Home Food It’s Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day; The Waffle Iron Was Patented In 1869

It’s Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day; The Waffle Iron Was Patented In 1869


National Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day is observed each year on March 11th. This is a day to celebrate a healthier version of the classic waffle. Whole grain oats and chopped nuts mixed into a waffle recipe is a delicious, healthy way to start your morning.

When you hear the word waffles, are you like many who can see and smell them even if they are nowhere to be seen? Dreams of butter and syrupy waffles can make most stomach growl. Dream no more! There is a day to give into temptation – Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day. You’ve got to love culinary holidays!

A waffle is a batter-based or dough-based cake cooked in a waffle iron patterned to give a distinctive size, shape and surface impression. There are many variations based on the type of iron and recipe used.

History of Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day

For centuries people have been enjoying buttery waffles made on those iconic pans or irons that give the waffle its shape. Also, a much-loved breakfast food is oatmeal. This grain is typically served warm and is a great way to fuel up for the day. It is not hard to imagine these two teaming up to send taste buds dancing.

The traditional flavors of an oatmeal cookie are easily transferred to the waffle making for a heavenly mix of treat and good for you. Oatmeal has been shown when added to a low-fat diet, to help reduce cholesterol. The trick is to make sure you are not undoing all the goodness by adding too much of the fun things people can add, like honey or cream.

  • The patent for the waffle iron was submitted by Cornelius Swarthout in 1869.
  • The word “waffle” first appears in the English language in 1725.
  • Since 1955 Waffle House has served over 877,388,027 waffles
  • Eggo Waffles were first brought into supermarket freezer sections in 1953
  • Patrick Bertoletti set a record in 2007 by eating 29, 8 oz. waffles in 10 minutes





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