DIY: Eggo Waffles

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Staying on the DIY thread of convenience foods- next up Eggo Waffles.  Even with coupons a box usually runs about $1.50 for 10 waffles. A 24 pk will run over $5.  Of course, there are store brands- a Harris Teeter 10 pk  runs $1.95 regular price.

Recently, I picked up a box of Hungry Jack Pancake Mix for $1 at Lowe’s Foods.  In fact, I picked up about 10 over the course of the week!

The recipe for Hungry Jack calls for:
1 egg
2 cups mix
1 1/4 cp water
1/4 cp. oil

This recipe made 12 4×4 waffles.

I doubled this recipe and made 26 4×4 waffles.

I laid the waffles out in a single layer on a cookie sheet to cool. Then I transferred them to freezer bags and laid flat in the freezer until hard.

**A tip: extremely crispy waffles work better than softer ones.

I used 1/2 of the box (.50), 1 egg (.08) and 1/4 cp oil (.25- purchased on sale w/ a coupon)= total cost of 24 waffles: 83 cents or about 7 cents each.

If I had made pancakes it would have cost only 50 cents for all 24 or 2 cents each!

Even buying the Eggo brand on sale with a coupon- the usually cost about $1.50 or 15 cents each.  This is an ADDITIONAL 50% savings by making my own! AND they are tastier and probably a bit healthier with less preservatives, etc!

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. ACW says

    Love this! We have the large, round kind of waffle maker, so I sometimes make a double batch of from-scratch waffles and *undercook* some for freezing. I put wax paper between them, which makes these larger ones easier to pull apart, and pop them under the broiler to finish toasting them from a frozen state.
    That said… this is the second time you’ve mentioned preservatives in frozen foods. I thought the benefit of frozen (homemade or store-bought) is that they don’t have the preservatives that we find in shelf-stable consumables. Have I been misled somewhere along the way?

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