How to make your own waffle mix

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Written by Danny.

Last month, during my winter vacation, Aimee and the kids came up with the sweetest idea: Daddy’s Day.  It was a day that I could use on my vacation to sleep in, read a book, get extra backrubs and the kids were careful to be extra polite and obedient – all with no strings attached.  Basically, the best day of the year.

It has become somewhat of a necessity in our house (due to the kids’ joy in doing so) to have breakfast in bed on any special occasion. On Daddy’s Day, I got to have waffles, eggs and bacon while still in my jammies.  I shared a bit with the boys (they didn’t ask, but those eyes just begged!) and then read a book in silence while lazily polishing off my delicious breakfast.

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Last weekend, we served up waffles to Aimee. Thankfully, she is really smart and had prepared some of this Ready Waffle Mix for us to use. It’s pretty handy to keep around, so I thought I’d share the recipe for your next ‘Daddy (or Mommy) Day’.


The waffle mix can be done pretty much any time, as it just throws all your dry ingredients together and saves you the hassle of getting out your flours.  We keep ours in the freezer, and Aimee (or I) use it for a special breakfast treat.

easy homemade waffle mix on simplebites.netOnce you have the waffle mix, all you need is eggs, melted butter, milk & buttermilk, and vanilla. We’re missing the fresh eggs from our chickens right about now, but spring isn’t too far off, and we’ll have more soon.

This handy waffle mix is from Alana Chernila’s cookbook, The Homemade Pantry, and can be used for pancakes too –  just don’t use a waffle iron, or separate the eggs.

Homemade waffle mix in jars

Ready Waffle Mix
5.0 from 4 reviews
Recipe type: Breakfast
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves/Yield: 8-1/2 cups of mix
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup raw cane sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 Tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk until thoroughly combined.
  3. Transfer to a large jar or container and store in a cool, dry place.
Store at ROOM TEMPERATURE in a covered container or bag for 1 month
Store IN FRIDGE in a covered container or bag for 3 months
Store IN FREEZER in a freezer-safe container or bag for 6 to 8 months. Use directly from the freezer.

Whole Wheat Waffles
5.0 from 4 reviews
Recipe type: Breakfast
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves/Yield: 4 cups of batter = 8 medium waffles
  • 2 large eggs, separated
  • 4 Tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups Waffle Mix (recipe above)
  • Cooking spray or oil for the waffle iron
  1. Preheat the oven to 200F. Beat the egg whites to soft peaks with a mixer fit with the wire whip. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl or large liquid measure, whisk together the egg yolks, melted butter, buttermilk, milk and vanilla.
  3. Scoop 2 cups of mix into a medium bowl. Stir the wet mixture into the dry mix until combined, then stir in a big spoonful of the beaten egg white. Using a silicone spatula, gently fold the remaining egg whites into the batter.
  4. Grease your waffle iron and scoop 1/2 cup of batter into the hot iron. Cook per the machine's instructions, use tongs to remove the waffles from the iron, and keep the waffles in a a200F oven until serving.

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About Danny

Danny Bourque is a mechanical engineer who is known at both home and work as either “the geek” or “the numbers guy”. He is very methodical and genuinely loves to analyze almost anything that piques his interest – including food.

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  1. I’ve trying to simplify breakfasts at our house (without resorting to store bought frozen waffles or cold cereal) and this will certainly be helpful with that! Thanks, Danny! :-)
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  2. I have been looking for a good mix for my boyfriend, and what better than one from an engineer? (We’re both engineers, too!). Excellent post. Thank you!
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  3. This looks like a great staple to have–and easily customizable when you find that spare packet of roasted squash in the freezer 😉 !
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  4. I could definitely go for some of those waffles for breakfast this morning!
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  5. I just love waffles, and these look gorgeous and fluffy!
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  6. Over the Christmas break, my husband served me breakfast in bed and took our littles outside for the morning, it was marvelous. I love the idea of having waffles on the ready for special mornings.
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  7. Julie in TX says:

    Thanks so much for a wonderful recipe! Just curious, do you have a certain brand/type of waffle maker you adore?

  8. Love the idea of making your own waffle mix for a special weekend brunch!! I only wish Thomas would make these for me AND clean up the kitchen :)
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  9. Such a cute family! This is pretty much how we spend Saturday mornings. :)
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  10. Thank you for sharing this! I have been on the search for a good waffle mix, can’t wait to try these.

  11. the possibilities of homemade waffle mix is endless! you can totally vary it depending on what everyone wants. it’s a total win. your waffles look so perfect! i can never get mine to look like that :) it always goes all over, hehe
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  12. What a perfect recipe to have on hand so we don’t have to grab for the box! Love this Aimee!!
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  13. Now I want waffles for breakfast:)
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  14. You know, I never even thought of doing a homemade waffle mix. Brilliant!
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  15. What a great idea to have homemade waffle mix already prepared and ready to use. And I love the idea of Mummy or Daddy Day!
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  16. What a sweet post. I keep messing with our waffle mix ratios. Perhaps I’ll have to try this one.
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  17. Very fun post ~ I need to do this with my kiddos this weekend!
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  18. Sounds delicious! I’ll definitely be making this to have on hand!
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  19. I need a waffle iron. And I highly approve of the Mexican Vanilla use here!
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  20. I was searching for a good waffle mix. Thanks!
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  21. Trying this recipe the next time we make waffles! Love the photographs btw.
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  22. Great recipe! I love that there’s barely any sugar so I don’t feel guilty adding more jam or maple syrup on the waffles!

    My waffle maker is old and is kind of a pain to use: how can adjust the wet mixture to make pancakes? Thanks a lot!

  23. I’ve found that using all whole wheat works great. I even ground the wheat prior to making them and they really taste great. I sometimes add cooked pumpkin or flax seed meal. It really makes for a hearty meal. 3.5 cups of whole wheat flour stirred with 2 Tb of baking powder & 1 Tb of cinnamon & 2 Tb of flax seed & 1 tea salt… 4 eggs (whisked at high speeds with 3.5 cups of milk & 2 Tb of vanilla). Mix together. Spray griddle. You can substitute .5 of milk with 1 cup of cooked pumpkin.

  24. Katrina Brady says:

    Thanks for a delicious waffle morning. All of us enjoyed these waffles so, I couldn’t make them fast enough!!!

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