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Waffle Irons for Making Delicious Waffles

Updated on October 4, 2014

Waffles Are Delicious So Enjoy a Waffle Today

There. I said it. Waffles are delicious! In my opinion, they're so much tastier than their cousin, the pancake.

And what do we have to thank for waffles? Why, waffle irons, of course! And to show our love of waffles there is Waffle Iron Day. It's celebrated each June 29 according to Holiday Insights.

Pass the syrup!

But if you're like me, I don't wait for Waffle Iron Day to enjoy a delicious waffle. Make one today! Don't have a waffle iron? Here are some perfect options to choose from.

Poster of Dear Mom Making Waffles. Image Credit All Posters.

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The Origin of Waffles

According to Holiday Insights,

waffles were first made in the 1300s

in Greece (the country, not the fat).

They use two metal pans to make flat cakes. Because they didn't have syrup, they ate them topped with herbs and cheese, which sounds delicious to me!

Make Waffles and Watch Them Disappear!

Waffles. Ahh, the steamy goodness of a fresh waffle crisp from the waffle iron can't be beat! The waffle stick maker sounds ideal to me. More crispy surface area and they're perfect for dipping!

My Favorite Waffle Recipe - These waffles are light and delicious. I prefer them a little crunchy so leave them in the waffle maker a few extra seconds.

This is my go-to waffle recipe. It's from the Cuisinart Classic Waffle Maker Instruction Booklet, and the waffles are mighty tasty! This is my waffle maker.

NOTE: Your waffle iron may be larger or smaller than mine (the Cuisinart Classic Waffle Maker shown here). Read your instruction manual on how much batter to use.

  1. Ingredients:

    2 cups all purpose flour

    2 tablespoons sugar

    1 tablespoon baking powder

    1/2 teaspoon salt

    1-3/4 cups milk (1%, 2%, or skim all work fine)

    6 tablespoons vegetable oil

    2 large eggs

  2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir.
  3. Let waffle batter rest for 5 minutes.
  4. Plug in your waffle iron to heat it up. Mine has a light that turns from red to green when it's ready to go.

    Set the knob to #3 or 4 (or whatever your waffle iron instruction manual calls for).

  5. Pour 1/2 cup of batter into the bottom of the hot waffle iron. Spread the batter with a wooden spoon or heat-resistant spatula so it reaches almost to the edges.

    CAUTION: Do not overfill the bottom of the waffle iron. If you like crispier waffles, use a bit less than 1/2 cup of batter.

  6. Close the cover. The green light will turn red when the waffle is ready. Don't go out of the room. Just stand there, especially when making your first batch.

    When the light is green again, the waffle is ready. There is a slight click sound.

    I let my waffles sit just a few more seconds before raising the lid to remove the waffle.

  7. Remove the waffle from the waffle iron. On my waffle iron, the waffle is on the top of the waffle iron when it's baked.

    Use wooden tongs or a fork to gentle release the waffle onto a plate.

    Eat immediately!

    Continue baking all of the waffles. They are great frozen. I place a sheet of waxed paper between each waffle after they've cooled and put them in a freezer bag. They keep for several months frozen.

Calphalon Waffle Maker - For hard core waffle lovers

Reasonably Priced Waffle Irons

Because this is America and everyone should have their own waffle maker!

These waffle irons are inexpensive when you think about the thousands of waffles you can make over time with one sitting on your kitchen counter!

Why, a waffle iron will pay for itself in a few months time over going out for waffles at a restaurant.

Cuisinart WMR-CA Round Classic Waffle Maker
Cuisinart WMR-CA Round Classic Waffle Maker

This little beauty is the waffle maker I own. I love it. I can make square waffles by adding less batter or nice, big round waffles by filling it up!

 

Parks and Recreation - Lesley Knope Loves Waffles Almost as Much as She Loves Ben

Waffle Iron Invented

According to The Nibble, on August 24, 1869,

a Dutch-American in Troy, New York

named Cornelius Swarthout,

received a patent for the first U.S. waffle iron.

Make Savory Waffles

Experiment with add ins like garlic powder, basil,

curry, or any favorite spice! Serve with chicken for

a chicken and waffle dinner.

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Waffle Toppings - Highland Sugarworks Maple Syrup

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This author, Peggy Hazelwood, participates in Amazon, eBay, All Posters, and other affiliate advertising programs. When you click an advertising link on this page and make a purchase, I receive a small percent of the sale. Thank you for reading this far!

Do you love waffles? Do you have a waffle iron of your very own?

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    • profile image

      kathryn-gillespie 

      5 years ago

      I do love waffles and pancakes. I don't eat them often though. I don't have a waffle iron. Great article!

    • Frischy profile image

      Frischy 

      6 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      We got a waffle iron last year, but we seldom use it. We are making pancakes this morning.

    • queenofduvetcover profile image

      queenofduvetcover 

      6 years ago

      I love waffles! Nice lens! =)

    • Virginia Allain profile image

      Virginia Allain 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      They are fun for a special breakfast, but usually we just stick with our fruit and yogurt breakfast.

    • mysweetjane lm profile image

      mysweetjane lm 

      6 years ago

      I had no idea there was a waffle day! I have a waffle iron but I don't use it as much as I should

    • KevCooper profile image

      KevCooper 

      6 years ago

      My mouths watering, I'm off to the kitchen.

    • gottaloveit2 profile image

      gottaloveit2 

      6 years ago

      I'm a fan of waffles but rarely have them as there's always something that interests me more on the menu. Nice article though!

    • Millionairemomma profile image

      Millionairemomma 

      6 years ago

      That's cool you intergrated a tv character's love of waffles with your waffle lens. Quirky!

    • EMangl profile image

      EMangl 

      6 years ago

      i like them, but only if someone makes them for me :-)

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