A Brief History of Waffles in America

Throughout the ages, food has been both a necessity for survival and a way to connect with others through shared meals and traditions. One particular food that has stood the test of time and maintained its popularity over the decades is waffles. These crispy, golden delicacies have become a staple in many American households, but their origins can be traced back hundreds of years and across continents.

From the pilgrims to modern-day brunch menus, waffles have evolved and captured the hearts (and taste buds) of people around the world. In this blog post, we will explore the rich history of waffles in America—from humble beginnings to their ever-lasting presence on our breakfast tables. So grab your syrup and join Waffle Love Idaho as we take a delicious journey through time to unravel the story behind everyone’s favorite breakfast recipe: waffles. 

A History of Waffles In America

Waffles first made their way to the United States when the pilgrims first fell in love with the recipe while traveling through Holland on the way to the New World. A couple of hundred years later, in 1879, Benjamin Franklin brought home a waffle iron from France, igniting a “Waffle Party” fad across America that would last for several decades. By the mid-1930s, Eggos were created by the Dorsa Brothers, though there’s still no substitute for a homemade waffle fresh off the iron. With a crispy exterior and fluffy interior, each bite of a waffle is a taste of nostalgia for a simpler time.

The history of Belgian waffles, or Leige waffles, is a bit more vivid—over the last few years, the Liège waffle is a beloved pastry that has become representative of Belgian cuisine. According to legend, the Liege waffle was invited when the Prince-Bishop of Liège asked his cook to create a sweet pastry with plenty of sugar. The result was the Liège waffle, which is made using a special sugar called pearl sugar. When cooked, this sugar creates a perfectly chewy caramelization that is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. Today, Liège waffles are enjoyed by people all over the world and continue to be a tasty testament to the culinary creativity of Belgium.

Fourth of July Breakfast Ideas

Complete your holiday with these delicious 4th of July breakfast recipes. These 4th of July waffles are sure to get you in the spirit and fuel you and your family for a day of patriotic fun. 

Classic Berries and Whipped Cream

What’s better than celebrating the Fourth of July with a plate of freshly cooked Liege waffles topped with sweet and juicy berries and pillowy whipped cream? Cover your cooked Liege waffles with a layer of whipped cream, and create a “flag” pattern using sliced strawberries and blueberries. Eat breakfast outside for maximum 4th of July fun. 

Dyed Red, White, and Blue Waffles 

Your breakfast just got a whole lot more colorful with this fun and easy holiday twist on traditional Liege waffles. All you need to do is add two drops of food coloring to the dough, knead it so it mixes, and watch as it transforms into a vibrant shade of either red or blue. The best part? The coloring blends in seamlessly with the dough, creating a visually stunning effect that is sure to impress anyone at your breakfast table. Top it off with some sprinkles, whipped cream, or strawberry syrup for an added touch of sweetness. 

Waffle Love Idaho Has Pre-Made Dough For Your Fourth of July Breakfast

The Fourth of July is a time of celebration, patriotism, and, of course, delicious food! If you’re looking to start your Independence Day off on the right foot, look no further than pre-made Leige waffle dough from Waffle Love Idaho for breakfast. Our pre-made waffle dough is the perfect way to create a mouth-watering Fourth of July breakfast. Whether you prefer fresh fruit or a drizzle of syrup, these waffles are sure to please. Don’t wait any longer! Place your order for pre-made waffle dough in Boise, Idaho today and make this Fourth of July one to remember!