International Waffle Day

Written by on March 25, 2023

It’s virtually impossible to completely understand the significance of the waffle unless a person has tried one themselves! Waffles are certainly memorable, especially if they are made to perfection: crispy on the outside with a soft, doughy center. Covered in powdered sugar, sweet syrup, or jam, it’s actually the divots that make the whole thing absolutely melt in the mouth.

This day offers a fun, interesting history that spans cultures and geography. So it’s time to get started celebrating International Waffle Day!

How to Celebrate International Waffle Day

What a fun and easy day to enjoy! It’s uncomplicated and absolutely delicious.

Waffles are an easy treat to make and a yummy one to eat, so be sure to join in on the celebration. Consider these ways to bring attention to this fabulous day:

Try Waffles from Different Cultures

Go on a waffle adventure! Take this day to explore the vast array of flavors that the world of the waffle has to offer:

  • Tuck into American waffles topped with fried chicken or, alternatively, stacked and drenched in sugary maple syrup for breakfast. Don’t forget a slice or two of crispy bacon!
  • Enjoy a Brussels or Liège Belgian Waffle that is thicker and dusted with confectioner’s sugar or coated in chocolate or cream. The batter is made with egg whites to build volume, and the waffles are sometimes cooked with pearl sugar that adds to the richness and flavor.
  • A standard since the 1600s (and the place where the day came from) Swedish waffles are similar to other waffles but are made in special irons that create four heart shapes. These are served with a dollop of cream, fresh berries, or berry compote.
  • Or travel east and sample a soft and sweet Hong Kong waffle laced with the flavors of peanut butter or honey melon.

It would be easy to waffle on forever about all of the tasty options that are available when it comes to eating this delicious treat!

Get Waffles at a Restaurant

Many different waffle restaurants offer special deals for an important event such as International Waffle Day! Check out local restaurants to see what they have on offer, such as:

  • Waffle House, located in 25 US states, typically offers special deals or coupons for this day.
  • International House of Pancakes, with locations in the US, Canada, Ecuador, Mexico, Guatemala, and Peru, offers a Chicken and Waffles plate that is extremely popular.
  • Huddle House, a chain throughout the southern US states, has been known to offer a International Waffle Day deal that includes a side of bacon or sausage free with the purchase of waffles.
  • Check out other waffle restaurants in nearby locations.

Get Creative with the Waffle Iron

Waffle irons don’t have to be just for basic, boring batter! They can be used to make creative treats such as these:

  • Place refrigerated cinnamon roll dough, one in each of the four squares of the iron, close, and cook until done.
  • Use different colors of food coloring to turn ho-hum waffles into exciting rainbow fun.
  • Pour cupcake batter into the waffle iron and cook as usual. After removing and cooling, create “sandwiches” with canned frosting or ice cream.
  • Use normal waffle batter, but add bacon pieces and egg to the middle, top with more batter, and cook. A breakfast waffle sandwich!

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