Creamy steel-cut oats, warming spices and a little sweetness from molasses and brown sugar, this gingerbread oatmeal recipe makes for such a delicious holiday breakfast the whole family will love!
What is it about oats that makes you feel all cozy inside?
I think just the nature of the food, with it being warming, filling and simply delicious!
These gingerbread steel-cut oats are so much better than any store-bought flavour packet oatmeal you can buy and they make for such a yummy start to any morning!
Speaking of which … how do you like to start your morning? Are you a coffee or tea person? Do you have to have breakfast?
I know I do! I go to bread dreaming of breakfast and when I’m eating breakfast, I plan lunch. You get the picture.
These festive gingerbread steel-cut oats make ya feel like you’re starting your day with something extra special, but there’s very little effort required.
You know what that means (well, at least for me anyway)? A delicious breakfast can be made while still trying to come alive in the morning.
Fan of gingerbread? You may enjoy this gingerbread coffee creamer!
Why We Love Gingerbread Steel Cut Oats
- It has all sorts of warm, cozy holiday vibes
- Can be garnished to taste with fun, tasty toppings
- Comes together in about 25 minutes
- Tastes yummy!
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The longer the oats sit after cooking, the thicker they’ll become.
Speaking of thick, you can thin out this oatmeal with a little milk or water.
For me, these oats are not overly sweet. If, however, you like things sweeter, you can certainly add more brown sugar. Alternatively, if you prefer things less sweet, just add a little less.
For a gluten free steel cut oat recipe, use gluten free oats.
To keep these a vegan steel cut oat recipe, opt for dairy free milk instead of regular milk (or use all water).
- Cocoa nibs
- Shaved chocolate
- Chocolate chips
- Chopped nuts
- Sugared cranberries
- Sliced banana
- Orange wedges
- Festive gingerbread cookies
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Hope you love this steel-cut oat recipe as much as we do!
If you try these gingerbread steel-cut oats, be sure to leave a comment below. Love to know how you enjoyed!
Gingerbread Oatmeal (warming and delicious)
- 1 cups steel-cut oats (regular or gluten free)
- 3.5 cups water
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon ground clove
- 1 tablespoon molasses
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- milk (to taste and to achive desired consistency)
Garnish Ideas (optional)
- Sliced banana
- Cinnamon or spices
- Gingerbread cookies
- Fresh, dried or sugared cranberries
- Chopped Nuts
- Orange wedges
- In a small pot, bring water to a boil and add steel cut oats and remaining ingredients. Stir to combine.
- Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 15 to 20 minutes.
- Once done, stir in milk to make creamy and loosen (or thin) the oatmeal. Portion and garnish (if desired). Enjoy!
- The longer the oats sit after cooking, the thicker they’ll become.
- Speaking of thick, you can thin out this oatmeal with a little milk or water.
- For me, these oats are not overly sweet. If, however, you like things sweeter, you can certainly add more brown sugar. Alternatively, if you prefer things less sweet, just add a little less.
- For a gluten-free steel cut oat recipe, use gluten free oats.
- To keep these a vegan steel cut oat recipe, opt for dairy free milk instead of regular milk (or use all water).
Nutrition (ESTIMATE ONLY)
Nutrition estimate (if provided) is based on 1 serving.
Nutrition information (if provided) is provided as a courtesy and should be considered an estimate only. Ingredients can vary and Girl Heart Food makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are guidelines only.