We often think of waffles as a wonderful weekend treat, but if you make these waffle recipes ahead of time, you’ll even get to enjoy them on weekdays. These 3 homemade waffle recipes freeze well. Be sure to give them a try.
My family has a favorite pancake recipe that is made ahead and stored as a dry mix. When we want to have a special weekend breakfast or eat breakfast for dinner, this is the recipe we reach for. It also doubles as pancake mix.
To use this recipe for pancakes, just reduce the eggs by one and add 1/4 cup of water.
Make-Ahead Waffle Recipe
Mix the dry ingredients ahead of time and add the wet ingredients when you are ready to cook. It makes waffles easy - even on weekdays.
- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 3/4 cup quick oats use rolled oats and pulse in a blender until they are coarsely chopped but not powdery.
- 3/4 cup flax seed No flax seed? use an equal amount of quick oats instead.
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup dry milk substitute with 1 cup milk, reduce water (below) by 1 cup
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 4 medium eggs
- 1 3/4 cups water reduce water by 1 cup if you used fresh milk
- 1/3 cup honey
- 4 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Measure all the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl, mix together
Whisk together wet ingredients in another bowl
Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients, mixing together until combined
Ladle 1/4 to 1/2 cup of batter on to your prepared waffle iron
Cook until the waffle releases from the iron (time depends on your iron)
During the fall and winter, we often have waffles or pancakes for dinner. They are an easy meal that can even be healthy when you add fresh fruit and other ingredients.
Consider these additions to take your waffles to the next level:
- shredded zucchini with cinnamon spice
- shredded carrots with nutmeg
- add fresh mashed pumpkin or sweet potatoes
- add more eggs for a protein boost
Homemade griddle cakes using homemade vegetable powder to replace some of the traditional flour, it a surprising way to bring nutrition into food that would otherwise be sweet and not healthy.
Lisa’s Easy Whole Wheat Waffle Recipe features applesauce in place of some of the fat, which we often do in our house too.
If you are looking for a high fiber, lower-fat alternative to waffles, try her recipe.
Kiku Corner has a Belgian Waffle Recipe that will give you a different flavor than the traditional American recipe.
These traditional Liege waffles from Belgium are made from a buttery, eggy brioche-like dough that is studded with pearl sugar. Yum!
Some recipes for Liege waffles are quite time-intensive, requiring two or more rising times. This recipe has just one main rise, plus a quick rest, before baking, so you can make the dough in the morning, let it rise, and add the sugar before you are ready to bake them.
Do you have a favorite waffle recipe that your family loves?