5 Waffle Recipes to Mark International Waffle Day

5 Waffle Recipes to Mark International Waffle Day

Waffles, characterized by the distinctive grid-like pattern, are the go-to breakfast choice for most homes in America. International Waffle Day is celebrated annually on March 25 to celebrate waffles and their history.1

Because it is versatile, it can pass for brunch and an afternoon snack. The best part is that you can modify the ingredients to suit your preference. For example, to make it gluten-free, you can use oat flour, cornmeal, pumpkin, or sweet potato puree. Furthermore, you can top it with fresh fruits such as berries, bananas, apples, chocolate chips, and whipped cream.

History of International Waffle Day

Waffles was introduced in Sweden in the early 1600s and spread to other regions. At that time, they were eaten with fruits and jams and became a loved treat for any time of the day.

Over time a different variety of waffles emerged. In the 1700s, butter and sugar were added to the waffles recipes, making them sweeter than the original. The modern waffle, as we currently know it, originated in Belgium in 1839. It was much thicker than regular waffles with deeper grids and also more filling because it held more jam and cream.1

International Waffle Day came up because of the mispronunciation of two holidays in Sweden. The Vaffeldagen (Waffle Day) and Varfrudagen (Our Lady Day), which celebrates the conception of the Virgin Mary. Because of the linguistic connection, Swedish families celebrated Varfrudagen with waffles.1

In the 2000s, International Waffle Day became a worldwide sensation where people would eat waffles and share them on social media. In the United States, waffles have become a beloved breakfast food, and a staple often served with fruits, fried chicken, and maple syrup.

How to Celebrate International Waffle Day

You can mark Waffle Day by making and enjoying waffles with a variety of flavors and toppings, such as whipped cream, butter, fruits, and syrup. It is a great opportunity to indulge in the delicious treat and experiment with different waffle recipes.

Here are five easy waffle recipes for International Waffle Day.

1.  Classic Waffles2

These waffles turn out lovely and crispy. Perfect for any day of the week!


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups warm milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 1 ½ tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup organic strawberries or raspberries to garnish


  1. Preheat the waffle maker
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a mixing bowl.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, melted butter, milk, and vanilla. Then, pour the mixture into the flour mixture and combine.
  4. Pour the batter into the waffle maker and cook until crispy and light brown.
  5. Serve with organic raspberries or strawberries, whipped cream, and your favorite syrup.
  6. Enjoy

2.  Banana Waffles3

Try these delicious waffles with banana flavor for breakfast or brunch. You can store extra in the fridge for five days and in the freezer for up to 3 months.


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup freeze dried banana, rehydrated
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ¼ tablespoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup mini chocolate chips, optional
  • ¼ cup crunchy banana slices and maple syrup, for topping (optional)


  1. Whisk flour, salt, and baking powder together.
  2. Mash the rehydrated banana slices.
  3. Whisk the milk, butter, mashed banana eggs, and vanilla. Create a well in the flour mixture and add in the milk mixture.
  4. Set the mixture aside for 10 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, preheat the waffle maker.
  6. Stir in the chocolate chips to the batter. Then, pour the batter into the greased waffle maker.
  7. Cook for about five to ten minutes or until the waffle turns crisp and lightly brown.
  8. Serve warm with banana slices, extra chocolate chips, and maple syrup

3.  Blueberry Waffles4

Make this fluffy and delicious waffle recipe in just 15 minutes for a hearty breakfast. It will delight your whole family and make your kids smile.


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ¼ cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Lemon zest from one lemon
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups freeze dried blueberries


  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • ½ cup maple syrup


  1. Preheat the waffle maker
  2. Whisk the flour, baking powder, sugar, and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the milk, eggs, butter, and vanilla extract.
  4. Pour the egg mixture and lemon zest into the flour mixture and combine to form a lumpy mixture
  5. Fold in the blueberries into the mixture.
  6. Grease the waffle maker with cooking spray. Pour the batter and cook until light brown and crispy.
  7. Dust with powdered sugar and maple syrup and serve.

4.  Apple Waffles5

Looking for easy waffle recipes? Let your family wake up to the sweet aroma of apple waffles. Enjoy with a cup of steaming coffee.


  • 1 ¼ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup freeze dried apples
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup melted butter 
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Rehydrate the apple slices
  2. Whisk together the egg, melted butter, vanilla extract, and milk.
  3. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Then create the well and add in the egg mixture. Mix until you get a smooth batter.
  4. Fold in the apple slices.
  5. Preheat the waffle maker. Pour in the batter mixture. Then, cook for about five minutes. Repeat until all the batter is finished.
  6. Serve warm. You can top it with powdered sugar, maple syrup, or more apple slices.

5.  Sweet Potato Waffles6

Make healthy waffle recipes with lightly spiced sweet potato puree. These waffles are ideal for breakfast or brunch.


  • 2 cups dried sweet potatoes
  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ cup olive or canola oil
  • Salt to taste


  1. Rehydrate the sweet potatoes, then mash and set aside. Combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a mixing bowl.
  2. Whisk eggs, sweet potato puree, milk, and oil in a separate bowl. Then pour in the flour mixture and combine to form a smooth batter.
  3. Grease the waffle maker. Preheat for a few minutes.
  4. Pour the batter into the waffle iron and cook for about five minutes or until the waffles are crispy.
  5. Serve warm.

Did you try out these five waffle recipes? Please share your feedback in the comment section below.


  1.     https://nationaltoday.com/international-waffle-day/
  2.     https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/20513/classic-waffles/
  3.     https://www.kimscravings.com/banana-waffles/
  4.     https://www.kyleecooks.com/blueberry-waffles/
  5.     https://brooklynfarmgirl.com/easy-apple-waffles/
  6.     https://www.acouplecooks.com/pumpkin-waffles/

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