Oat & Oatmeal Puns And Jokes That Will Surprise You

A bowl of oatmeal which can be the source of puns and jokes

Oat puns and oat jokes are always a blast, especially because people never see them coming. They think of oatmeal as a casual and tasty way to start the day, but the humor is completely lost on them!

Here is a list of compiled great and funny oatmeal jokes for you. Why? Because what goes better with breakfast than a good laugh?

  • What do you call it when oatmeal wins the lottery? Oatmeal-fied.

We love puns, and this oat pun is an excellent example of how to make a joke funnier. It’s also plain silly to imagine that an enormous pile of money would inspire someone to eat even more oatmeal – but when has an excess of anything ever been a bad thing?

  • What did the oatmeal say to the water? Don’t drown me; boil me

It highlights an interesting point about oatmeal: some people cook it too long and end up with a mushy mess instead of chewy, delicious oatmeal. According to this joke, oatmeal hates being boiled.

  • What do you call an oatmeal noodle? A Cheerio

This takes a page out of the Rice Krispies guy’s playbook. Cheerios have that same sweet, slightly mushy texture that many people associate with oatmeal, so this is a fun way to bring two similar foods together with some excellent laughing and light-hearted ribbing.

  • Knock knock
    Who’s there?
    Oatmeal who?
    Oatmeal from outer space!

Oatmeal from outer space comes out of nowhere to mess with us and then fly back into space. Despite being a little over-the-top, this oat pun hits far too close to home for many people who have had their oatmeal ruined by bugs while they weren’t looking.

  • What do you call it when oatmeal is eaten on a plane? A flying breakfast

It’s a little bit of wordplay since the word “flying” means so many things. At the same time, it uses the imagery of eating breakfast while flying to another place or another time – which also rhymes with “oatmeal.” It manages to cover so many bases at once and simultaneously makes us hungry for breakfast – what more could we ask for?

  • What do you call well-read oatmeal? Well-raked.

Raking, reading, and many other types of strenuous labor are made worse by the presence of oatmeal, which can’t be “well-raked,” “well-read,” or “lovingly cultivated” in any way except maybe if it is used as fertilizer (and even then it might ruin the flowers). This oatmeal pun is one of our favorites!

  • How do you keep oatmeal from eating your face? Wear a mask.

Oatmeal is a little like an evil demon that would love to eat your face, but it can’t because you’re wearing a mask. This joke about oatmeal is an excellent example of how people use humor to cope with their real struggles and anxieties in life.

  • How much oatmeal does it take to screw in a light bulb? One, unless it was a rough bulb.

Great little oat pun takes a page out of the phrase book and tries to establish definitions for particular words that don’t exist: like “rough bulb” and “one.” It’s another example of wordplay but done so cleverly that we couldn’t help but include it here.

  • What is the difference between dry oatmeal and wet oatmeal? Wet oatmeal has more glue

This one hints at a common myth that some people have about oatmeal, namely that it’s necessary to eat it in a particular way: fluffy, creamy, hot, and gooey, with no lumps or soggy bits allowed. This exciting take on that idea shows that even the most nutritious foods are made into gross messes.

  • What’s the difference between an oatmeal cookie and a Twinkie? A whole lot of sugar.

When you hear that vast, sugary snack – Twinkies or “sugar cookies” – all you can think of is how gross it would be to eat enough of one to put on so much weight. This joke uses those same ideas to make us feel about oatmeal in a different light – what if oatmeal cookies didn’t have as much sugar and were a little healthier?

  • Why do you never hear of cooks calling their oatmeal “Pudding” or “Lyle?” Because they died at the first mention of it.

It is a funny joke with a little more dark edge to it than most, but it’s still worth including. Often people don’t want to hear any criticism or comments about their work, even if that criticism is constructive and helpful. That’s what this joke is all about – how some people are so touchy they’d rather silence any dissenters instead of having a productive conversation.

  • What is the most popular form of terrorism? Oatmeal.

Oatmeal is supposedly this invisible force that terrorizes us each morning before we can even eat it. This joke has more of a funny story to go with it than a punchline – the kind of story you’d tell at a dinner party or while eating overpriced food at a gourmet restaurant.

  • What did one little oatmeal say to the other? I’m going to Ireland.

This joke highlights how oatmeal is this country’s “national food” composed entirely of stereotypes, not to mention oversimplified cultural assumptions. It’s a clever way of making fun of something that people take as a very serious and meaningful thing.

  • What kind of bird is oatmeal? A fat one with an attitude.

Some people think that attitude is the most important thing someone can have, and others believe it only matters if someone can back it up. No one is even sure what an “oatmeal” is supposed to be, let alone a “fat” one. It’s just making fun of this wordplay of including a made-up word in a sentence.