Need to use up leftover eggnog? Make eggnog overnight oats for an easy and healthy holiday inspired breakfast. Can easily be made gluten-free, dairy-free and/or vegan.
My dairy-free eggnog recipe inspired me to get creative in the kitchen and whip up a tasty little holiday breakfast — eggnog overnight oats.
Like most overnight oat recipes, these eggnog overnight oats are super simple. I basically just swapped my normal unsweetened almond milk for eggnog, topped it with fresh nutmeg and pomegranate arils and voila — eggnog overnight oats were born!
The real key to making these eggnog overnight oats super festive is the pomegranate arils and fresh nutmeg.
This was my first time working with whole nutmeg and surprisingly, it wasn’t hard at all. I just used my microplane zester/grater to grate the seed and I quickly had a fine dusting of fragrant nutmeg.
Be sure to check out the full recipe and the notes to see how you can modify the recipe to make it work for you. I’ve made the oats several different ways — with leftover homemade diary-free nog and with store-bought vegan coconut milk eggnog — and they’ve all been delicious! And if for some reason you’ve landed on this recipe but don’t have leftover eggnog to use, that’s totally fine too. You can make these eggnog overnight oats with 3/4 cup of milk (I like using unsweetened vanilla almond milk) and extra spices as noted in the recipe. This version has less sugar and tastes similar to eggnog. 🙂
If you try these eggnog overnight oats be sure to let me know how they turn out by leaving a comment and star rating below. Your feedback is super helpful for me and other EBF readers who are thinking about making the recipe.