Waffle Day

Did you know that March 25 is Waffle Day?  It all started in Sweden as Våffeldagen.  It historically marks the beginning of Spring and is celebrated by eating a lot of waffles!  So in honor of waffle day – here are a few to tickle your taste buds!

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Keep reading – you’ll find recipes for super easy chicken and waffles, Banana and chocolate stuffed waffles, savory potato and ham waffles and blueberry waffles with blueberry sauce!

Like Chicken and Waffles?  Here is a super easy and fast recipe!

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Use a basic buttermilk waffle recipe.  You’ll find one here.

And now for the chicken and gravy

What you need:

  • 6-8 chicken breast fillets
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon hot paprika
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 teaspoons garlic salt
  • Cooking spray

How to Do it:

Pour the buttermilk over the chicken and allow to sit for 1 -2 hours.

Mix the dry ingredients together and dredge the chicken. 20160313-IMG_5393

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Spray a baking dish with cooking spray, then lay out the chicken pieces in a single layer.  Spray the top of the chicken liberally.

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Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 to 30 minutes; until the coating is browned and the chicken is cooked though.
Then make the gravy –

What you need:

  • 2 Tablespoons of butter
  • 3 Tablespoons of flour
  • 1 Tablespoon chicken boullion
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup milk

How to Do it:

Brown the flour in the butter, then add the other dry ingredients.  Whisk in the water until the mixture is smooth and thick.  Whisk in the milk adding more if you prefer thinner gravy.

Serve the waffles with the chicken and the gravy –
Makes about 4 servings.

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Well, there’s dinner – how about some dessert?  Click here to go to the recipe for blueberry waffles with blueberry sauce – sweet and tasty!

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Here’s another savory treat –  Savory Potato waffles and Ham and gravy (click here to go to the recipe)

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And what’s for dessert?  How about banana and chocolate stuffed waffles?

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What you need:

  • 2 cups of unbleached flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 ¾ cup low fat buttermilk
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 5-6 large bananas.
  • Chocolate Syrup
  • Whipped cream (homemade or aerosol)

How to Do it:

Mix the dry ingredients well.  Form a well in the middle and add the wet ingredients (milk, eggs, oil) and mix well.  You will have a thick batter.

Cut the bananas into thin slices. 20160313-IMG_5366

Spoon a full ladle of batter onto a hot waffle iron.  Place banana slices onto the top of the batter and then close the lid.  20160313-IMG_5368

Cook until both sides are brown and crisp.  Remove from iron to a hot plate lined with a paper towel (paper towels will absorb condensation keeping the waffles from getting soggy).

Continue cooking until all the batter is used.

Place more banana slices on the top of the cooked waffle.  I used a Belgian waffle maker that makes huge waffles, so I cut one in half.

Using chocolate syrup, put lines of chocolate over the bananas.  Next, add the whipped cream.  I like a more watery whipped cream, so I used heavy cream with a little sugar and whipped it in my blender.  You can also use aerosol, which is even easier!  Sprinkle with more cinnamon.

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Put another waffle on top and add more chocolate, whipped cream and cinnamon.  Serve hot!

Serves 4-6

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16 Responses to Waffle Day

  1. Carolann says:

    Oh my gosh! It’s always waffle day for me 🙂 I love every one of these recipes and printing them all out to try. Yum and yum! Stopping over from the Blogging Pit too!

  2. Oh my gosh, two of my favorite things paired together chicken fried steak and waffles with gravy! Thank you for sharing on the #OMHGFF this week!!

    Wishing you all a Happy Easter!!

  3. Angela says:

    I love all these waffle recipes! The Savory waffles are right up my alley! Pinned & Yummed 🙂 Have a Great Week!!

  4. Kathleen says:

    What are you doing to me? Every one of these waffle recipes look awesome. I love waffles. I have never tried the chicken ones, sounds good too.

    Blogger’s Pit Stop

    • HelenFern says:

      oh and they were good!!! I think I liked the potato one the best – going to try it with the chicken! 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Teresa says:

    I haven’t made waffles in a long time! Thank you for the inspiration!

    And thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party this week! Pinned!

  6. My hubby has been intrigued by the idea of chicken and waffles for a long time. We might have to give it a try.

    Thanks for sharing at the Friday Funday Blog Hop #FFBH!

  7. Rachel O. says:

    Darn, I can’t believe I missed waffle day! I got a waffle maker at a yard sale last year and love trying new recipes to use in it! Thanks for sharing your link at the #HomeMattersParty !

  8. Ok, now that my mouth is watering, I’ll leave my comment. 😉 Thanks for sharing your recipes with us at the Over the Moon Link Party.

  9. Winnie says:

    OMG !! These waffles look soooooooooooooo GOOD !!
    Banana and chocolate – wonderful combination 🙂

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