The mere sound of Waffle Day is smile inducing, like something your parents thought up as a reward for good grades and a tidy bedroom. In actuality Waffle Day commemorates the patenting of the waffle iron in 1869 by Cornelius Swarthout. While the holiday pays homage to the man who made waffles as we’ve come to know them—a sweet and syrupy breakfast food, the origins of the waffle can be traced all the way back to fourteenth century Greece where two flat cakes were cooked between two metal pans and topped with various cheeses and herbs. Whether you like them sweet and sticky or traditional and savory, enjoy a stack of waffles today with some help from our bloggers.
Let’s kick things off with a recipe from Life with Sharon that combines all of breakfast’s key elements into one mouthwatering dish: I give you Maple-Bacon Buttermilk Waffles! This sweet n' savory recipe presents waffles as homey, often woodsy, food that they are, and with fall just around the corner what better way to start the day than with a plate of these smokey cakes.
Berries and Vanilla Cream are an absolute dream in this summery waffle recipe from Creations by Kara. While just a little bit of butter will do when it comes do waffles, sometimes a little bit more is needed to transform a mundane morning into something to get out of bed for. Check out this heavenly recipe that boasts "insane greatness" and you'll find yourself running to the breakfast table.
Before we take a break from berries let's take a look at what the genius behind the Gluten Free Real Food blog has in store for us. This recipe for Coconut Waffles with Fried Apple and Blueberry Topping looks like a field trip for the taste buds. Speaking of field trips, this waffle recipe would make one heck of a good way to start the school year before Pop Tarts and soggy sandwiches reign supreme again.
Now, finally, here's one for those Grecian gourmands who started it all! While it's unlikely that this Savory Waffle recipe will send Mrs. Butterworth into retirement, it gives waffles a life beyond the breakfast table and is a perfect way to use up leftover batter. Leftovers 4 Lunch's recipe for a Portobello and egg-topped waffle would make a for a perfect end to a perfect day, Waffle Day, that is!