Any item with built-in pockets for holding syrup deserves a repeat slot in your breakfast recipe lineup. Homemade Waffle Mix is easy to make, comes together in a matter of minutes, and it’s way better than anything you could scoop out of a box!
This recipe always yields perfect waffles; buttery and soft on the inside, crispy and golden on the outside. So, ready the butter and the maple syrup — this is your new go-to pantry staple for an easy-going, delicious kind of morning!
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THE BEST HOMEMADE WAFFLE MIX
The Waffle Mix Recipe you’ll find here is for standard, American waffles, not Belgian Waffles. They’re light, crispy, golden, and best of all, there’s no waiting for yeast to rise or egg white whipping necessary! Yes, please. Get ready — these waffles are seriously easy to make.
The mix is quick and easy to whip up, makes enough for 3 rounds of waffles (that’s about 20 waffles total), and can be kept in a dry, airtight container for up to a year. Looking for a single batch recipe? These Easy Homemade Waffles will do the trick!
Feel free to double the recipe if you have a container large enough to house up to 12 cups of dry mix!
Here’s what you’ll need to make it:
- Baking Powder
Once you have your Waffle Mix made up, you can start pulling from it immediately! Each batch of waffles requires 2 cups of the Homemade Waffle Mix.
HOW TO MAKE WAFFLE MIX FROM SCRATCH
- Add flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt to a large, airtight container.
- Whisk everything together, and make sure the ingredients are very well combined.
- Seal and store in a cool, dry place, such as your pantry or a cabinet.
HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE WAFFLES
In addition to the dry mix, you’ll also need the following ingredients (per batch) to make a round of waffles, which will yield 6-8 waffles.
- Whole Milk
- Unsalted Butter (or Oil)
- Vanilla Extract
- Turn on your waffle maker (square or round — doesn’t matter) to the desired setting.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, butter (or oil), and vanilla. Then, stir in 2 cups of the dry waffle mix. Take care not to overmix the batter!
- Add a scant 1/4 cup of batter to each waffle well and cook according to your machine’s instructions. Remove from the waffle maker, top as desired, serve, and enjoy!
WAFFLE TOPPING IDEAS
- Powdered Sugar
- Fresh Berries (Especially Strawberries and Blueberries)
- Maple or Blueberry Syrup
- Nutella Chocolate Spread
- Whipped Cream
- Fried Chicken Strips
HOW TO STORE, FREEZE, AND REHEAT WAFFLES
Often times, I’ll make a double batch and freeze half of the waffles for future use. This is a major time-saver for busy weekday mornings and the kids absolutely love it! Your extra waffles will also keep in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.
Once your waffles have cooled to room temperature, transfer them to a snug, airtight, freezer-safe container, and separate each layer of waffles with sheets of wax paper. Then, seal and freeze! Use within 3 months for best quality. You could also add all of the waffles to a freezer-safe, ziptop bag, but you’ll run the risk of them freezing together!
There are a few different ways you can go about reheating them: The microwave, the toaster, or the oven!
To reheat waffles in the microwave, place 1 or 2 waffles on a microwave-safe plate, cover with a damp paper towel, and heat for 30 to 45 seconds. They won’t be crispy using this method. Serve and enjoy!
To reheat frozen waffles in the toaster, add them to the toaster as you would a slice of bread, but you’ll likely want to use a lower setting to keep the edges from burning. If you have a frozen setting on your toaster, be sure to use that as well.
To reheat a large batch of waffles, you’ll probably want to use your oven! Preheat the oven to 350°F and place the waffles in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake the waffles for 8-10 minutes, or until warmed through and toasty!
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A quick and easy recipe for Homemade Waffle Mix that always yields crispy, buttery, golden waffles! It's a pantry staple you'll never want to do without and the perfect breakfast recipe for make-ahead mornings!
- 5 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 2 eggs slightly beaten
- 1 1/3 cup whole milk
- 1/4 cup melted unsalted butter (or canola oil)
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
To make the dry waffle mix, add the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt to a large, airtight container. Feel free to double the recipe, if you'd like.
Whisk to combine and make sure the ingredients are evenly distributed and well-mixed. Seal and store in a cool, dry place.
Turn the waffle maker on to the desired setting.
In a large mixing bowl, thoroughly whisk together eggs, milk, oil (or butter), and vanilla. Add 2 cups of waffle mix to the wet mixture and stir with a wooden spoon just until combined. Do not over mix.
Add 3 to 4 tablespoons of batter to the machine for each waffle crevice. Cook according to your machine's instructions, serve, and enjoy.
1 batch of waffles yields 6-8 waffles.
Source: Canadian Living