cinnamon eggnog oatmeal

I don’t like reposting recipes here. Not only is it boring for you, but it’s also a total snore-fest for me, too. Who wants to write about the same bowl of oatmeal over and over again?

Well, this one time, I do.

I first posted this cinnamon eggnog oatmeal almost exactly a year ago. I was still trying to figure out what my blog was all about. My photography skills were non-existent and I couldn’t write an easy-to-follow recipe for the life of me. But you folks looked beyond all of that and embraced eggnog oats with open arms. The response was amazing and people seemed to really love the spiced, holiday breakfast.

I’ve now had a year of simmering on that oatmeal recipe and I’ve adjusted, tweaked and perfected it into a holiday season standby in our house. No longer do I smother my oats in a million toppings like I did in that original post. Now, I let the perfectly balanced flavors of the oats shine through with just a little bit of textural garnish (and healthy fat and protein) from some pecans.

These oats are amazing. And definitely worthy of a proper, well-photographed post. Although who knows, by this time next year, I might think this post is total crap. Such is the evolution of creativity.

Cinnamon Eggnog Oatmeal

by Cassie Johnston

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Makes: 1 serving

I get a lot of people questioning if you can taste the eggnog in these oats and I’m here to tell you that YES, you can definitely taste the ‘nog. If you want vegan oats, feel free to sub in the amazing soy or coconut eggnog options.


  • 2/3 cup rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup eggnog
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large, ripe banana, sliced very thin
  • Desired toppings (nuts, dried fruit, butter, brown sugar, maple syrup)


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine all ingredients over low heat. Bring to a simmer and cook for 6-8 minutes or until banana is soft and oats have absorbed the liquid.
  2. Using a whisk, whip the oats vigorously to dissolve the banana and fluff the oatmeal.
  3. Serve immediately with desired toppings.

What are your favorite oatmeal toppings?

I used to love piling everything but the kitchen sink on top of my oats, but as of late, I’ve been a big fan of simplicity. A few nuts or a little bit of maple syrup is hard to beat.



  1. Shelley says

    Oh I think we’ll have to try this oatmeal on Christmas. It sounds really good.

    My favorite toppings on oatmeal is a good pinch of kosher salt, a pinch of brown sugar, and a drizzle of good Extra Virgin Olive Oil. So much more satisfying than the flavored packets of my youth.

  2. says

    This sounds soo good! I will have to look for egg nog in Istanbul. I started making overnight oats just a couple months ago, and it is by far my favorite breakfast of choice now. Soy milk (unsweetened since that’s the only kind they sell in Istanbul), a few sugar cubes and oats with crunchy bran flakes on top is definitely my favorite :)

    • Cassie says

      You can make your own egg nog! With and without eggs. Do a quick Google search for “homemade egg nog” and you should find a bevy of recipes. My Dad used to make us homemade eggnog all the time. :)

  3. Kyra says

    Oh.My.God. I made this today and it was AMAZING. An amazing way to still have holiday flavors while still eating healthy! Thanks so much :)

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