Eggnog Overnight Oats

Transform leftover eggnog into a healthy and easy festive breakfast or dessert with eggnog overnight oats! 

eggnog overnight oats in a jar with a spoon.

Easy, Healthy Eggnog Overnight Oats Recipe

Just like my Chocolate Banana Chia Pudding, I love easy-to-assemble breakfast recipes that require minimal prep time. The best part about this recipe is that it’s perfect for meal prep! You can make them in a big batch and store them in individual 16oz wide-mouth mason jars to grab and go for those busy mornings.

These eggnog overnight oats are such a fun and festive way to indulge in holiday flavor, and despite the eggnog, these are quite healthy too. They’re packed with fiber, protein, and healthy complex carbs – just perfect for getting a boost of energy for the day!


  • gluten-free quick oats: I recommend using quick oats for overnight oats due to their finer texture, ensuring faster absorption and a smoother consistency. However, you can still make overnight oats with regular rolled oats.
  • milk: A plant-based milk, such as almond milk or coconut milk, works well in this recipe. You can also use dairy milk.
  • egg nog: I’m using Organic Valley Eggnog since it’s made with organic unrefined cane sugar.
  • greek yogurt: Plain nonfat or whole Greek yogurt. I like to use Greek yogurt for the extra protein, but plain yogurt also works.
  • chia seeds: Optional, to help thicken the oats.

How to make Eggnog Overnight Oats

Combine rolled oats, eggnog, milk, Greek yogurt, and chia seeds, and a pinch of salt in a sealable jar or bowl. 

Mix thoroughly until well combined. Place in the fridge for a minimum of two hours or overnight.

While you can consume the oats after 2 hours in the fridge, I suggest waiting 8 to 12 hours for a creamier texture as the oats absorb the liquid over time. The longer the wait, the creamier they become. They’re called overnight oats for a reason!

Overnight oats in a jar.

Storage Instructions

Place the sealed container or jar of overnight oats in the refrigerator and consume within 5 days. Overnight oats get softer the longer they sit, so I recommend consuming them between days 1-3. 

When ready to enjoy, top it off with a sprinkle of cinnamon, a drizzle of maple syrup or honey, and chopped nuts or chocolate chips!

To make a big batch, just double or triple this recipe, stir all the ingredients together in a large, sealable bowl or container, and refrigerate overnight. Scoop out about 1.5 cups for a single serving.

Common Questions

Can I use steel-cut oats for this recipe?

I do not recommend using steel-cut oats for overnight oats as they result in a chewy texture.

Can I use vanilla yogurt instead of plain yogurt?

I don’t recommend using vanilla yogurt as I found it to overpower the eggnog flavor and make it too sweet.

Spoonful of eggnog overnight oats.

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eggnog overnight oats in a jar.

Eggnog Overnight Oats

Transform leftover eggnog into a healthy and easy festive breakfast or dessert with eggnog overnight oats! 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 340 kcal


  • 1/2 cup eggnog
  • 1/4 cup milk (almond or dairy milk)
  • 1/2 cup quick oats (or regular oats)
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds


  • Stir all the ingredients together in a sealable jar or container until fully incorporated.
  • Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or 8-12 hours overnight and enjoy!


Calories: 340kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 18gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 170mgPotassium: 458mgFiber: 7gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 268IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 365mgIron: 3mg
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