Sure, you can use pancake batter to make waffles – but should you? The two breakfast staples are similar in many ways, but there are also some key differences that might make one or the other a better choice for your morning meal. Let’s take a closer look at pancakes and waffles to see which is the better option.
- Heat up your waffle iron according to the manufacturer’s instructions
- In a large bowl, mix together your pancake batter ingredients
- Pour some of the batter into the waffle iron, spreading it evenly over the surface
- Cook the waffle for a few minutes until it is golden brown and cooked through
- Remove from the waffle iron and serve with your favorite toppings!
Can You Use Pancake Batter to Make Waffles
If you’re in a pinch and all you have is pancake batter, you can use it to make waffles. However, keep in mind that the results will be different than if you had used waffle batter. The pancakes will be thinner and more crispy.
But if you’re in a bind, this hack will do the trick.
What is the Difference between Pancake Batter And Waffle Batter
Pancake and waffle batter differ in their ingredients and proportions. Waffle batter has a higher ratio of flour to liquid, which creates a thicker, heavier batter. This results in a crispier, denser waffle.
Pancake batter has a lower ratio of flour to liquid, resulting in a thinner consistency. This produces a lighter pancake with a fluffy texture.
How Do You Make Waffles from Scratch
If you want to make waffles from scratch, you will need:
1. Waffle iron
2. Mixing bowl
3. Whisk 4. Measuring cups and spoons 5. Liquid measuring cup
6. Wooden spoon 7. Rubber spatula 8. Plate or cooling rack
Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour OR 1 1/2 cups gluten free all-purpose flour* if needed (190 grams) (I use this brand)** 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda (1 gram) 1/4 teaspoon salt (1 gram) 2 tablespoons sugar OR 2 tablespoons light brown sugar (25 grams) 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly OR 4 tablespoons non-dairy buttery spread, melted and cooled slightly(55 grams)(I use this brand for dairy free version)*** 3/4 cup milk of choice at room temperature I used almond milk in video below (180 ml/grams) Optional: 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Instructions: Preheat your waffle iron according to the manufacturer’s instructions while you prepare the batter. If using an electric one, plug it in now so it has time to heat up while you make the batter In a large mixing bowl whisk together the dry ingredients: flour(s), baking powder, baking soda and salt until combined Add the sugar and whisk again Next add the melted butter or non-dairy spread followed by the milk of choice and vanilla extract Stir gently with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula until everything is just combined – do not over mix The batter should be thick but pourable When your waffle iron is heated, follow these steps depending on what type of waffle iron you have: Belgian Waffle Iron: Scoop out about 1 cup batter per 6 inch square section onto your preheated greased waffle iron – do not overfill!
How to make waffles with pancake mix
You might be surprised to learn that you can use pancake batter to make waffles. All you need to do is add a few extra ingredients to the batter and voila! You have waffle batter.
The extra ingredients you’ll need are: milk, vanilla extract, and an egg. Simply mix these together with your pancake batter and cook in a waffle iron according to its instructions. You’ll end up with delicious, fluffy waffles that will be sure to please everyone at the breakfast table.
So next time you’re feeling like mixing things up, give this little kitchen hack a try.