Friday, December 24, 2021

#Christmas Eggnog Oatmeal from @MaddieDayAuthor #Giveaway

MADDIE here, with a yummy warming holiday oatmeal, just right to get you in the mood for a last day of wrapping and family and cooking.

Robbie Jordan serves this oatmeal in her country store restaurant at the holidays, and the recipe is included with my "Christmas Cocoa and a Corpse" novella in Christmas Cocoa Murder, which released in 2019. Read down for a double giveaway!

Eggnog Oatmeal

Makes two servings.


1 cup milk

1 cup eggnog - commercial or homemade using the recipe of your choice

1/4 teaspoon salt

2/3 cup quick steel cut oats



In a medium saucepan, bring dairy just to a boil. 

Stir in oats and salt, reduce the heat, and simmer uncovered for 6 minutes or until desired texture. Sprinkle nutmeg on top.

Serve hot.

Readers: What's your favorite comfort breakfast in the winter? I'll send one lucky commenter a copy of Christmas Cocoa Murder as well as Candy Slain Murder, Country Store Mystery #8.

I'm wishing you a very Merry Christmas if you celebrate, and a cozy quiet day tomorrow if you don't!

My most recent release is Murder at the Lobstah Shack, the third Cozy Capers Book Group Mystery.

The next up is Batter Off Dead, Country Store Mystery #10, to release in February 2022. Preorder your copy now!

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Maddie Day (aka Edith Maxwell) is a talented amateur chef and holds a PhD in Linguistics from Indiana University. An Agatha Award-winning and bestselling author, she is a member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America and also writes award-winning short crime fiction. She lives with her beau north of Boston, where she’s currently working on her next mystery when she isn’t cooking up something delectable in the kitchen.


  1. Merry Christmas. Thank you for the recipe. I dont like eggnog drink. But I dont like yogurt either. one morning my husband made me oatmeal and instead of milk he put blueberry yogurt in it. It was actually pretty good.

  2. My favorite comfort breakfast during the winter is my mom biscuits and gravy with some fried eggs.
    Kitten143 (at) Verizon (dot) net

  3. Never being a big breakfast person, I had problems figuring out what I did want in the morning once I started taking morning medicine that recommended taking with food. My Mom use to make All In One Breakfast Muffins. They are yummy and very easy to make. Here's the recipe.
    All In One Breakfast Muffin
    1 ¾ cup flour
    1 cup 3 minute oats
    ¼ cup sugar
    1 tsp. baking powder
    ¼ tsp salt
    1 egg, slightly beaten
    1 cup milk
    1/3 cup oil
    ½ pound bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
    ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
    1/3 cup onion - finely chopped
    1/3 cup bell pepper – finely chopped
    In bowl combine the dry ingredients (first 5) and set aside. Mix milk, egg and oil.
    Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients all at once. Stir only until moistened.
    Stir in bacon, cheese, onion and bell pepper.
    Fill greased muffin pan 2/3 full.
    Bake at 375 degrees for 15-18 minutes
    Makes 1 dozen muffins

    Love your books! If I were fortunate enough to be selected, I'd be so excited to read and review. Shared and hoping. Thank you for the chance!

    May this holiday season bring you joy, laughter, love, family and many memory making moments as we remember the real reason for the season.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  4. I can't picture breakfast without scrambled eggs! They need to be dry, eaten with yellow mustard, and not have any nasty pepper on them!

    I would also like some tasty pastries--bearclaws, Danish pastries, croissants filled with chocolate, or filled with grape or strawberry with cream cheese! Etc.! Etc.!

    jsmith[delete brackets]3may[delete brackets]2011

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  5. My favorite comfort breakfast in winter is eggs and fried potatoes. Thank you for the opportunity.

  6. Definitely oatmeal with blueberries in it!

  7. Definitely oatmeal with blueberries in it!

  8. My husband makes the best biscuits and gravy. My favorite breakfast meal.

  9. Yummy! I love oatmeal, especially in the winter, and eggnog is a special holiday treat. Great combo. Thanks for the giveaway.

  10. Merry Christmas! Thanks for the recipe it sounds very good,
    I'm looking forward to reading Murder at the Lobstah Shack,
    Thank you for being here today
    luvhistoricalromance( at)

  11. With a 5 year old in the house who has time for breakfast on Christmas?!
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

    1. Ha! My parents always said we could open our stockings and one gift before breakfast, but the rest had to wait until we'd eaten eggs, bacon, and cinnamon rolls!

  12. Biscuits & Gravy is my favorite comfort breakfast food. It reminds me of when I was a little girl, going out to breakfast with my Grandpa on Saturdays. 💛 After breakfast we would go to the swap meet together and he’d always give me $2 and tell me not to spend it all on one boy 😂 He would have me wrap my little hand around his pinky as we walked down every aisle looking for secondhand treasures… wow! That took me down memory lane! 😁

  13. My favorite comfort breakfast in the winter would be grits with butter, an omelette loaded with lots of vegetables and bacon, and cheese, and a home made biscuit with butter and cherry jam. Merry Christmas to all who celebrate and a happy and healthy 2022 to everyone!

    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

  14. Oatmeal with blueberries and walnuts. Happy Holidays!
    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

  15. My favorite is oatmeal with cinnamon and walnuts and peaches. I usually top it off with my favorite flavored coffee cream, never tried eggnog or yogurt??

  16. I enjoy a bagel with cream cheese!

  17. Oatmeal has been a favorite breakfast for me since I was in elementary school so this recipe's a must-try for me. Usually I have half & half & butter on my oatmeal. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year & thank you for the recipe.

  18. A bagel with cream cheese and Canadian bacon. I'm not a fan of oatmeal.

  19. Love eggnog! Never thought about adding it to oatmeal. Will definitely try it. My favorite comfort breakfast is oatmeal with cinnamon and fruit.

    Thanks for the recipe and the chance!!

    Merry Christmas! 🎄⛄


  20. food is my blonde brown sugar oatmeal in the cold winter morning. Thanks for the chance.

  21. I really love to go out for breakfast and order biscuits and gravy! lindaherold999(at)gmail(dot)com

  22. Thank you for always sharing your creative talents dear Maddie. This is indeed a great Christmas present from you...My favorite breakfast meal is indeed oatmeal...with milk or yoghurt, and seasonal fruits...My favorite Fall/Christmas drink is you have beautifully married both oatmeal and eggnog! I will us your recipe for my breakfast and will be thinking of you! Marry Christmas and happy writing! Luis at ole dot travel

  23. Winter comfort food is eggnog pancakes with real maple syrup and bacon….yum!!!

  24. I usually have a plain cinnamon raisin bagel and a banana for breakfast. It doesn't change with the time of year.
    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  25. I usually make Cream of Wheat with toast.Put a little cinnamon and butter.

    Linda Ortiz

    1. Linda, you are our lucky winner. Congratulations, and please check your email!

  26. Linda Ortiz is our lucky winner. Congratulations, Linda, and please check your email!