Upgraded Classic: Vegan + Dairy-Free “OatNog” – w/ Willa’s Oat Milk

OatNog is becoming a staple on grocery shelves. I love to see the shift into dairy-free, vegan options at the store. However, I’m always wary of food products which tend to have hidden oils, sugars, and preservatives. I set out to make my own at-home version of Oat Nog since it can be so simple! And- no hidden ingredients!!

This Dairy-Free OatNog is made with whole grain oat milk, for a lightened up version of a heavy classic. It’s hard to find dairy-free, vegan replacements that everyone enjoys! I tested it out on non-suspecting volunteers at a holiday party, and they didn’t even notice that it was missing the eggs, heavy cream, and sugar that typically makes up a Holiday Egg Nog.

I served it warm, straight-from-the-stove, with optional alcoholic mix-ins. OatNog would also be great paired with holiday cookies from a local bakery. It’s so nice to have a holiday classic without the guilt (and digestive discomfort!).

Oat milk offers a great creaminess without heaviness. Plus, it’s dairy-free and vegan! For the ultimate sugar-free, clean option I use Willa’s Unsweetened Original Oat Milk. The coconut cream gives this OatNog that familiar thickness, and provides healthy fats.


Related: Dairy-Free Spinach Artichoke Dip

Oatnog recipe vegan eggnog using oatmilk

If you’re looking for an effortless, blend-and-serve type of recipe- here it is. This OatNog comes together quickly: with super-clean ingredients that keep you feeling your best. 

Dairy-Free OatNog” is a perfect holiday favorite that will impress your friends and family. They don’t even have to know how healthy it is! Coconut cream is often used in vegan cooking to replace heavy cream, and this Egg Nog dupe is no exception. The creamy oat milk, plus the winter warming spices are a perfect marriage.

Oatnog using Willa's Oat Milk Vegan Dairy-Free EggNog
Clean, Dairy-Free Ingredients

This is my simple, go-to ingredient list:

Willa’s Unsweetened Original Oatmilk

-Coconut Cream, canned

-Maple Syrup (or maple sugar!)

-Cinnamon, Cardamom, Nutmeg + Vanilla

-Sprinkle of Sea Salt

Lighten things up with this Vegan Dairy-Free OatNog made with Oat Milk!


My favorite spice pantry is Thrive Market. I love the quality of their spices including winter favorites like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom. I always stock up in my Thrive Market boxes!

Vegan Eggnog Recipe
A simple festive drink made with Willa’s Oatmilk

I order my oat milk directly from Willa’s! You may find this in your local market, but the direct-to-consumer sale means you get a trusted product from a small woman-owned company. Click here to get $10 off your first order!


Why I love Willa’s in my OatNog:


Kate Daugherty OatMilk Recipe
Delicious vegan oatnog drink!

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