Believe it or not, there’s not just one day to celebrate all things waffle – there’s two! March 25 is International Waffle Day – not to be confused with National Waffle Day, which falls on Aug. 24. In honor of the former, break out the waffle iron to try one – or all! – of these kid-pleasing recipes. Whether you fancy some basic buttermilk or more adventurous ingredients like oatmeal, bacon and Swiss cheese, chocolate chips or a super-decadent brownie spin. Celebrate – and chow down.
Serious Eats claims this is the best waffle recipe ever. Using simple ingredients, you can whip up a batch at home and see for yourself whether it’s your family’s favorite. Now the next debate – whether to top the waffles with maple syrup or fresh fruit or both!
For a homey flavor, make sure to pick up some buttermilk at the store for this classic waffle recipe from the Smitten Kitchen. But don’t worry if you don’t have buttermilk on hand: The recipe includes substitutes like sour cream or yogurt thinned with milk.
Instead of the standard baking powder to give your waffles a lift, try using yeast. This yeasted waffle recipe from Metro Parent’s Crumbs archives, by way of MyKidsEatSquid.com, takes a little planning – the waffle batter sits overnight – but the result is airy, crispy waffles.
Give your next waffle batter a nutritional boost by adding in some quick-cooking oats. This oatmeal waffle recipe from Taste of Home will walk you through the rest, including mixing in a little cinnamon. Who’s ready for breakfast?
Part breakfast, part lunch, this bacon and Swiss waffle recipe from Pillsbury is savory, not sweet. Using Bisquick as the base of the batter, you’ll mix in shredded Swiss cheese and crumbed bacon, along with milk and eggs. For a quick meal that’s easy to eat on the go, this waffle recipe is perfect.
Using step-by-step pictures and instructions, I Believe I Can Fry walks you through how to make chicken and waffles. For this Southern favorite, the rich, buttery waffles are topped with deep fried chicken and then drizzled with maple syrup.
My kids’ favorite kind of waffle? Chocolate chip, hands-down. You can make chocolate chip waffles for your kids with this recipe from Tasty Kitchen. I consider this a fork-optional meal and let my kids dip the waffles into a small bowl of syrup using their hands.
Recreate a famed Detroit dessert with this recipe for brownie waffles from Mudgie’s Deli. The Corktown area restaurant likes to top its waffle brownies, called Fudgie Mudgie, with vanilla ice cream, hot fudge and whipped cream. You can top your brownies with your kids’ favorites like chopped strawberries, caramel or maybe sprinkles.