Did you know that the Pilgrims were the first to introduce waffles to America? That means that National Oatmeal-Nut Waffles Day–celebrated March 11th–is as important as Thanksgiving! In truth, though, waffles date all the way back to Ancient Greece! In Ancient Greece, they called their waffles “obleios,” or wafers. The obleios were cooked between two hot metal plates. They were not like the waffles of today as they were flavored with cheeses and herbs.
Waffles have transformed over the years–and with the invention of the waffle iron, most people have access to this tasty breakfast every day. Now it’s time to surprise the family with a home-cooked breakfast! (Especially since we’ve mostly been thinking of Oatmeal Nut Waffle as some kind of cereal favor.) This recipe is very simple to follow, so go gather all your ingredients and get started….
1 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups milk
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 tablespoons honey
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1 cup nuts, chopped
Fresh peach, sliced
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk together the eggs, milk, butter, and honey and stir into dry ingredients and mix well. Fold in oats and nuts. Bake in a preheated waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions until golden brown. Garnish with desired fruit topping. Sit down, eat, and enjoy!
Here’s a tip: add some extra crushed nuts to the top of your waffle for a mouth-watering explosion! Please spread the word about National Oatmeal Nut Waffle day with all your friends and family, or maybe surprise them with your own homemade oatmeal nut waffles. Oatmeal nut waffles are guilt-free and a healthy alternative to other traditional waffles.
Other dates to keep in mind for you waffle lovers include:
-International Waffle Day is celebrated on March 25th.
–National Waffle Day is celebrated on August 24th.
-National Waffle Week is celebrated the second week in September.
Happy National Oatmeal-Nut Waffle Day!