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Eggnog Overnight Oats

Eggnog season is short lived, so you better get your fill of it while you can! These Eggnog Overnight Oats give you the perfect excuse to indulge in eggnog for breakfast.

Head-on view of a mason jar filled with eggnog overnight oats topped with crushed candy canes and pecans with second jar and silver tinsel in the background and recipe title at top

Can you believe Christmas is in one week?? And then… the holiday season will officially be over. Which also means that eggnog season will be over. And I am so not ready for that. But I guess that just means that I need to fit as much of it in as I possibly can over the next seven days. Without making myself so sick that I hate it forever. Because really, I feel like eggnog and candy corn are very similar in that once you take it too far, it’s over forever.

So don’t worry, I’m just over here enjoying my eggnog for breakfast. Overnight oats style. Seriously though, I feel like Eggnog Overnight Oats are the perfect way to start your day off really well without going overboard. Right?? Please help me justify having eggnog for breakfast. I guess these Christmas overnight oats are one of the reasons why eggnog season doesn’t last long. Sigh.

EGGNOG OVERNIGHT OATS RECIPE

Anyway, I promise that this really is a toned down way of getting your eggnog fix. I only used 1/4 cup of eggnog, along with 1/4 cup of almond milk. Of course, if you want to go all out, feel free to use 1/2 cup eggnog and go on your holly jolly way.

Actually, the first time I made these eggnog overnight oats, I only had vanilla flavored Greek yogurt and I used all eggnog and let’s just say it was a little tooo much sweetness for first thing in the morning. So, I did some adjusting and came up with this perfect balance.

 

You don’t have to add any toppings, but a little bit of crushed pecans and candy canes never hurt anyone, right? It is the holiday season, after all.

Overhead view of a jar of eggnog overnight oats topped with crushed red, white, and green candy canes and pecans with oats scattered all around

I love breakfasts like this because you prep them at night (when you’re already begrudgingly prepping your lunch and making the coffee anyway) and then just grab them in the morning. The less you have to think in the morning, the better, right?

And if you’re off to work at the office, you can throw your jar of eggnog overnight oats in your bag and eat it when you arrive. Or on your commute if you can’t wait. Which you probably can’t. Just a warning that if you take public transportation, everyone will be pretty jealous to see you digging into a jar of Christmas overnight oats!

Overhead landscape view of two mason jars of eggnog overnight oats topped with crushed candy bars and pecans with spoon in the background

Despite the fact that these overnight oats involve eggnog, they’re actually pretty healthy. Old fashioned oats are known to prevent cardiovascular disease and control blood sugar levels. The chia seeds pack a nutrient punch; they’re high in antioxidants, protein, and fiber and low in calories. And the Greek yogurt is full of calcium, protein, and probiotics. And the eggnog? Well, that just helps the overnight oats stay super creamy and filled with holiday flavor.

I’m just happy I now have a legitimate excuse to have eggnog in the morning. You know, in addition to putting it in my coffee (really, I only ever drink my coffee black, unless there’s eggnog involved). Hey, it’s only a few weeks a year and there’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit.

Head-on view of a mason jar filled with eggnog overnight oats topped with crushed candy canes and pecans with second jar and silver tinsel in the background

 

But do you think eggnog would freeze well? Asking for a friend.

Have you had your fill of eggnog this holiday season?

If you need more excuses to get your fill of eggnog in before the holidays are over, try my Gingerbread Rolls with Eggnog Glaze or Snow Day Sugar Cookie Milkshake! I also can’t wait to make these Oreo Eggnog Cheesecake Bars from Table for Seven!

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Eggnog Overnight Oats

Eggnog season is short lived, so you better get your fill of it while you can! These Eggnog Overnight Oats give you the perfect excuse to indulge in eggnog for breakfast.
Prep Time5 mins
Chill Time8 hrs
Total Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas Breakfasts, Eggnog Recipes, Holiday Breakfasts
Servings: 1 serving
Author: Sues

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup 2% Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup eggnog
  • 1/4 cup almond milk (or milk of your choice)
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  • Combine old-fashioned oats, chia seeds, Greek yogurt, eggnog, almond milk, nutmeg, and cinnamon in a mason jar; cover; and shake to combine. If your jar isn't big enough, mix together in a bowl before putting in mason jar.
  • Refrigerate overnight, or for at least 8 hours.
  • Before eating, top with crushed pecans and peppermint candy, if you desire.

7 Responses to "Eggnog Overnight Oats"

  1. Tara says:

    5 stars
    Yum! Such a great use for leftover eggnog. Definitely a festive way to start your day.

  2. Amy | The Cook Report says:

    5 stars
    I haven’t ever tried eggnog but this looks really tasty 🙂

  3. Jessica Levinson says:

    What a fun breakfast to wake up to! Looks so good!

  4. Lisa Bynum says:

    5 stars
    I love eggnog, but I’m a little late jumping on the wagon this year. This looks like a good excuse to have MORE!

  5. Ginny says:

    5 stars
    Why didn’t I think of this! So simple and it sounds delicious.

  6. Cheryl A. says:

    5 stars
    Hi there – I am def going to try this but don’t have any mason jars so will mix in a bowl and put in a glass – I just won’t be able to carry it into work, I guess – ha!! Thank you for sharing…

  7. Jenni LeBaron says:

    Yum! I love eggnog and oats so this is right up my alley! What a great breakfast treat during the holidays!

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