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I think waffles got me through the the start of my freshman year of college. No joke. The dining hall had a self-serve waffle station that was open regardless of whether it was actually breakfast time or not. During that awkward first week of not knowing anyone, a group of girls and I who shared several classes together decided to get breakfast together in between classes one day. It soon became a daily event and waffles were a common occurrence. I’ve been friends in one way or another with these girls ever since.
So clearly, it was the waffles that got me through that awkward phase in the beginning.
But I digress… My point is that I’m always looking for a good waffle recipe that’s not complicated. I found this pinned recipe for waffles using a cake mix and thought I’d give it a try. Major brownie points (or should I say waffle points?) to Amanda for originally pinning this recipe from lovefromtheoven.com, because this is THE best waffle I’ve ever made in my life! If you can make a cake from a box, you can make these waffles.
These awesome waffles call for a few simple ingredients.
Depending on what cake mix you use, your ingredients may vary. You need a cake mix, the ingredients the mix calls for (water, oil, and eggs in my case), cinnamon, and vanilla.
Follow the directions on your cake mix. My mix instructed to combine all ingredients and beat well. Also add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of vanilla to your mixture.
Heat your waffle iron. When ready, spray your iron with cooking spray, drop your waffle batter into the center of the iron, and close the lid.
I have an Oster Flip Belgian Waffle Maker that Santa Claus brought me a few years ago for christmas (Best. Present. Ever.). I like it because it has a light that turns green when your waffle’s ready. It’s handle also folds over so it takes up less storage space. Plus, if your going to get a waffle maker, why wouldn’t you get a Belgian waffle iron over one of those silly flat rectangular ones?
I had my iron on a medium heat setting and put around 2/3 cup on batter in the center of my waffle iron. It took 2-3 minutes for the waffle to cook. Mine looked a little dark when opened my waffle iron, but it was actually still light and fluffy! Your should get 4-5 full size Belgium waffles from this recipe.
Now you could stop right here, slap some syrup or butter on your delicious waffle and call it a day, which is perfectly acceptable. It’s delicious no matter what you put on top of it. In fact, I think Papa Boyer ate one cold without putting anything on it while I wasn’t looking. But here’s how to make it even better…
Combine a jar of Duncan Hines Frosting Creations Frosting Starter with their Cinnamon Roll flavor packet. Put your icing in a glass measuring cup and warm it in the microwave for around 30 seconds. Instead of using syrup or butter, drizzle some of this warm icing over your waffle and enjoy!
I only need warmed up half of my container of icing for this batch of waffles so I stuck the rest in the refrigerator for the next time, because there will definitely be a next time. These waffles are even best friend approved! I made a batch the morning after a sleepover with my best friend, and even she thought they were really good. We both went back for seconds and I’m sure you will too!