Ever heard of a muffle? The name may make it seem foreign; however, it is simply the combination of muffin mix put in a waffle maker.
Allison Beason, a sophomore in accounting, is the muffle girl on Auburn’s campus. She came up with the idea out of curiosity and has made them popular among her friends and others who they have shared it with.
“My mom bought muffin mix from the store, and she came home and was telling us about it,” Beason said. “We were having waffles, and she got tongue tied and said ‘muffles.’ We laughed at her and said they aren’t a thing. Then I thought, ‘This could be a thing that could thrive’.”
She said all she did was make the mix and put it in the waffle maker, and her family loved it.
Ironically, Beason is not known for her cooking.
“I’m a terrible cook, nobody at home let’s me cook anything,” she said.
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Despite her lack of cooking talent, the majority of people love when she makes her muffles. She said they are the only food she is allowed to make.
This unconventional baked good has created and helped build a community.
“Everyone where I live comes for muffle night on Sunday 6:15 p.m.,” she said.
It has come to the point where people will see her and joke around asking her when she’s making the muffles again, asking when they can have some, Beason said.
Beason encourages others to try to make them and said it is very easy, and there are a variety of flavors to pick from.
“Any muffin mix will work,” she said. “All you have to do is make the mix by doing what the package says, and then just pop it in the waffle maker.”
Some fan favorites are chocolate muffles and lemon poppyseed muffles, Beason said.
The lemon poppyseed muffle with lemon glaze is her latest new creation.
“It’s like a dessert muffle,” she said.
The creation came from Beason finding the mix in the store and thinking it would taste great. She claims this mix requires a bit more work, but bakes in the waffle maker for only a minute to a minute and a half.
She enjoys experimenting and trying new recipes.
“I definitely sit around and think ‘What flavor can I make next?’” Beason said.
Her next experiments are going to be adding different mixes in the waffle maker like cookie dough, brownie mix, cake batter and cinnamon rolls. She claims these are a few mixes she has always wanted to try since coming up with the idea of a muffle.
Although there are many flavors and varieties, she does make the classic mixes like strawberry, mixed berry and blueberry muffle.
“My favorite is blueberry because that’s what we started with, it’s like a staple at this point,” she said.
She continues to make muffles a part of her life and wants to spread the recipes to others.
“I have gotten in the habit of bringing muffles to people instead of cookies or other baked goods,” she said.
The overall message Beason has for her muffles is they taste great and are easy to make for all people.
“They are really convenient because if you don’t have an oven where you live, you can just use the waffle maker to make stuff, and it takes the fraction of the time,” she said.
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