Nicole MacPherson: Meatless Mummy Con Carne


DIY Waffle Mix Recipe

Breakfast for Supper . . . or Anytime


"We can stay up late, swapping manly stories, and in the morning . . . I'm making waffles!" - Donkey 

There are few things that can generate excitement in my house like the possibility of having breakfast for supper, especially if  breakfast for supper includes waffles. My kids love them, my husband asks that I make extras for leftovers—everyone's wild about waffles.

What's not to love, really? They're crispy and golden, and they have all those little indentations that are just perfect receptacles for maple syrup. They are also a snap to whip up, especially if you have this do-it-yourself waffle mix on hand.

This mix is so easy to make, and it's so much healthier than buying packaged mixes, which tend to be very high in sodium and unpronounceable ingredients. I like to double the basic recipe so I can have it on hand for must-have-waffle emergencies. With only a few minutes of preparation, you can have waffles in a flashany time of the day!


For the mix:

1 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt


  Stir all ingredients together, store in an airtight container. This mix can be doubled, tripled, or quadrupled. 

When it's waffle time, you'll need:

3/4 cup of the waffle mix
1 egg
2 tablespoons oil
3/4 cup milk


  Beat waffle mix, egg, oil, and milk together until very smooth.

  Spoon waffle batter onto hot waffle iron. Depending on the size of the waffle iron, you will need 1/4 to 1/3 cup of batter per waffle.

  Cook until golden brown and crispy, and serve with maple syrup, berries, yogurt, whipped cream, or all of the above!

(Yield, per 3/4 cup mix: 5 large waffles)

Want more breakfast ideas? Try my delicious and protein-rich Tofu Scramble, my Maple Coconut Granola, or my Overnight Coconut French Toast.

Watch how easy it is to whip up this handy mix!