Embrace the coziness of the holiday season with a festive twist on a classic! Infused with the comforting, warming flavours of ginger, cinnamon, and molasses, this gingerbread oatmeal isn’t just packed with nutrients and fibre, but also with flavour!

Keep reading to learn how to make this simple and delicious gingerbread oatmeal.

Nutrition Highlights:

  • Soluble fibre

  • Antioxidants

  • Iron

  • Magnesium

You will need:

  1. Medium-sized saucepan
  2. Spoon or spatula for stirring
  3. Measuring cups and spoons
  4. Bowls for serving
gingerbread oatmeal


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 cups plant-based milk, dairy milk or water
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Pinch of salt
  • Optional toppings: chopped nuts, sliced bananas, dried fruit


  1. Combine ingredients (except the optional toppings) in a medium-sized saucepan.
  2. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring often.
  3. Once simmering, reduce the heat to low, cover, and continue cooking for 5-7 minutes until oats are tender.
  4. Remove from heat and let sit for a couple minutes to thicken.
  5. Serve hot, add any additional toppings, and enjoy!

*Note – For extra creamy oats and a quicker cooking time, mix your ingredients and let them soak in the fridge before cooking for at least 4 hours or up to overnight. When you are ready to eat them, just heat them up and enjoy!

Recipe by Chinonso Miniely