Did you know that waffles were originally served with herbs and cheese? Nowadays we opt for the signature topping – maple syrup – we have come to know and love. On National Waffle Day, taking place August 24, we can take a moment to thank Corenlius Swarthout, who patented the first American waffle iron in 1869, by pouring some syrupy sweetness on a plate of warm, fresh-from-the-iron waffles.
If you’re searching for “kitchen-spiration” for National Waffle Day, take a peek at a few bed and breakfast recipes. Innkeepers pride themselves on not only cooking up fantastic, traditional breakfasts, but also unique takes on those same dishes, including waffles, that can be enjoyed every season of the year.
Carrot Cake Waffles
The warm days of summer make us think of sun, beaches and ice cream – even for breakfast! At the Pettigru Place located in Greenville, SC, you can keep your cool the rest of the season with their Banana Split Waffles covered in blueberries, strawberries, bananas and, of course, ice cream, chocolate sauce and whipped cream!
Fall’s harvest season ushers in an abundance of changing leaves and harvest fare, including the supreme squash, pumpkin. When it’s not adorning porches or getting carved up for Halloween, it can be mixed into delicious desserts or served up for breakfast. The Chestnut Street Inn located in Asheville, NC, offers up Pumpkin Waffles to their guests to celebrate the season.
There is nothing like festive decorations and the scent of freshly baked cookies and gingerbread to make you feel like the holidays are almost here. The innkeepers at the Vintage Inn Bed & Breakfast located in Alva, OK, will show you how to add a little spice to your morning with these tasty Gingerbread Waffles.
When spring arrives, the melting snow makes way for budding blossoms and lush gardens overflowing with fresh fruits and vegetables. The Avenue Hotel Bed and Breakfast located in Manitou Springs, CO, is turning a seasonal sweet into a savory way to start off your day with their decadently delicious Carrot Cake Waffles.
Want to see what other seasonal favorites our innkeepers are serving up for breakfast? Make sure to visit our “Delicious Breakfasts” Pinterest board.