What Makes a Waffle Better than a Pancake?

What Makes a Waffle Better than a Pancake?

Waffles are better than pancakes because they can hold syrup better, they’re fluffier, and they’re versatile. 

 

Waffles have small, cube-shaped spaces that are the perfect holes to hold syrup, without the syrup immediately soaking through. It causes the syrup to be evenly distributed across the surface of the food.

 

“When I pour syrup on a pancake it just rolls off the pancake onto the plate, and then I have syrup soup,” says my classmate, Emily Gardner.

 

The batter may be the same for pancakes and waffles, but waffles usually feel fluffier. The way they are cooked prevents them from getting crispy or as cooked as pancakes, which in turn makes them soft and fluffy. 

 

“I think waffles are better than pancakes because they can be crunchy and have more texture, or can be soft and fluffy,” says my classmate, Maia Stamp.

 

Waffles are much more versatile than pancakes. They can be eaten traditionally with syrup, baked for a longer time to be turned into an ice cream cone, or even served with other foods, such as chicken, to make the dish “chicken and waffles”. Pancakes aren’t used in as many different ways as waffles are. 

 

My classmate, Jaden McBride says, “I don’t usually like waffles, but the frozen ones are the best.”