Our Secret Waffle Recipe


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My mom taught me a secret about waffles that we use all the time now. Sometimes it really is just easier to use a really yummy mix (we love the pancake mix from Sam’s club by Daily Chef), but then they don’t taste homemade. SO! Here’s Our Secret Waffle Recipe.


It’s all about a little buttermilk and almond extract! That’s it. Just add it to the basic recipe substituting buttermilk for 1/4 of the liquid and adding that almond extract. You can’t tell what it is that makes them awesome, but it changes everything!


Can Waffle Batter Be Kept Overnight?

Pancake and waffle batter that is made with baking powder can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator.

Allow the batter to come to room temperature and stir a little for best results.

Since the baking powder may lose some of its potency overnight, you may want to sprinkle just a little into the batter and stir gently.


Can Leftover Waffles Be Frozen?

The best way to freeze leftover waffles is to cool completely and then place on a cooking sheet in a single layer.

Put the waffles in the freezer for an hour or two, until frozen, then transfer the waffles to a freezer bag and store for 3-4 months.


How Do You Reheat Waffles?

Preheat oven or toaster oven to 350 degrees.

Place waffles in a single layer on a baking sheet.

Bake for 10-15 minutes.


Our Secret Waffle Recipe

Our Secret Waffle Recipe


  • Daily Chef Pancake Mix
  • Buttermilk
  • Almond Extract


  1. Prepare the waffle recipe as normal, but substitute buttermilk for 1/4 the amount of water and add 1-2 teaspoons of almond extract to the batter.
  2. Cook as normal.
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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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3 comments on “Our Secret Waffle Recipe”

  1. Thank you for sharing your secret. I’ll try it or my children. I’ve got the best waffle maker, so I’ll try it.

  2. Please make a copycat waffle recipe like waffle house waffles SOOOOO good I’ve tried numerous times and either too thick or too airy. theres are crisp in the exterior and soft and moist in the inside. also their grits is so unique,smooth yet textured, and smooth.. ah I’m getting hungry lol, please help! thanks love the site!

  3. Wow! Such a unique idea! I don’t have a buttermilk syrup, but it looks like I need to get one.