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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 – National Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day. You’ve got to love culinary holidays!

History of National 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.

How to celebrate National Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day

As with most culinary holidays, the best way to celebrate is to indulge in what we are honoring! Do you have a favorite recipe for waffles? Grab that and then do the same for your favorite oatmeal cookie recipe. Find the flavors you want to mix and then give it a try! Cinnamon and raisins are easily added and will make your kitchen smell amazing!

If you have never tried to mix recipes don’t fret, the internet is the key to success! Head over to your favorite search engine and cheer the treasure of recipes offered. Pick one that calls to you and see how fast the family jumps out of bed once the aroma fills the house. Not a morning person? That’s ok too. Waffles can be sweet or savory depending on the need. You could make them for dinner and use cream cheese or sour cream to cover them.

Some food favorites would be wonderful to use as toppings. Try peanut butter and bananas or fresh fruit slices with a dab of cream or honey. Your imagination is all that is needed to make this recipe, and holiday, a family favorite.

Did you know that you can make your own frozen waffles? Just make up a batch or two and then place in airtight freezer bags. When you want something quick on busy mornings, pull out what you need and pop them in the toaster! What could be easier, and unlike store bought frozen waffles, you know what the ingredients are because you made them!

Jump into the spirit of a culinary holiday and have fun in the kitchen! Don’t forget to get the kiddos involved so that fun family memories can be made. You never know, you just might be treated to breakfast in bed when they are old enough to try your recipe out on their own!

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