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National Oatmeal Day

Warm up your winter with National Oatmeal Day! Enjoy delicious recipes, health benefits, and discounts to make your day extra special.
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October 29
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Get ready to celebrate National Oatmeal Day on October 29! This is a great time to show your appreciation for this nutritious and delicious breakfast staple. Did you know that oatmeal has been around since the 10th century? It was first used as a medicine in Medieval Europe, but it quickly became popular as an everyday food item. Nowadays, oatmeal is enjoyed all over the world in many different forms - from cooked oats with milk or water, to overnight oats made with yogurt and fruit, to baked goods like muffins or cookies.

History of National Oatmeal Day

National Oatmeal Day Dates

National Oatmeal Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1850</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Commercial Oatmeal Mill</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first commercial oatmeal mill was founded in Akron, Ohio by Ferdinand Schumacher, bringing oatmeal to a wider American market.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1900</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Quaker Oats Company Formed</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Quaker Oats Company was officially formed, playing a significant role in popularizing oats as a breakfast staple in the United States.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1965</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Instant Oatmeal Introduced</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Quaker Oats Company introduced Instant Quaker Oatmeal to the market, revolutionizing the ease and convenience of oatmeal consumption.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1997</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>FDA Heart-Health Claim Approval</div><div class='timeline-text'>The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a health claim that diets high in oats can reduce the risk of heart disease, boosting oatmeal's popularity even further.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2013</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Oatmeal Day Born</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Oatmeal Day is officially recognized and celebrated on October 29, promoting the consumption and appreciation of oatmeal nationwide.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Oatmeal 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'>Bake oatmeal cookies</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Oatmeal is not only a great breakfast choice, it also makes for delicious cookies. Mix together your favorite cookie ingredients with oats and you'll have the perfect way to celebrate National Oatmeal 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'>Make oatmeal pancakes</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take your favorite pancake recipe and add some oats to the batter. This will result in an even tastier version of your favorite breakfast treat.</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'>Prepare savory oatmeal</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>For a savory twist on oatmeal, add in veggies like mushrooms, peppers and onions along with spices like garlic powder and turmeric for added flavor. The possibilities are endless.</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'>Try overnight oats</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Overnight oats are a great way to prepare oats without having to cook them or wait for them to cool down. Just mix together oats, milk, yogurt and other mixins like dried fruit and nuts and let it sit in the fridge overnight.</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'>Make oat milk</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Making oat milk is surprisingly easy! All you need is rolled oats, water and a nut milk bag or cheesecloth. Soak the oats in water overnight, blend the mixture until smooth, strain through a nut milk bag or cheesecloth and you have homemade oat milk.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Oatmeal 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'>Oatmeal is healthy</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Oatmeal is an incredibly versatile and nutritious food that can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It's packed with vitamins and minerals such as iron, magnesium and zinc, which helps to regulate your metabolism and keep your blood sugar levels in check. Plus, it contains filling complex carbohydrates that will help you feel full for longer!</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'>It's easy to make</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Just add some oats, water or milk to a pot or microwave bowl and you have yourself a quick and delicious meal in minutes. You can also experiment with adding different ingredients like dried fruits or nuts for added flavor or nutrition.</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'>Oatmeal is customizable</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>With so many variations of oatmeal available, there is something for everyone. Have fun experimenting with different flavors and texture combinations like cinnamon and apples or raisins and coconut flakes. For even more variety, why not top your oatmeal with Greek yogurt and fresh berries?</p></div></div>

5 Eye-Opening Facts for National Oatmeal Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Oatmeal comes from a plant called Avena Sativa</h3><p class='facts-content'>First cultivated in Europe around 1000 BC, the oat plant 'Avena Sativa' became a staple for civilizations in cold, difficult climates due to its health benefits and hardy nature.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>There are multiple types of oatmeal, each with varying textures</h3><p class='facts-content'>Steel-cut oats, rolled oats, and quick oats are different types of oatmeal with varied cooking times and textures. Steel-cut oats are whole oat groats sliced into pieces but not rolled, and they have a robust texture and nutty taste. Rolled oats are steamed and then rolled into flakes resulting in quicker cooking times. Quick oats are pre-cooked, dried, and rolled oats, allowing them to cook in minutes.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Oatmeal is a low calorie food heavily loaded with fiber</h3><p class='facts-content'>Caloric contents can vary depending on the kind of oats used and additional ingredients, however, half a cup of dry oats typically has about 150 calories and is loaded with fiber, particularly beta-glucan which supports healthy digestion and helps to manage cholesterol levels.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Oatmeal is filled with antioxidants</h3><p class='facts-content'>Oats have a particular group of antioxidants called 'avenanthramides' that are almost solely found in oats. Avenanthramides are known to help lower blood pressure by increasing nitric acid production which causes blood vessels to dilate.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Oatmeal can aid weight loss and improve skin health</h3><p class='facts-content'>Consuming oatmeal can contribute to weight loss as its high fiber content can make you feel fuller for longer, reducing the need for snacking. Also, colloidial oatmeal (a type of oatmeal ground into a very fine powder) is used in a lot of skin care products and can provide numerous benefits including moisturization and relief from itching.</p></div></div>

National Oatmeal Day FAQs

When is National Oatmeal Day?

National Oatmeal Day is celebrated on October 29 every year. In 2024 National Oatmeal Day will occur on a Tuesday.

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