Gingerbread oatmeal. This easy homemade stovetop oatmeal has just a handful of pantry ingredients and takes just 10 minutes to make. Loaded with warming spices this Gingerbread oatmeal is the perfect breakfast to get your morning started. My whole family loves it when I make this homemade oatmeal recipe.
Gingerbread Oatmeal Recipe
There is something so warming about the spices you get from gingerbread cookies. I figured on our unusual cold mornings we have been having lately and a nice bowl of gingerbread oatmeal would be extra warming. It is also oh so tasty!
Homemade gingerbread oatmeal is a delicious breakfast recipe that brings spices often used in holiday cookies into a satisfying oatmeal. If you love gingerbread, you’ll love this Gingerbread Oatmeal. It’s a comforting way to start your day.
This Gingerbread Oatmeal would make a great Christmas morning breakfast too. Yes I know we are a ways off from Christmas but I love Christmas and so much reminds me of it. This homemade oatmeal is perfect for breakfast anytime but when I am wanting to get us in the holiday spirit this Christmasy gingerbread oatmeal is the perfect way to do so.
Whenever I make this Gingerbread oatmeal, it also puts me in the mood to make my favorite Gingerbread cookies! Just a warning for you, as you may start eating spoonfuls of warm and cozy gingerbread oatmeal and then get the urge to make some cookies. Yes even in the spring time.
Easy Homemade Oatmeal Recipes
Is it hard to make Homemade Oatmeal?
Making homemade oatmeal is actually really easy, you only need one dish to cook it in and it is done in under 10 minutes.
If you’ve never made oatmeal from scratch once you learn the basics of making oatmeal at home you will never need to buy those packets that are full of sugar again.
Why Make homemade oatmeal
There are many reasons that it is a good idea to make homemade oatmeal.
Make your own flavors. You’re can change up the flavors easily and add things to your personal taste.
It is easy to make. You can have this warm homemade breakfast done in 10 minutes and everyone will have a filling breakfast that is perfect to start the day.
Tip for Making Homemade Oatmeal
Keep stirring. Just make sure you keep stirring the oatmeal to prevent it from sticking to the bottom and burning.
Use Old Fashioned Oats. You are going to want to have old fashion oats on hand to make this recipe. I like to buy a big bag of them so I can make all the oatmeal that I want. My favorite brand to use is Bob’s Red Mill Old Fashioned Regular Rolled Oats, you can use your favorite but I find the Bob’s Red Mill brand the favorite of mine. I buy the box on Amazon that has 4 of the BIG bags in it and it lasts us for quite a while.
Use Real Maple Syrup. You do not want to use the fake stuff, you want the real maple syrup flavor and it tastes much better with the real stuff.
Use your preferred milk. While milk is optional when you are serving it, You can use whole milk, 2% milk, 1% milk, almond milk, or coconut milk. If you like thicker oatmeal you can skip the milk at the end.
Keep the liquid to oats ratio. For every cup of old-fashioned oats you need 2 cups of water.
What goes with Oatmeal for breakfast?
While I love a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast, I also like to serve other items with it. Some of my favorite things to pair with oatmeal are fresh fruit, yogurt, fruit and yogurt parfaits, and breakfast drinks like coffee or a latte.
Can I double this recipe?
If you are wanting to do meal prep and double or triple this recipe you can easily. You may want to use a larger saucepan when you are making it so you have enough room for it all to cook.
Can I use Steel cut oats?
Yes, if you want to use steel cut oats then you will want to use half the amount of oats then you would use for old-fashioned oats when making this homemade oatmeal recipe.
How long does gingerbread oatmeal last?
Homemade oatmeal will keep in the fridge covered for up to 3 days.
Can I Freeze homemade oatmeal?
If you want to freeze oatmeal you totally can. Cook the oatmeal and then allow it to cool completely. Once cooled use a muffin tin and spoon the oatmeal into it. Place the muffin pan in the freezer until the oatmeal is frozen solid. Once frozen remove the oatmeal from the muffin tin and store in freezer zip close bags.
How to Thaw Frozen Homemade Oatmeal
Remove the frozen oatmeal and place it in a microwave safe bowl. Heat in the microwave for 2-3 minutes then serve the oatmeal as desired, with milk or toppings. I find it also helps to stir the oatmeal every 30 seconds or so while you are reheating it.
How Many servings does this recipe make?
This recipe feeds two people but you can easily cut the recipe in half or double the recipe to suit the needs of your family. If you are meal planning and then planning to freeze it I suggest making at least a double batch.
How to store homemade oatmeal
Allow the homemade oatmeal to cool completely and then store leftover oatmeal, place it in an airtight container and store it in the fridge for up to three days.
How to Reheat Homemade Oatmeal
Place a microwave-safe bowl in the microwave and heat on high for 40 seconds. Add milk, stir well and enjoy!
Toppings for oatmeal can vary depending on what flavors you like. Some popular toppings include:
- whipped cream
- fresh fruit including blueberries, strawberries, and bananas
- chocolate chips
- sliced almonds
- maple syrup
Gingerbread Oatmeal Ingredients
- Old- fashion oats
- ground cinnamon
- ground nutmeg
- ground ginger
- brown sugar
- milk (optional)
- maple syrup
How to Make Gingerbread Oatmeal
In a medium sauce pan over medium heat, add the water, oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and brown sugar together and stir to mix well.
Bring it to a boil then reduce the heat to medium-low heat. Let it cook until almost all the liquid has been absorbed, about 10 minutes.
Spoon the oatmeal into bowls and top with milk and syrup if desired.
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- Combine the water, oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and brown sugar together in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
- Bring it to a boil then reduce the heat to medium-low heat. Let it cook until almost all the liquid has been absorbed, about 10 minutes.
- Place your oatmeal into bowls and top with milk and syrup if desired.
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