This Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker Cranberry Eggnog Oatmeal is perfect for your easy Christmas morning breakfast!

Cranberry Eggnog Oatmeal Crockpot

Hello, Christmas morning. How you doin’?

If there ever was a perfect Christmas morning breakfast, this Cranberry Eggnog Oatmeal made in your Crock-Pot® slow cooker is IT.

Cranberry Eggnog Oatmeal Crockpot

It’s creamy, warm, hearty, sweet-but-not-too-sweet, with a little tanginess from the fresh cranberries, and basically tastes like Christmas in a bowl. But the best part? IT’S READY WHEN YOU WAKE UP! Sorry about the shouting. This recipe has me super excited.

Let me tell you a little about what Christmas Eve is like at this house. 99% of the time, I still have wrapping to do and/or toys to assemble. I always think it’s going to take an hour or so, but every single time it ends up taking at least four hours. And of course I can’t start until I’m totally sure that the kids are asleep…so yes, Christmas Eve is usually a pretty late night for me and Tim.

Guess what I absolutely never feel like doing when I’m finished the wrapping and assembling extravaganza? Putting together a make-ahead breakfast. I want breakfast ready on Christmas morning, but I’m usually too tired (or lazy) to do it the night before. All of that is changing with this Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker Cranberry Eggnog Oatmeal. You need exactly 3 ingredients and less than five minutes to make this happen.

Cranberry Eggnog Oatmeal Crockpot

Eggnog+fresh cranberries+steel cut oats=fabulous Christmas morning breakfast. What a perfect appliance we have in our Crock-Pot® slow cookers that will help us serve up a warm and delicious breakfast Christmas morning.

It’s a beautiful thing.

Cranberry Eggnog Oatmeal Crockpot

The slow cooker does a wonderful job cooking steel cut oats to perfection. They get creamy, but not mushy. My oatmeal was cooked perfectly after 4 hours on low.

Cranberry Eggnog Oatmeal Crockpot

If you’re like me on Christmas Eve and get minimal sleep, this is perfect for you. I did test this to see how it would hold on warming mode, also, and I found it was still great after 3 hours on the “Keep Warm” mode. It got thicker, and slightly more hard around the edges (The hard edges are so delicious and add a great texture variety, so that’s not a bad thing!), but did not burn at all.

Even if it’s thicker than you like it in the morning, you can easily add more eggnog or milk to your bowl.

Cranberry Eggnog Oatmeal Crockpot

YUM! Oops. Sorry, I didn’t mean to shout again, but good food gets me excited. I also added some slivered almonds to our bowls for a little crunch, but that is an optional addition. On Christmas morning, my kids might get a special treat of some white chocolate chips added to their bowls. Maybe.

Cranberry Eggnog Oatmeal Crockpot

We don’t consume a ton of dairy around here, but every Christmas my husband loves to indulge in eggnog. It’s one of his favorite Christmas traditions. I couldn’t resist trying this oatmeal with eggnog. If you can, find a high-quality eggnog. The kind we got comes from a local Ohio farm that allows their cows to grass feed during the warmer months, does not use GMO feed or treat their cows will antibiotics or hormones, and uses organic farming practices. I always say, if you’re going to consume dairy, get the best you can find.

Cranberry Eggnog Oatmeal Crockpot

If you don’t have a Crock-Pot® brand slow cooker, I highly recommend them! I have the 6-quart slow cooker with a stovetop safe cooking pot and absolutely love it. They also make great gifts.

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All right–here’s the recipe! I hope you love this one and it makes your Christmas morning special.

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Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker Cranberry Eggnog Oatmeal

Author: Happy Healthy Mama

Recipe type: breakfast

Prep time: 2 mins

Cook time: 4 hours

Total time: 4 hours 2 mins

Serves: 6

This Crock-Pot Slow Cooker Cranberry Eggnog Oatmeal is a perfect Christmas morning breakfast!


  • 2 cups steel cut oats
  • 4 cups eggnog
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries


  1. Put all ingredients in your Crock-Pot® slow cooker.
  2. Cook on low for 4 hours. Will keep on the warming mode for at least 3 hours.


Cranberry Eggnog Nutrition

This Cranberry Eggnog Oatmeal recipe was developed for Crock-Pot® brand and this post is sponsored by Mirum Shopper. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this blog possible!

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