovered.
Be sure to place your Eggos side by side on the microwavable plate or tray for thorough cooking. Place a paper towel between the Eggos to absorb the moisture and keep them from getting soggy. When the food is at your desired temperature, remove it and throw away the paper towels.
If you like, you may add your favorite toppings for a delicious and nutritious upgrade. You can fry them in maple syrup, do a waffle pizza or add bacon, egg, cheese, and avocado. The possibilities are endless. When I make this for my children, it’s like all their breakfast fantasies coming true.
Be careful when microwaving stuffed Eggos.
The ones with chocolate and strawberry filling can get extremely hot in the microwave. They could even explode. So, don’t microwave them on high heat for too long and don’t leave them unattended. The heating-on-intervals approach would work best in this situation.
How to reheat Eggos in the microwave.
If you left your Eggos on the table until they became cold. You can quickly reheat it in the microwave. Just don’t overdo it or you may end up with burnt or overcooked food. Nobody wants that. I’m sure you’re not an exception.
To prevent burning or overcooking your Eggos, microwave them for 15 seconds. If it is still not at your preferred temperature, microwave again in 15-second intervals until your Eggos are adequately reheated.
IS IT SAFE TO MICROWAVE EGGOS?
Yes, it is safe to microwave Eggos. The tendency for a microwave to heat food unevenly can be a cause for concern for some people. Experts say that eating undercooked waffles can make you sick. Agreed. But this can be avoided if you learn how to properly heat your food in the microwave and follow all the safety instructions carefully.
Eggos are primarily made to be cooked in the toaster, but what’s the difference between a toaster and a microwave? It isn’t that much, I bet. If microwaves are that unsafe, by now they would have gone extinct.
When you choose to cook your Eggos in the microwave, you can be sure that, all things being equal, the only safety hazard you are going to suffer is softer and less crispy Eggos. In other words, none.
So far, no illnesses have been reported as a result of microwaving Eggos. The manufacturers of Eggos have stated that the company continues to take critical steps in ensuring the protection of all Eggos fans.
So, as far as I’m concerned, it’s safe.
HOW LONG CAN YOU MICROWAVE EGGOS?
On a general note, if you are merely reheating already cooked Eggos, it will take about 15 seconds to 30 seconds. If you are cooking frozen Eggos, it can take about 30 seconds to 2 minutes. If you are cooking from scratch, it takes less than 5 minutes.
How long you can microwave Eggos is dependent on the wattage and power level of your microwave, the type of Eggos you are microwaving, how many servings, and so on.
I cannot stress this enough. Make sure that your Eggos are supervised in the microwave. After the first interval, check that the Eggos are warmed all the way through and keep checking at each interval.
Here’s a quick guideline to better understand how long you can microwave Eggos:
1 Eggo cooks for 30 seconds.
2 Eggos cook for 45 seconds.
3 Eggos cook for 1 minute and 15 seconds… and so on.
Remember that your microwave’s timing is different and depends on the quality and wattage of your microwave. Likewise, your cook time depends on the type of Eggo you are cooking. If you’re making a small amount of Eggo baby food or pancakes, 30 seconds should be just fine.
But if you’re cooking frozen Eggos or homemade Eggos from scratch, it should take between 1 and 2 minutes, depending on the quantity.
If you don’t get it after your first try, don’t worry. The more you microwave, the better you get at predicting your cook time.
ALTERNATIVES TO MICROWAVING EGGOS
If you’re not averse to using a microwave. Or maybe you don’t have one at hand right now. I need you to know that you still have options. You can use any of the listed ones below.
- Air fryer
Best way to cook Eggos?
I’m a huge fan of the microwave, but I’m not gonna lie. The toaster takes this one. It is the absolute best way to cook Eggos, whether frozen or not. Even the recipe that comes with your Eggos recommends using a toaster. Who am I not to?
To cook your Eggos in the toaster.
All you need to do is place your Eggos in the toaster and leave them for 1 or 2 minutes. They will come out golden brown and crispy. If they don’t, put them back for an additional 20 to 50 seconds.
It is agreed that a toaster is ideal for preparing your Eggos. But the next time you do not have access to one, don’t deprive yourself of your delicious Eggos breakfast, just because you’re not sure if you can use a microwave instead.
You can microwave your Eggos. It may not be as crispy or brown as you may like, but it won’t be bad at all if you follow the instructions in this article.
Lastly, practice makes perfect. Keep microwaving your Eggos and in no time, you’ll become a pro at it.