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Sweet & Savory Waffle Recipes For National Waffle Day

March 25th is International Waffle Day (also called World Waffle Day), a holiday with religious significance in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. March 25th is the Feast of the Annunciation, upon which waffles are typically eaten.

The day celebrates waffles and their history, and we’ve got sweet and savory waffle recipes below—for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert.

First, a fun fact: The religious aspect to Waffle Day occurred because the Swedish Vårfrudagen, meaning “Our Lady’s Day” (the Feast of the Annunciation*), sounds similar to Våffeldagen (“waffle day”) when spoken quickly. Over time, Swedes began calling March 25th Waffle Day, and celebrating by eating waffles.

The pun engendered a nationwide act of devotion to the Virgin even as far back as the 17th century. Both Catholics and Lutherans indulge in eating waffles [source].

Denmark and Norway joined in.

In the U.S., Waffle Day is August 24th.
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Savory Waffles

  • Chicken & Waffles
  • Chicken & Waffles With Frozen Waffles
  • Ham & Cheddar Waffles
  • Mashed Potato Waffles With Scallions & Sour Cream
  • Pizza Waffles
  • Pumpkin Waffles
  • Savory Mashed Potato Waffles
  • Savory Waffle Recipe Ideas
  • Scrambled Egg Waffle Sandwich With Garlic-Infused Honey
  • Spiced Stout Waffles
  • Thanksgiving Sausage Stuffing Turned Into Waffles
  • Waffle Eggs Benedict
    Also: Waffles Benedict: Eggs Benedict with waffles instead of an English muffin.
    Sweet Waffles

    It’s easy to make a waffle sundae with any flavor of ice cream, topped with whipped cream, nuts, and optional dessert sauces. Here are some of our other favorite sweet waffle recipes:

  • Cheesecake Waffles & Key Lime Mousse Waffles
  • Fudge Waffles
  • Gingerbread Waffles
  • Hot Fudge Sundae Bar With Waffles
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly Waffles
  • Pumpkin Dessert Waffles With Spiced Whipped Cream
  • Waffle Cakes
  • Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • Waffle Sandwich Cones

    *More feasts on the Catholic liturgical calendar: almond biscotti on the Feast of St. Francis’ Transitus (October 3rd), hot-cross buns on St. Clair’s feast day (August 11th), sfinge (zeppole) on St. Joseph’s feast Day (March 19th), honey cakes on St. Abigail’s feast day (February 11th), chocolates on St. Valentine’s Day (February 14th), croissants on Our Lady of the Rosary and anniversary of the Battle of Lepanto (October 7th), and cuccia porridge (a sweet, rice pudding-like mixture of wheatberries in ricotta) on St. Lucy’s feast day (December 13th) [source].


    [1] Pecans or pistachios can gracesavory waffles or sweet waffles. For sweet waffles, caramelize the nuts (photo © Taylor Kiser | Unsplash).

    [2] Pumpkin pancakes with sliced bananas (photo © Colavita).

    [3] Pizza waffles. Here’s the recipe (photo © Emily Ellyn).

    Fancy Chicken & Waffles
    [4] Don’t forget chicken and waffles—for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner (photo © Honey Butter Fried Chicken | Chicago).






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