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
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)
- 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.
- Using a whisk, whip the oats vigorously to dissolve the banana and fluff the oatmeal.
- 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.