Breakfast

December 13, 2018

Sugar-Free Gingerbread Oatmeal

Gingerbread Oatmeal is a perfect holiday-themed breakfast filled with healthy, plant-based ingredients. Gluten-free, sugar-free, and vegan!

Gingerbread Oatmeal

On Monday I shared my recipe for Gingerbread Almonds. If you haven't seen it, definitely go check it out. You'll notice that the recipe for the gingerbread spice makes much more spice than you need for the almonds. That's okay though, because you'll need it for this oatmeal!

This oatmeal is very simple (as all oatmeal recipes should be) so it gets much of its flavor from the gingerbread spice. Cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, allspice -- these warming spices are the best during a freezing winter like this one.

Also, gingerbread spice just makes it feel like the holidays. I mean, who wouldn't want to eat Christmas for breakfast?! That's what this Gingerbread Oatmeal is. Warm, delicious, and Christmasy. 

Ingredients

Besides gingerbread spice, gingerbread themed foods generally also include molasses. Molasses has a pretty unique flavor by itself, but when added in the right amount with the gingerbread spice, it seriously tastes divine. Plus, molasses provides a thick texture that makes this oatmeal even more delicious.

We'll also add a drizzle of date syrup to the Gingerbread Oatmeal to give it some extra sweetness and balance out the strong molasses flavor. 

Finally, this recipe wouldn't be complete without flaxseeds. Those little brown/gold flakes provide so many nutrients including healthy Omegas and fiber. Seriously, flaxseeds are a daily must-have. Gingerbread Oatmeal makes it easy though because we'll get our daily tablespoon of flaxseeds mixed right in. Not only do they contribute nutrients, they thicken the oatmeal to a perfect consistency.

Gingerbread Oatmeal

How to make Gingerbread Oatmeal

Assembling this oatmeal is pretty simple.

Step 1. Microwave the oats with water for a minute. Some packages will suggest a longer microwave time, but I find that this makes the oats super mushy so I only do a minute.

Step 2. Mix in the gingerbread spice, molasses, and flaxseeds. Drizzle with date syrup and this Gingerbread Oatmeal is ready to eat. Enjoy!

Recipe Prayer

Lord, thank you for the gift of healthy foods and holiday flavors. Let us fuel our mornings with this delicious recipe so that we may use our days to glorify you. Amen.

Gingerbread Oatmeal

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Sugar-Free Gingerbread Oatmeal

Gingerbread Oatmeal is a perfect holiday-themed breakfast filled with healthy, plant-based ingredients. Gluten-free, sugar-free, and vegan!

Author:

Elizabeth

Serves:

1

Prep:

4

min

cook:

1

min

total:

5

min

Ingredients

Gingerbread Spice

  • 1 Tablespoon Ground Ginger
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Allspice
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cloves
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg

Gingerbread Oatmeal

  • 1/3 Cup Rolled Oats gluten-free, if necessary
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1 Teaspoon Gingerbread Spice
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Molasses
  • 1 Tablespoon Ground Flaxseeds
  • Date Syrup, to taste

Instructions

  1. Add oats and water to a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for one minute. Meanwhile, prepare the gingerbread spice — mix all spice ingredients together.
  2. When the oats are done, mix in the gingerbread spice, molasses, and flaxseeds. Drizzle with date syrup. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

The gingerbread spice recipe makes MUCH MORE spice than you need for this recipe.

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January 16, 2022
Tracy Henry
Made this tonight. Absolutely delicious Elizabeth. You got this one just right!
Oh yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed it :)
January 16, 2022
L Collins
Hi Could you please confirm two things:1. The amount of salt. Seems like too much. 2. The directions say there is lemon juice in the dressing but it’s not listed under ingredients. ThanksL.
Hi there! Confirming that the two teaspoons of salt in the dressing is correct. I didn't salt the cauliflower when roasting it or the salad after it was done, so this amount of salt was perfect. If you're concerned about it you can decrease the amount of salt in the dressing and then add more at the end if you need it. As for the lemon juice, SO sorry about that! It was a typo in my directions and I've removed it now. Hope this helps :)
December 20, 2021
Martha
This looks lovely! Do you have a recipe for the red pepper hummus also? Thank you!
Hi Martha! I don't have a recipe for red pepper hummus on my site. I suggest taking a traditional hummus recipe and blending in roasted red pepper.
November 22, 2021
Amanda J Lehmann
I tried these and they were delicious! A bit dense but flavorful and the "buckeye" blend of peanut and chocolate was on point! Recommend!
Yay! I'm so glad you liked them! -- Elizabeth
December 6, 2021
Grace
Hi, these look amazing. I was wondering, could I used powdered peanut butter in place of creamy for the recipe? thanks
Hi Grace! There is already some powdered peanut butter in this recipe, so adding more might make the texture more gluey. Also, the real peanut butter adds some fat, which helps create flavor. That said, if you want to use powdered peanut butter, I would suggest mixing it with a high-fat liquid like coconut cream and then measuring out 2/3 cup. Hope this helps! Let me know how it goes :) -- Elizabeth
November 15, 2021
Becky
You mention using vegetable broth in your introduction but it isn’t included in the recipe
Hi Becky - thanks for pointing this out. I have removed mention of vegetable broth from this post. You do not need any vegetable broth. The mushrooms will release natural liquid which will prevent any sticking. -- Elizabeth
September 23, 2021
Tracy Henry
Hi Elizabeth, LOVE you recipes. Please keep them coming. :)I was wondering, can you share what is the vegan chocolate bar you used in this recipe?
August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography