Waffles are a favorite breakfast dish. You can enjoy their deliciousness with butter and syrup, fruit or even chicken. The choices are endless. August 24 is National Waffle Day. This fun and obscure holiday lets you ignite your creativity with this yummy breakfast food and do something your entire family will love. Here are three fun ways to celebrate National Waffle Day in your home.

1. Enjoy a waffle buffet

Buffets are always fun, especially for little children because they get to choose exactly what they want. Whether you choose to enjoy a waffle buffet for breakfast, lunch or dinner, the choice is yours. You can begin by choosing a variety of waffles. You can create buttermilk, apple, blueberry, chocolate waffles and more. You can make a variety of waffles, or pick the family favorite to make it easier.

Once you have decided the type of waffle you desire, choose your toppings. You can choose a sweet buffet with toppings such as whipped cream, ice cream, fruit, syrup, powdered sugar or peanut butter. Or, you can choose more unique toppings such as gravy, chicken, bacon, cheese, celery or avocados. You can choose the ingredients your family would enjoy and be a little creative. You never know when a unique topping idea can quickly turn into a family favorite.

2. Try a new recipe

Be brave and try a new waffle recipe. There are hundreds of waffle recipes online. This Spiced Pumpkin Waffles recipe from Food.com is simple, fast and is a great kickoff to the fall season.

Spiced Pumpkin Waffles

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

3 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon nutmeg

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1 pinch salt

2 eggs

1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 cup canned pumpkin puree

1 2/3 cup milk

4 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled.

Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and salt in a large bowl. In a second bowl, add eggs, sugar, pumpkin, milk and butter. Beat well. Gently fold in the flour mixture. Pour batter into waffle iron and cook according to your waffle iron directions.

3. Enjoy a waffle cone

Who says National Waffle Day is only about breakfast food? Celebrate this unique holiday by enjoying a large scoop of ice cream in a waffle cone. You can go to your local ice cream shop and purchase one of these delicious treats or even make your own.

National Waffle Day is a great day to break up the monotonous schedule for your children and do something a little fun and unique. Let your children help you plan the celebration of this obscure national holiday. When they are involved they will be much more excited and willing to participate in any activities that you plan. And if you let them help you create the waffles, it will not only be a great learning experience it will also be the perfect time to create memories, as well.

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