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National Oatmeal Month


When is National Oatmeal Month?

National Oatmeal Month happens on Monday January 1, 2024.

Celebrating National Oatmeal Month: A January Ode to Wholesome Versatility

As January’s chill grips the air, National Oatmeal Month beckons us to warm our mornings with a hearty bowl of oatmeal. This month-long observance is dedicated to appreciating one of the most nutritious and versatile breakfast staples known to the kitchen pantry.

The Oatmeal Renaissance: More Than Just Porridge

While traditional porridge is a time-honored classic, oatmeal’s adaptability extends far beyond the breakfast bowl:

  • Overnight Oats: Mix rolled oats with milk or a dairy-free alternative and let them soak overnight. Come morning, you’re greeted with a creamy, no-cook treat that’s perfect for on-the-go dining.
  • Oatmeal Pancakes: Blend oats into a fine flour and incorporate them into your pancake batter for a wholesome twist on a breakfast favorite.
  • Baked Oatmeal: Combine oats with your favorite fruits, nuts, and milk, then bake until golden. This dish offers a delightful texture contrast to stovetop oatmeal.
  • Oatmeal Smoothies: For a breakfast that sips smoothly through a straw, add a scoop of oats to your smoothie. They lend a satisfying thickness and boost the fiber content.
  • Savory Oatmeal: Who says oatmeal can’t be savory? Top it with a poached egg, avocados, and a sprinkle of cheese for a meal that challenges breakfast norms.
  • Oat-Based Snack Bars: For a midday snack, oats can be the base of homemade granola bars packed with dried fruits, seeds, and a touch of honey.

National Oatmeal Month isn’t just a celebration of oatmeal’s dietary benefits, which include lowering cholesterol and stabilizing blood sugar; it’s also a canvas for culinary creativity. So, whether you’re a fan of the classic hot oatmeal studded with berries or you’re crafting an oat-infused smoothie bowl, let this month inspire you to explore the endless possibilities of this humble grain.

When does National Oatmeal Month happen next year?

National Oatmeal Month will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Wednesday January 1, 2025
  • Thursday January 1, 2026
  • Friday January 1, 2027
  • Saturday January 1, 2028
  • Monday January 1, 2029


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