This post comes to us from our friend Brandie at The Country Cook.
It’s amazing to me how creative we can get when we are wanting something for dessert, yet don’t have anything actually prepared for dessert. That’s when I start digging around in my pantry for something that will satisfy my sweet tooth but doesn’t necessarily require a ton of work on my part. It is for this reason that I always keep my favorite flavors of Martha White® muffin mixes in my pantry. Sure, I could make muffins with them, but I thought, why not make waffles? You get those crispy edges with a soft, fluffy middle. It takes less than 10 minutes to whip these up and bake them up in the waffle maker. I used my favorite Strawberry Cheesecake flavor and topped with fresh strawberries and whipped cream. Dessert was finished in a flash and I can freeze any leftovers for another time! I’ve also made blueberry waffles and apple cinnamon waffles using Martha White® muffin mixes. Once you start making these, you will find so many combinations of flavors to love!
1 pound fresh strawberries
2 tbsp. sugar
2 packets Martha White® Strawberry (or Strawberry Cheesecake) Muffin Mix
1 cup milk
Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
whipped cream, for topping
Preheat waffle maker. Turn it onto a medium-high heat which on many waffle makers would be between number 4 and 5. While it’s preheating, hull and slice strawberries. Place sliced strawberries into a medium bowl, sprinkle with sugar. Stir well, then pop into the fridge until ready to use.
Mix together packets of muffin mix with milk. Combine well (batter will be lumpy.)
Once waffle maker is ready, spray both sides of the waffle maker plates with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray.
Then pour about a cup of batter into the waffle maker. Close the lid. Note: I have a Belgian waffle maker so these are pretty thick. Please adjust batter amounts according to your waffle maker manufacturer’s instructions.
Waffle maker will beep or a light will flash when ready.
Remove waffle carefully from the waffle maker.
Top with strawberries that you prepared and dollop with a squirt (or ten) of whipped cream.