Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  230
  • Protein  4 g
  • Carbohydrates  31 g
  • Fat  10 g
  • Cholesterol  42 mg
  • Sodium  135 mg
  • Potassium  74 mg
  • Phosphorus  76 mg
  • Calcium  13 mg
  • Fiber  0.8 g

Make Ahead Pancake or Waffle Batter for a Crowd

DaVita dietitian Mary shares her kidney-friendly take on this breakfast time batter, Make Ahead Pancake or Waffle Batter for a Crowd. The fun thing about this recipe is you can please everyone, from the pancake lover to the waffle fanatic.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Mary from Kansas.

Portions: 20     Serving size: one 4" pancake or half of a 4" x 4" waffle


  • 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 4 cups liquid nondairy creamer
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 6 eggs, beaten


  1. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup and level off.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt and yeast.
  3. In a medium saucepan, heat nondairy creamer and margarine until warmed to 120-140°F.
  4. Add warm liquid and eggs to flour mixture and beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth.
  5. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour or up to 4 days, adding 2 tablespoons sugar after the second day.
  6. For pancakes, lightly grease a griddle or skillet, heat and pour 1/4 cup batter for each pancake. Turn pancakes when edges look dry and bubbles begin to break on the surface.
  7. For waffles, bake 1/2 cup batter in a hot waffle iron until steaming stops.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 starch
  • 2 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • The yeast in this recipe replaces baking powder, a high phosphorus, high sodium ingredient.
  • Use a trans-fat free margarine or butter.

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Make Ahead Pancake or Waffle Batter for a Crowd

Linda39 says:


can I substitute eggbeaters in this recipe? Dietitian comment: Yes that's still a kidney-friendly substitution plus lower fat and cholesterol.

Oct. 18, 2014, 7:59 AM - Inappropriate review?

Make Ahead Pancake or Waffle Batter for a Crowd

tcornelius says:


I am looking for nutritious recipes for my 19yr old on PD. This recipe startles me at the amount of fat for one pancake. Generally, 2 pancakes would be a typical serving and that would be 20 grams of fat. I find it hard to even want to make something like that that would in one way work for the kidneys but in another, hurt her heart. Does it really need that much butter/margarine? Dietitian comment: You could reduce the margarine or replace the liquid nondairy creamer with rice milk or another acceptable lower fat milk substitute to make a lower fat pancake or waffle mix.

Mar. 19, 2014, 8:15 AM - Inappropriate review?

Make Ahead Pancake or Waffle Batter for a Crowd

douse603 says:


My husband just started dialysis so I am trying to make healthy changes for everyone. Just made these for breakfast this morning, everone loves them.Can I mix the dry ingredients and store for later use? What is the ratio of yeast to baking soda and baking powder?Looking to try another recipe for lunch and dinner today. Love the website thanks.

Feb. 09, 2013, 8:23 AM - Inappropriate review?

Make Ahead Pancake or Waffle Batter for a Crowd

Sooz98 says:


Made these the night before....fantastic. Easy to make and they taste great. Used Splenda instead of sugar. Will try day 2 tomorrow. Love being able to make ahead of time, we can have pancakes even on a busy morning.

Apr. 02, 2012, 6:12 AM - Inappropriate review?

Make Ahead Pancake or Waffle Batter for a Crowd



This is the best pancake recipe I have ever tried and believe me I have been trying for 15 years!I made this for my husband who is on dialysis but my whole family including kids absolutely loved it.I made a batch with milk and another with rice dream un enriched milk.I am making this for a Chrismas brunch party we are invited to.Will add blue berries and banana walnut(for kids). Thanks for this recipe.

Dec. 24, 2011, 10:57 AM - Inappropriate review?

Make Ahead Pancake or Waffle Batter for a Crowd

garysine says:


GREAT recipe! i cut recipe in half and can use for four days. my husband loves them (me too). he eats two servings though, one is not enough. TASTE IS FANTASTIC! pancakes come out great.

Jan. 09, 2010, 6:00 AM - Inappropriate review?

Make Ahead Pancake or Waffle Batter for a Crowd



These pancakes are absolutely wonderful. My father is on dialysis, and my husband and I treat my parents to these pancakes every year for Christmas morning breakfast. You definitely have to cut the recipe down when you don't have a crowd! Well done!

Feb. 17, 2009, 7:43 PM - Inappropriate review?

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