How to Make Waffles with Pancake Mix

You may be wondering whether it is possible to use a pancake mix to make waffles. Most people have had pancake mix but not waffles. There are only a few changes which you need to make to the recipe to do the trick. All you need to do is increase the amount of water, eggs and use some oil when making the batter. Subsequently, put the dough on a waffle iron, and then you are done. It may sound like a complicated process, but with the right recipe, it becomes more straightforward. The following are two methods you can use to make waffles with pancake mix. The first method is relatively simple and basic. The second method is more complicated since it involves various modifications.

Preparation time 10 minutes
Approximate total time 15 minutes
Serving around six

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup (250 g) pancake mix
  • ¾ cup (180 ml) of cold water
  • One egg York
  • Two egg whites
  • Two tablespoons vegetable oil or “1/4 cup (60 ml) oil”
  • Two tablespoons (25g) sugar

Things you Will Need :

  • Large mixing bowls
  • Wire whisk
  • Waffle iron
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Hand or any other mixer with a whisk attachment
  • Metal spoon

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Method 1 of 2: Conversion of Pancake Mix for Waffles

Preheat the waffle iron. It should take approximately a quarter of an hour while you work on the waffle batter. It is essential to ensure the waffle iron is clean while preheating it. Take an extra step to ensure you grease the waffle iron while preheating it.

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Mix the pancake mix, sugar, egg yolk, oil, and water in a large bowl. Ensure you add the right proportions as instructed on the ingredients. The ingredients above can suffice waffles for six. Therefore, if you need more, you can double them. The waffle is supposed to be extra crispy on the outside and quite fluffy on the inside. The extra water and sugar will help to do the trick in this case. Ensure you stir the ingredients until they are properly mixed.

Use a ½ measuring cup to add butter to the mixing bowl. Whisk until you notice the mixture is well combined.

Use another large bowl to add the egg white. Whisk the eggs on high speed using a hand mixer or whichever tool you may have. Whisk until you notice the eggs have formed stiff peaks when you lift the mix out of the bowl.

Fold the egg white into the pancake batter. Add the egg white to the large bowl with the pancake batter and fold them lightly until they blend. Use a spoon to lift and turn the mixture until the egg white is mixed appropriately within the pancake batter.

Use a ½ measuring cup to pour the batter into a waffle maker. Close the waffle maker with its lid and let it cook for about four minutes.

The batter should cook until the waffle turns into a rich brown color on both sides. You can also consider letting the waffle cook until you can see no more steam coming out of the waffle iron. Remove the lid and remove the waffle from the iron.

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Serve the waffle immediately while it is still hot and fresh. You can also opt to add butter and a high-quality pancake syrup when serving.

That is the first method for preparing waffles from the pancake mix. It is the most common method that most people prefer to use. You can also choose to use the second method, which is also relatively simple.

Method 2 of 2: Trying Modifications

Method two of preparing waffles involves adding various variations to the usual waffle to come up with something unique. The ingredients mentioned above will still come in handy in this case. But there will be some additives depending on the modification you choose to make on your waffle.

1.You can create Desert waffles. In this case, there are various things that you can consider adding to the pancake to sweeten it. There following are some of the things you can consider adding to the dough.

  • Shredded coconut
  • Peanut butter or any other nut spread such as hazelnut
  • Toasted nuts
  • Tiny-chocolate chips

Add your choice of well-selected, rich quality sweetener to the pancake mix that has been prepared for the waffles. Pour the batter on a waffle iron, close the lid, and let it cook for about four minutes. Serve while it is still hot and fresh. Add your preferred choice of waffle syrup on top of the waffle. You can also consider adding a delicious whipped cream depending on your preference.

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2.Add your Favorite Fruit. It is another modification that you can make on your waffles. You can consider adding various well-selected fruits. The following are some of the fruits that you can add to your mix.

  • Grated apples.
  • Mashed ripe bananas.
  • Berries.
  • Pumpkin.

Add a minimum amount of the fruit since it will make the batter wet. After adding your type of fruit to the pancake mix, which was prepared for waffle, follow the same procedure as the methods mentioned above. Remember to always serve the waffles while hot to enjoy the taste.

3.Mix up Spicy Waffles. In this modification, you can add various spices to the waffle. You add the spices directly to the prepared batter then stir. There are multiple additives that you can include, such as herbs, spices, cheese, and smashed bacon. All these ingredients add a specific flavor to the waffle. For instance, you can make smashed bacon waffles and top with a fried egg.

4.Buttermilk Lemon Waffles. The primary modification you make in a pancake mix is adding more water to make the waffle fluffier. You can make your own adjustments by replacing the water with buttermilk. It will give off a richer flavor. You can also consider replacing the water with some lemon curd and cheese for a richer flavor. You would need to follow the same steps in the preparation process. But it is essential to note you would be using something else in this case in place of water.

The preparation method you choose will depend on what you like. With this recipe, it is easier to make waffles from the pancake mix.