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National English Muffin Day

Get your toasters ready - it's National English Muffin Day! Enjoy this versatile breakfast staple with a variety of toppings and flavors.
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April 23
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Introduction

Get ready to celebrate National English Muffin Day on April 23! This delicious breakfast staple has been enjoyed since the 10th century, when it was first created in England. It's a versatile food that can be enjoyed with sweet or savory toppings, and is perfect for making breakfast sandwiches or as a side to your morning eggs. Whether you prefer them toasted or untoasted, this day is all about honoring the humble yet tasty English muffin. So grab some butter and jam and join in on the celebration!

History of National English Muffin Day

National English Muffin Day Dates

National English Muffin Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>10th Century</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Origin of the English Muffin</div><div class='timeline-text'>The English Muffin, originally known as a crumpet, was first created in England during the 10th Century.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1600s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Rise in Popularity</div><div class='timeline-text'>During the 1600s, the popularity of the English muffin grew throughout England and became a staple in the English diet.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Arrival in America</div><div class='timeline-text'>In the 1800s, the English muffin was brought to America by settlers and quickly grew in popularity.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1880</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Samuel Bath Thomas'</div><div class='timeline-text'>Samuel Bath Thomas created the now-famous “nook and cranny” English muffin using his patented process in this year.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1930s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Mass Production</div><div class='timeline-text'>With increasing demand for this tasty breakfast staple, mass production of the English muffin began in the 1930s.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2016</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National English Muffin Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>In 2016, National English Muffin Day was established to celebrate this beloved breakfast food every year on April 23.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National English Muffin Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make your own English muffins</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Skip the store-bought English muffins and try making your own at home! There are plenty of recipes available online and it's a fun and delicious way to celebrate National English Muffin Day.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host an English muffin breakfast party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite some friends over for a breakfast party centered around delicious English muffins. Set up a toppings bar with different spreads, fruits, and other toppings for everyone to customize their own perfect breakfast sandwich.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try new and creative English muffin recipes</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Expand your English muffin horizons by trying out some unique and tasty recipes. From pizzas to sandwiches to even French toast, there are so many delicious ways to enjoy this classic breakfast food.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit an English muffin bakery</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a trip to a local bakery that specializes in English muffins and treat yourself to some freshly baked goodness. You can even try out some new flavors and varieties that you may not have had before.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Share your love for English muffins on social media</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Spread the word about National English Muffin Day by posting pictures and recipes featuring this tasty breakfast food on social media. You may even inspire others to celebrate with you!</p></div></div>

Why We Love National English Muffin Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>English Muffins are a versatile breakfast staple</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Whether you top them with butter and jam, use them to make eggs benedict, or turn them into mini pizza bites, English muffins are the perfect vehicle for creating delicious breakfast dishes.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>They have a unique texture and flavor</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>English muffins are known for their crispy exterior and soft interior, making them a satisfying option for breakfast. They also have a slightly tangy flavor that sets them apart from other breads.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>English Muffins are easy to make at home</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>While store-bought English muffins are convenient, making your own at home can be a fun and rewarding experience. Plus, you can customize them with different flavors and additions like herbs, cheese, or dried fruit.</p></div></div>

5 Tasty Truths About English Muffins Unveiled

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>English Muffins Have Contrasting Top and Bottom Textures</h3><p class='facts-text'>The unique cooking method of English muffins, griddling on a hot surface instead of baking in an oven, results in a crispy bottom and a soft, porous top, perfect for soaking up butter, jam, or sauce.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>The "Nooks and Crannies" are Intentional</h3><p class='facts-text'>English muffins are purposefully made with uneven air pockets. These well known 'nooks and crannies' are the result of a yeast called Saccharomyces cerevisiae, which releases carbon dioxide that gets trapped in the dough as it cooks.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>English Muffins Aren't Traditionally English</h3><p class='facts-text'>Despite their name, what we know as English muffins actually originate from America, not England. Though inspired by the British crumpet, English muffins are uniquely their own creation.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>They're Not Just For Breakfast</h3><p class='facts-text'>While they are popular as a breakfast food, English muffins can also be used in a variety of recipes for lunch, dinner and even dessert!</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>English Muffins have Less Fat and Calories than Bagels</h3><p class='facts-text'>If you're watching your calorie or fat intake, English muffins make an excellent choice. An average English muffin contains less than 1 gram of fat and only about 120-150 calories, considerably less than most bagels.</p></div></div>

National English Muffin Day FAQs

When is National English Muffin Day?

National English Muffin Day is celebrated on April 23 every year. In 2024, National English Muffin Day will occur on a Tuesday.

National English Muffin Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Apr 23

Sunday

2024

Apr 23

Tuesday

2025

Apr 23

Wednesday

2026

Apr 23

Thursday

2027

Apr 23

Friday

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