Pumpkin Eggnog Oatmeal

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This Pumpkin Eggnog Oatmeal recipe is an easy seven-ingredient vegetarian breakfast that takes less than ten minutes to whip up. Perfect for a healthy fall breakfast before work for to serve the whole family during the holidays. 

Pumpkin Eggnog Oatmeal

It’s almost Christmas (less than a week away!) and if you are anything like me, it’s probably getting pretty busy in your neck of the woods. Because of that, I’m not sugar coating this recipe post with lots of ingredient photos and long winded stories about the holidays. Today’s recipe is simple and quick to keep you energized for all of your last minute tasks. While frantically running around getting last minute gifts and whipping up Christmas cookies, I seem to have forgot to buy normal everyday groceries. This recipe is the outcome of sourcing my fridge and cabinets to see what I could whip up without adventure out into the 5 degree Midwest cold.

I had part of some canned pumpkin leftover from making a batch of these dog biscuits (perfect for gifting the pups in your life!) which got me thinking of pumpkin oatmeal. Decided to then take it to the next level with eggnog that I picked from a local creamery in Indianapolis last week. Since I have trouble drinking a whole container worth before it goes bad since because it’s so rich, I was excited to try using some of it up in this recipe. I did only use it for half the liquid in this recipe since eggnog has a pretty high sugar content and I didn’t want make my breakfast too sweet. Also, since it does have a high sugar content and no two brands are the same, wait to add the maple syrup or honey until you’ve taste tested it at the end.

This oatmeal is so festive and delicious! Slightly rich and already spiced from the eggnog, the pumpkin gives it an extra health boost while still getting in tons of fiber to start your day right from the oats. Can’t wait to try this recipe on my family later this week as well!

Pumpkin Eggnog Oatmeal recipe below:

Pumpkin Eggnog Oatmeal

Pumpkin Eggnog Oatmeal
This Pumpkin Eggnog Oatmeal recipe is an easy seven-ingredient vegetarian breakfast that takes less than ten minutes to whip up. Perfect for a healthy fall breakfast before work for to serve the whole family during the holidays.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 213 kcal
Author: Shelly Westerhausen
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup eggnog
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • Maple syrup or honey , for drizzling
  1. Place oats, eggnog, milk, pumpkin puree, and cinnamon in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Once simmering, stir and let cool until oats are often, about three to five minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and sprinkle with pecans. Divide between four bowls and serve with maple syrup or honey.
Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Eggnog Oatmeal
Amount Per Serving
Calories 213 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 42mg14%
Sodium 55mg2%
Potassium 297mg8%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 2590IU52%
Vitamin C 1.6mg2%
Calcium 157mg16%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Pumpkin Eggnog Oatmeal



  • betty
    December 19, 2016

    I’m down for a quick holiday oatmeal! This looks delicious, and that color from the puree is just beautiful!

  • Abby @ Heart of a Baker
    December 19, 2016

    I am loving oats again this time of year, so this is perfect! Happy almost Christmas friend! xo

  • Todd Wagner | HonestlyYUM
    December 19, 2016

    What a genius idea! Checking my fridge now to see if I have the supplies 🙂

  • Aysegul Sanford
    December 19, 2016

    Oh my! I cannot imagine a more festive and appropriate breakfast recipe for the holidays. I love eggnog but never thought of it in oatmeal. Well done my friend.
    PS: These photos take my breath away. <3

  • Christiann
    December 19, 2016

    Pumpkin anything is always a win!!!! Looks so good, happy Christmas to you!!

  • Karl Cooks
    December 19, 2016

    These look delicious and so festive!

  • Tessa | Salted Plains
    December 19, 2016

    I’m with you on missing the regular groceries! It’s been a bit spare here for normal meals, plus now it is absolutely freezing outside. I love this creation and have all the ingredients. Beautiful shots, Shelly!

  • WillCookForFriends
    December 20, 2016

    This is such a great idea! I frequently make pumpkin oatmeal, but I’ve never added eggnog… that creamy sweetness would really help balance out the pumpkin flavor. Also, how is it that I didn’t know you live in Indiana? It’s like we’re neighbors (I’m in Michigan). I always love discovering other bloggers in the midwest, because my feed is constantly full of California produce while it’s like, ten degrees here, and it feels lonely. Haha! 🙂

    • Shellywest
      December 22, 2016

      I do live in Indiana! I grew up near the border of Michigan / Indiana near Lake Michigan but now live in Bloomington which is pretty south. Our family friend has a vacation home in Ludington so we spent a lot of time in Michigan growing up (plus we always visited Mackinac Island in the summers). Always love connecting with another Midwesterner (because you are right – it sometimes feels like everywhere is living on the coasts).

  • Alissa
    January 2, 2017

    Oh my god Traders Point Eggnog is INSANE!! I couldn’t find any this year though!

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