The secret to making perfect Belgian waffles is simple: do it in whatever way works best for you. With all of the different recipes available, finding something that can satisfy your taste buds should not be a challenge. But have you learned how to make crazy-good waffles in record time, even if you are working within a budget? The trick is our Bisquick waffle recipe!
This light Bisquick Belgian waffle can be served as a tasty treat with morning coffee or afternoon tea. Just add a drizzle of syrup or melted butter. This Bisquick Belgian Waffle recipe makes about 12 waffles depending on the depth of the waffle iron, as some waffle irons require more batter than others.
This Bisquick waffle recipe will give you that same crunch and that perfect chew with half the effort. As long you have some basic ingredients (and a handy helping of Bisquick) you can get started right away. But if you want a few extra tips to make sure your next batch turns out even more delicious, take some time to learn about one of the most helpful tools in the arsenal of any waffle-maker.
Bisquick Belgian waffle recipe
- 2 cups Original Bisquick® batter mix
- 1,3 cups Milk
- 1 Eggs medium
- 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
- Heat your waffle iron and then grease it lightly with vegetable oil or cooking spray.
- Stir all the ingredients thoroughly until completely blended.
- Pour a portion on to the center of your waffle iron and close lid.
- Let waffle bake for approximately 5 minutes or until steam stops.
- Remove waffle carefully using a spatula or rounded knife.
What Is Bisquick and how can it be used in making Belgian Waffles?
Invented in 1930, Bisquick was made popular by executive Carl Smith after he learned that the talented chef on his train car used a homemade biscuit mix that he prepared in bulk to save time during the baking process. The chef’s original mix included flour, salt, baking powder, and lard, which he kept fresh for long periods by storing over ice. When it came time to bake them in the morning, the chef simply shaped his biscuits and placed them in the oven, effectively saving time without compromising the fresh taste of his biscuits.
After returning from this business trip encounter, Carl Smith initiated the design of the original Bisquick mix by General Mills. All early stages of product design were kept extremely secret, due to looming fears that other companies would beat GM’s release of the first biscuit in a box. Sold as the perfectly crafted base to several baking projects, like Belgian waffles, Bisquick was advertised to “Make Anybody a Perfect Biscuit Maker.”
Using Bisquick is as simple as you would think since it was invented for convenience and versatility. After trying a few different recipes that are out there, you will be as comfortable using it like any of your other frequent baking standbys.
When using it in this Bisquick waffle recipe, you will be surprised at just how efficient this box of magic can be. The standard Belgian Waffle recipe has seven ingredients, but by substituting Bisquick, you can eliminate baking powder, butter, flour, salt, and sugar and bring your total ingredient count to a mere four. Try out my Bisquick Belgian Waffle recipe once for yourself, and you will be able to substitute it in any of your other waffle recipes without any fuss.
Today, Bisquick remains largely unchanged, with the primary exception being the substitution of hydrogenated oils for lard. Bisquick is a mixture of enriched wheat flour (bleached), partially hydrogenated cottonseed and/or soybean oil, baking soda, salt, and dextrose. Bisquick does, however, sell a gluten-free version of the mix, in which the wheat flour has been substituted with rice flour.
Bisquick Original has no cholesterol and contains 4.5 grams of trans fat per cup. As a heart-healthy alternative, Bisquick HeartSmart contains no trans fats and no cholesterol.
Count the benefits
Other than streamlining your waffle-making process, Bisquick has several other benefits that will be sure to help any dedicated cook. For one thing, it cuts down on the number of ingredients you need to keep in your pantry. Sick of missing your regular waffles because you’re running low on baking powder? Bisquick combines most of the essential baking ingredients into one box, saving space and maybe even a trip to the grocery store.
But how do the waffles taste? Once you try them for yourself you will see that all of the things you love about perfect Belgian waffles are preserved with this substitution. Some say that it is a slight improvement, adding an extra bit of flakey goodness to the original recipe. You can be the judge for yourself after you give them a taste.
How to substitute Bisquick in your waffle recipe?
If necessary, Bisquick can be substituted with a mixture of the following ingredients: 1 cup flour, ½ teaspoon of salt, 1½ teaspoons of baking powder, and 2½ tablespoons of oil, melted butter, or lard.