Gingerbread Oatmeal Recipe (+ Video)
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This gingerbread oatmeal recipe is exactly that warm bowl of comforting deliciousness you would hope for from a good, gingerbread flavored breakfast.
Also check out my Gingerbread Waffle recipe!
Benefits Of Oatmeal
Oatmeal is one of the healthiest grains you can eat! It has many health benefits, including:
- Being high in fiber
- It’s rich in antioxidants
- It can lower your cholesterol
- It can protect your good cholesterol
- It’s filling, which is great for helping you eat less (if that’s your goal)
- Might help reduce blood pressure
- All that fiber helps possibly protect against colon cancer
Curious about the nutrition data on oatmeal? Here’s a data label that can help.
What You’ll Need
4 cups water – Use the best quality water you have. Heavily chlorinated tap water will affect the flavor here.
2 cup old fashion oats – Use old fashioned, not quick cooking oats. You can use steel cut if you prefer, but then only use 1 cup of steel cut oats. And if you go this route, you may want to double up on the oats and water because the spices will be pretty strong.
1 ½ tbsp. ground cinnamon
¼ tsp. ground coriander
¼ tsp. ground cloves
¼ tsp. ground ginger
¼ tsp. ground allspice
¼ tsp. ground cardamom
⅛ tsp. ground nutmeg
Sweetener – Add this after cooking. Use whatever sweetener you are most comfortable with and add as much or as little as you like.
How To Make Gingerbread Oatmeal
Here’s how to make this delicious pot of oatmeal.
Add the water to a pot and bring to a boil.
Add the oats.
Add the spices.
Stir occasionally until the oats are done. Stir in your sweetener to taste and serve.
How Long Will Gingerbread Oatmeal Last?
As with most types of oatmeal, this will last about 3 days in the fridge. Make sure to pack it in an air-tight container and label it if you have other flavors of oatmeal in your fridge already.
Can You Freeze Gingerbread Oatmeal?
Absolutely! I like to freeze mine in large muffin tins so I have single serving sizes I can just pop out. Once they are frozen, I transfer the little pucks of oatmeal into a freezer-safe, zipper-top bag.
This oatmeal will freeze for up to 3 months. So don’t forget to label your storage container or package with both the date you made it and how long it will last. I always forget to do those and having both pieces of information is so helpful when something has been in the freezer a while!
How To Reheat Gingerbread Oatmeal
From frozen – Thaw overnight in the fridge, or thaw in a microwave on the thaw setting for a faster process. Don’t overdo it in the microwave though, or it will dry out the oats a lot, making them pretty inedible.
From cold – Add a splash of milk to give it some moisture and reheat, either on the stove top in a pot, or in a microwave for a minute or two. Again, don’t overdo the microwaving. You may need to add a little extra milk to keep things from drying out in the microwave.
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Gingerbread Oatmeal Recipe:
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- Wooden Spoon
- 4 cups water
- 2 cup old fashion oats
- 1 ½ tbsp. ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp. ground coriander
- ¼ tsp. ground cloves
- ¼ tsp. ground ginger
- ¼ tsp. ground allspice
- ⅛ tsp. ground nutmeg
- ¼ tsp. ground cardamom
- maple syrup to taste
- Add the water to a pot and bring to a boil.
- Add the oats.
- Add the spices.
- Stir occasionally until the oats are done. Stir in your sweetener to taste and serve.
Recipe from the Gracious Pantry® archives, originally posted 8/19/12.
SAVE!!! I love ‘intense’ flavors as well!!! Thanx!
What a flavorful oatmeal dish! All of these spices are making me excited about Fall weather and food 🙂
Definitely looking forward to fall. My favorite time of year!
Thanks Tiffany!!!! I’m SO EXCITED to try it – I’ll let you know how it turns out – YAY!
Definitely would add a little kick to my morning oatmeal. The mix of spices sounds wonderful.
I hope you’ll enjoy it!
Ya, sorry. I removed the link. That recipe won’t be up until September 8.
Thanks! That recipe will be on my blog shortly. I got a little ahead of myself there. Sorry!
I hope you’ll enjoy it!
FInally got all my spices together and just had this for breakfast. WAY TO GO TIFFANY! You hit the spices just right. I have been fiddling with the flavor for years and it was always missing something. This is a winner for sure.
Will be making the Chicken Korma later this week – I’m just toooooo excited about my food these days!
Haha!!! I’m so glad I’m not the only one who gets excited about dinner! LOL
Thanks! Sorry about the waffle recipe, that was an oversight on my part. It will be on my blog on 9/8/12.
I am thinking of trying this recipe because I am trying to get away from eating eggs everyday for breakfast. Can I substitute Gluten Free Oats? I only have regular, not steel cut. I have never been an oatmeal fan so I am trying to find some good clean recipes that I can make gluten and dairy free, Please let me know. Thank you!
Yes, just cook it to package directions and add the spices. Hope you enjoy it!
Just made this and it is sooooooo amazing! Thanks for another great way to shake up breakfast! :0)
Thanks so much! The waffle recipe is there now.
I made this for myself in single size, 1/2 of oats, and the 1 cup of water, and then I reduced the amount of spices to under 1/8 of a tsp, and a little more cinnamon, cause I love it… LOL But omg, it is soooooo good, thank you soo much, and a splash of 100% maple syrup!!! thank you soo much it’s sooo good!!! Perfect for this fall morning!!!
Awesome! Glad you enjoyed it!
can i use regular syrup??
What kind of regular syrup?
the only syrup i have is aunt jamima butter rich….
No, that would not be clean. Sorry.
This looks awesome for wintertime…!
Hi, I have tried this today and it was a pleasant surprise, something different to oats! I loved that smell of all spices. Although I didn’t have cardamom and only used like 2.5 cups water. But thank you it was nice. I especially like that you write serving amount. I have lefovers for another 3 days 🙂 it also made me realise that I use way too much salt as this felt bland..
The spices won’t be affected at all by cooking it in a slow cooker. But I did make this pretty strong, so you may want to cut them in half regardless. You can always stir in more at the end if it’s needed. But you may want to follow my overnight oatmeal recipes and sub the flavorings for the gingerbread spices here.
How did I miss this recipe before? I WILL be making this today. Perfect for a cold December morning! Thank you thank you!
Erin L – My pleasure! I hope you enjoy it. 🙂
Oh yum! I am so obsessed with oatmeal and all things gingerbread, I am so ready for those warm cozy spices! I love your use of cardamom! Gingerbread AND vegan, WHAT MORE could a girl ask for? Love love love! I am definitely making this in the AM using my pressure cooker and with one small substitution… I’ll be replacing the maple syrup with organic blackstrap molasses. Can’t wait to try it.
Alison – Awesome!! Please let me know how it turns out! 😀
These oats were awesome! And those spices? OMG …. SPOT ON! You are amazing ???????????????????? They were SO perfect! I made this FOUR TIMES this week already!
Alison – That’s wonderful!!! Yay! I’m so happy you loved them! 😀
Will this still be good if I make it the night before and store it in the fridge? And if so, how would I warm it up, or should it be eaten cold?
Steph – Sure, You can make it the night before! If you don’t mind adding a little milk to keep things more fluid, you can just reheat in a pot on the stove. You can microwave it too if you prefer. Totally up to you.
Hi there. I just made this and followed your recipe exactly. I just wanted to check and see that you meant to put one whole teaspoon of clove. It is incredibly overpowering. Next time I make it I will go with 1/4 tsp. I just wanted to point it out to you in case it was in fact a typo.
Aubrey – My apologies!! It was a typo!
This is like Christmas in a bowl! It is SOOOOO good.
Melody – Oh yay!!! I’m so happy you enjoyed it! 😀
Wonderful! I toasted my oats first, but the recipe is great!
Emily – Yay!!! I’m so happy you enjoyed it! Thanks for the feedback! 🙂