Gingerbread Overnight Oats are a fun way to start the day off with a tasty breakfast!
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If you have never tried overnight oats, here is your chance! People often ask “what does that taste like?” Overnight oats are smooth and has a creamy ice cream or pudding texture. They are best served chilled and it feels more like you are eating a dessert rather than a nutritious breakfast.
Whether you are are in the mood for something festive as the holidays near or are just in the mood for something different, these overnight oats are perfect. They only need a few ingredients, but the flavor is insanely good.
Old Fashioned Oats: Of course, you can’t have overnight oats without the oats! We recommend old fashioned because they give you an excellent result every time.
Spices: We use a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger in these gingerbread oats. I need to warn you…it’s AMAZING! You can adjust the spices to fit your taste buds, but we love them.
Molasses: To get the best sweet gingerbread oats, a little bit of molasses is precisely what you need. You can swap it for maple syrup, but molasses is lovely.
How to Make Gingerbread Overnight Oats
This breakfast recipe comes together so easily for your meal prep! Start off by collecting a couple pint jars or containers as this recipe serves 2 pints. I like using the small mason jars as it is easy to screw on the lid and take the breakfast to work.
Combine the traditional oats, almond milk, yogurt and spices in a bowl and stir.
I prefer to start out with using about ¾ cup of almond milk and see how it goes. Remember that the oats will absorb the liquid overnight, so you want this to be a bit soupy.
Pour into cups and put the lid on tight. Place in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
What are the Traditional Flavors of Gingerbread
Generally, a good gingerbread comes from a combination of flavors of ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and molasses. There are recipes that include cardamon which adds a fun spicy twist. If you are going to experiment, try adding just a tiny bit at a time. The first couple of times I tried my gingerbread overnight oats I went a bit crazy on the spices and it was just too much. My husband still ate them, but it was a bit much for me. I toned down the spices as shown in this recipe and it is delicious without being overbearing.
Can I Substitute Oats
No, traditional oats are best here. Steel cut are not used and quick/minute oats are not large enough.
Can I Substitute Milk
Absolutely! We like almond milk in our house but you can use any other plant based milk as well. Learn how to make almond milk at home. If you prefer dairy milk, that will work just fine in this recipe.
Can I Substitute Yogurt
You can use a yogurt that you like for this recipe. Plain or vanilla is going to work best so it doesn’t conflict with the spices but try something out to see what you enjoy. I like the extra creaminess that comes with a little bit of yogurt, but it isn’t required.
Can I Heat the Overnight Oats
Absolutely! Pop them in the microwave for 30-60 seconds and stir.
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Gingerbread Overnight Oats
- 1 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 cup greek yogurt
- 3/4 cup almond milk substitute milk that you prefer
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- sprinkle nutmeg
- 1 tsp molasses
- 1/8 tsp cloves ground
- sprinkle ginger
- Combine the all the ingredients into a bowl and stir well.
- Pour into two containers. Store in refrigerator. Ready to eat the following morning.