How to Turn Pancake Mix Into Waffle Mix

Simple way to transform pancake mix into waffle mix

One of the most common recipes that I use from our recipe index is our Oatmeal Pancake Mix recipe. Ever since I stumbled on this recipe a few years ago, I haven’t used any other pancake mix. My family loves it. I love it too. Not only does it have a hearty flavor and texture, but it is made with wheat flour and oats. It’s delicious, filling and healthy!

Well, the other morning was a waffle morning. I don’t know what made it a waffle morning. It just was. My husband suggested that we use our favorite pancake mix to make the waffles. I initially scoffed at his idea thinking it wouldn’t work but immediately began to do a little research on how to transform a pancake mix into waffles mix.

Turns out, it is super easy. In order for pancake mix to take form and not stick as they become waffles, they just need a little extra fat in the mix. All I did was add a little oil (I used coconut oil) to the recipe and the waffles turned out beautifully!

Simply put: Add 1/8 cup oil to your pancake recipe in order to use it as a waffle recipe.  Since we usually double the oatmeal pancake mix recipe, I added 1/4 cup coconut oil.

With bellies full of waffles, we were all set to take on the day ahead!

PS-Did you know you can freeze waffles and pop them in the toaster in the morning for a quick, healthy, kid-friendly breakfast?

Simple way to transform pancake mix into waffle mix


How to Turn Pancake Mix Into Waffle Mix

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 6 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Waffle Iron
  • Cuisine: American


This is a simple way to transform pancake mix into waffle mix. You will have yourself a heart, filling, delicious mix!


  • Your favorite pancake mix (Our oatmeal pancake mix)
  • 2 Tablespoons cooking oil (I used coconut oil)


  1. For one batch of our oatmeal pancake mix, add about two tablespoons of oil.


Nutrition values calculated from 4 cups of pancake mix.

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  1. Thanks, that’s exactly the information I was looking for! Trying it tonight with leftover pancake batter.

    • Rachel says

      Awesome, glad we could help.