If there’s one thing in this world I’m certain of, it’s that I need to make waffles more often. This blog is suffering from a severe waffle shortage, and it’s tragic. Please accept these honey-sweetened, gluten-free and dairy-free waffles with my apologies.
And rest assured, there’ll be more waffles to come!
Fun Fact: National Waffle Day (August 24) isn’t just a randomly-assigned day to celebrate waffles. It’s actually the anniversary of when Cornelius Swartwout received a patent for his waffle iron – the first one in the US.
There’s no such thing as too many waffles in life, and if you think about, life has a heck-of-a-lot of waffles in it.
There are square waffles, round waffles, Texas waffles, Belgian/Brussels waffles, heart waffles, Liège waffles, Stroopwafels waffles, Snoopy and Charlie Brown waffles, potato waffles, Scandinavian waffles, Mickey Mouse Waffles, waffle cones…
And those are just a few waffle types – let’s not even get into the variety of flavors.
These Honey Oatmeal Waffles are made are ‘Belgian-style’ waffles – i.e. soft and fluffy on the inside, a little crispy on the outside and best made in a waffle iron with deep grooves.
Oh, I left ‘hot dog waffles’ off the above list, but they exist too. Yeah, I know.
As much as I enjoy breakfasts that are a little on the crazy side (see Exhibits A and B), when it comes to waffles, I’m pretty boring. Just a stack of waffles topped with maple syrup or honey, and I’m a happy person. No need for waffle sandwiches, waffle tacos, sides of fried chicken, chili, etc.
For me, the excitement has to be the waffle itself – not what it’s topped with or next to.
That being said, I probably could get into waffle sandwiches if there were peanut butter and/or chocolate involved.