Pancakes vs. Waffles: Which is the Breakfast Best?

Pancakes or Waffles? Which is the superior breakfast in the breakfast thunder dome? Let's say tomorrow's your last day on earth. Which would you choose for breakfast? They both contain flour and eggs and some leavening, but then they're worlds apart from there. Which world do you want to live in? Shall we settle the score once and for all?

Pancakes Reign Supreme

pancakesThey're soft and fluffy and delicious, like pillows you can eat. There are some tricks to getting the fluffiest pancakes of all time, but why not save yourself the trouble and just come get some at Kate's

Mini pancakes! A low maintenance, bit flavor option. These are the perfect size for little fingers and are just plain fun to eat. Be aware of the sticky finger issue, have a fork handy.

There are endless pancake variations like blueberry, banana nut, buttermilk, whole grain, chocolate chip, peanut butter, strawberry short stack, etc.Mickey Mouse’s Ears!

They can be stacked, actually they are encouraged to be stacked and devoured! Making your flat pancake into a multi-layered tower of gooey deliciousness.

Pancakes are smooth and can be buttered with ease. This is a very important point to keep in mind when considering a pancake or a waffle. The lack of divots allows the butter to just slide across the surface of the pancake with grace and ease.

Waffles Can't Be Beat

wafflesWaffle batter contains a higher percentage of sugar (for caramelization) aka YUM!

Waffles are basically 15% fat, versus pancakes, which are 10%. This higher percentage of fat gives the waffle a different flavor that pancakes are lacking.

Waffles are crispy on the outside! Texture matters! For those looking for a little more crunch the waffle might be right up your alley.

Waffles hold syrup WAY better than pancakes. The squares ensure you get maximum and equal portions of syrup in every bite!

Chicken and waffles! This. Seriously if you haven't tried chicken and waffles yet, you need to ASAP. It is a gift from the breakfast gods that we may or may not deserve.

Waffles are portable! You can grab one on the run!

Waffles freeze easier than pancakes. This is important to those busy bees out there. Waffles can easily be tossed in the toaster and eaten on the run. You may want to hold the syrup if you plan to devour waffles on the go.

The Consensus

There you have it. Obviously, there can be no clear winner...except for us! We don't have to choose! We can have both! Especially at Kate's Kitchen during breakfast...or whenever!

We are always up for adding to these lists. So let us know in the comments below which you think is best! Which of these delicious breakfast treats do you prefer? Are you a waffle person? A pancake person? Or do you prefer another breakfast delight? Let us know!