Eggnog Overnight Oats

Creamy, hearty and seasonally on-point, Eggnog Overnight Oats are the best make-ahead breakfast! With just the right amount of holiday spice and sweetness, this easy breakfast recipe packs a lot of fiber into your morning to leave you with the best start to your day.

Eggnog overnight oats.Eggnog Oatmeal

Find yourself googling “how to use leftover eggnog” this season?  We know so many are and this Eggnog Overnight Oat recipe is the perfect way to do so! We just love overnight oats because of how easy they are to make and prep ahead of time. What’s fun about this recipe is that it basically makes oatmeal, but without actually needing to cook it. The oats sit with liquid overnight (or at a minimum for a few hours) and the liquid is absorbed by the oats, giving them the texture as if they’ve been cooked. Eggnog oatmeal can be eaten cold on-the-go or reheated for a warm breakfast.

It’s slightly sweet, full of fiber and bursting with seasonal winter flavors!Ingredients for eggnog oatmeal.

Ingredients Needed

Here is a quick list of the ingredients needed (scroll down for the full recipe).

  • Rolled Oats or Old Fashioned Oats
  • Eggnog
  • Milk-of-choice
  • Chia Seeds
  • Nutmeg + Cinnamon
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Pecans (optional)
  • Dried Cranberries (optional)

Substitutions

Oats: Don’t need to be gluten-free? Use whatever brand works for you. We recommend old fashioned oats / rolled oats for this, because it gives the best bite. Quick oats can work, but they’ll be softer. Steel-cut oats will not work for this.

Eggnog: Use whatever eggnog your family loves, or that you have on hand.

Nuts: Make this nut-free by omitting the nuts. Or you can also swap in another kind, if desired.

What Type of Milk to Use

This recipe calls for both eggnog, and another added milk. If you use just eggnog, it will feel too sweet, and be too thick. For the added milk, use any milk you typically enjoy! We’ve tried this with almond milk, oat milk, boxed coconut milk, and regular dairy milk with overnight oats and they all work well.

Step by step to make overnight oats.

How Does an Overnight Oats Recipe Work?

It’s so super simple to make eggnog overnight oats! Simply measure out the oats, eggnog, additional milk and other flavors and place it in a container. Give it a shake and close it up and place it in the refrigerator. You can leave it to sit overnight, as the name suggests, but really it is ready to consume after about 3 hours. During that resting time, the oats soak up all the liquid and transform into the creamiest oatmeal ever, ready to eat cold or served warm.

Storing Overnight Oats

We love that with this recipe you can make it directly inside of the container you plan to store it and eat it from! Any sort of small glass container with a leak-proof lid is an ideal choice. We like mason jars and Ello glass jars, but really any container with a leak-proof lid will work.

How to Serve Eggnog Oatmeal

Overnight oats are a great and easy on-the-go breakfast! Grab it out of the fridge, cold or if you really want to heat it up place it in a small pan and warm it up with a little extra milk on low heat (or in the microwave if you use one).

A spoonful of overnight oats.

How long can you keep overnight oats in the refrigerator?

I keep my overnight oats for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.


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Eggnog Overnight Oats

Eggnog overnight oats in a bowl with pecans on top.

Creamy, hearty and seasonally on-point, Eggnog Overnight Oats are the best make-ahead breakfast! With just the right amount of holiday spice and sweetness, this easy breakfast recipe packs a lot of fiber into your morning to leave you with the best start to your day.

  • Author: Lexi's Clean Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 00:05
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 cup rolled oats (see note)
  • ½ cup store-bought eggnog
  • ½ cup milk-of-choice
  • 2 teaspoons chia seed
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans (optional)
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries (optional)

Instructions

Place all ingredients into a jar and mix well to combine.

Place in the refrigerator, covered, for at least 3 hours or overnight. Serve cold with additional chopped pecans, if desired.

Notes

  1. Make sure to buy gluten-free oats if you need to avoid gluten. While oats don’t contain any gluten, they can sometimes be processed in the same facility / equipment as wheat products.
  2. Use whatever milk your family enjoys, such as almond milk, oat milk or dairy milk. If you use only eggnog, the oats will be too thick.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
  • Calories: 385
  • Sugar: 23g
  • Sodium: 65mg
  • Fat: 14g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 50g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Protein: 14g
  • Cholesterol: 39mg

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