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Aunt Jemima Waffle Recipe

Mix up your breakfast times with this easy-to-follow Aunt Jemima waffle recipe

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Claire Onidi
Passionate about food and pastries since always, Claire spends most of her time in the kitchen to develop new recipes. She is French but lived many years abroad.
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Updated September 13, 2022
Medically reviewed by
Kirsten Mae Magbanua
Kirsten Mae Magbanua

Medically reviewed by

Kirsten Mae Magbanua

Kirsten Mae Magbanua is a graduating student with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from University of the Philippines Los Baños. She is set to graduate as magna cum laude this coming August 2022. Kirsten has been a consistent honor student throughout her college years and has been a member of an academic organization.
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Put some fun and flavor into your breakfasts with this Aunt Jemima Waffle recipe.

Aunt Jemima Waffle recipe

The whole family will love eating these soft and fluffy, yet golden and crisp, waffles for their first meal of the day.

The main ingredient is the Aunt Jemima Original Pancake and Waffle Mix. This is produced by the Pearl Milling Company and the origins of the mix go back over 100 years.

Originally called Aunt Jemima, you’ll find that the homegrown American brand offers a delicious range of products including different syrups and a pancake mix along with other breakfast items.

And my Aunt Jemima’s Waffle recipe is so easy to make! All you need is the mixture, an egg, some milk, and cooking oil.

You’ll be able to make a delicious weekday breakfast or morning meal with just these 4 readily available ingredients. And then you can serve with a range of different toppings to suit your own tastes – the choice is yours!

Easy Tips For The Best Aunt Jemima Waffles


  • Grease the surfaces of your waffle maker or waffle iron. You should do this even if it says it’s a non-stick model as this means you can more easily take the waffles out of the iron once they’re baked. Lightly brush some vegetable oil over the cooking surfaces, or you can use a cooking spray if this is what you have in at home. Remember to re-grease the surface between each waffle you bake.

  • Watch your waffle iron carefully so that you’ll know when the waffles are ready to come out. Lots of waffle makers have indicator lights that will tell you when you can open it up.If not, look out for when the steaming stops coming out of the iron’s sides. This means that the waffles are done – don’t be tempted to lift the lid any sooner!

  • Put your waffles into the oven once you’ve baked them. This will keep the waffles warm and also add an extra crisp to your waffles.

  • Separating the egg before adding it to the Aunt Jemima mix will give you really light and more fluffy waffles. Add the yolk and beat this into the mixture first.Whisk your egg white on its own until you have stiff peaks. Then, carefully fold it into the waffle mix before baking.

  • Preheat your oven to about 200oF. Each waffle should go in your oven for about 5 minutes, and put them straight onto the rack in one layer – stacking your waffles will result in them going soggy!

Aunt Jemima Waffle

How To Make Aunt Jemima Waffles

  • Prep Time10 min
  • Cook Time7 min
  • Total Time17 min
  • Servings6 x four-inch waffle
  • Yield6 x four-inch waffle

Level: Easy

Ingredients




 

Equipment



 

Method


  1. Prepare the Waffle Mixture

    Preheat your waffle iron or maker according to the instructions. Remember to grease the surfaces a little with some vegetable oil before you start.

    In your mixing bowl, combine the Aunt Jemima Mix with the milk, egg, and oil. Make sure to give it a good stir so that you don’t have any lumps.

    Allow your waffle batter to rest for about 5 minutes before baking. This will give you even better results!

  2. Bake the Waffles

    Pour around ¼ cup of your waffle mixture into the waffle maker or iron. Allow your waffles to bake.

    This shouldn’t take too long. Either wait until the light tells you that the waffles are baked. Or wait until the steam is no longer coming out of the sides of the iron.

  3. Serve your Waffles

    Open the lid of your waffle iron. Taking care due to the heat and so that your waffles don’t break, remove the waffle.

    Put any baked waffles into the oven while you repeat Step 2 to make more. Finally, serve with your favorite sweet or savory toppings.


Other Ways To Make Aunt Jemima’s Waffles


  • If you don’t have any vegetable oil, butter or a shortening can be substituted for this. But, for the best waffles, we recommend the oil as this gives you a thin batter that will make your waffles nice and crispy.

  • Using buttermilk instead of normal milk will give your waffles a softer texture. This is due to it having a higher fat content than cow’s milk. For just a slightly softer result, use half buttermilk and half regular milk. You can even substitute your normal milk for a nut milk or soy milk to cut out the dairy.

  • You can also get light waffles by adding ½ teaspoon of baking powder and ¼ teaspoon of baking soda. These ingredients will also give your waffles a nice rise and help them to go a golden brown color.

  • To help protect the consistency of your waffles and prevent them from going soggy in the oven, add some cornstarch (¼ cup for every cup Aunt Jemima mix used).

  • Finally, if you like your waffles on the sweet side, mix in a little vanilla essence. You don’t need much though to achieve this sweetness – ½ teaspoon should be enough for your batter.

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Toppings Suggestions For Aunt Jemima Waffles

The type of toppings you make for your Aunt Jemima waffles will depend entirely on what flavors you like!


  • You can opt for a classic combo of chocolate chips (or syrup) and vanilla ice cream with some chocolate sauce drizzled over the top.

  • For a more decadent dish, try adding some whipped cream. You’ll love the contrast of this sweet and creamy topping mixed with your crisp, freshly cooked waffles.

  • An easy choice is to simply add a fruit jelly or jam.

  • For a tasty and refreshing contrast, top your Aunt Jemima waffles with fresh fruit. You don’t have to stick to the obvious choices – bananas or blueberries – but can pick any fruit you like, such as cherries, strawberries, pineapples, or raspberries.

  • One of the tried and true classics is to top your fluffy waffles with a little butter and some smooth maple syrup. This will give you just the right amount of sweetness and a mouth-watering saucy topping as the butter will melt over your warm waffles.

Storage Instructions

You can store your waffles, once they’ve cooled, in the refrigerator for up to 5 days in a plastic bag or airtight container. Plus, you can freeze waffles for up to 1 month.

Just remember to allow your frozen waffles to thaw thoroughly before reheating them again.

How To Reheat Aunt Jemima Waffles

The easiest way to reheat Aunt Jemima waffles is in your toaster. Reheat them for a minute or so and take the walls out once they’ve crisped.

You can also use a microwave oven. Heat in intervals of 30 seconds until they’re fully reheated through.

Another option is to use your oven on a medium heat of about 200oF. Place your waffles on a baking sheet and heat for about 5 minutes.

Nutritional Tips and Advice

The Aunt Jemima Waffle mix is an ideal source of energy. It’s ideal for a hearty breakfast or as a well rounded brunch snack.

This is because per 100 grams serving, it contains 314 calories and 70 grams of carbs. Plus, it has a decent amount of protein and the fat content is relatively low.

The macronutrient content is determined by what extra ingredients you’ve added to the Aunt Jemima waffle mix. For example, this will vary depending on whether you’ve used normal milk or one of the milk alternatives.

But, do take note of the amount of added sugars that this Aunt Jemima waffle recipe contains. This is high at 14.9 grams per 100 grams serving.

The American Heart Association recommends that the amount of added sugar consumed in any one day should be no more than 24 grams for women and 36 grams for men. So this method of making waffles is on the high side of this recommendation.

Therefore, it’s best not to add too many sugary toppings to the waffles. This way, you’ll stick within the added sugar limits that are recommended by the professionals. – Kirsten Mae Magbanua, RND

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
  • 216Calories
  • 6.4 gFat
  • 35.6gCarbs
  • 5.9gProtein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 x four-inch waffle
Amount per serving
Calories216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat6.4 g8%
Saturated Fat1.5 g8%
Cholesterol30 mg10%
Sodium765mg33%
Total Carbohydrate35.6g13%
Dietary Fiber1 g4%
Total Sugars8.4g
Protein5.9g
Vitamin C3 mg14%
Calcium140 mg11%
Iron2 mg11%
Potassium27 mg1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.
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