International Waffle Day: Like Music to My Ears


Well, hello there, March 25th and International Waffle Day!! If there is one international day my family never misses out on, it’s this one. I mean, what’s not to LOVE about waffles? They are so easy to make. The kids can easily help out, and you can top them with whatever you want. My favorite is homemade strawberry jam and sour cream. But we’ll come back to that later.

My kids helping to make the batter (International Waffle Day: Like Music to My Ears Rachel Hulsund Contributor Miami Mom Collective)
My kids love to help out making the batter. Their favorite part is to taste it when it’s done.

Rachel's kids stirring waffle batter (International Waffle Day: Like Music to My Ears Rachel Hulsund Contributor Miami Mom Collective)

In Norway, we consider waffles to be kind of a Norwegian thing.

Suppose you go to any Norwegian Seamen’s Church, no matter where you would get served waffles. But the truth is that international waffle day actually is a Swedish festival. It started as a religious celebration that took place three months after Christmas. It was called “Vårfrudagen,” which translates to “Our Lady’s Day.” What is funny about this is that it was confused with another Swedish word, “Våffeldagen,” which can translate to “The day of the waffle.” People started celebrating the day by eating waffles all day long, and just like that the Waffle Day was born.

A picture of Rachel's homemade batter (International Waffle Day: Like Music to My Ears Rachel Hulsund Contributor Miami Mom Collective)
This is what I put in my batter; 4 eggs, about 1 cup of sugar (I never measure) about 1 tsp baking powder, 1 stick of melted butter, some vanilla flavor, flour, and milk.

I love to top my waffles with homemade strawberry jam and sour cream as I told you before. I guess most of you have never had that before, but you should really give it a try. It’s the best. But it has to be homemade. The stuff you buy in the grocery store won’t do it. They are too thick and too sweet. In our house, it’s my husband who makes it. He’s the strawberry jam master. 

Another favorite topping of mine is brown goat cheese—also a very typical Norwegian thing.

But you can actually buy brown cheese at Whole Foods or on Amazon. It’s labeled Ski Queen. If you’ve never had it before, I highly recommend you try it. 

Jam made of cloudberries is also really tasty on waffles. Or Nutella, that’s always a winner in our home. 

My husband also likes to top them off with some good ham and Jarlsberg. He’s probably the one in our family that loves waffles the most. He could probably have them every day. And he often asks, “So how about some waffles for tonight?” And so today that’s what we’re having. Skipping the dinner, and enjoying some warm waffles with his delicious homemade strawberry jam and sour cream. 

Strawberry jam and sour cream on a heart shaped waffle (International Waffle Day: Like Music to My Ears Rachel Hulsund Contributor Miami Mom Collective)

I hope this made you crave some waffles of your own. And be sure to try my Norwegian specialty with strawberry jam and sour cream. Or that super tasty brown goat cheese.

Enjoy, and Happy International Waffle Day!!


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*Giveaway closes March 25th at midnight. Winner will be announced on March 26, 2021. 


  1. Hi Rachel, thank you for the recipe…my waffles always come out ok, but not great🥺 maybe now they will with your recipe!
    Strawberries are in season and very inexpensive right now so my husband decided to make jam last weekend. I was pleasantly surprised at how good it turned out 😆 He can also have waffles every day!

  2. I like to keep it simple with my waffles. Some syrup and good to go! Extra points if it’s Cracker Barrel syrup 🤭 But I am intrigued by the goat cheese! Thank you for sharing all these tips!

  3. That strawberry jam looks delicious!! Strawberries on waffles, I love!

    When I’m feeling up for it, I love topping my waffles with some syrup, whipped cream, and some fruit, my husband makes a warm fresh strawberry sauce topping that is one of my favorites.
    I’ll try Nutella or chocolate sauce on my second ones, or thirds. LOL

  4. Love me some protein waffles with agave syrup and crunchy peanut butter. “A waffle is just a more considerate pancake. It’s like, here, let me hold that syrup for you in these convenient boxes.”

  5. You ask me and I’ll say waffles with syrup and maybe a little cool whip. Now, ask my girls and they’ll say: syrup, chocolate syrup, lots of cool whip, tons of sprinkles, chocolate chips, and maybe some cut strawberries. Yum!

  6. I love my waffles with some fruit and Nutella nd if I’m being a little more festive with some sprinkles!

  7. Waffles are one of the like 5 things my toddler will actually eat! There are definitely a go to breakfast staple in my home, but we always buy the frozen ones. I need to try out this recipe one day. I love peanut butter and bananas on mine!

  8. Love wafflesssss!!!!! My favorite way to eat waffles is with strawberries, syrup and whipped cream!! It’s our Sunday morning ritual to have home made breakfast together

  9. Looks so good! Thank you! As for my family & I, we love to make banana oat waffles. And we top it with fruit. And we use either coco whip or maple syrup if we want to splurge 🙂

  10. I make them with sprinkles and whipped cream for the kids! But I use a waffle maker for everything! Cuban toast. Sandwiches even hashbrowns!

  11. I could eat waffles for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Any style works for me but the ultimate waffle includes Nutella, coconut and a little bit of whipped cream 🤤 Top it all off with the maple syrup and there’s no way I’m having a bad day!

  12. I love to put puréed strawberries in my batter. I think thinly slice ripened bananas and pour maple syrup on them. Yum
    Yum! I almost forgot my favorite additive – Flaxseed!

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