Have you ever wanted to make waffles, but all you had in the pantry was pancake mix?
You're not alone! Many people have wondered if it is possible to use pancake mix to make waffles.
The answer is yes — you can definitely use pancake mix to make delicious waffles!
Let's explore why this works and how you can do it.
The Science Behind It All
It all comes down to the chemical makeup of both batter mixes. Generally speaking, waffle and pancake batters are made from similar ingredients — flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and eggs are common components of both types of batter. The difference lies in the ratios; waffle batter typically has more fat than pancake batter. When cooked, this results in a thicker layer of batter that forms a crunchy outer shell.
Making Waffles From Pancake Mix
Now that we know why this works, let's talk about how you can use pancake mix to make delicious homemade waffles. Here's what you'll need:
• 2 cups of your favorite pancake mix
• 1 egg • 1 ½ cups of milk • 2 tablespoons of melted butter or vegetable oil • A waffle maker or iron
To begin, preheat your waffle iron so it is nice and hot before adding any batter. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg and milk until combined. Then add in the melted butter or oil until everything is fully incorporated. Finally, stir in the pancake mix until blended — don't overmix as this will cause your finished product to be dense and rubbery!
Once your batter is ready, spray your preheated waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray (or brush with melted butter). Pour ¼ - ⅓ cup of batter into each section on the iron (or however much your manufacturer recommends). Close the lid and cook for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown and crispy on the outside. Serve warm with fresh berries and maple syrup for breakfast perfection!
Making delicious homemade waffles doesn't have to be complicated — all you need is some pantry staples like pancake mix! With just a few simple ingredients and a preheated waffle maker or iron, you can whip up a batch of fresh-from-the-oven treats in no time flat. So don't fret if all you have on hand is some pancake mix — chances are it will work just fine for making tasty homemade waffles!