This gingerbread oatmeal recipe came about because of a fan request. I really struggled with getting the spices just right until it dawned on me to simply use the spiced from my Clean Eating Gingerbread Waffle recipe.
From that point on, I was a happy girl. I will say that these spices are very strong (I love strong flavors). So if you prefer a milder flavor, double the amount of oats you cook and then freeze some for future breakfasts. Or, you can always just reduce the spices by half. The great thing about these is that you can make one waffle, taste it, and then adjust the spices to your liking.
Any way you do these, it’s great to have a stash in your freezer for a quick, whole grain breakfast.
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.
HEALTHY OATMEAL RECIPES:
GINGERBREAD OATMEAL RECIPE:
A wonderfully comforting bowl of gingerbread oatmeal. Almost like having gingerbread cookies for breakfast!
- 4 cups water
- 1 cup steel cut oats
- 1 1/2 tbsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. ground coriander
- 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
- 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp. ground allspice
- 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp. ground cardamom
- maple syrup to taste
Cook the oats to package directions but include the spices when you add the oats to the water.
When finished cooking, add maple syrup to taste.
Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible. Data below does not include maple syrup.