Who can resist crispy, fluffy, and freshly-made waffles in the morning? This Aunt Jemima waffle recipe is made using Aunt Jemima's ready pancake mix for a delicious and easy morning treat that will start your day with a big smile and a full tummy!
Waffles are, without a doubt, one of the best breakfasts you can ever have (my cherry coffee cake is a close second)! What is not to love about perfectly crisp and golden waffles slathered with syrup? And with a soft and fluffy center that practically melts in your mouth- you'll be struggling to stop with only one! This recipe will show you how to turn a simple pancake mix into the best waffles with just a few kitchen sundries in minutes!
If you are planning to make this recipe, take note that the Aunt Jemima brand name was discontinued in 2020 and is now known as Pearl Milling. Co. The quintessential red and yellow packaging will remain, though. So, to find your favorite Aunt Jemima mix, look for the same box with the new name.
Why you'll love this recipe
- Using a trusted pancake brand like Aunt Jemima ensures you will enjoy all the deliciousness of from-scratch waffles with less effort!
- No need to make waffle batter from scratch, so you can enjoy homemade waffles anytime you like!
- You can easily double this recipe and make the waffle batter ahead of time. Then, you can keep the rest in the fridge for a few days to make one when the craving hits- even in the middle of the night!
- Drizzle your waffles with fruit syrups! I love using my raspberry compote to give my waffles a sweet and tart flavor!
Pancake mix is commonly used to make waffles, so do not be confused- they are basically made of the same things. Adding oil, milk, and egg makes the batter richer and a little firmer! Here are the items you need to make simple yet delightful homemade waffles!
Pancake Mix: While Aunt Jamima is a great brand, you can use any brand of pancake mix to make your waffles.
Milk: This will give the batter a creamier taste and richer texture. You can also use half-and-half of buttermilk as substitutes. You can freeze extra half-and-half to use later!
Egg: The secret in making the waffles super soft and fluffy!
Oil: This will make the outside of the waffles extra crisp and golden while keeping the insides moist. A good alternative would be unsalted butter.
Pancake Syrup: Optional for sweetness! You can also use maple syrup or honey.
My Aunt Jemima Waffle recipe is super simple using the steps outlined below!
Step 1) Combine the pancake mix, milk, egg, and oil in a large bowl.
Step 2) Stir until only a few lumps remain. Let the batter rest for five minutes.
Step 3) Pour your desired amount of batter into a lightly greased waffle iron.
Step 4) Cook until the light indicates that your waffles are done. This will vary based on your style of waffle iron.
Heather's helpful hints
Below are a few of my tips for waffle-making success! Remember to always preheat your waffle maker before adding the batter.
- Do not fill the waffle iron entirely with batter. Take note that the batter will expand as it cooks. So leave a little extra room!
- Resist the urge to peek at your waffles while they are cooking. Instead, let the waffle maker do its job and wait for the indicator before taking them out.
- A great way to keep cooked waffles warm while waiting for the rest to be done is to keep them in a 200-degree oven in a single layer.
While classic waffles are great with butter and syrup on top, you can always go a step further with a few additions! Give your waffles more flavor and texture by adding these:
- Chocolate Chips: Your kids will love this chocolatey version for sure!
- Berries: Add some blueberries or chopped strawberries in the batter for a fruity waffle.
- Sprinkles: Make a colorful Funfetti version for kiddie parties or brunch!
You can have fun with toppings too! My family loves to do this on the weekends.
- Serve it with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.
- Make it savory by serving these yummy Aunt Jemima Waffle Mix with bacon and eggs.
- Serve it with slices of your favorite fruits and berries like apples, strawberries, raspberries, bananas, mango, and blueberries.
All you need is your trusty waffle maker for this recipe! I like to use my Dash Mini Waffle Maker which makes perfect 4-inch waffles. You can use any waffle maker and scale this recipe up or down.
Make ahead and storage tips
Leftover Batter: Place unused batter in a lidded container and keep it in the fridge for up to 3 days. Whisk the batter a bit before using it.
Cooked Waffles: Let the waffles cool down, then wrap them individually in plastic or foil. You can keep them in the fridge for five days or in the freezer for longer storage. After that, you can reheat frozen waffles in the toaster or microwave.
Frequently asked questions
Once you mix all the ingredients together, you should have a slightly thick, yet pourable batter. It should be thicker than your usual pancake mix.
It can be because your waffle maker was not preheated. Make sure to turn it on 5 to 10 minutes in advance to get beautifully done waffles.
Some waffle makes come with an indicator once they are done. However, some do not have this feature. If this is the case, you can always check if steam is still coming out of the waffle maker. Once the steaming stops, the waffles are cooked through.
Related breakfast recipes
Looking for more breakfast ideas? Try these for your next brunch!
Cherry Coffee Cake- bursting with sweet and tart flavors topped with golden cinnamon crumbs and vanilla glaze.
Oatmeal Applesauce Muffins- are perfect for a healthy breakfast on the go! With only 120 calories per muffin—you can grab two!
French Croissants- flakey, buttery, and everything you love about this beloved pastry. You'll never purchase another croissant from a bakery again!
Aunt Jemima Waffle Recipe
- waffle maker
- 1 cup pancake mix
- ¾ cup milk
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons oil
- pancake syrup optional
- Turn the waffle iron on 5-10 minutes in advance to preheat.
- Combine the pancake mix, milk, egg, and oil in a large bowl. Stir until only a few lumps remain. Let the batter rest for five minutes.
- Pour your desired amount of batter into a lightly greased waffle iron.
- Cook until the light indicates that your waffles are done. This will vary based on your style of waffle iron.
- Remove fromy the waffle iron, and store waffles in a warm 200-degree oven while the others are cooking.
Notes and Tips
- Waffle Making Tips: Resist the urge to peek at your waffles while they are cooking.
- Storing Cooked Waffles: Keep cooked waffles warm in a 200-degree oven in a single layer. This will also help them stay crispy.
- Storage: You can freeze your extra waffles for future use. Reheat them in the toaster or microwave.
- Pancake Mix: You can use any brand of pancake mix to make your waffles. You will add oil, milk, and egg to make the batter richer and a little firmer.
- Waffle Maker: I like to use my Dash Mini Waffle Maker which makes perfect 4-inch waffles. You can use any type of waffle maker and can scale this recipe up or down.
- Aunt Jemima Brand: In 2020, the Aunt Jemima food brand was replaced with Pearl Milling Company. The quintessential red and yellow packaging will remain. To find your favorite Aunt Jemima mix, simply look for the same box with the new name.
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