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I would like to preface this article by saying that French Toast has nothing to do with this debate. It is simply a slice of bread dipped in egg and grilled — not made from scratch like waffles or pancakes. If you comment that French Toast is better, then I assume you are an illiterate idiot. Waffles are better than French Toast anyway.
The pancake versus waffle debate has heated up in recent months, and I felt it was necessary to try to settle this debate. As a very large man and lover of breakfast, I feel like my opinion is valid enough to completely settle this debate. Therefore, I’m just going to come out and say it: waffles are better than pancakes, and it’s not even close.
It all starts with the batter. Pancake batter is a boring mixture of flour, eggs, and leavening that turns out to be a floppy, spongy boring pancake. Waffle batter has the same basics but contains more fat and sugar. Sure, lame people may think this is a bad thing, but this leads to the crispy outside and sweet inside of a phenomenal waffle. I like to call it a phenomewaffle.
Waffles are without a doubt the supreme breakfast item when it comes to toppings. Have you ever watched your butter slide right off of a pancake? Imagine your fruit, whipped cream, or other toppings sliding right off, and there’s nothing you can do about it. That’s what you get with a pancake. Waffles come with over a hundred little pockets that are solely there to hold all the butter, syrup, and toppings that your heart desires. Load ‘er up because your waffle is ready for anything.
In the convenience department, waffles reign supreme. Pancakes require a lot of flipping and careful watching for the perfect amount of bubbles before said flipping. This is way too much work. With waffles, you just pour the batter into the waffle maker and wait until the ready light comes on. Why do you think hotels and other breakfast bars across the country have waffle makers? Do you see pancake makers? No, because pancakes suck and waffles are king.
You get way more bang for your buck with a waffle. It takes almost three pancakes to equal the thickness of a waffle. Pancakes seem to have a major lack of efficiency. A waffle is also easy to split into even portions if you need to share the wealth. A waffle can even be used as a taco shell for breakfast tacos.
Let’s look at this from some other perspectives. Each of these breakfast items has their own respective restaurant representing them. When you pit Waffle House against the International House of Pancakes, you wind up with another blowout victory for Team Waffle. What about waffle fries or waffle cones? The waffle is a legendary icon that has shaped our entire culture as we know it. I don’t see pancakes getting this kind of cross-platform representation. It’s almost as if every single thing in life that has anything to do with a waffle beats out pancakes.
Just look at this poll.
doing some journalism
— Delph (@delph_13) March 21, 2018
It doesn’t get much nicer than this. Waffles win. .