This gingerbread oatmeal is filled with all of your favorite warm spices and is the perfect healthy breakfast on a cold winter morning! Gluten free, dairy free, vegan.
Hey party people! Are you getting super pumped for the holidays?? Are you ready? Do you still have shopping to do? It's exactly 10 days until Christmas and I still have like seven people to buy for. You know me, on top of things per usual! I also haven't ordered Christmas cards.
Or finished baking cookies.
Or wrapped presents.
I have been killing the Advent Calendar game though. If only that skill was enough to figure out what to get my mother. Oh well, I'll figure something out. Love you, Mama!
Ok, let's get to these oats, you guys. I just freaking love this recipe. A handful (ok, a hand with a few extra fingers, but still) of super simple ingredients gives you a warm, satisfying bowl of goodness that tastes just like gingerbread! I love that the ginger gives you this little undercurrent of heat (though I wouldn't call this gingerbread oatmeal spicy) that warms you right through. It's been my absolute favorite thing to wake up to lately on these cold winter mornings. But if my husband asks, please tell him I said it was him. 😉
As is probably pretty obvious by the name, these are cooked, warm oats, but I bet they'd make great overnight oats as well! I'll probably write them up as overnight oats in a separate post sometime, but until then, you can check out this post for directions on making overnight oats and just sub in the ingredients from this recipe. So easy! You've got this, my friends.
Oh, and one more note - if you don't happen to have all of the spices on hand, just use whichever ones you've got and it'll still be fantastic! I've done that before and it still resulted in a warm comfort-y bowl of deliciousness.
Anyway, I may get one more last-minute recipe out before Christmas, but if I don't, I hope you all have the happiest of holidays and I'll see you in the new year! Ya know, when we're all ready to get back on track after the inevitable cookie/ham/eggnog binge*. 🙂
*Speaking of, if you want some great tips on not going overboard at holiday dinners and parties, this post is for you!
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Want some more great warm-you-up oatmeal recipes? Check these out!
Instant Pot Buttered Coconut Steel Cut Oats from Carrie at Carrie Elle
Blueberry Lemon Zest Steel Cut Oats from Becca at My Crazy Good Life
21 Day Fix Baked Oatmeal Jars from Nancylynn at Confessions of a Fit Foodie
If you make this Warm Gingerbread Oatmeal recipe be sure to snap a pic and tag me @thefoodieandthefix or use #thefoodieandthefix on Instagram so I can check it out! I love seeing your IG stories! It makes me ridiculously happy to see what you guys are making 🙂
- 2 cups of water
- pinch of salt
- 1 ⅓ cups of dry old-fashioned rolled oats (make sure they're certified GF if you're gluten free!)
- ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon powdered ginger
- ¼ teaspoon cardamom
- ¼ teaspoon allspice
- 5 teaspoon pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon molasses (or just an extra teaspoon of maple syrup)
Optional Ingredients for Serving:
- a splash of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- chopped walnuts or pecans (toasted in a dry pan if you have the time, if not, still great raw!) - just be sure to count them if you're doing the 21 Day Fix!
- In a medium sized pot, bring water and a pinch of salt to a boil. Turn your burner down to low, add in your oats and cook for about 5 minutes or until nice and thick. Stir in all remaining ingredients and serve with a splash of almond milk and some chopped walnuts or pecans if ya like!
21 Day Fix Container Counts per Serving: 1 Yellow, 1 ½ sweetener teaspoons
Weight Watchers Freestyle Points: 5
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: about ½ cup (¼th of the recipe)
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 127Total Fat: 2g