This Holiday Cranberry Eggnog Baked Oatmeal is the perfect breakfast to serve once it hits December, aka the most wonderful time of the year!
Ah, it’s December! Can you believe it’s already here??
Several years ago a friend and I had a conversation talking about how once it hit September, the rest of the year goes by in a total blur. I still remember this several years later because it always seems sooo true, right?
Now that the holiday season has officially began, it seems appropriate to share one of my favorite ways to start my day during the month of December – Eggnog and Cranberry Baked Oatmeal!
You guys already know what an oatmeal fanatic I am, right? I mean, it feels like I’m always sharing a new concoction. I hope that’s okay! If you’re an oatmeal lover like me, then you should try this version. It practically screams “holiday!”
Now before you get too worried about the calories here, just know that I’m only using 1 cup of eggnog, which equals 1/6 cup per serving. No diet is going to be derailed by 1/6 cup of eggnog, right? Plus, one cup is all you need for the signature eggnog flavor. If you want to amp it up a little more, you could drizzle a little extra on top 🙂
If you’re looking for an easy holiday breakfast, one with all the holiday flavors, but not all the holiday calories, this is one to try!
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 cup quick oats
- ¼ cup packed brown sugar
- ⅓ cup dried cranberries
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- ¼ tsp. salt
- ¼ tsp. nutmeg
- 1 cup eggnog
- 1 cup water
- 1 eggs
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8x8 pan with cooking spray, set aside
- In a large bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar, cranberries, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Stir to combine.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggnog, water and egg
- Pour the eggnog mixture into the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Let mixture sit for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Pour into prepared pan and bake for 35 minutes. Top should be turning light brown and no longer look wet. Serve with an extra splash of eggnog or milk, if desired