The humble muffin got its name in 1703 when a printed publication listed it as a 'moofin'. The name 'muffin' comes from the French word 'moufflet' meaning 'soft' when referring to bread.
Today, muffins come in many tasty varieties and are a great way to enjoy a sweet treat throughout the day. Muffin mix isn't just for making muffins, with a few changes to the base of the muffin mix, you can create cookies, cakes, shakes, and even muffin mix waffles.
Interested in finding out more about muffin mix waffles and other goodies you can make with muffin mix? Keep reading this guide to discover the versatility of muffin mix.
Muffin Mix Waffles
62% of people prefer golden waffles over pancakes. If you're looking to make delicious waffles at home but don't have any waffle mix handy, using muffin mix for waffles is your best bet. Just a few alterations to the muffin mix will give you tasty muffin mix waffles.
As with pancakes and muffins themselves, the flavor varieties for your waffles can also be numerous. You could make muffin mix waffles from chocolate chip muffin mix, strawberry muffin mix, blueberry muffin mix, and more. You're only limited by your imagination.
For any muffin mix waffle flavors you wish to make, you'll want to warm up your waffle iron and spray it with non-stick butter to keep the waffles from sticking.
You will follow the directions on the package as you would for making muffins, except instead of the directed amount of milk or water, you're going to use ⅔ of a cup of milk.
Stir the mixture well and then pour enough to fill the space inside your waffle maker. Close the lid and wait for the light to go off on your waffle maker to signify that they are done. Check to see that your muffin mix waffle is golden brown and not soggy.
Repeat with the remaining batter in the bowl. Serve them warm with butter and syrup, jam, fresh fruit, whipped cream, chocolate sauce, powdered sugar, or cinnamon sugar. Then enjoy!
Muffin Mix Cookies
Muffin mix cookies are the best way to create a cookie with the moist denseness of a muffin and the portability of a cookie.
For an 18 oz. box of muffin mix, you will use it as it states on the box to make the muffins, omitting the water or milk. The only thing you will need to alter in order to make the dough stiffer and less runny is the addition of about 10 tbsp. of butter to the mix.
Cream the butter with a hand mixer or a stand mixer for around 2-3 minutes until it has a fluffy and whipped texture. Add the egg into the butter mixture. If you want a sweeter richer flavor, add 1½ tsp of vanilla extract in with the egg and butter.
When the batter has been mixed well enough, take a tablespoon and drop rounded dough about 2 tbsp each onto a non-stick tray or one lined with parchment paper.
Bake the muffin cookies at 350º for 11-13 minutes until the edges turn golden brown. Let the tray cool for a few minutes before removing the muffin mix cookies to a cooling rack.
Muffin Mix Cake
Making a muffin cake is a quick and easy dessert alternative to make with muffin mix. The ingredients you need are already measured out for you ahead of time in the box or package. Just follow the instructions to make muffins, except instead of pouring the batter into smaller muffin tin cups, you'll pour it into a cake pan instead.
Muffins already have a deliciously cake-like texture to them, so when you're in a pinch for something sweet, a muffin mix cake is just the thing. You'll need to bake it for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Try a raspberry muffin mix cake topped with fresh raspberries. Or a chocolate chip muffin mix cake with decadent chocolate frosting.
Whether you prefer sweet or savory, it's up to you. Make a lemon muffin mix cake topped with a tangy lemon drizzle.
To really up your muffin mix cake game, you could make a two-layer cake from muffin mix and fill it with some kind of pie filling or jam to give it an explosion of flavor in the middle.
Top it with nuts. dried fruit, or powdered sugar. Or frost the cake with cream cheese icing. It makes a great dessert or a morning pick me up with coffee.
Muffin Mix Shakes
For thick and textured shakes bursting with sweet flavor, using a muffin mix will give you a tasty treat in just minutes.
Bake the muffins according to the directions on the package. When they are out of the oven and cooled down, break the muffins into pieces and crumble them up or use a blender to break them up.
Pour milk, sugar, and some ice into the blender. Next, add 3 hearty scoops of ice cream. If you want, you can also add fresh or frozen fruit into the blender as well.
Blend all of the ingredients together until you have a thick mixture with no large clumps. If the mixture is too thick, you can always thin it out a little more with ⅓ cup of milk.
Add fresh banana to a banana nut muffin mix for a shake that is rich in banana-flavored goodness. Make mixed berry shakes with chunks of baked mixed berry muffins and frozen or fresh assorted berries. Make a strawberry shortcake shake with strawberry muffin mix and sliced up fresh strawberries.
Find Delicious Muffin Mixes and More at Lehi Mills
Muffin mix is a great base for creating so many different types of baked goods. This is just a small variety of some of the amazing things you can make with muffin mix. With fresh and quality ingredients, whatever you make will come out tasting great, time after time.
Lehi Mills has what you need to make mouthwatering muffin mix waffles, muffin mix cookies, shakes, and more. We've been milling our ingredients for over 100 years and we stand by our commitment to quality.
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