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Aunt Jemima Waffle Recipe (Easy Copycat Recipe)

Aunt Jemima Waffle Recipe (Easy Copycat Recipe)

Everyone loves a good fluffy waffle, and this Aunt Jemima waffle recipe is something special. There is nothing like waking up and making a batch of fresh waffles…and then eating them all day long.

Looking for a crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside waffle recipe? I’ve got it, and I think you’re going to love it. I love that there are so many ways to serve waffles and that you can be really creative with them. 

I like checking out which ingredients are seasonal and on-trend and then turning that into a waffle topping! Sometimes I’ll make them for breakfast and other days they’ll be for dessert. Waffles are an anytime-of-the-day kind of food.

Anyway, why not whip up a batch this weekend? You’re sure to create some special memories.

What is the Aunt Jemima waffle?

Basically, it’s a waffle made with Aunt Jemima’s pancake mix and a few other pantry staples. Considering the tiny ingredient list, you won’t believe how simple they are to make. Aunt Jemima’s, which is an iconic waffle house, is now known as Pearl Milling Company, and they make the most incredible pancake mix.

Start dreaming up all the toppings you can serve them with. From healthy seasonal fruit to a homemade chocolate sauce with caramelized salted cashew nuts…I’m here for it!

I’ve made mine with plant-based milk, as that’s my preference, but you can use cow’s milk if you like.

Ingredients you’ll need for Aunt Jemima waffles

Brace yourself for how simple this list of pantry items is:

  • 1 cup of Aunt Jemima’s Pancake Mix
  • ¾ cup of oat or almond milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 TBS sunflower or canola oil

How to make Aunt Jemima waffles?

Here are the steps to making the fluffiest, most delightful waffles of the season:

Step 1:

Grease a waffle and heat it up. You can use whatever size iron you have – big or small. This recipe will work in any size.

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Step 2:

Pour the Aunt Jemima pancake mix into a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the center and add in the egg and oil. Mix the ingredients together with a whisk so that they come together. Take care not to overmix the batter, or your pancakes will be tough and chewy rather than cloud-like.

Set the batter aside and allow it to “rest” for 10 minutes. This is a crucial step when making pancakes or waffles.

Step 3:

Pour some of the batter into the greased waffle iron and close the lid. I sometimes make the mistake of over-filling my iron, and then it lands up spilling out over the edges and making a mess!

When the waffle iron starts steaming, it’s time to take your baby out of the steamer. Use a set of tongs to prevent burning yourself.

Keep going until you have made up a whole batch of waffles. I like to grease my waffles between each batch to be safe and prevent sticking.

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What to serve with Aunt Jemima waffle

Sweet, savory, or a combination of both! The sky’s the limit with these waffles.

Here are a couple of ideas for you based on my favorite toppings:

  • Maple syrup and fried chicken
  • Berry fruit salad with minted sugar
  • Chili chocolate sauce with ice-cream
  • Toasted nuts and a pile of sliced banana
  • Whipped cream and toasted hazelnuts
  • Peanut butter and honey, warmed up
  • Caramel sauce and vanilla cream
  • Bacon and cinnamon sugar
  • Cheese and creamed spinach
  • Fried egg and baked beans

Some other great ideas are to:

  • Turn them into a sandwich with a chicken mayo filling
  • Turn them into French toast with maple syrup and bacon
  • Serve them as a side with gravy
  • Pile them high with layers of caramel sauce in between

How to store leftover waffles in the fridge?

If you have leftovers after making this Aunt Jemima waffle recipe, I’ll be shocked. I never have leftover waffles, like ever. If you think you’ll need a single batch, double that. It’s like budgeting to build a house- you’re almost always way off.

If you have leftovers by some miracle, then wrap them with plastic or seal them in an airtight container. You’re going to want to keep them from drying out. They will keep well for up to a week if stored in the fridge properly.

If you’re super organized ahead of a special breakfast, why not make them in advance and freeze them?

How to reheat waffles?

Heat them in a toaster oven for “almost like new” waffles. Seriously, this is the best way to get super fresh waffles. Pop them into a toaster, and you’ll have a “like new” batch of fluffy on the inside and crisp on the outside waffles. Round two, what a treat!

You can also reheat them in the microwave for 30 seconds or so.

FAQ

Is waffle mix the same as pancake mix?

Generally, waffle mix has higher fat, sugar, and egg levels. So most waffle mixes are more decadent than pancake mixes. That’s the general rule, especially when it comes to boxed mixes. It’s tricky to tell when you’re baking because they look similar, and the core ingredients are the same.

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How do you make boxed waffle mix better?

There are a couple of tips and tricks to taking a box of pancake mix one step up. Here are my favorite options:

  • Add a drizzle of melted butter to the mixture
  • Add a drop of good-quality vanilla extract
  • Add the zest of an orange or lemon
  • Use yogurt or buttermilk instead of milk
  • Add a sprinkle of cinnamon to the mix

How do I make waffles fluffy?

A fun and sneaky little tip is to whip up the egg whites for the batter. So, you’re going to separate the egg white and yolks. In a clean bowl, you’re going to gently whisk the egg white to a stiff peak stage and fold them into the batter at the end.

What is the secret to good waffles?

Here are three secrets to making the PERFECT waffles:

  • Make sure your waffle iron is HOT: If your waffle iron isn’t hot enough, you’re going to have a hard time creating those perfectly crisp waffles. Make sure you can actually hear the battle sizzle when it comes into contact with the waffle iron.
  • Consider using milk instead of buttermilk: Milk has a thinner consistency than buttermilk. So if you enjoy waffles that are lighter and crispier, consider swapping out buttermilk for milk.
  • Transfer your waffles into the oven: I know this step might seem a bit excessive. But trust me, baking your waffles for a second time after they come off the waffle iron really does create a long-lasting crisp that’ll make you cry tears of joy, haha. It’s that good!
aunt Jemima waffle recipe

Aunt Jemima Waffle Recipe (Copycat Recipe)

Jamela
Everyone loves a good fluffy waffle, and this Aunt Jemima waffle recipe is something special. There is nothing like waking up and making a batch of fresh waffles…and then eating them all day long.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Aunt Jemima’s Pancake Mix
  • 3/4 cup oat or almond milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 TBS sunflower or canola oil

Instructions
 

  • Grease a waffle and heat it up. You can use whatever size iron you have – big or small. This recipe will work in any size.
  • Pour the Aunt Jemima pancake mix into a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the center and add in the egg and oil. Mix the ingredients together with a whisk so that they come together
  • Set the batter aside and allow it to “rest” for 10 minutes. This is a crucial step when making pancakes or waffles.
  • Pour some of the batter into the greased waffle iron and close the lid.
  • When the waffle iron starts steaming, it’s time to take your baby out of the steamer. Use a set of tongs to prevent burning yourself. Keep going until you have made up a whole batch of waffles.
  • Add toppings like maple syrup or fruits, and enjoy!

Notes

Grease your waffles between each batch to be safe and prevent sticking.
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Wrapping it up!

This Aunt Jemima waffle recipe is delicious and easy to make. Grab a couple of the boxes at the store and keep them at home from now on as a pantry staple because you’re going to make these weekly, for sure.

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