So my family had just gotten done eating some Mississippi Pot Roast and the first thing my husband says to me is "So, what's for dessert?" Um, what? Really? This gorgeous, tender, amazingly good pot roast hasn't even been in your belly 10 minutes and you're already asking about dessert? And of course, my son jumps on board and is waiting for my answer too. Well, honestly, I hadn't planned for dessert. I knew I had some strawberries in the fridge and thought about just putting those out with a bit of sugar. So, as we're all cleaning up from dinner, I saw that my waffle maker was still on the counter. I had just cleaned it up and hadn't put it away yet from making the Cornbread Waffles. I thought, 'Shoot, those were good and they were from a packet mix, why not something sweet?' So I busted out the Martha White Strawberry Cheesecake Muffin Mix that I had sitting in my pantry and decided to give it a shot. Literally, 4 minutes later, we had dessert. It's like the funnest version of strawberry shortcake ever!
And the possibilities are almost endless and fun to think about. Blueberry waffles, Chocolate chip waffles, Apple Cinnamon waffles and on and on. These are all muffin mixes that Martha White makes. All you do is mix up the packet according to the package directions, which in this case is 1/2 cup milk per package, and cook them up. It's even faster than making muffins.
I love pantry cooking like this. This is why it pays off to have a few of these packets in your pantry. Make waffles, make muffins, have fun easily and quickly. And don't forget those packets of Martha White Cornbread Mix. Those have saved me so many times when I wanted some type of bread with dinner but didn't have a lot of time.
1 pound fresh strawberries
2 tbsp. sugar
1 cup milk
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 with nonstick cooking spray.
Then pour about a cup of batter into the waffle maker. Close the lid.
Note: I have a Belgian Wafflemaker 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.
Waffles will be soft like muffins so be careful to lift it out gently.
Top with strawberries that you prepared and a squirt (or ten) of whipped cream.
This recipe should make 3 Belgian-style waffles. I freeze any that we don't eat.
Want more recipes like this one?
My good friend, Tina from Mommy's Kitchen, has created an AMAZING recipe for Strawberry Muffin Cheesecake Trifles!! You'll definitely want to hop over there and get this recipe!!
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