Breakfast

December 13, 2018

Sugar-Free Gingerbread Oatmeal

Gingerbread Oatmeal is a perfect holiday-themed breakfast filled with healthy, plant-based ingredients. Gluten-free, sugar-free, and vegan!

Gingerbread Oatmeal

On Monday I shared my recipe for Gingerbread Almonds. If you haven't seen it, definitely go check it out. You'll notice that the recipe for the gingerbread spice makes much more spice than you need for the almonds. That's okay though, because you'll need it for this oatmeal!

This oatmeal is very simple (as all oatmeal recipes should be) so it gets much of its flavor from the gingerbread spice. Cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, allspice -- these warming spices are the best during a freezing winter like this one.

Also, gingerbread spice just makes it feel like the holidays. I mean, who wouldn't want to eat Christmas for breakfast?! That's what this Gingerbread Oatmeal is. Warm, delicious, and Christmasy. 

Ingredients

Besides gingerbread spice, gingerbread themed foods generally also include molasses. Molasses has a pretty unique flavor by itself, but when added in the right amount with the gingerbread spice, it seriously tastes divine. Plus, molasses provides a thick texture that makes this oatmeal even more delicious.

We'll also add a drizzle of date syrup to the Gingerbread Oatmeal to give it some extra sweetness and balance out the strong molasses flavor. 

Finally, this recipe wouldn't be complete without flaxseeds. Those little brown/gold flakes provide so many nutrients including healthy Omegas and fiber. Seriously, flaxseeds are a daily must-have. Gingerbread Oatmeal makes it easy though because we'll get our daily tablespoon of flaxseeds mixed right in. Not only do they contribute nutrients, they thicken the oatmeal to a perfect consistency.

Gingerbread Oatmeal

How to make Gingerbread Oatmeal

Assembling this oatmeal is pretty simple.

Step 1. Microwave the oats with water for a minute. Some packages will suggest a longer microwave time, but I find that this makes the oats super mushy so I only do a minute.

Step 2. Mix in the gingerbread spice, molasses, and flaxseeds. Drizzle with date syrup and this Gingerbread Oatmeal is ready to eat. Enjoy!

Recipe Prayer

Lord, thank you for the gift of healthy foods and holiday flavors. Let us fuel our mornings with this delicious recipe so that we may use our days to glorify you. Amen.

Gingerbread Oatmeal

Related Recipes

Want more tasty oatmeal? Here's a few recipes to try next:

Sugar-Free Gingerbread Oatmeal

Gingerbread Oatmeal is a perfect holiday-themed breakfast filled with healthy, plant-based ingredients. Gluten-free, sugar-free, and vegan!

Author:

Elizabeth

Serves:

1

Prep:

4

min

cook:

1

min

total:

5

min

Ingredients

Gingerbread Spice

  • 1 Tablespoon Ground Ginger
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Allspice
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cloves
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg

Gingerbread Oatmeal

  • 1/3 Cup Rolled Oats gluten-free, if necessary
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1 Teaspoon Gingerbread Spice
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Molasses
  • 1 Tablespoon Ground Flaxseeds
  • Date Syrup, to taste

Instructions

  1. Add oats and water to a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for one minute. Meanwhile, prepare the gingerbread spice — mix all spice ingredients together.
  2. When the oats are done, mix in the gingerbread spice, molasses, and flaxseeds. Drizzle with date syrup. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

The gingerbread spice recipe makes MUCH MORE spice than you need for this recipe.

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September 23, 2021
Tracy Henry
Hi Elizabeth, LOVE you recipes. Please keep them coming. :)I was wondering, can you share what is the vegan chocolate bar you used in this recipe?
August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography