Today is International Waffle Day! It began as a Swedish holiday, but who doesn't love waffles?There is also a National Waffle Day (US) on August 24, which honors the waffle iron being patented in 1869. Of course, it just gives me another reason to make waffles!
The boys and I love waffles. We eat the frozen waffles, make waffles at home(out of a mix since I haven't tried making batter from scratch yet), and have eaten waffles at restaurants. For Christmas we received a rotating Belgium Waffle Maker, which has worked out great and I love it. The boys have lots of fun seeing what kinds of waffles we can create. We like to try different shapes and toppings: heart shaped waffles, a butterfly out of waffles and fruit, blueberries, powdered sugar, maple syrup, and sometimes just butter. I tried a shamrock for St. Patrick's Day, but it ended up becoming just a big blob. There are some really cute waffle makers that are already in shapes (hearts, heart on a stick, circus, Mickey Mouse, etc.) that I would probably get if I had the room. I'm always surprised how much faster food gets eaten when it's in a fun shape.
How do you like your waffles? What are your favorite toppings?
If you like shaped breakfast food, there are a lot of shaped pancake pans!
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