National Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day is celebrated every year on March 11. These delicious waffles are made with whole grain oats and chopped nuts mixed in a waffle recipe. A much healthier start to your morning if you love waffles. Read on to find out more about this mouth-watering dish.
History of National Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day
It is believed that the Pilgrims introduced waffles to America. Before that, waffles have been thought to have originated in Europe during the Middle Ages. It’s said they date all the way back to Ancient Greece. They called their waffles ‘obleios,’ or wafers, and they were cooked between two hot metal plates. They were even flavored with cheese and herbs. Now for centuries, people have been enjoying waffles laden with butter made in waffle irons that give them their iconic shape.
The original waffle recipe included only flour and water; hence many vendors sold waffles on streets during fasting seasons. Eventually, the recipe saw the inclusion of eggs, butter, milk, and honey.
Waffles make a great breakfast item, and what better than mixing it with another breakfast favorite — oatmeal? Yes, you heard that right. Imagine the fine blend of waffle and oatmeal that would be an absolute delight to your taste buds. The conventional flavors of oatmeal cookies can be transferred to oatmeal nut waffles. Oatmeal is super healthy for your body too, it has low fat and helps reduce cholesterol. However, make sure that you don’t add too many toppings that can counteract the healthiness of the oatmeal waffle.
Oatmeal nut waffles are made by mixing quick-cooking oats along with different types of nuts to the regular batter of flour, eggs, and butter. You can add healthy toppings of your choice, like fruits, to it.
You can join in the fun on this day and incorporate oatmeal nut waffles into your diet.
National Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day timeline
The first known waffle recipe is penned in Le Ménagier de Paris.
The first use of the word ‘waffle’ is recorded.
After watching his wife use the waffle iron, Bill Bowerman gets inspired to use the honeycomb shape of the waffle for Nike shoes’ soles.
Eight feet and 100 pounds of pure waffles set the world record for the world’s largest waffle.
National Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day FAQs
What can I put on my waffles instead of syrup?
The best toppings to put on waffles instead of syrup are hot chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, whipped butter, peanut butter, cream cheese, whipped cream, and yogurt.
Can waffles be healthy?
Waffles are super tasty; however, they aren’t exactly the healthiest meal out there. This is because they are made with ingredients such as flour, butter, sugar, etc. However, in recent times there are plenty of healthy options arising by using alternative ingredients.
What is the difference between a Belgian waffle and a regular waffle?
There is one stark difference between Belgian and American waffles, no matter what the recipe is. The former has deeper pockets than American-style waffles. This allows for greater holding for pools of syrup, and they are also lighter and crispier.
How To Celebrate National Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day
Make a batch of Oatmeal Nut Waffles
Switch up your regular breakfast waffles for oatmeal nut waffles. Make a batch for yourself and your family. Then, start the note on a healthy day.
Experiment with toppings
There are so many toppings available to put on your waffles. Choose from a range of fruits and nuts that will complement your oatmeal waffles.
Freeze waffles for the week
Prepare for your week’s breakfast by making a batch of waffles. Remember to seal them in airtight containers or packets and freeze them. Then, they are ready to go whenever you need a quick breakfast fix.
5 Important Facts About Waffles
Waffle meaning in North America
In North America, waffle means “to change one’s mind frequently.”
Waffle meaning in the U.K.
The word waffle is also used to refer to conversations about trivial matters in the U.K.
Variety of Oatmeal Nut Waffles
Oatmeal nut waffles can also be made into a vegan version.
America’s first waffle iron
Thomas Jefferson brought the first waffle iron to America.
The waffle ice cream cone is used as a result of the shortage of cups and a surplus of waffles.
Why We Love National Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day
It’s another version to try
Waffles have been around for centuries, and there are so many varieties to try out. Of course, the classic Belgian waffles remain a fan favorite. However, oatmeal nut waffles are another great addition to the ever-growing waffle family.
Health-conscious people can also enjoy them
Who said waffles aren’t for everyone? Even the most health-conscious people can enjoy oatmeal nut waffles. Walnuts contain alpha-linolenic acid and omega-3 fatty acid, which is healthy. Oatmeal also helps decrease cholesterol and alleviate the chances of suffering from heart diseases, diabetes, and obesity.
They’re easy to make
Oatmeal nut waffles aren't very difficult to make, just like regular waffles but only with healthier ingredients. They are quick and easy to eat as well and make a great breakfast option.
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