December 9, 2022

Baked gingerbread oatmeal

Baked gingerbread oatmeal in a baking pan and serving plate.

All the warm and cozy flavors of gingerbread are baked into oatmeal for a perfect winter or holiday time breakfast.

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This baked gingerbread oatmeal is something that will make your home smell like the holidays while it is baking. Full of molasses, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and allspice, it has a deeply warm aroma and flavor that is perfect for a chilly morning.

Baked oatmeal is a nice warm breakfast. You can flavor up with oats in so many ways like pumpkin, peanut butter, carrot cake and more. 

When you have baked oatmeal, you can either cut it into a square and eat it as is, or you can put it in a bowl and top with fresh fruit and/or some milk and enjoy it like that. 

After you get all the ingredients together for these oats, it bakes in the oven for approximately 25 minutes. This makes it relatively hands-off after you've put it into the baking dish. There's no standing at the stove stirring these oats.

You can serve baked oatmeal warm from the oven, or even make it a day ahead and have it room temperature. 

Baking dish of baked gingerbread oatmeal.

Gingerbread recipes usually contain molasses, brown sugar (dark for a deeper molasses flavor), and ground ginger along with other warm spices like cinnamon. This recipe also incorporates cloves and allspice.

Generally, I prefer to not use blackstrap molasses in recipe as it tends to be a bit on the bitter side. I use regular unsulphured molasses.

If you enjoy the flavors of gingerbread, give this baked gingerbread oatmeal a try this winter. It's sure to warm you up with a hot cup of coffee or tea. 

Or, add it to your holiday breakfast plans this season for a festive breakfast. It would be lovely topped with some fresh berries of your choice.

Yield: about 6 servings
Author: Amy (Savory Moments)
Baked Gingerbread Oatmeal

Baked Gingerbread Oatmeal

All the warm and cozy flavors of gingerbread are baked into oatmeal for a perfect winter or holiday time breakfast.


  • 2 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup melted unsalted butter, plus more for greasing
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons molasses


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease an 8"x8" baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the oats through allspice. Stir in the wet ingredients (egg through molasses) until well-combined. Spread evenly into the baking dish.
  3. Bake for 25-27 minutes, until golden and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  4. Cut into squares or scoop onto a plate/in a bowl. Serve as is or topped with a little milk or fresh fruit.
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Baked gingerbread oatmeal on a serving plate.

This post was originally published in 2018 and has been updated in 2022 with a recipe card, new text, and more to improve reader experience. 

Check out these other gingerbread recipes: 

Persimmon Gingerbread Loaf Cake

Glazed Cranberry Gingerbread Muffins

Cranberry Gingerbread Pancakes 

Guinness Gingerbread


  1. Yummy! This is so perfect for the season.

  2. You know I love a good baked oatmeal and this looks perfect for the season!

  3. I've never tried baked oatmeal. This sounds really tasty!

  4. This is such a cold-morning way to wake up! I bet your kitchen smelled amazing!

  5. Why do we eat ginggerbread flavors only around the holidays? This oatmeal deserves a place on the breakfast table year round.

  6. This would be awesome for Christmas morning. I always go for the most complicated breakfasts, but I should be going for something so much easier without compromising flavors!

  7. this is such a perfect breakfast idea for the season! I love the added cinnamon and ginger flavour, I bet it's amazing and would be fabulous for a holiday breakfast with the family. Love the idea of a glaze on top too! YUM!

  8. I love oatmeal. I have it most mornings. But I've never had a baked one! Sounds delicious. And I love gingerbread spices, so this sounds really good to me.

  9. Your baked oatmeal sounds perfect for a cold morning when you are dreading getting out of bed. Karen (Back Road Journal)

  10. This is absolutely fabulous. I tried it, and I loved it so much, I had to make it three time in a row! I also love it cold, by the way.


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