Sometimes we just don’t have time to cook an elaborate meal that needs lots of different ingredients. Sometimes we just need something delicious and filling that we can make in a hurry.
This is where Aunt Jemima’s Waffles have been able to help people looking for that perfect mix of crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside- waffle.
Today we’re going to show you how to make Aunt Jemina Waffles at home with just a few basic ingredients.
How to make Aunt Jemima Waffles
Aunt Jemima has been providing some of the best waffles for over 132 years now. As fun as making waffles from scratch can be, there’s no denying how deliciously enjoyable waffles made with a good mix can be.
With all the dry ingredients handled beforehand, it means making yourself a delicious breakfast with minimal preparation is incredibly easy and will leave you feeling both full and satisfied.
- 1 cup of Aunt Jemima waffle mix
- 3/4 of a cup of whole milk
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons of oil
- A small amount of butter for the pan
This recipe will show you how to make delicious waffles that are cooked to perfection. But that is just the beginning.
You have a tremendous amount of choices in terms of what you can serve your waffles with. Honey syrup, butter, ice cream, strawberries, the possibilities are endless!
We’ll be cooking this in a waffle iron, but this can technically work in a pan too if you don’t have one available.
However, you will need to flip the mixture and cook the other side as it won’t naturally cook the top like a waffle iron will.
Preheat the waffle iron and add a little butter to ensure the mixture doesn’t stick.
While the waffle iron is heating you can combine the 3/4 cup of milk with 1 egg, 2 tablespoons of oil, and 1 cup of Aunt Jemima’s mix into a bowl.
Stir this mixture thoroughly until all the ingredients are combined, then set aside for a few minutes.
Pour the batter into the waffle iron until full and close the top. Cook until the indicator shows it’s cooked.
If your waffle iron doesn’t have this indicator you can easily tell when a waffle is cooked by checking the steam that gets released. Once the steam stops you know it’s done and can remove the waffle from the iron.
Repeat this process until you have run out of batter – depending on your waffle iron size this recipe should produce about 8 waffles.
You might think that with such a simple recipe there isn’t much room for ingredient substitutions, but in fact, this is where you can really start to play and get creative with things.
In place of the egg, you can mash (or if you have a blender just puree it) 1/2 cup of banana and add this to the milk and waffle mix.
This will not only result in a wonderful waffle texture but now they will have a delicious intrinsic banana flavor to them too!
2. Milk alternatives
If you need a non-dairy substitution for milk there are plenty of options to choose from. Nut milk, soy milk, oat milk, rice milk, or at a push even water can work.
Each one will give your waffles their own flavor and they’re worth experimenting with!
3. Coconut oil
While a little more expensive, coconut is a much healthier oil alternative that not only is better for your body but will give your waffles a light coconut flavoring too.
Well worth trying if you want to 1 up a restaurant waffle in both flavor and nutrition!
Another great (and healthier) oil substitute that will give your waffles a hint of apple flavor too. This works really great if you want to serve your waffles with something like butter on the top.
What to serve with Aunt Jemima Waffles
Waffles make a great base, but it’s really the toppings we serve them with that make them truly come to life.
Over the years people have experimented with a plethora of crazy and creative waffle toppings, but here are our suggestions to the tried and true classics that will complete your meal package.
By far the most common topping people will put on their waffles. It’s a traditional classic that offers that bit of sweetness and richness to perk you up for your morning meal.
Especially helpful when you can eat it guilt-free as a treat meal.
If the high sugar of maple syrup is a bit much, dabbing a knob of butter onto your freshly cooked waffles and watching it melt is a sight to behold.
A great option if you’re looking for something a little more savory yet still safe and traditional.
Whether mixing them together or just going with a single flavor, berries are a great way to lighten up the meal and present it in a more healthy way if heavier choices such as butter or syrup don’t fit with your diet.
Blueberries, cranberries, blackberries, and fresh strawberries. They all work great and will taste fantastic! Especially if you add a small bit of whipped cream on top too.
A less common choice, a recent survey showed only 4% of waffle eaters like to use this. But peanut butter adds a delicious taste while the hot waffle will help melt it slightly giving it a thick and creamy quality.
How to reheat Aunt Jemima Waffles
Waffles are very easily stored and reheated if you’ve found you’ve made too many for your family to finish in one sitting.
The goal is to reheat them while retaining that signature crispy outside and not letting them get too soggy.
How to reheat Aunt Jemima Waffles in a pot
Reheating the waffles in a pot or skillet is a great way to keep that outside nice and crispy. Just add a tiny bit of butter to the pot and let it heat up using medium heat.
Place the waffles in the pan and let them heat for 1-2 minutes, flip them over, and heat the second side for a further 60 seconds and you’re done.
How to reheat Aunt Jemima Waffles in a microwave
The great thing about microwaving waffles is that you can just take them straight from the fridge and reheat them immediately.
Simply place them on a microwavable dish and heat for 1 minute. Pull them out and check they are warmed through.
If they don’t feel totally warm put them back in for another 30 seconds and you’re done.
How to reheat Aunt Jemima Waffles in the oven
Preheat your oven to 300°F and lay your waffles out on a baking sheet.
If you’re reheating straight from the refrigerator you just need to cook them for 10 minutes, or if they are from the freezer you can just cook them for 15 minutes.
How to reheat Aunt Jemima Waffles in an air fryer
Preheat the air fryer to 350°F. If you want to give your waffles that little bit of extra crispiness you can add a little butter to them.
Place the waffles in the frying basket, cook for 2-3 minutes and they should be nice, hot, and crispy.
How to store Aunt Jemima Waffles
Providing you haven’t already added a topping such as cream to it yet, waffles can easily be stored for later.
Many people will make them in bulk and freeze them, then you can just throw them in the microwave at a moment’s notice for an instant and delicious snack!
Store in the fridge
Let the waffles cool to room temperature and then place them in an air-tight food container or a sealable bag and refrigerate.
Once stored they will keep for 2-3 days, the sooner you can eat them the better as they will slowly lose their crispiness and get moist.
Store in the freezer
When storing waffles in the freezer it’s a good idea to put something in between each one as once they are frozen they can be hard to separate from each other.
Something like wax paper or parchment works great for this.
Simply stack them in a container or freezer bag, once frozen they will keep for 2-3 months.
Aunt Jemima Waffles Recipe
- 1 Skillet
- 1 mixing bowl
- 1 cup Aunt Jemima waffle mix
- 3/4 cup whole milk
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp oil
- TT butter for the pan
- Preheat the waffle iron and add a little butter to ensure the mixture doesn’t stick.
- While the waffle iron is heating you can combine the 3/4 cup of milk with 1 egg, 2 tablespoons of oil, and 1 cup of Aunt Jemima’s mix into a bowl.
- Stir this mixture thoroughly until all the ingredients are combined, then set aside for a few minutes.
- Pour the batter into the waffle iron until full and close the top. Cook until the indicator shows it’s cooked.If your waffle iron doesn’t have this indicator you can easily tell when a waffle is cooked by checking the steam that gets released. Once the steam stops you know it’s done and can remove the waffle from the iron.
- Repeat this process until you have run out of batter - depending on your waffle iron size this recipe should produce about 8 waffles.