Waffle Day actually began in Scandinavia, but no one knows exactly when the day began, as waffles have been around in Sweden since at least the 1600s.
The word Waffle Day began as Våffeldagen, which due to a confusion between, ‘Våffeldagen’ (waffle), and ‘Vårfrudagen’, which means ‘Our Lady’s Day’, a religious holiday. Over time the pronunciation for the religious celebration and the word for waffles blurred together, and eating waffles became a natural thing to eat on the celebration day.
Waffle Day in Scandinavia is March 25th.
In America, Waffle Day is celebrated on August 24th, on the anniversary of the patenting of the first US waffle iron in 1869.
Waffles are popular throughout the world, and obviously so popular, they merit two days of celebration!
Celebrating Waffle Day in August.
We have created a gluten-free, allergen-free pancake mix that doubles up as waffle mix too.
Our pancake/waffle mix, has a taste and texture that makes everyone want to come back for more. These live up to the idea of lusciously light and fluffy waffles, perfect for breakfast, with options for many different toppings.
They are guilt-free too, being low in calories – depending on the topping you add!
How to use the Pancake and Waffle Mix:
- Pancake and Waffle mix
- 2 large eggs
- 130ml Milk
- Pancake and Waffle mix
- 200ml Your Favourite Milk
- 2tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
How to make:
- Pop your frying pan over a medium heat and add a splash of oil (or preheat your waffle maker if making waffles)
- In a mixing bowl, combine the wet ingredients, whilst thinking about all the yummy toppings you’re going to use.
- Add in the pancake mix and vanilla if desired. Stir until the batter is mixed, but still slightly lumpy to keep the air and make your waffles fluffy.
- Using a ladle, measuring scoop or spoon to add to your waffle maker.
- Waffles will take 3-5 minutes in a waffle maker.
- Pop on your plate and add your chosen topping.
11 Waffle toppings:
- Whipped cream (dairy free )and chocolate syrup – see recipe below.
- Peaches and honey
- Ice cream (dairy free)
- Blueberries and yoghurt (dairy free)
- Mixture of fruits
- Chopped Gnawbles – your favourite flavour
- Cacao nibs added to fruit.
- Banana + frozen dairy free milk + vanilla finished with fresh strawberries and blackberry
You could also have savoury waffles:
- Ham and cheese
- Poached egg
- Home-made guacamole: mashed avocados, lime juice, onion, cilantro, tomatoes and olive oil.
Chocolate fudge sauce
- Heat the coconut oil in a small saucepan over medium-low heat.
- Add the cacao powder, maple syrup, and salt. Mix until combined and smooth.
- Use immediately or pour into a glass jar and let cool until thickened to your desired consistency.
- Store this chocolate fudge sauce in a sealed jar in the refrigerator