With just five ingredients and two minutes of prep before bed, you can wake up to a ready-to-eat holiday breakfast of creamy, wholesome Eggnog Overnight Oats!
It recently occurred to me that I had yet to share an eggnog recipe this December and, seeing as how I average one eggnog post per holiday season, I felt the sudden pressure of runningoutoftime. So after Eggnog Baked French Toast and Eggnog Pudding in years of yore, today I bring you Eggnog Overnight Oats!
Please tell me y’all have tried overnight oats by now??? I was actually late to the party and didn’t make them for the first time until last spring, when I shared Peanut Butter Banana, Raspberry Nutella, and Coconut Almond flavors. But with no superfluous ingredients, today’s eggnog variety is the easiest one yet!
So to give you the Cliff’s Notes version, overnight oats start with uncooked rolled oats, milk, and yogurt. This trifecta of simple ingredients (along with whatever other goodies you prefer to add) are combined and refrigerated overnight, during which time they transform from separate entities into a concoction that’s creamy, dreamy, and delicious. To clarify, you don’t cook overnight oats, and you typically eat them cold. Sounds strange until you try it, but after that, get ready to become a lifelong fan!
Eggnog Overnight Oats couldn’t be any more straightforward. All I did was swap out eggnog for the milk in my usual overnight oats ratio. I used plain yogurt, which toned down the sweetness of the eggnog — because we want this to be believable as a healthy breakfast, right? — and I added a pinch of nutmeg (freshly grated is even better if you can swing it) and a dash of salt. And that’s it! Simple, wholesome, and yummy.
Of course, if you want to veer down your own overnight oats path and add sliced fruit or berries or nutrition-boosting seeds (think chia or flax), you are certainly welcome to do so. My kids love these Eggnog Overnight Oats unadulterated, with berries on the side. Actually, that’s not entirely true…my 6-year-old did request some cinnamon stirred into his. And he wanted me to heat up his overnight oats like regular oatmeal. But hey, whatever works.
So if you’re in a breakfast rut, try some overnight oats! There’s nothing quite as glorious as rolling out of bed in the morning, pulling a bowl or jar out of the fridge, sticking a spoon in it, and announcing that breakfast is served. And if you’re a fan of eggnog, you definitely need to give these Eggnog Overnight Oats a whirl! They’re guaranteed to make your December mornings merry. 🙂
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