|Waffles came to America on The Mayflower in 1620, making them a traditional “American” food. One hundred and sixty-seven years later, Thomas Jefferson brought a waffle iron back from France and “waffle frolics” (that’s waffle parties) began.
Today waffles are a favorite brunch food and a special-occasion food. Many of us get out the waffle iron for Mother’s Day and other occasions. Americans buy almost $50 million in waffle irons annually.
But if the waffle iron is one of your least-used appliances, consider expanding your waffle repertoire to lunch, dinner, dessert and a waffle frolic with an add-your-own-toppings bar.
Lunch & Dinner Waffles
Dessert waffles. Photo courtesy L’Auberge Provençale. Get the recipe.
Here are 15 waffle recipe ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert.
The history of waffles.
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