Bran cereal on its own is a good source of fiber and the addition of raisins help create a mild sweetness that, in a world where over-sugary cereals exist, provides a balance of flavor and health benefits that anyone can enjoy. But what many people realize is that this day is dedicated to just Raisin Bran!
That’s right – Raisin Bran has an interesting history in the making, because as cereals became a popular way of eating one of the most important meals of the day, so did the process in which Raisin Bran made way into today’s history.
History of National Raisin Bran Cereal Day
Raisin Bran, similar to Corn Flakes but with raisin and a much milder flavor, was most recently made famous by both Kellogg’s and General Mills. These two companies, however, weren’t actually the first to craft the cereal. Actually, the history of the cereal comes with a bit of angst and drama. Skinner’s, a brand that made the Raisin Bran cereal during the 1920’s, sued both of these companies when they both rebranded this type of cereal with their own logos.
Skinner’s originally had a monopoly on the cereal, but as these two companies scooted in, over the next 20 years the arguments raged over which small grocery stores would stock what cereal for consumers to purchase. Then, in 1944, the US Supreme Court labeled raisin bran as a description of the ingredients in the cereal instead of a name created by a specific company, leaving the cereal without a trademark.
Today, companies like Skinner can use the raisin bran concept without any trademark conflict. Now, Kellogg’s, one of the major companies that have grown over the past decade, has raisin bran as a food option for consumers, as well as various off-brand or store brand options which are typically more affordable. Of course, Kellogg’s Raisin Bran is the company that has promised at least “two scoops” of raisins that are included in every box of this type of cereal!
Raisin Bran is rich in fiber and other nutrients that offer a good start to the morning, or act as a delicious snack later in the day, with the tiniest bit of sweetness in the raisins, just for fun. National Raisin Bran Cereal Day is a time to acknowledge the history of the raisin bran and the increase in popularity of cereal in general!
How to Celebrate National Raisin Bran Cereal Day
Have loads of fun and celebrate this traditional and healthful breakfast on National Raisin Bran Cereal Day! Check out some of these interesting ideas for getting involved with the day:
Enjoy Eating Raisin Bran
One of the best ways to celebrate National Raisin Bran Cereal Day would obviously be to eat Raisin Bran. For those who may have never tried the cereal, this is the perfect day to buy a box and see whether or not you like it. Of course, the traditional way to eat it is to shake some into a bowl and then pour over cold milk or a plant-based milk alternative. Other delicious additives include slicing a banana on top or placing some sliced strawberries on the bowl. Some people even like to eat their raisin bran warm during the winter months!
Make Baked Goods with Raisin Bran
Some might think that this breakfast cereal can only be eaten cold in a bowl with milk poured over it. But actually, there are a number of other ways that this food can be enjoyed in honor of National Raisin Bran Cereal Day.
For those who find out that they love Raisin Bran, it’s easy for people to create their own cereal recipes and/or combine raisin bran into other baking and cooking recipes such as muffins, pancakes, and bread. Raisin Bran is a healthy base that can be used for interesting recipes like some of these:
- No Bake Raisin Bran Breakfast Bars
- Raisin Bran Cereal Cinnamon Rolls
- Homemade Raisin Bran Natural Energy Bars
- Raisin Bran Cereal Scones
Share Raisin Bran Cereal with Everyone!
Once these delicious baked goods are created, they can easily be shared with friends, family members and coworkers and more in honor and celebration of National Raisin Bran Cereal Day! Take some photos and make a big deal out of it on social media too, just for fun. It might even be fun to try to convince some friends to try out raisin bran and get everyone in on the healthy goodness of this delicious and nutritious cereal!