Saturday, December 18, 2021

Oatmeal Muffin Day – A Food Holiday Review

Image of Oatmeal Muffins

National Oatmeal Muffin Day is celebrated on December 19th each year. It's one of those minor holidays with no known origin, but since it involves a delicious and healthy muffin, we are happy to celebrate this fun foodie day. 

A Bit of Background

A Muffin, or Quick-Bread, is similar to cupcakes both in size and in cooking method.

Muffins are popular breakfast foods, especially served with coffee.

Muffins come in many varieties and can be savory (like cheese muffins) or sweet like blueberry or banana nut muffins.

Oatmeal muffins have oatmeal as the primary ingredient – which has many health benefits which far outweigh any worry you might have over calories. 

Oatmeal muffin recipes began appearing in American cookbooks as long ago as the mid-1800s. They are made with flour, butter, eggs, OATMEAL, and baking soda as the raising ingredient.

Quick Recipe for Easy Oatmeal Muffins

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Ingredients for a quick & easy oatmeal muffin recipe I like that I found on Allrecipes include 1 cup of quick cooking oats, milk, an egg, vegetable oil, flour and salt. Baking powder is added as the raising ingredient. 

You can find the exact list of ingredients and also the directions for mixing this muffin recipe at the Allrecipes site for Easy Oatmeal Muffins

Prep time is about 15 minutes and baking in a preheated oven (at 425 degrees) is 20-25 minutes. Not long at all for a dozen tasty breakfast muffins. A warm, delicious treat on a cold morning. 

Oatmeal muffins in a baking tin


Oatmeal muffins

So whip up a batch of Oatmeal Muffins, or pick up a few at your local bakery, to celebrate this day with a delicious & healthy breakfast treat.

National Oatmeal Muffin Day

December 19

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*National Oatmeal Muffin Day review written by 

         ~Wednesday Elf

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  1. Muffins are a great way to start the day and especially oatmeal ones. My mother would always tout the benefits of eating oatmeal, but I didn't like porridge, so these muffins were a go to for me growing up! I love your easy to follow recipe and will try this one out as well. Thanks Pat!

    1. Muffins are a great way to get your oatmeal. Thanks for your visit, Olivia.

  2. I really appreciate this basic recipe - I prefer recipes with basic ingredients and with less than ten ingredients, and especially those that can be created in one bowl - the banana loaf recipe I use is exactly that. Thank you - I'll probably give these a try.

    1. Basic recipes with minimum ingredients are always the best, I agree, Barbara. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Muffins are definitely a great way to start the day! I haven't oatmeal muffins in a long time. I most often defer to some kind of berry muffin. It is hard to beat the basic oatmeal muffin though. Happy Muffin Day Elf!

    1. I usually do blueberry or banana nut muffins too, but these oatmeal muffins are a nice and easy (and tasty) way to get that good oatmeal that is healthy for us.

  4. I love oatmeal and muffins, although I confess that I haven’t had the pleasure of eating an oatmeal muffin yet. Your recipe sounds simple and delicious!

    Now that I no longer eat grains, I sometimes make grain-free oatmeal (AKA “noatmeal”) and bake “noatmeal” cookies, which are quite yummy, albeit not identical to the original. You have inspired me to look to see whether someone has already developed a “noatmeal” muffin recipe that I can try. If not, I might try developing one myself!

    1. I had not heard of 'noatmeal' baking (like in cookies), but you should develop a muffin recipe that others who do not eat grains can enjoy too. Good idea, Margaret.

  5. I do love a muffin with coffee and great idea for breakfast. I like Blueberry muffins and these oatmeal muffins sound delicious too. Thank you for this clear and straightforward recipe. I will be making these :)

    1. Glad you like this idea, Jasmine. It's funny, but I like blueberry muffins too, even though I do not like blueberries by themselves. :)


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