If you are familiar with Bisquick's bright yellow packaging, then you know how great Bisquick pancakes can be! But what if you want to make waffles instead of pancakes? Well, no problem! Making waffles with Bisquick is super easy.
While Bisquick might traditionally be used as a pancake mix, it also creates delicious waffles which makes it a perfect standard mix to keep around the house. There is, in fact, a waffle recipe on the back of the Bisquick box. And yes! It is different than the pancake recipe found on the box (check out our blog about how to make waffles with pancake mix!).
Betty Crocker (the company who makes Bisquick) recommends the following basic recipe:
-Beat all the ingredients together (mix, egg, milk, and vegetable oil) with a whisk
- Pour into a hot waffle iron or electric waffle maker and bake according to your waffle maker's instructions
Well it seems simple enough to make waffles with Bisquick! But is there a better way? Maybe there is an even better, more amazing recipe using Bisquick to make waffles? Why yes there is! While the recipe that Betty Crocker provides on the Bisquick box works just fine, but we found a way to modify and improve the recipe by making a few additions.
As we know from our research about making waffles from pancake mix, waffles require more sugar to make them a beautiful golden brown. So, to our Bisquick recipe, we have added a little sugar to amp up the taste and color of our waffles.
The Bisquick recipe on the box was also a little bit thick and sticky so we have added some milk to our recipe. While waffle batter should be thick (waffle batter should never be runny!), the Bisquick version was a little too thick and made the waffles taste a little dry. Adding some vanilla extract also helped with this and helps increase the yummy flavor of our waffles.
Check out our perfect Bisquick waffle recipe below! Or if you are feeling ambitious, skip the box and try our extra fluffy waffle batter recipe
-Beat all the ingredients together with a whisk in a medium bowl
Let the ingredients sit for about 5 minutes to thicken
-Pour into a waffle maker and follow the manufacturer's directions to make the best Bisquick waffles!
So we have established that Bisquick is great for waffles and is not just for making pancakes, but what if you have dietary restrictions like you cannot eat gluten? Well Bisquick has the answer for you! Bisquick has a very highly rated Gluten Free Mix that will also make great waffles for those on a gluten free diet.
Making vegan waffles out of Bisquick can also easily be done. Simply use almond milk or coconut milk as a substitute for the whole milk in the recipe. Skip the eggs and add a heaping tablespoon of dairy free yogurt instead. If you are making our best Bisquick waffle recipe, use vegan sugar as well. And look at that! Vegan Bisquick waffles! Yum.
Bisquick also makes it super easy to make waffles if you are in a rush. Maybe you don't have time to do dishes in the morning and want to skip the bowl, measuring cups and whisk. Try Bisquick Shake and Pour which lets you just add water to the container, put the lid on and shake it up to make waffle batter! That is crazy easy!
Well now you definitely know how to make waffles with Bisquick and you are also equipped with the best Bisquick waffle recipe too. Get out that waffle maker because making waffles with Bisquick has never been any easier or more delicious!
I have a bachelor's degree for the Culinary Institute of America in Baking and Pastry Arts and over 16 years of food service experience. I also owned and operated a bakery cafe for several years. I have a two year old daughter who helps me write food blogs and articles as my official taste tester!