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Cinnamon Eggnog Oatmeal

Recipe At-A-Glance
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Breakfast10 min
Cinnamon eggnog oatmeal is a festive way to celebrate the season...at breakfast!

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We woke up to this fantastic sight this morning.

snow

Very, very, very early snow!

snow

We always have snow in December here, but normally just a dusting. The bigger snowfalls wait until January or even February. But winter decided to come early!

snow

I just measured and it is at about 5 inches on our patio and it is still coming down. It is SO exciting to have snow on the ground during Christmastime. I can only vividly remember one white Christmas in my entire life (I also remember one white Halloween). There is just something so right about snow outside and a blinking Christmas tree inside.

snow

Since I was in a very Christmasy spirit this morning, of course, we had to have a holidays-infused bowl of oats.

oats

This may have been the best bowl of oats I’ve ever eaten.

oats

In the pot:

1/3 c. water
2/3 c. eggnog
1/3 c. oats
1/2 banana, sliced thin
1 tbsp. chia seeds
Two shakes of cinnamon
Pinch of salt

And yes, I do actually measure out my oatmeal ingredients.

Pre-cooking. Note whole naner slices.

oats

Post-cooking. Banana slices are no where in sight.

oats

They’ve dissolved into sweet, gooey blobs of yum.

oats

Toppings:

Cinnamon chips
Raisins
More Banana
Maple Granola
Cinnamon
PB Blob

oats

I really doubted I’d be able to taste the eggnog in this, but I was so wrong. Sweet, spicy, earthy and totally eggnogrific. If you like eggnog, please go make these! They were ah-maz-zhing.

oats

Santa chai!

santa chai

Why no, that isn’t one of my bathroom hand towels. I don’t know what you are talking about.

breakfast

Today will involve a whole lot of Christmas crafting, with breaks for snow play. I’ve been informed by the Babyface that this is excellent snowman snow. Also, the Puppyface needs at least four or five more chances to stick her entire head in snow drifts. It’s her favorite winter pastime. Hope you are enjoying the snow if you got some! 🙂

puppyface

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Cassie is the founder and CEO of Wholefully. She's a home cook and wellness junkie with a love of all things healthy living. She lives on a small hobby farm in Southern Indiana with her husband, daughter, two dogs, two cats, and 15 chickens.

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  1. I am so green with envy! Not only do you get super-mega-truckloads of snow but you get to eat insanely delicious looking eggnog oats?! Yep, jealous. I’m drooling just looking at the pictures! Ha ha As someone who has never seen/touched snow I am dying to be where you are RIGHT NOW! And even though eating eggnog oats when I’m not surrounded by snow feels kind of wrong, I’m gonna jot down the recipe anyway and keep it for future reference–just in case! Congrats on being Freshly Pressed 🙂

  2. This oatmeal looks delicious. And I’m so excited because I have all the ingredients in my kitchen. Where do you buy cinnamon chips though? LOVE cinnamon!

  3. The snow looks nice, but I’ll pass, been there done that! So glad I’m in AZ and it’s 75 degrees! The oatmeal and bananas looks yummy, though! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. So Sad in Southern Cal. No snow here. Really though….I’m only a little sad and mostly for my kids who want it to snow here so badly. I think I could handle a week or two (during the holidays) but more than that and I think my So Cal brain would shut down entirely. Beautiful pics! Thanks for sharing your snowy day.

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