I love homemade waffles. Since I got my waffle iron and started making them from scratch I can't bring myself to buy them from the store. They just don't measure up, and we use it so much I'm wanting to upgrade to a waffle iron that makes four waffles at a time instead of the 2 mine makes. I have to say, I think mine are pretty darn delicious and I've had others confirm it. One batch usually makes about 15 waffles, give or take, so I don't have to mix up batter every time I want waffles but wouldn't it be nice to have half the work done for me already? The answer, yes.
I didn't have enough flour to make a whole canister of mix like I would have like to, but I did have some quart size baggies. Generally I hate using these for anything other than freezer stuff because I seem to run out of them too quickly and I hate buying them, but I decided this was worth it. So I took 2 quart size baggies, mixed up the dry ingredients:
1 3/4c flour
1T baking powder
1/4t ground cinnamon
1 3/4c milk
1/2c oil or melted butter
I didn't add the directions for mixing because it's really just mixing the wet together and adding it to the dry. When I get more flour I want to make a canister of waffle mix and if you have enough to do this then each time you make a batch you will need 2cups of the dry mix.
I love these little short cuts and having things already made up. I feel like I'm getting more and more prepared for after the baby arrives, with ways to make things easier for me. This would also be great to do if you know you're going to be having company staying with you. Mix up a batch of dry ingredients and store it in your pantry so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time visiting and spending time with your family.