5 Reasons Why You Must Say YES To The Waffle

Lately, I have been saying yes! to the waffle. Growing up, I was a pancake girl. You wouldn’t have caught me dead with a waffle. I hated the fact that waffles looked like they were nothing more than a piece of pancake with millions of holes drilled in. I further hated the fact that the maple syrup would just get stuck in one or two of the holes, and thus not covering the entire waffle with that sweet, sticky syrup. I also did not like the fact that the very word waffle sounded as if you were waffling, as if the person eating a waffle did nothing but waffle. Who would want to eat a food that makes you want to waffle? Not I!

I can’t tell you the exact moment that I converted to waffle-ism because I think it was fairly gradual. There I was eating a stack of pancakes in one moment, and then there I was the next eating a stack of waffles the next. It’s pretty strange how life can change like that. You start off doing something as a child, and then you get older and start doing something a different way. How can something that I’ve done more than half of my life suddenly become as obsolete as Donald Trump in the White House? I guess it depends on the situation, whether it is due to a massive voter turnout or simply a case of wanting to try something different.

In either case, it happened. I haven’t eaten a pancake in years. Instead, I say yes! to the waffle again and again and I think you should to. These are the 5 reasons why you must say yes! to the waffle.

A plate of waffle breakfast with strawberries, blueberries, and whipped cream.
5 Reasons Why You Must Say YES to the Waffle

Today is International Waffle Day…

Because today, March 25th, is International Waffle Day we must say yes! to the waffle. If a day is devoted to eating the waffle, then it makes sense that we spend the day eating it. Otherwise, what is the point of having a waffle day after all? Because today is International Waffle Day, it is important that we spend the day eating and honoring a piece of holey pancake that has been around for centuries. Did you know that the waffle is originally from Sweden, having went there in the 1600s? Another hundred years later and what we know today as the Belgian waffle was born, which made this yummy treat even sweeter! And then, it wasn’t long until the waffle immigrated to America and the rest is history.

[Source: International Waffle Day]

Sweet nutella spread in between two pieces of waffle and covered with powdered sugar in front of a jar of nutella.
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It is a versatile piece…

What I love the most about waffles is how incredibly versatile it is. Unlike its cousin the pancake, there are so many different ways you can eat a waffle. You can eat it plain, with syrup, with butter, with honey, or whipped cream. Or, you can eat it with peanut butter or nutella. You can make two waffles and make a sandwich, putting god knows what in between the two pieces. My personal favorite is the egg-sausage-cheddar cheese combo, which to be frank is to die for. You could put ham, just eggs, or peanut butter, in between the two waffles. Or, you could add a fruity flavor and top the waffle with strawberries or blueberries, as well as whipped cream of course. No fruit is complete without whipped cream. Or, you can go a little bit bold and add chocolate chips. Or, you can eat waffles with chicken, because who doesn’t like chicken? Or (yet again), you can waffles with ice cream, another favorite if you want something sweet instead of the meaty goodness. However you decide to eat the waffle, there are so many different possibilities that you can eat it at any time of the day.

Several raspberries cover a rectangular shaped waffle.
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It is truly holey…

The waffle is truly a holey piece of breakfast we have. For one, it has so many holes that I am surprised that I never tried counting exactly how many holes it has. (Has anyone tried? If so, drop a comment below and let me know!). What I once used to scorn and detest has been something that I am now quite fond of. Instead of being merely a syrup catcher, the holey waffle is also a food that you can play with. This is especially good for kids, who like to play with Legos. To make breakfast just a little bit more fun, try cutting up the waffle into different shapes and then have your kids make something with it. There’s nothing wrong with playing with food as long as you eat it.

A stack of waffles slathered in syrup next to some raspberries and blueberries.
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It is almost as easy to make as cereal…

I think cereal is probably the easiest breakfast to make. After all, who can go wrong with putting in some cereal into a bowl and then topping it with the right amount of milk? There is no stove or microwave involved when it comes to cereal. If cereal is such an easy meal to make, then I would say that the waffle is next. All that you need is to pour the batter into the bowl and then put the right amount of water on it, just like the cereal. And then (here’s where it gets a little bit complicated though not too much), you spoon the watery batter mixture out and then pour it carefully into the waffle maker. You close the waffle maker, wait one second, two seconds, three seconds… and then voila! It is done! Ah, the wonders of modern kitchen appliances. Where would we be without the waffle maker? Would we be punching the holes in manually?

A plate of a single waffle with whipped cream and cherry on top.
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Share a waffle…

They say that sharing is caring. So, if sharing is caring, and if today is International Waffle Day, then we should eat waffles together. Make an entire batch and then hand one or two out to each member of your family, and your friends to boot. As you hand them out, say you get a waffle, everyone gets a waffle. What is special about this is how easily waffles can be exchanged, almost like currency. In fact, can you imagine if we were to get rid of money as we know it and replace it with the waffle? Instead of buying with coins and cash, we would instead buy clothes, shoes, and food with the waffle. The thick, golden brown waffle made with the most premium ingredients would be equivalent to $20, while the thin, flimsy looking ones that look as if they are about to fall apart would be worth only a $1. But can you imagine, how crazy the world would get then? Imagine the obsession people would have, similar to people’s obsession with money today. No, it’s better for the waffle to just be the lovable food that we know it to be today. After all, too much of one thing is never good.

A breakfast spread with red colored waffles, a metal tin cup of coffee, and a mound of grits.
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What you can do after reading this article…

Number one, like and share this article. Number two, comment with your favorite way of cooking or eating the waffle. And number three, post a picture of the waffle on your preferred social media platform and tag #internationalwaffleday.

So, what is your preferred way of devouring the waffle?

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Hi! I'm Helen and I am a 32 year old biracial millennial mom raising two multiracial children. I am a writer, English consultant, and social media manager. I am a self-proclaimed chocoholic.

17 thoughts on “5 Reasons Why You Must Say YES To The Waffle

  1. I’ve always liked waffles with maple syrup. I pour the syrup so it fills all of the holes and then flip it over and add another one on top. When my grandparents had their farm they made their own maple syrup…yummy.

    I was pretty much a meat and potatoes guy until I started traveling on expense account. Then I started trying other foods thinking I wasn’t wasting my money if I didn’t like it. I liked it a lot. 😁

  2. I will never say ‘no’ to waffles. They’re awesome! I like them a bit crispy, otherwise the toppings make it go all soggy, which I don’t like. Otherwise, it’s like the perfect meal 🙂

    All the best, Michelle (michellesclutterbox.com)

  3. International Waffle Day!? Who knew? Maybe I should have a Chicken and Waffle at Saul Good Restaurant? Or maybe a waffle at MacDs? Or maybe some homemade with chili…or syrup…or peanut butter?
    Uh-oh, I am waffling again, and I blame it all on you, Helen! 😂

  4. I love waffles even thought I am not a breakfast kinda girl. Waffles are just so good. Personally I love chocolate chip waffles 🧇

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