Pancakes and waffles are a delicious and frugal way to feed your family! We even have them for dinner on occasion. My kids think “breakfast for dinner” is the neatest thing ever. To make these an even better treat, make them into fun shapes or use a shaped waffle iron. My inlaws gave us this great Mickey Mouse waffle iron for the holidays, and my kids can’t get enough of the Mickey Mouse waffles.
Next time you go to buy toaster waffles, try this instead. When you make a batch of waffles or pancakes make a double or triple batch. You can place the extras in freezer bags and they are ready to when you want a quick and easy breakfast and they are a LOT cheaper than buying Eggos!
This is my favorite recipe for pancakes and waffles. It’s super easy to make it from scratch and only costs pennies a serving.
Crunchy’s Old Fashioned Pancake and Waffles
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (89 cents)
3 1/2 t baking powder (5 cents)
1/2 t salt (1 cent)
1 T sugar (5 cents)
3 T butter melted (35 cents)
1 1/4 cups milk (6 cents)
1 egg ( 8 cents)
2 t vanilla (10 cents)
Total Cost: $1.59 for a family of 5
In a large bowl, mix together dry ingredients and then blend together with a whisk.
Next, add all of the rest of the ingredients and mix on low until batter is a uniform consistency.
Heat a large skillet or waffle iron, spray with nonstick spray if necessary.
Use 1/4 cup of batter per pancake. Flip when brown on each side.
Makes approximately 10 pancakes or 5 waffles