Making and Storing Waffle Mix at Home

Are you searching for a homemade waffle mix that consistently produces excellent waffles? Even better, a waffle mix that you can create once and then store in pre-measured, single-batch bags to make the ideal waffle batter?

Most kids love American and Belgian waffles, but sometimes you run out of store-bought, ready-made waffle mix or forget to get any. Fortunately, you can easily create your waffle mix at home using a few common kitchen ingredients. You’ll be able to eat waffles any day of the week with this because you’ll be able to make them in a matter of minutes.

How to Make Waffle Mix at Home

The waffle mix can be made pretty much whenever you want because it basically combines all of your dry ingredients and saves you from having to get out your flours. Keep this simple homemade waffle mix recipe on hand for a quick and easy breakfast any day of the week!

waffle topped with butter and syrup on a plate

For the Waffle Mix Bag

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon salt (depending on preference)


  1. Combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in an airtight container or a zip bag.
  2. Write the following on the exterior of the pack with a permanent marker:
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter (optional)

Feel free to use gluten-free flour instead. You can also incorporate whole wheat flour or a combination of white and whole wheat flour.

This recipe will teach you how to produce a waffle mix that will last in your cabinet for a long time. Zip bags can be used (and reused for future batches) since they take up smaller space in the pantry. 

Plus, because these are made with simple ingredients, you can feel good about presenting them to your family without worrying about what substances were added to the package to keep them shelf-stable.

How to Store Homemade Waffle Mix

heart-shaped waffles, eggs, whisk, a bowl of flour

After mixing all of the dry ingredients, place them in a zip bag or an airtight container. You may keep these in your pantry for up to 6 months.

After you’ve blended the ingredients, mark the exterior of the bags clearly with the measurements for the wet ingredients that will be added to the waffle mix when you’re ready to cook them. This saves you from having to get out the recipe to get your batter on the waffle iron.

Cooking With the DIY Waffle Mix

Once you’ve made the waffle mix, all you need are melted butter, eggs, vanilla, and milk.


  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter (optional)
  • 1 bag of DIY waffle mix


  1. Combine all of the waffle batter ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl. If using, add the egg, milk, and butter. To blend, mix everything thoroughly.
  2. Ladle waffle batter into each cavity of the waffle iron, close the top, and cook until the waffles are brown on both sides and easily lifted from the iron. Repeat with the rest of the waffle batter.
  3. Serve with syrup, fruit, or your favorite waffle toppings.

Storage Suggestions

Make a large batch of handmade waffles over the weekend and put any leftovers in the freezer. Then you’ll have simple toaster waffles for weekday breakfasts!

Freezing Waffles

  1. Allow all of the waffles to cool completely.
  2. To prevent sticking, place a sheet of wax paper between the layers of waffle in freezer bags. Keep the frozen vegetables in the freezer until ready to eat.

Reheating Frozen Waffles

  1. Heat each waffle individually in a toaster oven or a simple toaster until cooked through.
  2. You may also reheat frozen waffles in an oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. To avoid the waffles from drying out as they heat, cover them loosely with foil.

Waffle Batter Storage

Making waffle batter is a breeze. It’s so simple that you can overdo it and make more than you need. If this is the case, you can refrigerate any leftovers and use them another day.

Don’t Keep It Inside the Fridge for Too Long

Yes, you can keep waffle batter in the fridge. But you can’t just leave it there for as long as you want. The optimal time to keep waffle batter in the refrigerator is two days. The eggs and the other ingredients will stay fresh as a result of this.

Put It in the Freezer to Keep It Fresher for Longer

If you set your waffle batter in the freezer, it can stay for up to a month! This is due to the ice’s ability to keep bacteria from entering and damaging the eggs.

The beautiful thing about it is that even if a month passes, the batter is still safe to use. However, keep in mind that continuing over the 1-month period will result in a decline in quality and freshness.

Make Sure to Seal It

You can’t expect high-quality, fresh waffles if they’re not tightly sealed. Even if you simply keep it in the fridge for a few hours. This is how critical it is. 

The following are the ideal containers for overnight waffles:

  • Resealable Bags
  • Glass Jars
  • Plastic Containers