Enjoy your favorite gingerbread cookie flavors as an easy oatmeal bowl! This gingerbread oatmeal is loaded with molasses and warming ginger, easy to make and great to meal prep extra for breakfast during the week!
A breakfast bowl of oats just makes me feel so comforted just about any day of the year. Since I eat them so much, I feel like it’s absolutely important to change them up to match the season. And since I’m in gingerbread mode, it only feels normal to have a bowl that matches. And this gingerbread oatmeal does the trick.
Why You’ll love this gingerbread oatmeal bowl
- Cooks quickly on the stove top and can easily be doubled or tripled for easy breakfast meal prep.
- Transforms your boring oats into a gingerbread cookie flavor bomb.
- Filling and hearty to still keep you feeling good!
- Naturally vegan and very easy to make gluten free by using gluten free oats
What you need to make your oatmeal taste like gingerbread
- Rolled Oats: these were the type of oats used for this recipe, so feel free to adjust the fluids or cooking time if using another variety
- Ground Ginger: this adds that classic zing and warmth to the oats
- Molasses: bold and distinct, so feel free to adjust amount based n your preference
- Maple Syrup: helps to tone down the bold molasses flavors
- Pears: a nice and balanced fruit to mix with the same spices to use to top your oats
How to make the perfect holiday breakfast bowl
- In a saucepan, add all oatmeal ingredients, stir and bring to a simmer.
- Once at a simmer, make sure to stir frequently to prevent oats or milk from sticking or burning at the bottom.
- Allow to cook for about 5 minutes or until you are at your desired consistency.
- As an extra bonus, feel free to sauté some sliced pears with some cinnamon, ginger and maple syrup. Make it extra fabulous and add a pad of butter as it sautés.
- Pour pears over top oatmeal and enjoy.
Tips for making gingerbread oatmeal
- This recipe can be easily scaled to fit your meal prep needs. Double or triple the listed ingredients to have extra bowls later in the week. If meal prepping, note that your oats will get thicker the longer they sit. When looking to reheat, just add a splash of milk to loosen slightly, reheat and stir well to make it creamy again.
- Pears are great, but you can also do the same sautéing with slices up persimmon as well. Since they have vanilla undertones it won’t clash with the robust ginger flavors.
- You can make this bowl even more rich in flavor by stirring in a little vegan butter or a tablespoon of neutral tasting nut butter like almond butter to the oats.
More holiday inspired breakfast bowls
Enjoy your favorite gingerbread cookie flavors as an easy oatmeal bowl! This gingerbread oatmeal is loaded with molasses and warming ginger!
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tbsp ground flaxseed
- 2 tsp molasses
- 2 tsp maple syrup or brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- Salt to taste
- 1 pear (sliced thin)
- 6–8 pecans (whole or roughly chopped)
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- Pinch of cinnamon
- Pinch of ginger
- Pinch of salt
Gingerbread Oatmeal Instructions
- In a saucepan, add milk, vanilla, maple syrup, molasses and mix together then add in oats, cinnamon, ginger, salt and ground flax seed.
- Mix oatmeal ingredients together and bring to a low simmer.
- Make sure to stir frequently once at a simmer to prevent oats or milk from sticking or burning at the bottom.
- Cook oatmeal for about 5 minutes or until oatmeal is at your desired consistency, then serve as desired.
Sautéed Pears Instructions
- In a separate pan while oatmeal is cooking, add pears, pecans, maple syrup, cinnamon, ginger, and salt to a nonstick pan.
- Stir ingredients to combine and allow pears to cook and soften.
- Continue stirring over low medium heat until syrup and seasoning has completely coated pears and pecans.
- Add over top your bowl of cooked gingerbread oatmeal and enjoy.
To make these oats or the sautéed pears more decadent, add a teaspoon or two of vegan butter and cook into the recipe towards the end.
To make oats gluten free, make sure to opt for marked packages of gluten free oatmeal.
Keywords: breakfast, gingerbread, oatmeal
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