A handful of blueberries or other small or sliced berries, miniature chocolate chips. A classic way to make boxed waffles taste better is to add a little vanilla extract to the dough. The addition of vanilla will bring depth of flavor and a touch of sweetness to the waffles, without adding additional sugar. Try adding 2 tablespoons of melted butter to the boxed waffle dough for every 4-5 waffles.
Simply put two tablespoons of butter in a microwave-safe bowl and heat it until it melts. Add the melted butter to the dough with the liquid. After adding butter, the dough may end up needing a little less liquid, so simply subtract two tablespoons of liquid from the recipe to compensate for the excess butter. Vanilla is the perfect addition to any waffle mix, whether homemade or boxed.
The addition of vanilla will provide depth of flavor and a subtle sweet flavor, as well as an incredibly pleasant smell. You can use vanilla extract or natural vanilla beans. While technically both are vanilla, the added flavor will be very different, so it's up to you to choose what you prefer. The flavor of vanilla extract is more intense, while that of vanilla beans is milder and milder.
In the case of the extract, you should add ½ teaspoon for every 5 waffles, and in the case of vanilla beans you should use one inch for every 5 waffles. As everyone knows, butter makes everything better, and waffles are no exception. The butter will add richness to the waffle dough and will keep them soft once they are cooked. And it will make waffles stay soft for longer.
I suggest that you use approximately 1 tablespoon of melted butter for every 5 waffles. If you wish, you can increase it to two tablespoons for every 5 waffles, but if you replace it, you will spoil the consistency of the dough. And be sure to subtract some liquid from the mix. So if you are going to add a spoonful of dough, remove 1 tablespoon of water or milk.
I recommend that you exchange all the water that the recipe calls for with milk. Milk will give your waffles a creamier texture and richer flavor. If you want, you can even take this a step further and make something different from regular cow's milk and use almond milk or coconut milk. Every type of milk will work and will be a big step forward compared to water.
Since butter and milk make great auditions for waffle mix, why not use buttermilk? Well, you can, and it will make the waffles taste great. But it's not the same as adding butter and milk. There are two different types of buttermilk, the cultured one and the classic one, and while they may seem the same at first, they couldn't be more different. Traditional buttermilk is obtained during the process in which butter is made.
It has a rich, buttery flavor and only a slightly acidic flavor. The fine liquid contains almost no fat, since it is eliminated during the process of making butter. Cultured whey is obtained by adding good bacteria to milk. So unlike traditional buttermilk, this isn't a by-product.
And the taste of cultured buttermilk differs from traditional buttermilk. The sour liquid looks like yogurt, with a thicker texture than traditional buttermilk. The only thing you should be careful about is that buttermilk has a creamier texture than water or milk, so if the dough is too thick, you can add a few tablespoons of water to make it lighter. Lemon zest isn't something you normally see in a waffle mix, and that's a real shame, as the added flavor can take waffles to a whole new level, without making drastic changes in flavor.
A good amount of shell is one teaspoon for every 5 waffles. But you can add more than that, a teaspoon is the minimum needed to feel the change in taste. And again, a teaspoon for every 5 waffles should be a good starting point. Salt is sweetness's best friend, and this is especially true when it comes to waffles.
Although salty and sweet are two very different flavors that have nothing in common, they somehow manage to make an incredible combination. And this is mainly due to the fact that salt, first of all, is a flavor enhancer. So while salt has its own flavor, the main thing it does is enhance the flavor of anything it comes in contact with. In general, you don't need to add too much salt to make waffles taste better, I would recommend adding ¼ teaspoon for every 5 waffles you're making.
Yeast, although many don't consider it a basic ingredient in waffles, actually is in traditional Belgian waffles. Yeast gives waffles a lighter texture and a subtle fermented flavor that can't be achieved using baking powder alone. The only drawback of yeast is that, unlike baking powder, it needs some time to fully do its job. The ideal is to mix the dough and let it rest overnight, but you can also get great effects by letting it rest for an hour or two.
As for the amount of yeast you should use, it depends on how long you are going to let the dough rest. If you're going to let it sit all night, a pinch of yeast should be enough. But if you only let it sit for an hour or two, you can speed up the process by adding a teaspoon of yeast. I would recommend not using more than one teaspoon of cocoa powder for every 5 waffles you make.
While cocoa powder can give waffles a great chocolate flavor, it can also cause them to taste bitter if used too much. As for how much you should add, it really depends on how much you like cinnamon. If you're a big fan, you can add up to ½ teaspoon for every 5 waffles. If you just want to try a little cinnamon, a pinch should be enough, but not too overwhelming.
On average, I would recommend that you use one egg for every 5 waffles you make. And there you have it, 11 things you can do to make your boxed waffles taste better. All of them will improve the taste of your waffles, and if you want you can even combine some of them. The only thing you should be careful about when combining 2 or 3 of those tips is the consistency of the dough.
For example, if you use milk, cocoa powder and cinnamon, you may want to add a little more milk or even a little water to make the dough more liquid; otherwise, the waffles may not turn out as they should. So, in general, for every extra teaspoon of solid ingredient that is added, an extra teaspoon of liquid must also be added, so everything will be kept in balance. Krusteaz waffles can be improved by adding milk or melted butter instead of water or cooking them for a richer and more delicious flavor. In addition, some people choose to add cocoa powder, a pinch of salt, pure vanilla extract or lemon zest.
These waffles can be made even better if you're creative with the ingredients. Many boxed waffle mixes already have eggs mixed into the batter, but that doesn't mean you can't add a little more to make your waffles better. But, of course, waffle irons vary, so if you have it set to a high temperature and you think the waffles are too dark, turn it down a little. This simple waffle recipe makes waffles have a more delicate outside and, at the same time, soft and fluffy on the inside.
Cook the waffles until golden and crisp, adding enough dough to the waffle iron to fill the entire bottom rack. Let me explain what you'll need so you can say goodbye to flexible, tasteless waffles and welcome waffles that are light and crispy on the outside and tender in the middle. However, since buttermilk tends to be a little thicker than water, if the dough seems too thick to pour in, simply add a little more buttermilk to thin it out. Boxed waffles don't have to mean boring waffles, and with a few substitutions and additions, your Krusteaz waffles will look and taste like those from a five-star restaurant.
For the same reason, buttermilk is a great ingredient to use if you want your boxed waffle mix to taste better. However, the boxed waffle mix definitely lacks flavor compared to the homemade waffles that you make yourself from scratch. There's nothing more practical than making waffles with a pre-made boxed waffle mix, especially the kind that requires only water and nothing else. Boxed waffle mixes are very practical, you just have to add water to the ingredients that come in the box, mix everything and you're ready to make your waffles.