Say hello to a cozy wintermorning with Eggnog Baked Oatmeal! This eggnog spiced oatmeal can be prepped the night before, making a holiday breakfast or just a winter Sunday morning so easy and delicious.
You're looking at your new go-to winter breakfast - Eggnog Baked Oatmeal! I love baked oatmeal during the colder months, and also love when I find a recipe I can make the night ahead to be ready right away in the morning. However, if I'm being honest, I had no idea we would love this recipe as much as we did. Holy cow did we all love it! I only was able to eat a small serving the first time I made it, as Marc and the kids devoured it, and then begged me to make it again for them the next day. Happily!
Ingredients in Eggnog Baked Oatmeal
Old Fashioned Oats - I would only recommend using old fashioned oats in this recipe, not quick oats or steel cut oats.
Eggnog - this is where the oatmeal gets its eggnog flavor, along with the added nutmeg! I've made this using regular eggnog and almond milk eggnog and it turned out great both ways.
Maple Syrup - since there is eggnog in this dish, you don't need much more added sugar. Just a few tablespoons of maple syrup is all it needs!
Eggnog Baked Oatmeal Questions
Can this be made ahead of time?
Yes! You can make this ahead of times in two ways. You can prep the baked oatmeal up until the baking step, cover and refrigerate overnight, and then bake in the morning. When I do this, I let it sit out for 30 minutes before baking, or just add 5-10 minutes of baking time. The other way you can do it is bake it immediately, and then reheat in the morning. To reheat, simply put a portion into a bowl, drizzle it with a splash of milk, and microwave for 60-90 seconds. Add a little more milk once it's heated, if desired.
Can I use plant based eggnog?
I think that would work just as well as dairy eggnog.
What is the butter for?
The butter in this recipe adds a richness to this eggnog baked oatmeal and I would not omit it!