Tuesday Recipe: National Waffle Day

Waffles March 25, 2014 is National Waffle Day. What better way to celebrate than with scrumptious waffles? If you have a waffle maker, today is the day to grease it up and get ready to grill.

Waffle Day began in Sweden as Vaffeldagen, due to confusion between the Swedish “varfrudagen” meaning “Our Lady’s Day” which occurs on the same date, historically marking the beginning of spring, celebrated by eating waffles. Sounds like a rather delightful way to welcome the season, don’t you think?

Alternatively, the American Waffle Day on August 24th honors the anniversary of the patenting of the first United States waffle iron invented by Cornelius Swarthout. We think waffles are special enough to be celebrated  both days.

Simple Whole Wheat Waffles For Any Morning

(or noon or night…)

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups 100% whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups lukewarm milk
  • 1/3 cup melted butter or vegetable oil
1 Qt. Maine Maple Syrup
Directions:

Preheat your iron while you make the waffle batter. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, and butter or oil. Mix together the wet and dry ingredients, stirring just until combined. The batter will be a bit lumpy; that’s okay. Cook the waffles as directed in the instructions that came with your waffle iron.


Apple Pie Jelly Easy Gluten Free Waffles

Ingredients

  • 1 cup 1/2 gluten free all-purpose baking flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp Stevia (or 1 tbl. Sugar)
  • 1 tbl. oil
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Directions
Mix the flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and sugar together.In a separate bowl, whip the egg whites and vanilla until stiff peaks form that resemble whipped cream.Add the milk, egg yolks, and oil to the dry ingredients and blend together. With a rubber spatula, slowly fold in egg whites with the rest of the ingredients. The entire mix should be light and fluffy. Spray waffle iron and begin making waffles.

New Ways With Waffles – Topping Ideas

Warning: You may want to try more than one!

Pumpkin Spice: Add desired amount of pumpkin pie spice to batter then top waffles with crumbled ginger snaps and maple syrup.

Tutti Fruity: Add any combination of fresh fruit to your waffle with fresh whipped cream or yogurt. Blueberries, raspberries and strawberries, oh my!

Savory Baked Potato: Make any dinner more interesting with waffles! Load the waffles up with sour cream, scallions, bacon and hashbrowns.

Fig & Pear Jam

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