In keeping with tradition, today we’re eating eggnog.

Eggnog Baked Oatmeal with Caramelized Bananas and Vanilla Bean Brown Butter I howsweeteats.com

Yes. Eating it.

For the last four years, my first post-Thanksgiving recipe has been an eggnog related breakfast dish. At first it was accidental but then I decided that I liked it. And it was tradition. And that I was doing it.

Until I can no longer think of things in which I can shove eggnog inside.

I’ve already made an eggnog breakfast crumble crunch cake and this eggnog chocolate chip bread. Which is totally a snack, because it’s bread. Definitely not a dessert. Just a snack.

Eggnog Baked Oatmeal with Caramelized Bananas and Vanilla Bean Brown Butter I howsweeteats.com

And now, oatmeal. In baked form because other than cookies, it’s really the only way I like to eat oatmeal. And it’s perfect, because this is one of the only ways I like to consume eggnog.

We talk about it every year, but I’m one of those few-sips-and-I’m-done eggnog people. It’s not deliberate it’s just… enough. BUT. I haven’t had spiked eggnog before. That might be a game changer. Also: how? Who am I? I should probably make spiked eggnog now. Is it too late? We shall see.

Since I can’t leave well enough alone, this baked oatmeal is topped with caramelized bananas and a fat drizzle of brown butter. Not just any brown butter, of course. Vanilla brown butter. I accidentally on purpose ordered about ten thousand vanilla beans off of amazon and am seeking as many uses as possible. I’ve already made vanilla sugar, a vanilla body scrub and have even put vanilla beans in some of my boring daily smoothies. Makes me feel fancy!

And this pile of stuff on top of the oats isn’t too unusual- I rarely can eat baked oatmeal plain. Always need to trash it up with SOMETHING on top. Anything. ANYTHING!

Vanilla Bean Brown Butter Recipe I howsweeteats.com

I’d also like to participate in a swim meet in that brown butter. Except I’d probably lose. Because I’d drown in my own brown butter consumption.

This stuff is insane.

Eggnog Baked Oatmeal with Caramelized Bananas and Vanilla Bean Brown Butter I howsweeteats.com

So yeah.

This is what we’re eating today.

We’re T-day detoxing with caramel fruit and butter for breakfast. That seems appropriate it, right? Would you expect anything less? It’s the holidays!

I’m in a holidaze.

I love it.

Eggnog Baked Oatmeal with Caramelized Bananas and Vanilla Bean Brown Butter I howsweeteats.com

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Eggnog Baked Oatmeal with Caramelized Bananas and Vanilla Bean Brown Butter

Yield: serves about 4

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

2 cups old fashioned oats
1/3 cup loosely packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 1/4 cups eggnog, plus more for drizzling
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

caramelized bananas
4 firm yellow bananas, sliced 1-inch thick rounds
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons brown sugar

vanilla bean brown butter
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 vanilla bean, scraped

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a baking dish with nonstick spray. I used a 10×7 dish, but an 8×8, 9×9, round cake pan or another size close to that will work too.

In a large bowl, combine the oats, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Stir well to combine. Add the egg, eggnog, coconut oil and vanilla extract, mixing well until combined. Pour the mixture in the baking dish and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the oats are just set.

To caramelize the bananas, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the butter. Sprinkle the bananas with the cinnamon then add them to the skillet. Sprinkle the brown sugar on top of the bananas and cook them for only 1 to 2 minutes, until they are golden but not mushy, turning once or twice. If needed, do this in two (or even three) batches.

To make the vanilla bean brown butter, add the butter to a saucepan and heat it over medium heat. Whisk constantly until the butter begins to bubble and brown bits form on the bottom. The minute you see the brown bits, remove the skillet from the heat and continue to stir for 15 seconds. Scrape the vanilla beans out of the pods and whisk them into the brown butter.

To serve the oatmeal, add the bananas on top and drizzle on a little extra eggnog. Drizzle the brown butter on top.

Eggnog Baked Oatmeal with Caramelized Bananas and Vanilla Bean Brown Butter I howsweeteats.com

 Maybe we should just spike breakfast?

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62 Responses to “Eggnog Baked Oatmeal with Caramelized Bananas and Vanilla Bean Brown Butter.”

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — December 2, 2013 @ 7:52 am

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish I didn’t have to work because i would be sooooooooo making this right now! This is the perfect breakfast and I would love to wake up to eggnog oatmeal! Yum!!

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    Taylor @ FoodFaithFitness — December 2, 2013 @ 7:56 am

    You just took my morning bowl ‘o oats to a whole new level. A level I am not sure if I am actually ever going to be able to top, so I will probably be eating this everyday forever. I guess I need to hit up Costco and get a lifetime supply of eggnog!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — December 2, 2013 @ 8:15 am

    Where do I even begin….WOW

    The Vanilla Bean Brown Butter. Slurp. The perfectly caramelized bananas, so gooey and just ready to inhale. The eggnog, the fact that it’s baked and I don’t have to babysit it at the stove. The smell in your house must have been better than anything else, ever! pinned

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    Melissa — December 2, 2013 @ 8:36 am

    Wow, this looks absolutely incredible, especially the caramelized bananas! I’ve always wanted to make them and now even more so!

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    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat — December 2, 2013 @ 8:36 am

    I think egg nog was one of those too-much-too-soon things in my childhood because I really don’t enjoy it now, but vanilla is an ingredient I will never have too much of and I’m jealous of your massive vanilla bean stash! I’m planning to make some of the body butter/lip butter recipes you posted links to the other day. Is that what you used?

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    • Jessica — December 2nd, 2013 @ 9:36 am

      i haven’t made any of those lip scrubs yet (though i’m dying to!) – i made a vanilla lavender scrub!

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    Brie @ Entrée the Giant — December 2, 2013 @ 9:01 am

    Lately, I’ve been obsessed with Dunk’s eggnog lattes – I know coffee makes you a little crazy, but this drink is so worth it. Plus, since you’re a recent coffee convert, you should probably explore all your options.

    Oh – and that oatmeal? To die for.

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    • Jessica — December 2nd, 2013 @ 9:37 am

      i didn’t even know they had eggnog lattes! that is one way that i really enjoy the eggnog flavor. i’ll try one for sure.

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      • Brie @ Entrée the Giant — December 2nd, 2013 @ 3:33 pm

        Oh man, they’re sooooo addictive – consider yourself warned – and enjoy :)

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    Emily aka The Three Bite Rule — December 2, 2013 @ 9:03 am

    Ahhhh! This is genius! Nicely done! This has Christmas Eve written all over it for me! I just made oatmeal with apple cider and was thinking about all the other liquids that would be appropriate for oatmeal!

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    • Jessica — December 2nd, 2013 @ 9:36 am

      ummm i think i need to try apple cider. that sounds even better.

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    Tieghan — December 2, 2013 @ 9:04 am

    I rally only have one word and it is, WOW!

    This is oatmeal I would LOVE. Those bananas on top a freaking gorgeous and I bet AMAZING. I mena, Vanilla bean brown butter? I want ti eat that with a piece of toast for dipping!

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    Belinda@themoonblushbaker — December 2, 2013 @ 9:08 am

    Yes! The only way to eat oatmeal. We know that bananas are good but this is almost sinful!

    I do not need an another recipe for an oatmeal bake (YET)…

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    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) — December 2, 2013 @ 10:44 am

    Woh, who woh. Those bananas are out of control. Definitely need to eat this between now and Christmas. It’s been so long since I’ve had eggnog!

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    Stephanie @cookinfanatic — December 2, 2013 @ 11:25 am

    woman. you cut to the core of me. this looks AMAZING!!! hope you had a fabulous thanksgiving holiday!!

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    Gina_AcuteDesigns — December 2, 2013 @ 12:01 pm

    shut up! this looks too amazing. egg nog is my favorite.

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    allie@sweetpotatobites — December 2, 2013 @ 12:05 pm

    oooh eggnog baked oatmeal! i don’t like eggnog by itself but this i can get on board with. now it just needs a drizzle of rum…

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    Mallory @ Because I Like Chocolate — December 2, 2013 @ 2:15 pm

    I could just go for a bowl of those bananas! I love the combination of bananas and oats though, they are meant to be together.

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    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — December 2, 2013 @ 2:58 pm

    Now this is an oatmeal breakfast I can get down with. Sold!

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    Lisa @ c/oMKE — December 2, 2013 @ 3:29 pm

    I read the title and I died, DYING.

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    ashley - baker by nature — December 2, 2013 @ 3:46 pm

    When it comes to how amazing this is… I don’t even know where to begin!!!

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    Stacy D — December 2, 2013 @ 3:46 pm

    Amazing! The only thing missing is a scoop of vanilla ice cream and you could have dessert for breakfast! (We LOVE pumpkin pie for breakfast.) OH! and use #10 for vanilla beans – make your own vanilla. Super simple and oh so tasty!

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    Jamie @ Dishing Out Health — December 2, 2013 @ 4:01 pm

    Genius! I need to buy egg nog ASAP. This is truly a breakfast of champions. Kudos, girl!

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    Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs — December 2, 2013 @ 4:02 pm

    I just can’t get into drinking eggnog — I don’t know what it is, but I just can’t do it. But perhaps baked goods made with it would be just my style!

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    Melissa @ Treats With a Twist — December 2, 2013 @ 4:19 pm

    Ok that’s what I MEANT to put all over my oatmeal. Caramelized bananas and vanilla brown butter. Yup. I love the detox :)
    Confession? I’ve never had nog! It just sounds terrible. The word: nog. Not a fan. So I’m scared. BUT I have been seeing more and more almond milk versions of it…which for some reason that makes it seem a little more ok.

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    Ashley @ Hudson on the Potomac — December 2, 2013 @ 4:28 pm

    I’m not really an eggnog drinking girl either. But, I’ve also never spiked it. I tend to enjoy creamy spiked drinks (a la things with Kahlua and Bailey’s) so I might be able to get behind drinking eggnog on a strictly alcohol infused basis. I also think I could hop on board with eating things flavored with eggnog like this oatmeal!

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — December 2, 2013 @ 4:56 pm

    I made eggnog oatmeal last year and fell in love. Gotta try this with bananas!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — December 2, 2013 @ 6:13 pm

    Holy freaking goodness friend! This is way awesome!

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    Kim in MD — December 2, 2013 @ 7:01 pm

    Love your eggnog tradition…yum!

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    Katy — December 2, 2013 @ 11:44 pm

    I don’t like to drink eggnog, but it’s a fantastic ingredient! My favorite so far is eggnog waffles (just replace the milk in your favorite recipe with eggnog.) Also works for pancakes and French toast. And if you need a great dessert… eggnog cheesecake. Seriously, so good.

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    Sevimin Askanasi — December 3, 2013 @ 5:08 am

    a yummy recipe, a tasty snack, I love it

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    Alexe @ Keys to the Cucina — December 3, 2013 @ 5:31 pm

    This looks ridiculous. I don’t even like egg nog but this dish makes me want to dive right in!

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    Brittany — December 3, 2013 @ 6:30 pm

    I’ve never been a huge fan of egg nog–maybe because I didn’t grow up with it? But oh man, this looks good. I want!

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    Larry — December 5, 2013 @ 8:23 pm

    I’m mad at the world because this was not on my plate this morning for breakfast…

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    Mackenzie {SusieFreakingHomemaker} — December 6, 2013 @ 10:18 am

    I am drooling over here, this is a to die for breakfast. I’m thinking Christmas morning!!

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    April — December 31, 2013 @ 11:08 am

    Hey Jessica,

    I just wanted to tell you that I made this oatmeal for my family for Christmas Eve breakfast and it was a HUGE hit! I have been enjoying making lots of your recipes and now I trust your recipes so much that I didn’t even have a trial run before bringing this recipe home for the holidays. Everyone loved it, even though they initially gave me some weird looks about “baking” oatmeal. Yup, winner!

    Can’t wait to try some more recipes from you!

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    Liz — January 15, 2014 @ 6:18 pm

    This oatmeal is simply delicious. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe! And now i feel the urge to make another…

    http://thesugarlump.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/eggnog-baked-oatmeal-with-caramelised.html

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