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Nowhere in the depths of the internet is there any explanation as to why Mar. 11 is Oatmeal Nut Waffle Day. Nearly every online calendar has it listed as a special day of celebration, but none provides an origin story. Maybe it’s because waffles need no explanation, just celebration. They’re delicious served savory or sweet and they’re multipurpose, too. Frozen waffles, Belgian waffles, crispy cone-shaped waffles for holding our ice cream, waffles topped with whipped cream and fresh berries, or waffles served simply with butter and syrup… We love them all!

And then we have Oatmeal Nut Waffles. Someone somewhere decided that this particular variety of waffles deserves its own day above and beyond all other waffle days, so we dug into the web for recipies to share. But, before you start whipping up a batch, you’ll need a waffle maker appliance or a waffle mold. Silicone waffle molds—which are super easy to find online and in big box stores—can be used to make waffles in your oven, microwave, or even in an air fryer! There are lots of videos available online that provide tips on making waffles all of these different ways.

Celebrate Oatmeal Nut Waffle Day with These Recipes


Oatmeal Nut Waffles Whole wheat flour makes this recipe extra hearty and healthy since the nutrient-packed wheat bran and wheat germ are retained as part of the whole kernel before it’s milled. If you have picky eaters at home who find whole wheat a little too intense, you can sub in white flour just fine. One commenter noted using nut flour instead of chopped nuts, too.


Gluten Free Oatmeal Waffles This recipe is all oatmeal and no flour at all—not even a gluten free flour! That may make these less like a waffle and more like oatmeal you can eat on-the-go. They’re filling, freezable, and very customizable! For added flavor and nutrients, try adding nuts and seeds to the batter before baking. Try fresh fruit and syrup as toppings if you’re leisurely enjoying them right out of the oven.

Banana Nut Chocolate Chip Waffles The flavor combo of chocolate and banana is a favorite of all ages and that makes this recipe ideal for sneaking some healthy oats and nuts into the diet of the family sugar fiend during breakfast, snack, or even dessert!

If your family already has a favorite waffle recipe, throw some pre-cooked oats into the mix and then serve with your regular toppings plus some nuts. You don’t have to go wild to give a nod to Oatmeal Nut Waffle Day. Getting everyone to try something new is a great reason to celebrate this mysterious holiday.