Gingerbread oatmeal. This easy homemade oatmeal has just a handful of pantry ingredients and takes just 10 minutes to make. Loaded with waring spices this is the perfect breakfast to get your morning started.
There is something so warming about the spices you get from gingerbread cookies. I figured on our unusual cold mornings we been having lately and a nice bowl of gingerbread oatmeal would be extra warming. It is also oh so tasty! 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)!
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.
If you’ve never made oatmeal from scratch once you learn the basics of making oatmeal at homem you will never need to buy those silly packets that are full of sugar again. You’re able to change it out and add things to your personal taste, homemade oatmeal is the perfect breakfast any time of year!
Easy Oatmeal Recipes
Tip for Making Homemade Oatmeal
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 to. 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 taste 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 a 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.
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.
Gingerbread Oatmeal Ingredients
- 2 cup water
- 1 cup old fashion oats
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoon milk (optional)
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
Gingerbread Oatmeal Directions
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.
Easy Breakfast Recipes
- 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.
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