Trader Joe’s Frozen Blueberry Waffles in the Air Fryer

Did you downsize appliances, so you no longer have a toaster or toaster oven? Then you’ll be happy to hear you can make Trader Joe’s blueberry waffles in the air fryer! In just a few minutes, you can turn them from frozen to fabulous for a quick and easy breakfast, no toaster required!

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Busy mornings call for quick and easy breakfasts, and frozen waffles are always one of my go-to options. I absolutely love Trader Joe’s blueberry waffles, but honestly you can use your air fryer for your standard Eggo or any other brand too.

Just pop the frozen waffles in directly from frozen, and cook them to perfection in just a few minutes’ time. It’s just as easy as a toaster, and you get that same crispy outside with the warm, fluffy inside you crave.

They’re perfect as a grab and go breakfast, but equally nice paired with other sides for part of your weekend spread or brunch! I serve mine with maple syrup and some fresh blueberries, but you can get creative with your toppings to jazz up frozen waffles even more.

holding up a fork with pieces of trader joes blueberry waffles

Of course, you can also use your air fryer for making homemade (not frozen) waffles too! Check out my 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Waffles and Beetroot Waffles for some other unique recipes to try.

Ingredient List

trader joes frozen blueberry waffles next to the packaging box
  • 11-ounce box frozen Trader Joe’s blueberry waffles 
  • Toppings as desired (optional)

Ingredient Tips and Notes

  • Any flavor of Trader Joe’s waffles are fine. Blueberry is a classic, but they also make strawberry, Belgian, and whole grain (though availability can vary based on the season)
  • This recipe also works great with other brands of frozen waffles. Try your Eggo, Kodiak, Aldi, or other favorites!
  • Toppings are optional (I don’t top them if I’m eating on the go, but do if I sit down to eat). Try maple syrup, blueberry syrup, butter, whipped cream, lemon curd, or any of your favorite waffle topping options!

 Step By Step Instructions

  1. Remove frozen waffles from all packaging and place into your air fryer’s basket or rack in a single layer
place frozen trader joes blueberry waffles in air fryer basket
  1. Cook on the air fry setting at 360°F (or the closest setting your particular air fryer has) for 5-6 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking. Note: if you preheat your air fryer, reduce cooking time to 3-4 minutes, and you don’t have to flip them
  2. Add toppings if desired, and enjoy!
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What to Serve With Blueberry Waffles

Toppings

  • Butter
  • Peanut or almond butter
  • Maple syrup
  • Fruit syrups
  • Nutella
  • Fresh fruit
  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate chips or sprinkles
  • Chopped pecans
  • Fruit preserves or jam
  • Lemon curd
  • Ice cream
  • Cinnamon sugar

Try my Sangria Wine Jelly, Microwave Lemon Curd, or some chopped up Air Fryer Honey Roasted Pecans for the perfect topping on your frozen waffles.

Side Dishes

  • Yogurt
  • Granola
  • Eggs (any style)
  • Bacon
  • Sausage
  • Fried chicken
  • Fruit salad
  • Applesauce

For sides, try my Microwave Applesauce, quick Frozen Sausage Patties in the Air Fryer, Air Fryer Avocado Eggs, Air Fryer Turkey Bacon, or some Frozen Chicken Tenders in the Air Fryer for a chicken and waffles option!

Recipe FAQs

Can You Air Fry Trader Joe’s Blueberry Waffles?

Yes, Trader Joe’s blueberry waffles can be air fried directly from frozen for a crispy exterior and fluffy interior.

Air frying is a convenient method to quickly cook frozen waffles without the need for flipping or constant monitoring.

How Do I Air Fry Trader Joe’s Blueberry Waffles?

To air fry Trader Joe’s blueberry waffles, preheat your air fryer to the recommended temperature (usually around 360°F to 380°F). Place the frozen waffles in a single layer in the air fryer basket and cook for about 4 to 6 minutes, or until they are golden brown and crispy.

If you do not preheat, it will take 1-2 minutes longer, and you should flip once to ensure even heating.

Do I Need to Thaw Trader Joe’s Blueberry Waffles Before Air Frying?

No, you can air fry Trader Joe’s blueberry waffles directly from the frozen.

There’s no need to thaw them beforehand, which makes them a convenient breakfast option for busy mornings.

Can I Add Toppings to Trader Joe’s Blueberry Waffles Before Air Frying?

Yes, you can add toppings to Trader Joe’s blueberry waffles before air frying if you’d like to “bake” them in for consumption on the go. Try a drizzle of maple syrup or honey.

Otherwise, it is much easier to add toppings after cooking, such as syrup, whipped cream, fresh fruit, or other options.

How Do I Prevent Trader Joe’s Blueberry Waffles from Sticking to the Air Fryer Basket?

While you generally shouldn’t have an issue, to prevent Trader Joe’s blueberry waffles from sticking to the air fryer basket, you can lightly spray or brush the basket with oil before placing the waffles inside.

Alternatively, you can use parchment paper or a silicone mat to line the basket, which also makes cleanup easier.

Can I Reheat Leftover Trader Joe’s Blueberry Waffles in the Air Fryer?

Yes, you can reheat leftover Trader Joe’s blueberry waffles in the air fryer from a refrigerated state for a quick and easy breakfast or snack.

Simply place the waffles in the air fryer basket and heat them for 1-2 minutes at 350°F, or until they are warmed through.

Are Trader Joe’s Blueberry Waffles Vegan or Gluten-Free?

Trader Joe’s blueberry waffles are not vegan or gluten-free. They contain wheat flour, as well as milk and eggs. Be sure to check the ingredient list and allergen information on the packaging if you have dietary restrictions or preferences.

That said, Trader Joe’s does make a gluten free frozen waffle, so feel free to use those instead if you have gluten restrictions.

Recipe Pro Tips

  • TJ’s waffles really won’t get any darker brown if you cook them longer. However, they will get crispier, so if you like an extra-crispy exterior, feel free to leave them in for an extra minute
  • I did not preheat my air fryer, and my frozen waffles were perfect after 5 minutes total in my Ninja air fryer. Other air fryers may vary slightly, as will different brands of waffles depending on size and thickness
  • My 8 qt air fryer holds 4 waffles at a time. A serving is technically 2 waffles (and there are 8 in the box). You can cook as many at a time as you want. Since they’re ready so quickly, it’s easy to do multiple batches if needed (don’t overcrowd or they won’t heat evenly)
air fryer trader joes blueberry waffles on a plate with butter and fresh blueberries

Storage and Reheating Tips

  • Store any leftover Trader Joe’s waffles in an airtight container or bag in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. I do not recommend freezing again after they have been cooked once
  • To reheat waffles in the air fryer, use a lower temperature of about 350°F for 2-3 minutes, or until warmed through

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Trader Joe’s Frozen Blueberry Waffles Review

So, what do I think of Trader Joe’s blueberry waffles? In short: they’re delicious and another TJ’s frozen food win for me.

They cook up quickly in the air fryer with little attention, making them perfect for busy mornings. The outside is just the right amount of crispy, while the inside is soft and fluffy – everything you want in a waffle.

The blueberry flavor is extremely prominent in these waffles, so I think they’re exactly as advertised, and deliver on flavor better than other brands of blueberry waffles.

I do find TJ’s waffles to have a good amount of sweetness already, and actually prefer them without maple syrup as I think that makes them too sweet.

They’re perfect for me to grab as-is and enjoy on my morning commute, but I also sometimes add a dollop of whipped cream when I’m at home instead.

Overall, I’d rate them an 8.5 out of 10. They have good flavor, great texture, are super easy to prepare, but perhaps a tad on the sweet side for my personal tastes. If you love blueberries, I’d definitely give them a try (but if you hate blueberries, definitely opt for a different flavor)!

Final Thoughts

These Trader Joe’s frozen blueberry waffles are great prepared in the air fryer. They come out crispy outside and soft and fluffy inside in only about 5 minutes!

They’re perfect for a grab and go breakfast on those busy mornings, but equally good with your weekend breakfast spread and brunch offerings.

If you love all things blueberry and quick and easy breakfast options, make sure to check out my Blueberry Pie Smoothie and Peanut Butter Blueberry Overnight Oats for more choices. They also both make great sides for your waffles if you want a bigger meal!

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Trader Joe’s Blueberry Waffles Air Fryer Recipe

Trader Joe’s frozen blueberry waffles cook up perfectly in your air fryer in only about 5 minutes, no defrosting required! They’re bursting with flavor and great for grab and go breakfasts!
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Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 240 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 11 Ounce box frozen Trader Joe's blueberry waffles (8 count)
  • Toppings as desired (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Remove frozen waffles from all packaging and place into your air fryer’s basket or rack in a single layer
    11 Ounce box frozen Trader Joe's blueberry waffles
  • Cook on the air fry setting at 360°F (or the closest setting your particular air fryer has) for 5-6 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking. Note: if you preheat your air fryer, reduce cooking time to 3-4 minutes, and you don’t have to flip them
  • Add toppings if desired, and enjoy!
    Toppings as desired

Notes

  • Any flavor of Trader Joe’s waffles are fine. Blueberry is a classic, but they also make strawberry, Belgian, and whole grain (though availability can vary based on the season)
  • This recipe also works great with other brands of frozen waffles. Try your Eggo, Kodiak, Aldi, or other favorites!
  • Toppings are optional. Try maple syrup, blueberry syrup, butter, whipped cream, lemon curd, or any of your favorite waffle topping options!
  • TJ’s waffles really won’t get any darker brown if you cook them longer. However, they will get crispier, so if you like an extra-crispy exterior, feel free to leave them in for an extra minute
  • I did not preheat my air fryer, and my frozen waffles were perfect after 5 minutes total in my Ninja air fryer. Other air fryers may vary slightly, as will different brands of waffles depending on size and thickness
  • My 8 qt air fryer holds 4 waffles at a time. A serving is 2 waffles, however, you can cook as many at a time as you want. Since they’re ready so quickly, it’s easy to do multiple batches if needed (don’t overcrowd or they won’t heat evenly)
  • Store any cooked leftover frozen waffles in an airtight container or bag in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. I do not recommend freezing again after they have been cooked once
  • To reheat waffles in the air fryer, use a lower temperature of about 350°F for 2-3 minutes, or until warmed through
  • Exact nutritional values will vary based on brand and flavor of ingredients (this is for TJ’s blueberry specifically), any toppings or sides added, and quantity consumed, so please consider this a guideline only

Nutrition

Serving: 78gCalories: 240kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 5gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1.5gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 420mgPotassium: 150mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gCalcium: 30mgIron: 1.6mg
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