Krusteaz Waffles Recipe

Make quick and eaz-y waffles with Krusteaz mix!

Claire Onidi By
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 October 23, 2022

For an easy but tasty breakfast, make Krusteaz waffles! With a simple pancake mix, you can save time and serve your family and friends an incredible dish.

Krusteaz waffles

Krusteaz is an American company that makes many different baking products. In fact, the name comes from their first item, a pre-made pie crust: it’s a combination of “crust” and “ease.”

Once the company gained recognition for its pie crusts, it started producing other baking mixes, including those for waffles and pancakes. In particular, they make “Just Add Water” products that make baking extremely simple.

While this waffle recipe uses a few more ingredients than just water, you don’t need many! You only need the pancake mix, vegetable oil, water, and an egg.

With this easy recipe, you get soft, fluffy waffles with a crispy outer crust. They’re great with maple syrup, sliced fresh fruit, whipped cream, or even vanilla ice cream!

And you can make a big brunch of Belgian waffles and other diner classics like eggs, bacon, sausages, and home fries. Or, try the Southern classic “chicken and waffles” for dinner.

Breakfast has never been easier — or tastier!

All About Krusteaz Waffle Ingredients

Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix

Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix is the main ingredient in this recipe. In fact, it already combines all of the dry ingredients for waffles in one convenient package.

For instance, it contains all of the necessary items, such as flour, leavening, sugar, buttermilk powder, and egg white powder.

And don’t worry that it’s called pancake mix – it works perfectly well as waffle mix too! The company even specifies that in their recipe.

In my recipe, you can also substitute Krusteaz Protein Flapjack & Waffle Mix. Simply swap in the same amount of dry mix.

Cold Water

The main liquid in this waffle recipe is plain water. But the temperature of the water can drastically affect the texture of your waffles.

For fluffy waffles that are light instead of dense, use cold water. If you use warm water, you can melt the fat in the waffle mix, and this will make the batter seem too liquidy.

This can also end up making your waffles a bit flat.


While you can use whole beaten eggs in this recipe, you’ll get a better result if you separate them.

Once you’ve separated the egg yolk from the white, lightly beat the yolk. Then you can add that to the batter with the water.

After, beat or whisk the egg white to the stiff peak stage. Then, gently fold it into the prepared batter.

By doing this, your Krusteaz waffles will be much lighter.

Vegetable Oil

I like my waffles golden brown and crispy, so I use vegetable oil instead of butter. Vegetable oil is pure fat, while butter includes both fat and water, in addition to other things, such as milk proteins.

The water from butter can prevent your waffles from browning properly because there is extra moisture in the batter. But vegetable oil will give you crispy waffles.

And if you still want the flavor of butter, simply place a pat on top of your fresh hot waffle, and let it melt.

Tips & Tricks For Making the Best Krusteaz Waffles

Spice It Up

For a fun variation, add some extra flavorings to your Belgian waffle mix. For instance, you can add spices or extracts.

To make autumn spice waffles, I usually add ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg and a ½ teaspoon of cinnamon. And for any batch of waffles, I’ll toss in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Preheat the Waffle Iron

For crispy waffles, you need to pour the batter into a preheated waffle iron. If you don’t, your waffles will end up soggy and soft.

I let my waffle maker heat for about 10 minutes before I try my first one. Also, let the waffle iron reheat for a few minutes between waffle batches.

Some waffle maker models have built-in indicators that let you know when your appliance is hot. But if yours doesn’t, you can test it with a few drops of water.

When you think the iron is hot, flick a little water at it. If you see the water droplets skitter over the surface and you can hear them sizzle, your iron is hot enough!

Grease the Waffle Iron

Always grease your waffle iron, even if the label says “non-stick”! That way, you’ll never end up with stuck-on batter.

For greasing, you can use either vegetable oil or butter.

Watch the Steam

While certain waffle maker models tell you when your waffle is done, you don’t have to rely on the appliance to tell you. Instead, you can watch the steam.

As the batter cooks, steam will escape from the sides of the iron. And when the steam disappears, your waffle is done.

Also, avoid opening the iron early. If you do this, any uncooked section of the waffle may tear away and stick to the iron.

Krusteaz waffles recipe

How To Make Krusteaz Waffles

  • Prep Time10 min
  • Cook Time5
  • Total Time15 min
  • Servings4 waffles
  • Yield4

Level: Easy




  1. Prepare the Iron

    First, let the waffle iron heat up, and then grease it.

  2. Blend Batter

    Next, put all of the ingredients into the mixing bowl and stir them together. You don’t have to get the batter completely smooth – there should be some small lumps.

  3. Cook Waffles

    Pour a quarter of the batter (or however much fits) into your preheated iron. Close the top and cook it until it’s golden brown and no more steam comes out.

    Then, remove the waffle and let the iron come back up to temperature. Repeat with the remaining batter.

  4. Top and Serve

    When all of your waffles are ready, add your favorite toppings and dig in!

Krusteaz waffles serve

Best Toppings For Krusteaz Waffles

  • You can’t go wrong with this real maple syrup! Drizzle it on directly, or pour it over buttered waffles.

  • For a healthy start to your day, top your waffles with fresh fruit! Blueberries are one of my favorites, but sliced strawberries are delicious too.

  • I also love to add sliced bananas to my waffles – sometimes with a smear of peanut butter! You can either slice the bananas, or chop them small and place them in the crevices of the waffle.

  • Though it sounds a bit strange, bacon bits are actually a perfect complement to the lightly sweet Krusteaz waffles. They add a little zing of salt and a smoky flavor that makes the waffles taste even richer.

  • Ice cream and whipped cream toppings make your waffles more dessert items than breakfast foods. But, it’s a great treat! You can try any flavor of ice cream on your waffles. And if you scoop it on while the waffles are hot, the ice cream will melt into a delicious sauce.

  • I love chocolate, and Nutella is a great way to fulfill my cravings. On waffles, you can either drizzle or spread it. Either way, you’ll have a sweet and chocolatey breakfast delight.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

In the refrigerator, your waffles will last for about 2 days. But in the freezer, they’ll be fine for up to 2 months.

When you’re ready to enjoy your waffles once more, just pop the frozen waffles into the oven at 300 degrees, or in the toaster oven on high. You don’t need to thaw them!

Nutrition Advice

Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix is convenient, but packaged products also have downsides. For instance, they contain preservatives and lots of salt to keep them shelf-stable.

This recipe contains about 600mg of sodium, and the recommended daily allowance is 2300mg. Therefore, by starting the day with one waffle, you might exceed your limit by bedtim.

If you do make these waffles, I recommend that you choose low-sodium foods for the rest of the day.

Also, you can make your own waffle mixes from basic pantry ingredients if you have enough time. That way, you can control the amount of salt, and there won’t be any preservatives. – Kirsten Mae Magbanua, RND

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
  • 176Calories
  • 8.9gFat
  • 20.1gCarbs
  • 4.4gProtein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Per serving, ¼ recipe
Amount per serving
Calories 176
% Daily Value*
Total Fat8.9g11%
Saturated Fat1.9g 10%
Cholesterol41mg 14%
Sodium258mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate20.1g 7%
Dietary Fiber1g 4%
Total Sugars3.1g
Vitamin C4mcg 19%
Calcium134mg 10%
Iron1mg 6%
Potassium16mg 0%
*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.