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. 🙂
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Use up leftover eggnog with this recipe for eggnog overnight oats — an easy and healthy holiday inspired breakfast.
- Combine oats, eggnog, protein powder (if using), chia seeds and cinnamon in small container, seal with a lid and place in the fridge overnight.
- You’ll notice that the protein powder, oats and chia seeds soak up a lot of the liquid so you may want to add a little more eggnog or milk to thin it out a bit before serving.
- Top oats with pomegranate arils and a sprinkle of freshly grated nutmeg and enjoy. Traditionally overnight oats are served cold, but you can certainly heat them up if you’d like.
- For the eggnog, you can use whatever type of eggnog you have on hand. I’ve made it with homemade dairy-free eggnog and store-bought vegan coconut milk eggnog.
- I like adding vanilla protein powder for a little extra protein. If you don’t do protein powder you can leave this out or add in 1/4 cup yogurt for extra protein.
- No eggnog? No problem. Just use 3/4 cup of almond milk and add in 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon of freshly ground nutmeg and 1/4 teaspoon rum extract (optional).
- Serving Size: 1 with coconut milk eggnog
- Calories: 358
- Sugar: 26g
- Sodium: 173mg
- Fat: 9g
- Saturated Fat: 5g
- Carbohydrates: 56g
- Fiber: 8g
- Protein: 13g
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