Banana Eggnog Oatmeal

I have been overthinking eggnog recipes way too much. I think I’ve been so intent on replicating the eggnog experience that I never considered just using eggnog as a flavor enhancer in place of regular almond or soy milk. Once I thought it like that, BAM–I thought of a whole new variety of “5 ingredients or less” recipes.

Why not combine eggnog and banana oatmeal? Is there anything that doesn’t combine well with banana oatmeal? So far, I say no. I dare you to challenge me. ๐Ÿ˜€

Banana Eggnog Oatmeal #oatmealartist #vegan

This oatmeal is great on its own, but can be topped in a variety of ways. Pomegranate, anyone?

(Oatmeal Rule #294: Always say YES to pomegranate.)

Banana Eggnog Oatmeal #vegan #oatmealartist

Now, I know I’ve talked a lot of trash about eggnog. Truthfully, I don’t like it. However, something incredibleย happened when I added banana. For the first time, I genuinely liked an oatmeal recipe with eggnog. I think adding the banana calms that psychotic !!NUTMEG!! flavor that I balk at. The eggnog flavor is still present, but much less intrusive. In that case . . .

(Oatmeal Rule #295: Always say YES to banana.)

Banana Eggnog Oatmeal by the #oatmealartist #vegan

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Banana Eggnog Oatmeal

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: serves 1

What you'll need:

  • 1/2 cup eggnog of choice (I used SoDelicious coconut eggnog)
  • 1/4 cup water, or more eggnog
  • 1/4 cup quick cook steel cut oats (I used Country Choice Organic)
  • 1 ripe or overripe banana
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of nutmeg, for topping (optional)

How to make it:

  1. Bring eggnog and water to a boil, add oats, and reduce heat to medium. (If you'd like to add flax or chia seeds, do so now. I recommend flax.)
  2. Mash up banana and add to the oatmeal. Stir. Let cook for a few minutes, continuing to stir occasionally.
  3. Add pinch of salt and any extra ingredients that you wish (dried fruit, nuts, etc.).
  4. When you're pleased with the consistency of the oatmeal, transfer to a bowl. Serve with another splash of eggnog, a pinch of nutmeg (or cinnamon) on top, and any other additional toppings (shredded coconut, nuts, etc.).

Just an FYI:

Adapted from my Basic Banana Oatmeal.

About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master's degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

2 Responses to Banana Eggnog Oatmeal

  1. Christine says:

    That oatmeal looks so creamy and fluffy! I’ve been craving eggnog non-stop these days. I made your Eggnog Overnight Oatmeal, but used the rest of the eggnog in lieu of creamer in my coffee. That way, I was able to get the eggnog flavor without drinking too much in one sitting.

  2. xdestitutex says:

    This is an AWESOME oatmeal! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I had to make some changes, since it’s pretty hard to come by “eggnog” here in Germany and the only option is advocaat (which actually makes this oatmeal more of a dinner meal than a breakfast one) and i only had rolled oats, but it worked out pretty well!

    I didn’t used flax seed this time, but i can see why you recommended it. I also think flax could give the oatmeal a tasty twist. ๐Ÿ™‚
    btw: i really recommend an overripe banana for this! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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