These easy Krusteaz waffles are what perfect mornings are made of. Thick and fluffy with a wonderfully crisp outer crust, you won’t be able to resist.
Their naturally mild, yet buttery flavor makes them the perfect vessel for everything from maple syrup and butter to Nutella and chocolate chips.
And while it’s easy to make buttermilk waffles from scratch, why not save some time and use the Krusteaz pancake mix?
Just think of how amazing your next lazy Sunday will be with a batch of these delicious Krusteaz waffles.
How to Make Krusteaz Waffles
Having a pancake mix on hand makes breakfast so much easier, don’t you think?
Start by greasing and preheating your waffle iron.
If you want that signature crispy edge, it’s important for the griddle to be really hot; otherwise, you’ll have floppy waffles!
While the waffle iron heats, grab a large bowl and whisk together all the ingredients – the pancake mix, cold water, egg, and vegetable oil.
No need for an electric mixer here, just a wire whisk will do.
In fact, you want to be pretty gentle with this. So, stop mixing as soon as the ingredients are combined.
The batter doesn’t have to be super smooth. It’s actually expected to have a few lumps here and there.
Test if the waffle iron is ready by sprinkling it with a bit of water. The droplets should sizzle and evaporate upon contact. If not, preheat for a few more minutes.
Pour 1/3 to 1/2 cup of batter onto the griddle and cook for about two to three minutes, or until golden brown.
Serve with your favorite waffle toppings and enjoy!
What Is the Trick to Crispy Waffles?
The trick to crispy waffles is to get the iron hot enough to cook the batter immediately upon contact, making the outsides wonderfully crisp. It takes around five minutes for most waffle irons to heat up but check with a few drops of water. They’ll sizzle and evaporate when it’s hot enough.
It should be hot enough that you’ll hear the batter sizzle once the batter touches the griddle. If the iron isn’t hot enough, your waffles will be limp and soggy.
Note that some waffle irons take longer to heat than others.
If you want your waffles to be extra crispy, finish them in the oven. Toasting the waffles will help steam off the moisture in the batter, making them super crispy without burning them.
Plus, it also keeps the waffles warm while you’re cooking the rest of the batter.
If you’re making a big batch, you can keep them warm in the same way you keep pancakes warm:
- Preheat your oven to 200-250 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Set a wire rack on top of a baking sheet and place it in the oven.
- Keep the temperature low if you just want to keep the batch warm.
- Use 250 degrees if you want them crispy.
More Tips and Ticks for the Perfect Waffles
- Don’t overmix the batter; otherwise, they’ll be flat and dense. Stop mixing as soon as the ingredients are well-combined. Lumps are perfectly fine.
- Let the batter sit for 5-10 minutes before cooking them. It makes the waffles extra thick and fluffy.
- For ultra-fluffy waffles, separate the egg yolk and white and beat the latter until stiff peaks form. Then, gently mix it into the batter. You’re welcome!
- Don’t be afraid of high heat. A hot waffle iron creates crisp-on-the-outside waffles.
- If not serving right away, place the waffles in a 200-250 degree Fahrenheit oven to keep them warm. Another option is to put them on a plate and cover with foil. Though this is only a short-term solution.
- Topping Suggestions:
- Butter and maple syrup – the classic.
- Bananas, bacon, and peanut butter – for a rockin’ Elvis twist.
- Jams, berries, and marmalades – all perfect with waffles.
- Whipped cream and powdered sugar – simple, but it gets the job done.
- Nutella and hazelnuts – for the kids at heart.
How to Freeze and Reheat Waffles
This recipe makes four servings, which means if you’re a family of three, there’ll most likely be leftovers.
Luckily, waffles freeze well! Just pop them in the freezer and enjoy later. They’ll taste as good as the day you made them.
To freeze your Krusteaz Waffles:
- Freeze the waffles in a single layer on a baking sheet until solid, about 1-2 hours.
- Transfer the waffles into freezer-safe bags and seal.
- Be sure to squeeze out as much excess air as you can before sealing to prevent freezer burn.
- Frozen waffles will keep well for up to a month.
If you don’t plan on keeping them around that long, just refrigerate them in an airtight container. They’ll last for around five days that way.
Reheat frozen or refrigerated waffles in the toaster.
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