A stack of classic Bisquick waffles for breakfast that really makes the morning special! This old-school waffle recipe is as simple as can be. You can always add some tasty toppings or extra ingredients if you like to dress things up!
Classic Bisquick Waffles Recipe
Bisquick® baking mix was invented in 1931, becoming a "miracle mix" that was so easy to use, that anyone could be a home baker! Bisquick could be used to make all kinds of recipes - biscuits, muffins, pies, coffee cake, and perhaps most notably, pancakes and waffles!
This recipe is the original recipe for Bisquick waffles, and there's a reason it's remained the same over the years. It's practically fool-proof and yields fluffy, delicious waffles every time!
🥘 Bisquick Waffles Ingredients
If you've made waffles with Bisquick before, these are all the usual ingredients. The ingredients are all kitchen staples, that is what makes Bisquick so convenient!
- Bisquick Baking Mix - You will need 2 cups per batch. There are 9 cups in a 40-ounce box of Bisquick, so it's easy to double everything if you would like to make more!
- Milk - 1 ⅓ cups, preferably whole milk, but any milk will work!
- Egg - 1 Large egg at room temperature.
- Vegetable Oil - 2 tablespoons are needed. You could also use a light tasting olive oil, melted butter, lard, or coconut oil if needed.
*Be sure to see the recipe card below for ingredients, amounts & instructions!*
🧂 Substitutions & Additions
Though Bisquick waffles are tasty as they come, there are a few ways to doctor up your waffles to make them better. Here are a few of my favorites:
- Buttermilk - For even richer, fluffier waffles, swap the milk with buttermilk!
- Chocolate Chips - If you have a sweet tooth, sprinkle in some chocolate chips! The chocolate chips will melt in the waffle iron and are always a favorite of children and adults alike.
- Vanilla Extract - Adding just 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract to the batter will give your waffles a better depth of flavor. Almond extract would work as well!
- Blueberries - Folding ¼ cup of fresh blueberries into the batter adds a bit of fruity sweetness!
- Maple Syrup - Syrup can be used in more ways than one! Mix some syrup into your waffle batter for some tasty maple waffles.
- Spices - A teaspoon of cinnamon, nutmeg, or brown sugar is always welcome!
🔪 How To Make Bisquick Waffles
Because we are using a pre-made baking mix, the instructions are pretty simple. Use a plastic, rubber, wood, or silicone utensil to get your waffles out of the waffle iron because metal can scratch the surface!
- Mix. Combine all the ingredients (2 cups Bisquick baking mix, 1 ⅓ cups milk, 1 egg, 2 tablespoons vegetable oil) in a large mixing bowl. Use a whisk or a hand beater to thoroughly mix everything together.
- Heat. Meanwhile, prepare your waffle iron by turning it on and letting it heat up. Add non-stick spray if needed (*see note).
- Pour. Pour the waffle batter directly into the center of your waffle iron.
- Cook. Let the batter cook until the waffle iron stops steaming, usually about 5 minutes (*see note). Then carefully remove the waffle(s) and serve.
Add your favorite toppings and dig in! Since you have a box on hand, check out our other delicious Bisquick recipes! Enjoy!
💭 Tips & Notes
- Times may vary based on your waffle iron. Every waffle iron is different, and they don't all hold the same volume of batter (which can effect cooking times). Watching for the dough to stop steaming in the waffle maker is the easiest way to time it.
- Don't forget the non-stick spray! Classic waffles with no additions should come out of the waffle iron just fine. However, if you add sugar, honey, maple syrup, even chocolate, it is helpful to spray your waffle maker with non-stick spray before adding the batter.
- Storing: Leftover waffles can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. The batter can be kept in the fridge as well, but should be used within 2 days at most.
- Make your waffles ahead of time! Once they cool, waffles can be wrapped in foil or plastic wrap and kept in the freezer for up to 1 month. They do not need to be thawed out, just pop them in the toaster when ready to eat!
🥞 More Tasty Breakfast Recipes!
- Sheet Pan Pancakes
- Mushroom Swiss Omelet
- Fried Bologna and Egg Sandwich
- Blueberry White Chocolate Scones
- Sourdough French Toast
- Quiche Lorraine
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📖 Recipe Card
Bisquick Waffles Original Recipe (+More Great Additions!)
- In a medium mixing bowl, use a whisk or hand beater to thoroughly combine all ingredients.2 cups Bisquick baking mix, 1 ⅓ cups milk, 1 large egg, 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
- Meanwhile, grease your waffle iron with non-stick spray or vegetable oil if needed (*see note) and let it heat up.
- Pour the batter into middle of your hot waffle iron and close the top.
- Let the batter cook until it stops steaming, about 5 minutes. Then, carefully remove the waffles and serve.
- The time it takes to cook the waffles and the amount of waffles produced is dependent on your waffle iron. Some hold more batter than others, and the amount of batter used can affect how long they take to cook.
- The batter will usually work just fine on clean waffle irons, but when you add sugar, maple syrup, or honey to the batter you will want to use a non-stick spray or light coating of cooking oil to prevent the waffle(s) from sticking.
- Once cooled, cooked waffles may be wrapped in foil or plastic wrap and frozen for up to 1 month. No need to thaw before reheating, just pop them in the toaster!
- Make sure to use a utensil that won't scratch your waffle iron's non-stick surfaces like a silicone, rubber, plastic, or wooden spatula.
Angela is an at home chef that developed a passion for all things cooking and baking at a young age in her Grandma's kitchen. After many years in the food service industry, she now enjoys sharing all of her family favorite recipes and creating tasty dinner and amazing dessert recipes here at Bake It With Love!