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What’s the secret ingredient for easy, fluffy, and crispy waffles?! With 4 ingredients — including a box of baking mix and a bottle of club soda — these Bisquick Waffles come together in just 5 minutes! Serve the homemade waffles with syrup, bacon, and fruit salad for breakfast, or with fried chicken for dinner. It’s a quick meal that the whole family will love!

Pouring syrup on a plate of crispy Bisquick waffles with fresh berries

Best Bisquick Waffles

The best waffles always have a crispy outside and a fluffy inside. Texture is key, and the secret ingredient in these Bisquick Waffles sets them apart from the rest! A classic made-from-scratch homemade waffle recipe gets it’s fluffy texture and crisp exterior from folding stiff egg whites into the batter. While this trick works beautifully, it can be time-intensive and laborious to beat egg whites until stiff peaks form (not ideal when you have a lot of hungry mouths to feed). Instead, we’re taking a shortcut today with a box of Bisquick and a bottle of club soda!

How do you make boxed waffles better?

The addition of our secret ingredient — club soda — elevates a basic box of Bisquick from good to great! Club soda is made from water charged with carbon dioxide to give it bubbles. The carbonation in club soda makes the waffle batter light and more aerated — essentially accomplishing the same task as the egg whites without all of the work!

Is Pancake Mix the same as waffle mix?

For this recipe, you’ll need Bisquick (or a similar all-purpose baking mix). This mix is designed for both pancakes and waffles, but the recipe is not the same. While the two popular breakfast treats are similar and have some ingredients in common (such as flour, baking soda or baking powder, fat, and eggs), their batters are different. Waffles usually contain more fat (in the form of melted butter or oil), which is a key ingredient for crispy waffles with a tender, chewy inside. Don’t try to decrease the oil in this recipe — they just won’t be as good!

Can Bisquick Shake and pour be used for waffles?

Bisquick Shake n’ Pour is a specially formulated batter designed for pancakes. I do not recommend using a bottle of the Shake n’ Pour pancake batter to make these waffles, since the consistency and texture will be very different.

Square side shot of a stack of crispy waffles on a plate

Ingredients for Bisquick Waffles without Milk

This is just a quick overview of the ingredients that you’ll need for the best waffle recipe using Bisquick. As always, specific measurements and step-by-step instructions can be found in the printable recipe box at the bottom of the post.

  • Bisquick: this shortcut all-purpose baking mix includes flour, leavening agents, cornstarch (a thickening agent), vegetable oil, salt and sugar.
  • Egg: to give the waffles structure.
  • Club soda: the carbonation in the water aerates and lifts the batter for fluffy waffles.
  • Vegetable oil: fat is essential for crispy waffles with a tender inside. You can substitute with another neutral oil like canola.
Ingredients for Bisquick waffles with club soda

How to Make Waffles with Bisquick

Once you’ve tasted a beautiful, golden brown, crispy waffle recipe at home, you’ll never go back to the frozen toaster waffles again! Use this go-to formula for sweet or savory Bisquick waffles that you can serve for breakfast with butter and syrup, for brunch with sausage gravy, or for dinner with fried chicken. They’re versatile, simple, and perfect every time!

  1. Whisk together Bisquick, egg, club soda, and oil.
  2. Cook waffles in a lightly-oiled waffle iron for 3-5 minutes each, or until cooked through and golden brown.
  3. Top with butter, powdered sugar, syrup, or berries and enjoy!
Waffle batter in a bowl
Process shot showing how to make Bisquick waffles
Square image of a plate of homemade waffles with fresh fruit on top

How do you keep waffles crispy?

To keep the waffles warm and crisp while you cook the remaining batter, place the waffles on a wire rack on top of a rimmed baking sheet. Keep in a 200° F oven until ready to serve.

What to Serve with Bisquick Waffles

Waffles are such a versatile meal to enjoy at any time of day! In the morning or at brunch, pair the waffles with fruit salad, sausage gravy, candied bacon, or a baked omelet. For lunch or dinner, chicken n’ waffles is a classic combination. We love this buttermilk fried chicken, these chicken tenders, or pan-fried chicken cutlets with the easy Bisquick waffles. You can even take a shortcut and use frozen chicken tenders!

Waffle Toppings

The options are endless when it comes to waffle toppings. From sweet to savory, here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Butter
  • Maple syrup or honey
  • Powdered sugar
  • Jam or fruit syrup
  • Sliced fresh fruit such as strawberries, blueberries or peaches
  • Whipped cream
  • Drizzle of peanut butter
  • Cinnamon and sugar
  • Chocolate sauce
  • Apple butter
  • Sausage gravy
  • Chopped, toasted pecans or walnuts
Shot of a plate of homemade waffles with fresh berries

Storage

Allow the leftover waffles to cool completely, then wrap tightly and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

To Freeze

Allow the waffles to cool completely, then wrap individual waffles in plastic wrap and package in a large Ziploc freezer bag. The waffles will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.

To Reheat

Just remove as many as you need and place straight into the toaster oven on the medium setting until heated through and crispy again. If reheating straight from the freezer, they may need slightly longer in the toaster.

Recipe Variations

  • If you don’t have Bisquick, this recipe will likely work with other all-purpose baking mixes. I have tested it with good results using the Krusteaz mix, but I haven’t tried any other brands. Let me know if you give the waffles a shot with a homemade Bisquick mix!
  • Use seltzer water instead of club soda. While they’re not technically the same thing, the two beverages will work interchangeably in this recipe.
  • Add cinnamon, nutmeg, or other warm spices to the batter. A dash of vanilla extract also adds delicious flavor. Each waffle tastes like it’s made from scratch!
  • For slightly sweeter waffles, add a little bit of sugar to the batter.
  • Fold miniature chocolate chips or fresh blueberries into the batter.
  • Use a Belgian waffle maker for bigger, thicker waffles.
  • Waffles without a Waffle Iron: Yes, you can make waffles without a waffle iron; however, you won’t achieve the same crispy edges. Here’s a great explanation on how to use a grill pan for homemade waffles. Alternatively, you can make waffles in a sandwich press using these instructions.
Syrup and butter on a plate of Bisquick waffles

Tips for the Best Bisquick Waffle Recipe

  • Don’t over-mix the batter. Stir just until the ingredients are combined. You will still have some lumps, which is fine. Over-mixing will result in dense, tough, and dry waffles.
  • Use a good waffle iron that will cook your waffles to an even golden-brown color with those beautiful crispy edges. I love my All-Clad waffle iron(affiliate link), but there are many high-quality options on the market.
  • Make sure to use a brush to lightly oil the waffle iron before adding each round of batter, or spray with non stick cooking spray. This will prevent the waffles from sticking to your waffle maker. Just don’t use too much oil, or the waffles can come out greasy.
  • Keep the waffles warm while you finish with the rest of your batter by placing the cooked waffles on a wire rack on top of a rimmed baking sheet in a 200° F oven.
Pouring syrup on a plate of easy homemade waffles

More Recipes with Bisquick

Pouring syrup on a plate of crispy Bisquick waffles with fresh berries

Bisquick Waffles with a Secret Ingredient!

Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Servings 6 waffles (about 6 ½ inches in diameter each)
Calories 260 kcal
What's the secret ingredient for easy, fluffy, and crispy waffles?! With help from a box of baking mix and a bottle of club soda, these Bisquick Waffles come together with just 5 minutes and 4 ingredients.

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups Bisquick
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 ¼ cups club soda (a 10-ounce bottle)
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • Optional, for serving: butter, syrup, fresh berries, whipped cream

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, whisk together Bisquick, egg, club soda and oil. Let the batter rest while you preheat the waffle iron.
  • Cook waffles in a lightly oiled waffle iron for 3-5 minutes each, or until cooked through and golden brown.

Notes

  • If you don’t have Bisquick, this recipe will likely work with other all-purpose baking mixes. I have tested it with good results using the Krusteaz mix, but I haven’t tried any other brands. Let me know if you give the waffles a shot with a homemade Bisquick mix!
  • Use seltzer water instead of club soda. While they’re not technically the same thing, the two beverages will work interchangeably in this recipe.
  • Add cinnamon, nutmeg, or other warm spices to the batter.
  • For slightly sweeter waffles, add a little bit of sugar to the batter.
  • Waffles without a Waffle Iron: Yes, you can make waffles without a waffle iron; however, you won’t achieve the same crispy edges. Here’s a great explanation on how to use a grill pan for homemade waffles. Alternatively, you can make waffles in a sandwich press using these instructions.
  • Don’t over-mix the batter. Stir just until the ingredients are combined. You will still have some lumps, which is fine. Over-mixing will result in dense, tough, and dry waffles.
  • Use a good waffle iron that will cook your waffles to an even golden-brown color with those beautiful crispy edges. I love my All-Clad waffle iron, but there are many good options on the market.
  • Make sure to use a brush to lightly oil the waffle iron before adding each round of batter or spray with cooking spray. This will prevent the waffles from sticking to your waffle maker. Just don’t use too much oil, or the waffles can come out greasy.
  • Keep the waffles warm while you finish with the rest of your batter by placing the cooked waffles on a wire rack on top of a rimmed baking sheet in a 200° F oven.

Nutrition

Serving: 1waffleCalories: 260kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 4gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 531mgPotassium: 76mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 41IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 78mgIron: 1mg
Keyword: bisquick waffles, crispy waffles, easy waffles, waffles with club soda
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner
Cuisine: American
Author: Blair Lonergan

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