November 21, 2018

Baked gingerbread oatmeal

All the flavors of gingerbread baked into oatmeal for a perfect winter breakfast! This baked gingerbread oatmeal is my contribution to this month's Fantastical Food Fight where the theme is gingerbread - perfect for the upcoming holiday season! I was trying to think of something gingerbread to make as I already have a couple kinds of cookies, Guinness gingerbread, and pancake recipes on the blog.... So, when I doubt I go with baked oatmeal! It's something that our whole family enjoys, including the toddlers, so it's always a win for me to have a new one up my sleeve. This breakfast is perfect for a wintery morning with a cup of steaming coffee or tea. My husband commented that a glaze would go really well on this oatmeal and I have to agree, though I try to keep breakfast in the somewhat healthy realm most of the time! Plus the bonus is that it makes your house smell like the holidays while its baking. This recipe will serve about four to five people, depending on hunger levels.

Baked gingerbread oatmeal
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

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease an 8"x8" baking pan.

In a large bowl, whisk together the oats through allspice. Stir in the egg through molasses until well-combined. Spread evenly into the baking dish.

Bake for 25-27 minutes, until golden and an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cut into squares or scoop onto a plate/in a bowl. Serve as is or topped with a little milk or fresh fruit.

What was I cooking one year ago?: cranberry custard pie
Two years ago?: sour cream cranberry bars
Three years ago?: winter squash dinner rolls
Four years ago?: apple-cheddar-thyme quickbread
Five?: creamy jalapeno spaghetti squash & chicken bake
Six?: maple pecan pie
Seven?: cranberry sauce quickbread
8?: creamy cauliflower soup


  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!


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