How Long Do You Put Eggos in the Toaster Oven?

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If you are hankering for a quick and delicious snack, you can always count on Eggos.  The best way to enjoy these delicious waffles is by popping them in the oven. So, how long do you put Eggos in the toaster oven?

How Long Do You Put Eggos in the Toaster Oven?

You should put eggos in the toaster oven for about 3 to 5 minutes. This will give you the perfect crispy, golden brown waffle that is packed with flavor. Any longer than five minutes and your waffle will start to become dry and crumbly.

If you are using a low setting on your toaster, you will have to cook your waffles for a bit longer. Start with two minutes and then check on them until they are cooked to your liking.

A close-up image of a waffle

How to Know if Your Eggos Are Ready

First of all, keep in mind that eggos are already cooked when you buy them. You are simply reheating them just like when you are reheating bagels and pizza in the oven toaster. That being said, the best way to tell if your Eggos are done is to look at the color. You want them to be golden brown on both sides. If they are still pale, they need to cook for a bit longer.

Another way to tell if your eggos are ready is If the steam stops coming out of the toaster, this is a good sign that your waffles are done. You can also gently press down on the top of the waffle. If it springs back up, they are ready. If it leaves an indentation, they need to cook for a bit longer.

The smell is also a good indicator that your waffles are done. If you can smell that lovely toasty aroma, then they are ready to eat! Don’t overcook it or the nutrition from the Eggos might get compromised.

Factors That Determine How Long to Put Eggos in the Oven

To understand how long you should put eggos in the oven, you need to take a few factors into consideration.

Oven Setting

The setting that you use on your oven will play a role in how long you need to cook your eggos. If you have it set to high, they will only need a few minutes. If you have it set to low, they will need to cook for a bit longer.

For reference, if you are using the lowest setting, you can leave them for 2 to 3 minutes.

Number of Eggos

If you are only reheating one or two waffles, they will not take as long as if you are reheating a whole batch.

There are six small bags in each eggos box and each bag has 10 eggos. So, that is 60 eggos in total. You can see that if you decide to put all of them in the oven at once, it will take much longer than if you are only reheating one or two.

Thickness of Eggos

The thickness of your frozen waffles will also play a role in how long they need to cook. If they are on the thinner side, they will not need as long as if they are much thicker.

An image of waffles stack together

Type of Oven Toaster

The type of oven toaster that you have will also play a role in how long your eggos need to cook. Some toaster ovens heat up faster than others. However, this is not usually a factor that will make a big difference.

Now, to help you make the perfect eggos, let go through a quick overview of how to cook them in a toaster.

How to Properly Heat Eggos in an Oven 

First off, keep in mind that I am using a toaster oven and not the regular toaster. What’s the advantages of the oven? Well, an oven toaster has a bit more power and can better handle cooking frozen foods. It also has an interior light so you can keep an eye on your eggos as they are cooking.

Here are the steps:

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. If you are using a different setting, make sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly.
  • Line the oven tray with parchment paper or tinfoil. This will help to prevent sticking and make cleanup a breeze.
  • Place your eggos on the tray and put them in the oven
  • Cook for four minutes or until they are golden brown and delicious.
  • Remove from the oven and enjoy!

Related Questions

Can You Put Eggo Waffles in the Microwave?

Yes, you can put Eggo waffles in the microwave. Just make sure to cook them on a low setting so that they do not get too crispy.

What Is the Best Way to Reheat Frozen Waffles?

The best way to reheat frozen waffles is in the toaster oven. This is because the oven will help to prevent them from getting soggy.

Beginner Cooking Methods


Now you know how long to put eggos in the oven. Just remember to take into consideration the factors I mentioned earlier, such as the thickness of the waffles and the number that you are reheating. With a bit of practice, you’ll be making the tastiest eggos.

Nathaniel Lee is an avid cook, drawing on his decades of home cooking and fine dining experience. He is a contributing chef at Mashed, and his recipes and contributions have been featured in Tasting Table, Edible Arrangements, Insanely Good Recipes, and The Daily Meal.