Frugal Foodie Mama: Homemade Belgian Waffle Mix

Monday, April 22, 2013

Homemade Belgian Waffle Mix

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Making my own from scratch Belgian waffle mix has been one of those things I keep telling myself I need to do, but then the grocery store has a sale on some name brand mix for $2 or less a box & I end up buying that instead.  I kept asking myself could I really make my own mix for less than that??  And I kept convincing myself that I couldn't. 
But yeah... I was wrong.

Making your own Belgian waffle mix is MUCH cheaper than the boxes you buy in the store, plus my one batch of waffle mix makes much more than what is in those small boxes!
I can usually get 2 breakfasts worth of Belgian waffles from the store bought mix.  I have got 3 mornings of homemade waffles from this batch of homemade mix.

Making the mix is crazy easy too.  I think I whisked it all together, popped it in an airtight container, and then created a cute label using some washi tape (by the way, this was my first "project" using washi tape ;) ) in less than 10 minutes.  

After perusing the internet for some Belgian waffles mixes, I came across this one from All She Cooks.  I largely based my homemade waffle recipe off of this one with a few minor tweaks of my own. 

What you will need for the mix:
4 cups of white flour
2 cups of wheat flour (you could go all white, or go half white/half wheat- I wanted to add *a little* more whole grain & fiber to my mix)
4 tablespoons of sugar
4 tablespoons of baking powder
3/4 tsp salt

Basically just whisk all of this together and then store in an airtight container until you are ready to make a batch of waffles!  Easy, peasy. :)

When you are ready to make waffles, just measure out about 2 cups of the mix into a medium bowl.  Pour in 1 3/4 cups of milk, 1/2 cup canola oil, 2 eggs, and 1 tsp of vanilla extract and then mix well.  I found that this recipe makes about 4 good sized round Belgian waffles.

Feel free to experiment with different stir-ins, like chocolate chips (my son's personal favorite), shredded coconut, chopped pecans, or a combination of any of the above.  Also this waffle mix batter would be the perfect base for my Strawberry Cheesecake Waffles. ;)

Homemade Belgian Waffle Mix is so much more cheery in a fun container!  I actually picked up this plastic storage container at my local dollar store for you guessed it... a buck!  I printed out the label and then bordered it with some fun washi tape. :)

How do you like your waffles?  With fun stir-ins or fruit toppings or topped with whipped cream?  Or are you more of a purist- just butter and maple syrup? ;)

Stay tuned for tomorrow's post for a fun topping recipe for your Belgian waffles!

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