International Waffle Day

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2023 DateMarch 25, 2023
2024 DateMarch 25, 2024
International Waffle Day

International Waffle Day History

International Waffle Day began as a celebration in Sweden, but it soon spread to many other countries in Europe and other continents as well. Historians believe that versions of waffles have been around for 8,000 years. However, it was not until 1725 when a waffle first appeared in a cookbook, the writer being Robert Smith. The Ingredients for a basic waffle recipe include: 1 3/4 cups flour, 1 tablespoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 2 eggs, separated, 1 3/4 cups buttermilk, and 1/2 cup oil. International Waffle Day is observed annually on March 25th.

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International Waffle Day Facts

  • According to the food giant Kellogg, their Eggo waffle sales in the US soared by as much as 45% in March of 2020. Due to Covid-19, many people turned toward the frozen breakfast food.
  • The waffle was brought to America in the 17th century by Dutch immigrants. According to, Dutch immigrants brought the dish to New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
  • According to, the first patent for a stove-top waffle iron was obtained in 1869 by New Yorker Cornelius Swartwout.

International Waffle Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Visit a waffle place or restaurant near you. They may be offering special deals to celebrate the day.
  • Make your own waffles! Check out this list of recipes to find one you like.
  • Host a waffle night and have friends bring different ingredients and toppings to add.

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