Waffles look, taste, and smell fantastic. But, let’s face it, they’re not easy to produce from scratch. The dry ingredients alone are a large amount. Measuring, sieving, and combining are all time-consuming tasks.
Who has that much energy first thing in the morning?
Aunt Jemima is a brand of pre-made pancake and waffle mixes that has been making moms’ and dads’ life easier for over a century. With the measuring and mixing completed, all that remains is to add the wet ingredients and place the waffle maker.
Aside from the pre-measured dry ingredients, each Aunt Jemima mix box includes a basic and easy-to-follow waffle recipe.
That means you can enjoy the deliciousness of waffles without all the hassle. Don’t be concerned about the flavor, either. Just because it comes in a box doesn’t mean it can’t be delicious!
A Quick Recipe To Make Aunt Jemima Waffles
- 1 teaspoon Aunt Jemima Mix
- 3\4 cups milk (any works)
- 1 egg,
- 2 tablespoons oil (any works)
- Grease and heat a waffle maker.
- Mix the milk, egg, oil, and Aunt Jemima mix in a mixing dish. Stir until thoroughly blended. Before cooking, set aside for 4-5 minutes.
- Close the heated waffle iron with the portion of the batter. Cook the waffle until no steam comes out.
- Take the waffle out of the iron.
- Continue until all the batter has been cooked.
Best Aunt Jemima Waffle Toppings
There are numerous methods to make your breakfast more enjoyable and intriguing. Here are some of the best waffle toppings.
Classics are always a safe bet! Butter and maple syrup combine to provide a sweet and creamy topping for your crisp waffles. Dust your waffles with powdered sugar to make them extra sweet. Elegantly simple.
Top your heavy waffles with fresh fruit for a refreshing contrast. You name it: bananas, mangoes, peaches, blueberries, and so on. Compotes, jams, and jellies also work well. While you’re at it, top it with whipped cream.
Make it hot! It will make your waffles taste even better, whether chocolate, caramel, strawberry, or blueberry.
Breakfast with ice cream? So why not? Indulge in a waffle sundae with vanilla ice cream, sprinkles, and chocolate drizzle.
Do you want anything savory? For a well-rounded breakfast, serve your waffles with chicken or bacon. Add chocolate chips to the waffle mix before cooking for a fully chocolaty delight!
How Do You Freeze Waffles?
Making an extra large batch of these handmade waffles and freezing them is my favorite thing to do. It’s like having frozen Eggo waffles, but so much better!
Allow the waffles to cool before freezing them on a baking sheet. Place the baking sheet in the freezer for about an hour or until the waffles are completely frozen. The waffles can then be stored in a freezer-safe bag with parchment paper between each one for 3-4 months.
How to Make the Best Waffles?
All you have to do is put them in a preheated oven at 250 degrees. This is the ideal temperature for keeping your waffles warm and crisp.
Waffles can also be reheated in a toaster. Simply toast them in the toaster, and you’re done! They’ll be warm and fresh once more.
Separate the egg whites from the yolk if you want your waffles to be especially crisp and fluffy. Fold it into the batter after it has been stiffened. Have you ever tried making waffles with a pancake mix? If you have, you are well aware that it does not function! Why? Because the consistency is simply not there.
Pancakes are designed to be light and fluffy. Waffles, on the other hand, have a higher density. They’re not as light as air, making them so crisp.
So, while you can theoretically make a waffle with a pancake mix, you won’t get that renowned uniformity.
Is It Possible To Freeze The Waffles?
Yes, absolutely! Make a large batch of waffles ahead of time, eat what you can, freeze the rest, and reheat as needed.
That means you can have waffles at any time of day or night without having to start from scratch.
Allow your waffles to cool to room temperature before freezing. Place them in a freezer-safe bag and squeeze out any excess air before sealing.
This step is critical because it prevents freezer burn. Label the bag and place it in the freezer. Frozen waffles can be stored for up to 3 to 4 months.
Simply remove the frozen waffles from the freezer and place them in the toaster. Both the microwave and the oven are functional.
Storing Leftover Waffles In The Fridge
So, this Aunt Jemima waffle recipe yields 6 regular-sized waffles. There’s a slim chance you’ll have any leftovers if you make them for a family breakfast. To be honest, you’ll have to prepare another batch!
If you have leftovers, wrap them tightly in plastic or aluminum foil and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 5-7 days.
That’s how to create waffles from pancake mix! Aunt Jemima’s pancake and waffle mix yields exceptionally thick, light, fluffy waffles with just the right amount of crispiness on the outside.
These waffles are the ideal way to enjoy an easily elevated breakfast or brunch that everyone will enjoy. Enjoy these light and fluffy waffles with any of your favorite toppings, and get creative with how you enjoy them.