Quick And Easy Coffee Waffles Recipe

Do you love coffee and waffles? Well why not combine your two loves and enjoy together in this delicious coffee waffles recipe!

These easy cold brew coffee waffles are the perfect choice for breakfast or brunch with friends.

Made from pancake mix they are also super quick to prepare and taste divine.

If you love waffles, coffee and chocolate, and like time saving recipes, this is the perfect recipe for you to try at home.

coffee waffles on plate with fruit and coffee cup on table.

Why I Love This Coffee Waffles Recipe

I love making (and eating) waffles, but I tend to save them for the weekend when I have a little more time to make them from scratch.

With two kids at home I often have a ready made pancake mix in the pantry. But I never thought to use it to make waffles too!

So I was pretty excited to learn how to make waffles from pancake mix and share the recipe with you here.

It literally takes 5 minutes to prepare the waffle mix and with the addition of brewed coffee, you can enjoy these delicious flavored waffles any day of the week.

side view of Waffles with aunt jemima pancake mix on plate with fruit and cup of coffee.

The Secret To Easy Homemade Waffles

To make cold brew or espresso waffles from pancake mix all you need is a mixing bowl and a waffle maker.

I am assuming you already own a waffle maker seeing you are here ready to make our easy waffles recipe.

But if you want super crispy, thick waffles like Belgian waffles, I thought it was worth mentioning this waffle maker by Cuisinart. It is simply one of the best waffle irons around.

Similar to those found in restaurants, it has a deep 1 inch non-stick grid and a handy rotary feature to ensure the waffles are cooked evenly on both sides. Plus an indicator light will even tell you when the waffles are ready!

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top view of waffles and fruit in platter.

Ingredients For Pancake Mix Waffles And Coffee

The beauty of this coffee waffle recipe with pancake mix is just how few ingredients are required.

Yes, it is possible to make waffles from scratch. But if you are short on time and have a pancake mix in the cupboard, you can still enjoy crispy, fluffy waffles in no time.

Can you make waffles with pancake mix?

Yes! The secret to making waffles with pancake mix is to increase the fat content in your pancake mix.

We do this by adding melted butter to our batter for waffles. Another alternative is vegetable or coconut oil.

Does it matter which pancake mix you use? Not at all!

We used an Aunt Jemima pancake mix for our waffles, but you can honestly use any type of pancake mix for this easy and quick waffle recipe.

Which type of coffee?

Apart from adding butter, the only other waffle batter mix ingredient to turn these regular waffles into a delicious flavored waffle recipe is the coffee.

I use cold brew coffee (because I love it and often have it handy in the refrigerator). See our top picks for the best coffee for cold brew here.

But don’t worry – if you don’t have cold brew, you can use any type of coffee brewed at home – brewed, espresso, pour over, french press, stove top, even instant. They will all work equally well.

My only tip if using espresso would be to lengthen a double shot with hot water – a full cup of espresso will have a really strong flavor that may not taste so great!

Just remember to let the coffee cool slightly before adding to your pancake mix.

Waffle toppings

Choose your waffle toppings and prepare. I love fresh berries with whipped cream and chocolate sauce, but the options really are endless!

Fruit syrup, butter, the apple brown sugar syrup in this apple crisp macchiato recipe, caramel sauce, ice cream – what is your favorite topping?

How To Make Waffles With Pancake Mix

Step 1 – Prepare your ingredients and equipment

The very first step is to switch your waffle maker on to give it time to heat up. You want it hot for crispy waffles.

If you don’t have cold brew coffee on hand, brew your coffee first to allow it a few minutes to cool before adding to your pancake mix.

Melt your butter too.

Step 2 – Mix your coffee waffle ingredients

In a medium sized bowl measure 2 cups of pancake mix and add to the bowl.

Add your brewed coffee and melted butter and stir to combine.

side view of coffee flavored waffles  stack with icecream on top.

Step 3 – Cook and enjoy

Spoon the correct amount of mix into the waffle maker. This will vary depending on your waffle maker. Don’t overfill or you will end up with a mess..

Cook your waffles until they are no longer steaming, or your waffle maker indicates they are ready.

Serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

cold brew waffles stacked with icecream and chocolate sauce poured on top.

Tips For Making Our Coffee Flavored Waffles Recipe

Ensure your waffle maker or iron is hot! Most need at least 5-10 minutes to fully heat up. This will ensure your waffles are nice and crisp.

This mix makes around 8 4-inch waffles. Depending on the size of your waffle maker you may end up with fewer waffles.

Wait for the waffles to stop steaming before removing from the waffle maker for a crispier finish.

aunt jemima waffles with text overlay coffee waffles made with pancake mix

More Cooking With Coffee Recipes

Browse our cooking with coffee recipes or hop over to all our food and coffee drinks recipes here.

If you want to make great coffee at home, read about the best coffee beans here.

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Yield: 8

Cold brew coffee waffles from pancake mix

waffles with aunt jemima pancake mix on plate with fruit and cup of coffee

Crispy, light and fluffy coffee waffles from pancake mix - super easy to prepare for a delightful breakfast or brunch with friends.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes



  • 1 cup of cold brew coffee
  • 2 cups of pancake mix
  • 1/4 cup of melted butter

Toppings (optional)

  • Fresh fruit
  • Whipping cream
  • Chocolate sauce


  1. Heat your waffle maker while you prepare the ingredients.
  2. Mix all ingredients together to make a thick batter.
  3. Spoon the mix into the waffle maker and cook until waffles are no longer steaming.
  4. Serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy!


1. It is important to heat your waffle maker and ensure it is super hot before adding your waffle mix. This will ensure you have crispy waffles.

2. You may need to wait a few minutes between waffles to ensure the waffle maker is hot enough for each waffle.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 222Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 440mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 2gSugar: 10gProtein: 4g
About Rachel Rodda

Founder of Creators of Coffee, Rachel is a passionate coffee lover, SCA member and former barista, who also loves to research and share practical tips on everything to do with coffee. Favorite way to make coffee: With an Espresso Machine

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