cinnamon eggnog oatmeal

Posted on Dec 7, 2011 in Food

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.

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  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.

 

16 Comments

  1. Oh. My. Gosh. I MUST make these – and soon! Mmmmmm :)

  2. 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.

  3. This sounds fabulously delicious. What plug-in do you use for your recipes?

    • I use Recipage! Absolutely love them. :)

  4. Oh my! I do love eggnog! My usual oatmeal toppings are walnuts and dried cherries with a little maple syrup.

  5. you had me at eggnog… this sounds like my new favorite recipe!

  6. 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 :)

    • 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. :)

  7. OOOOohhhhh….I love eggnog and my kids love oatmeal and eggnog! Gonna make this SOOn :) Thanks for sharing :)

    • I hope you guys love it! :)

  8. Now, that’s a decadent way to start the morning. I bet you’d get a lot more people to eat their daily fiber if you add eggnog to the mix! ;)

    • It feels decadent, but if you use lowfat eggnog, it isn’t all that bad! Definitely a yummy way to get in fiber. :)

  9. I’m TOTALLY bookmarking this! Looks SO good and what a festive, yet still healthy breakfast!

    • Awesome, Charissa! I hope you love it. :)

  10. I made something similar to this a few days ago…thanks for inspiring it!

  11. 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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