Gingerbread Oatmeal

This Gingerbread Oatmeal is the coziest breakfast option! Loaded with warming spices and real molasses, this is a hearty and delicious meal to wake you up! Stovetop, microwave and overnight oats instructions included below!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword cozy breakfast, easy oatmeal, gingerbread oatmeal, gingerbread spice, warm oatmeal, winter breakfast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author Haylie


  • 1 cup quick rolled oats
  • 2 cups whole milk (more if you like your oatmeal thin) - can also sub dairy free milk
  • 1 tsp ground ginger (more if you want it even more gingery)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp cloves
  • 1/8 tsp all spice
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • 2-3 tbsp chopped pecans (for garnish)
  • gingerbread man cookies (for garnish)


  1. In a medium size pot, add 1 cup of oats with 2 cups of milk. Stir to combine. Place on stovetop and cook on low-medium heat for about 3-4 minutes. Stir every once in a while.

  2. When it starts to thicken, place on low heat. Add in brown sugar, molasses, vanilla extract, and spices. Stir to combine. 

  3. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes on low heat to let it warm up with the spices.

  4. Once your desired consistency is reached, taste and adjust if needed. Add additional sweetener, more spice etc. Add a splash or two more milk. if you prefer your oatmeal more thin. 

  5. Dish out into bowls, garnish with nuts and cute gingerbread men! Eat while warm. 

Recipe Notes

Microwave Option

Place milk and oats in a microwave safe bowl in the microwave for 1:30. Remove and stir. If too thick, add a splash of milk. If not thick enough, put in the microwave for 30 more seconds. 

Overnight Oats Option:

Simply add the oats, milk, molasses, brown sugar, vanilla extract and spices in a mason jar. Stir to make sure it’s combine. Place in the fridge and let it sit overnight. Enjoy on the go in the morning!