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Want to know if you can use pancake mix to make waffles? Yes you can! Use this short cut recipe to have almost made-from-scratch waffles in just a few minutes!

A waffle made with pancake mix with butter and syrup.

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Who has time to make waffles from scratch? It’s hard enough to find time to make breakfast, let alone something as complicated as waffles from scratch.

This recipe for almost-made-from-scratch waffles will take just a few minutes of your time, and you’ll have delicious, fluffy waffles in no time at all!

Waffles made with pancake mix on a cooling rack.

Why Use Oil Instead of Butter?

Instead of butter, this recipe recommends using oil. The reason is because the waffles will be crispier than if you were to use butter. The best type of oil to use is a neutral-tasting oil like vegetable or canola.

Butter being spread on a waffle.

How to Freeze Waffles

The best way to save waffles is by freezing them. To do this, simply let the waffles cool completely on a wire rack. Once they are cooled, place about two waffles in each sandwich baggie.

Seal the bags. Then, put all of your sealed baggies into one big freezer storage bag. When you want to eat a waffle, simply take one out of the freezer and place it in your toaster.

A closeup view of a waffle on a cooling rack.

How to Reheat Waffles

If you want to reheat your frozen waffles, pop them into your toaster and toast as usual. You can also place the waffle on a plate and microwave for 30-45 seconds.

Syrup being drizzled on a waffle covered with butter.

What is the Best Pancake Mix for Waffles?

The best pancake mix to use is one that’s plain. Avoid using flavored pancake mixes or ones that have fruit in them. I like to use pancake mixes that only call for the addition of water, like Krusteaz.

A bag of Krusteaz Buttermilk pancake mix.

Waffle Topping Ideas

A fork and a waffle covered in syrup and butter on a plate.

How to Keep Waffles Warm

The best way to keep waffles warm is to place them on a wire rack that can fit into your oven. Set the oven temperature to 200 degrees and let the waffles heat in the oven for 15 minutes.

Ingredients to make waffles with pancake mix.

Ingredients

Pancake Mix- For this recipe, you will want to use a just add water pancake mix.

A bag of Krusteaz Buttermilk pancake mix.

Water- I use lukewarm water.

A measuring cup of water and a bowl of pancake mix.

Oil- As I mentioned before, use a neutral-tasting oil like canola or vegetable.

A bowl of vegetable oil to make waffles out of pancake mix.

Egg- Use a large egg, slightly beaten.

A slightly beaten egg in a small bowl with a large bowl of pancake mix.

Optional Ingredients

I use the following ingredients to “doctor up” the pancake mix waffles. They add a hint of flavor and sweetness that takes them to the next level.

Malted Milk- This is an ingredient used in my Crispy Mickey Waffles recipe.

Nestle Carnation malted milk.

Vanilla Extract- I love adding vanilla extract to baked goods and any sweet recipe.

Cinnamon- If you are a cinnamon fan, this is the perfect recipe to add a little spice!

Extra ingredients to make pancake mix better.

Step By Step Instructions

[1] Add the pancake mix, water, oil, beaten egg, and optional ingredients to a mixing bowl.

Pancake mix, egg, water, and oil in a bowl with a whisk to make waffles.

[2] Use a whisk to combine the ingredients to make waffle batter.

Waffle batter made with pancake batter in a bowl with a whisk.

[3] Heat a waffle iron and brush with oil to keep the waffles from sticking.

A silicone brush on a waffle iron.

[4] Add the batter to the hot waffle iron. (I used 1/4 cup of batter for my small Dash Waffle Iron)

Waffle batter made with pancake mix in a red Dash waffle iron.

[5] When the waffle iron indicates it is done, remove the waffle and serve, or keep warm in the oven.

A pancake mix waffle in a waffle iron.

Helpful Kitchen Tools

A red mini Dash Waffle Iron.

Other Waffle Recipes

Waffles made with pancake mix on a cooling rack.

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Pancake Mix Waffles.

Pancake Mix Waffles

Yield: 2-3 Waffles
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Want to know if you can use pancake mix to make waffles? Yes you can! Use this short cut recipe to have almost made-from-scratch waffles in just a few minutes!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cups Pancake Mix (Just Add Water Type)
  • 2/3 Cup Water
  • 3 Tablespoons Oil
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract (optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon Malted Milk Powder (optional)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon

Instructions

    1. Add the pancake mix, water, oil, beaten egg, and optional ingredients to a mixing bowl.
    2. Use a whisk to combine the ingredients to make waffle batter.
    3. Heat a waffle iron and brush with oil to keep the waffles from sticking.
    4. Add the batter to the hot waffle iron. (I used 1/4 cup of batter for my small Dash Waffle Iron)
    5. When the waffle iron indicates it is done, remove the waffle and serve, or keep warm in the oven.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1 Waffle
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 412Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 804mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 2gSugar: 12gProtein: 9g
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