It's Waffle Day! Here Are 9 Sweet and Savory Ways to Celebrate

Our Swedish friends know what’s up. They gave us meatballs and minimalism, IKEA and ABBA — and today, they bring us Våffeldagen. It might sound like the apocalypse. Or maybe like a death metal band. But Våffeldagen, my friends, honors the most glorious of foodie creations: it’s Waffle Day, and we’re partying in style.

As it happens, those of us stateside already have a National Waffle Day to call our own. But it’s not until August…and, well, we don’t mind celebrating twice. Whether you like them sweet or savory, topped with fried chicken or drizzled in syrup, we’ve rounded up the fluffiest, most decadent and soul-satisfying waffles. Break out the iron — it’s time to celebrate.

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No one does waffles better than the Belgians — but even our friends across the pond are divided on the waffle front. There’s the traditional Brussels, which consists of cake batter…and then there’s the Liège, made with rich, yeasted dough. Hummingbird High falls in the latter category, and we can’t say we mind.

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This may look like your ordinary waffle, but Brown Eyed Baker takes things a step further with a pecan-filled praline syrup.

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Everyone needs a classic buttermilk waffle in her recipe box, and Averie Cooks has just the thing. Dress it up with preserves or — our favorite — Speculoos cookie butter. Yes, that’s a thing.

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We love our AP flour bins as much as the next girl, but sometimes, we need a change. Jelly Toast whips her waffles up with cornmeal for a hearty, earthy taste.

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Pumpkin Spice & Butternut Bacon Syrup

This is everything we dream of when we dream of waffles. Because a little bacon in the morning never hurt anyone. Thanks, How Sweet Eats!

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Chicken & Waffles

How can we leave you without this sweet-meets-savory staple? A Cozy Kitchen’s recipe may send your cholesterol levels through the roof, but hey — you’ll die happy.

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Waffle Melts

If you have leftover waffles (we don’t fully understand this concept), cut them in half, layer on the cheese, and grill them up. Boom. Waffle sandwich. Thanks, Half Baked Harvest! Image: Half Baked Harvest


Challah. Waffles. We’re not sure how this makes sense, but when it tastes this good, it doesn’t have to. My Name Is Yeh breaks it down.

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Those of us who eat gluten-free don’t have to miss out on the waffle fun. This decadent, s’mores-inspired recipe from Little Leopard Book is the perfect way to end Våffeldagen on a sweet note.

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