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A Handy Bisquick Waffle Recipe to Always Keep on Hand

A Handy Bisquick Waffle Recipe to Always Keep on Hand

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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 my Bisquick waffle recipe!

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 help tools in the arsenal of any waffle-maker.

What is Bisquick?

Bisquick is a mixture of a few of the basic ingredients that go into a variety of different treats, including biscuits, pancakes, muffins, casseroles, crusts, and of course waffles. It was actually first used on train cars almost one hundred years ago as an efficient way to turn out perfect biscuits for hungry passengers. Today it can be bought in just about any grocery or convenience store and is inspiring brand new recipe ideas every single day.

Making the most out of your Bisquick

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 as 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 are able to 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.

Count the benefits

Other than streamlining your waffle-making process, Bisquick has a number of 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 is preserved with this substitution. In fact, 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.

Bisquick Waffle Recipe

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Bisquick Waffle recipe
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  1. Heat your waffle iron and then grease it lightly with vegetable oil or cooking spray.
  2. Stir all the ingredients thoroughly until completely blended.
  3. Pour a portion on to the center of your waffle iron and close lid.
  4. Let waffle bake for approximately 5 minutes or until steam stops.
  5. Remove waffle carefully using a spatula or rounded knife.
Recipe Notes

What is Bisquick?

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 of time 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 a number of baking projects, like Belgian waffles, Bisquick was advertised to "Make Anybody a Perfect Biscuit Maker."

Bisquick today

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.

How to substitute Bisquick?

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.