Warm Gingerbread Oatmeal

gingerbread oatmeal
Leah Maroney
  • 7 mins
  • Prep: 2 mins,
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: 2 bowls (2 servings)
Ratings (8)

 Molasses, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice...those sweet smells fill the air every holiday season! It might make you think of cookies but...

Oatmeal has been an easy and versatile breakfast for ages!  I love trying out different kinds of oatmeals for each season.  For the holidays, gingerbread oatmeal just seemed to make sense!  It is a delicious and nutritious way to start your day and wake up your palate!

This oatmeal is super quick and easy to make and is a only a few more ingredients than regular oatmeal.  It is a delicious and nutritious meal to serve your hungry family in the morning.  You can easily replace the oatmeal with gluten free oats or cream of wheat!

You can use the spice blend below, or just use a teaspoon pumpkin pie spice!  It's basically the same!  Who knew?  

This is also a great breakfast to make ahead of time.  It can be stored in the refrigerator and eaten cold or reheated! 

What You'll Need

  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 1 cup oats (old fashioned)
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 teaspoon molasses
  • Garnish: nuts for topping

How to Make It

  1.  Start by heating the milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat.  
  2. Heat until just about a boil.  Add in the salt. 
  3. Add in the oats and stir to combine. 
  4. Add in the remaining ingredients and turn the heat to low.  
  5. Cook, stirring occasionally for about five minutes, or until the oats have absorbed most of the milk. 
  6. Remove from the heat and serve immediately.
  7.  Top with nuts or candied ginger for extra spice!