This overnight gingerbread oatmeal is a healthy and filling make-ahead breakfast option flavored with gingerbread spices and molasses.
Ready or not, Christmas is almost here! We are actually all done with our family and work get-togethers. We celebrated with my family a couple weekends ago when we were visiting in Kelowna. And with Konrad’s family we had turkey dinner on Monday night.
Actual Christmas Day will be quieter around here. It’s the first Christmas we celebrate as our own new family of three. This will give us a chance to start forming our own Holiday traditions.
I am not trying to make you break with tradition with these Gingerbread Overnight Oats. But there are a great make-ahead breakfast option, in case you are not spending Christmas morning with family to share a pan of sweet rolls with. Or for boxing day, when you feel like a little healthier breakfast after feasting the day before.
You can actually go ahead and prepare this overnight gingerbread oatmeal right now to eat any morning in the next 5 days or so. The recipe below is written for 1 serving, but of course you can double, triple, quadruple… it as needed.
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas! Hopefully, it can be a quiet time spent reflecting and making memories with loved ones.
TELUS has a great little “Holiday Mode” video series on YouTube (LOVE the Foodie one), encouraging all of us to unplug, put aside our smart phones and actually be there with our families. I know, I’ll be trying…hard!
For more healthy gingerbread flavor, also check out my healthy Gingerbread Cookies HERE!
Overnight Gingerbread Oatmeal
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup milk any kind
- 1 tablespoon molasses
- 1/2 tablespoon demerara or brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon gingerbread spice mix
- pinch of salt
- 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
- 2 tablespoons raisins
Place oats, milk, molasses , sugar, gingerbread spice and salt in a container with a tight fitting lid (like a mason jar). Shake to combine. Place container in the fridge overnight.
Heat overnight oats in the morning, adding milk as needed (if desired). Taste and add more sweetener or spice to taste. Sprinkle with toppings.