If you've been looking for how to make waffles with pancake mix, this recipe is everything you need. This Krusteaz waffle recipe takes a basic box of pancake mix and turns it into the ultimate fluffy, crispy waffles that are just to die for! After you take one bite, you'll be craving these waffles every weekend!
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The Best Waffle Recipe With Pancake Mix
Waffles are me and my wife's favorite breakfast food to make on the weekends. And after messing around with how to make waffles with pancake mix, we finally came up with the perfect recipe. So whenever we're craving waffles, we always whip up this buttermilk waffle recipe!
This Krusteaz waffle recipe creates extremely fluffy waffles that are so soft on the inside, with the perfect crispiness on the outside and a sweet buttermilk flavor that is just addictive.
These honestly are the best buttermilk waffles ever, and I think you'll love how easy they are to make. All you have to do is mix the pancake mix with a few secret ingredients, then let the waffle iron do its thing!
Oh, and since this Krusteaz waffle recipe comes together so effortlessly, you'll be able to whip up some fun sides to serve with them. If you're looking for what to serve with waffles, my wife and I always make this tater tot breakfast casserole if we want a big breakfast or just this million dollar bacon for something smaller.
For the ultimate brunch, the buttermilk waffles are perfect for this chicken and waffles recipe.
- Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix- or any pancake mix that you prefer.
- Water- you'll need to use cold water for the best texture.
- Egg- one large one.
- Vegetable oil- or any neutral flavored oil.
- Fresh fruit and whipped cream- my go-to toppings.
By the way, if prefer the Aunt Jemima waffles mix, you can use that to make these Aunt Jemima waffles. I can't decide if I like this recipe or my Aunt Jemima waffles recipe better.
How To Make Waffles With Pancake Mix
Step 1: Preheat The Waffle Iron
First things first, you'll want to preheat the waffle iron and grease it with a little oil or nonstick cooking spray. Your waffle iron should have a light that turns on to indicate it's fully heated and ready to go.
Step 2: Make The Waffle Batter
While the waffle iron is preheating, you can take out a large bowl and add the pancake mix, cold water, egg, and vegetable oil to it.
Then you can give everything a good whisk until it fully combines into a smooth and slightly thick waffle batter. Make sure not to overmix the waffle batter, you'll just want to mix it until it's combined.
Step 3: Cook The Waffles
Once the waffle iron is hot, you can pour ⅓ cup of the waffle/pancake batter into the preheated waffle iron. Then you'll want to close the iron and cook the waffles for about 2-3 minutes or until they're golden brown and crispy.
Oh, and you'll want to read the instructions on your waffle maker first since each one has unique settings that may affect the cooking time.
Anyway, when your waffles are done, remove them from the hot waffle iron and repeat the pouring and cooking process until all of the batter is cooked.
Step 4: Serve The Waffles
As soon as you've finished cooking all of the waffles, stack 'em up and serve them with fresh fruit and whipped cream. If you want to switch up the toppings, another one of my favorite combinations is melted butter and maple syrup. Finally, serve the waffles warm and enjoy!
How To Store Homemade Waffles
This recipe for Krusteaz waffles makes about 4-6 waffles, depending on the size of your waffle iron. These are so good that I wouldn't expect to have any leftovers!
With that said, my wife and I have always doubled or tripled this recipe since the waffles store so well. That way, whenever the waffle cravings hit, we can just grab one and toast it up!
So, if you make extras and want to store leftover waffles, first put them on a baking sheet and freeze them until solid. Then, you can wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store the waffles in a freezer-safe bag for up to 3 months.
Now, if you don't want to freeze waffles, you can also keep them in the fridge for about 2-3 days, but they're definitely best frozen.
How To Reheat Waffles To Make Them Crispy
The best way to reheat waffles to give them that addictive crispy texture is using the toaster oven. It's basically having classic Eggo waffles, but so much better!
So just take the frozen waffles and pop 'em in the toaster oven for a few minutes until they're crispy and reach your desired temperature. Then top the waffles with anything you want and dig in!
Frequently Asked Questions
How To Make Crispy Waffles With Krusteaz Pancake Mix?
To make crispy waffles with Krusteaze pancake mix, you'll want to mix it with cold water, oil, and an egg. Then you'll want to make sure that you cook the waffles in a hot waffle iron for at least 3 minutes, leaving them in a little longer so they can get extra crispy.
Can You Use Pancake Mix for waffles?
Yes! In fact, I actually think that pancake mix in a waffle maker makes the best waffles! All you have to do is add a few additional ingredients to the pancake mix, and then you're well on your way to making the best waffles ever!
Do you put water or milk in waffle mix?
You can actually put water or milk in waffle mix. I like to use water, so it doesn't affect the flavor at all, but feel free to substitute the water for an equal amount of milk.
How do you thicken pancake batter for waffles?
You thicken pancake batter for waffles by adding oil to it. Vegetable oil works really well, but any neutral tasting oil, like canola oil, will work well too.
What does adding an egg to waffle mix do?
More Breakfast Recipes
If you enjoyed this easy breakfast recipe and are looking for some more just like it, we have a ton on the blog you can try next!
Check all of these out:
- Mini waffles
- Pancake mix muffins
- Biscuits with pancake mix
- Crepes with pancake mix
- Aunt Jemima pancakes
- Overnight egg casserole
- Cinnamon roll casserole
- French toast casserole
- Waffle recipe for one
- 2 cups Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix
- 1 ½ cups cold water
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
- Fresh fruit to serve
- Whipped cream
- Preheat the waffle iron and grease it with oil or baking spray.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the pancake mix, cold water, egg, and vegetable oil until combined.
- Pour ⅓ cup of batter into the preheated waffle iron. Cook until golden brown for about 2 to 3 minutes. Repeat until all the batter is cooked.
- Serve with fresh fruit and whipped cream.
Serving Size:1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 193Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 4g