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Today is International Waffle Day!

… And, HAPPY 75th BIRTHDAY to Eggo Waffles!

I think it’s safe to say that everyone has enjoyed an Eggo waffle. Quick, convenient and perfect for breakfast on the go (I’ve nixed the syrup many times and carries Eggos out to the car), they’re a staple in many household freezers. Plus, they come in awesome varieties (Blueberry, Buttermilk and FiberPlus – to name a few) and appeal to many tastes.

To celebrate International Waffle Day, Top Chef Heinrich of Marben restaurant in Toronto has paired up with Eggo to offer a healthy and hearty birthday creation using Eggo waffles! Now I realized that today, being a weekday, may not be the best time to create a breakfast masterpiece – but why not grab a few ingredients and try it out this weekend? I know I will!

You can also begin your own birthday breakfast tradition with a special Eggo delight to start the “big day”. This recipe combines the familiar taste of maple with the tartness of applesauce and a splash of yogurt. The combination of flavours is surprisingly delectable, and a great way to start celebrating a birthday in delicious style. Makes 1 serving.

INGREDIENTS

2 Eggo Waffles
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp apple sauce
¼ cup of your favourite yogurt
2 tbsp granola mix

DIRECTIONS

Toast the waffles in a toaster. Mix the maple syrup and apple sauce together.

Layer the waffles with a spoon of the apple sauce mix and a spoon of the yogurt, alternating sides: Waffle, yogurt, syrup, waffle, yogurt, syrup…after the last layer sprinkle generously with the granola.

DID YOU KNOW?

- If laid end-to-end, there are enough Eggo waffles sold every year in Canada to reach the entire distance across Canada more than three times.

- You can play games and create your own waffle characters at www.eggo.ca.

- The online Urban Dictionary says Leggo my Eggo, “can be used when someone attempts to take anything of personal importance from you but will rarely succeed in helping you retrieve your possession.”

- One of the first commercials for Eggo featured Gordon Jump who later went on to star in WKRP in Cincinnati.

- International Waffle Day – March 25, 2011 – originated in Sweden where it is called Våffeldagen. It occurs nine months to the day before Christmas and celebrates the coming of Spring.

4 Responses to “Today is International Waffle Day!”

  1. ~she~
    March 25, 2011 at 2:13 pm #

    I don't remember the last time I had a waffle! Probably the last time I stayed in a hotel that had one of those dandy waffle irons at the breakfast counter! But I'm surely not willing to eat mine without syrup!

  2. ~she~
    March 25, 2011 at 2:13 pm #

    I don't remember the last time I had a waffle! Probably the last time I stayed in a hotel that had one of those dandy waffle irons at the breakfast counter! But I'm surely not willing to eat mine without syrup!

  3. Mala
    March 25, 2011 at 9:58 pm #

    I have a 16 pack box of Eggo waffles in chocolate chip in my freezer at all times. Poetic that this am, I indulged in 2 for breakfast! :)

  4. Mala
    March 25, 2011 at 9:58 pm #

    I have a 16 pack box of Eggo waffles in chocolate chip in my freezer at all times. Poetic that this am, I indulged in 2 for breakfast! :)