Easy Gingerbread Baked Oatmeal Recipe

Warm spices and molasses abound in this hearty breakfast. Gingerbread Baked Oatmeal is easy to make with every day ingredients and is perfect for the holiday season. It’s a stick-to-your-ribs breakfast that’s a hit with the entire family. This recipe was first published on RecipeGirl.com.
This make ahead breakfast casserole truly is the perfect holiday brunch dish....Easy Gingerbread Baked Oatmeal Recipe is quick and easy to make. Hearty and comforting. From TheSuburbanSoapbox.com
The east coast finally has a chill in the air and it’s making me crave all things Gingerbread. Don’t you love how that happens… the immediate shift from pumpkin spice to gingerbread right after Thanksgiving?  And it’s a subtle slide of flavors if you ask me, since pumpkin spice and gingerbread have a lot of the same warm spices in common…plus or minus an ingredient or two. I started my holiday baking early this year kicking off the whole project with my favorite Gingerbread men.  And then I made this fabulous Gingerbread Cheesecake smoothie because I ate all the cookies and kinda felt really bad about it. Then, I started to think of all the things I could gingerbread-ize this season and the one thing on my list that just keeps getting missed year after year was Gingerbread Baked Oatmeal.
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Baked Oatmeal is one of my favorite breakfasts for the winter months because you can make a big batch in advance to pick on all week making weekday breakfast a breeze. It’s also impressive enough to serve during your holiday breakfast or Brunch….and making it the night before helps keep your morning stress free.  You can actually pop it in the oven to warm it through while you sit and sip a cup of coffee with your family. Or a mimosa. Whichever floats your holiday boat.

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To make this Gingerbread Baked Oatmeal you just whisk together oats, baking powder, brown sugar, a whole bunch of spices and a pinch of salt in a bowl. Then, whisk together milk, eggs, molasses, vanilla and my favorite secret ingredient…..BALSAMIC VINEGAR. The vinegar is a trick I use in my Gingerbread cookies and everyone that tries them begs for the recipe. It’s the one thing that give them a unique tang that friends can never quite figure out what it is…..until I tell them. Then they’re absolutely blown away.

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Moving on…..combine the wet and dry ingredients then transfer to a baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake and serve! How simple is that? And I topped mine with an easy-to-make drizzle of confectioners’ sugar, milk and vanilla just to give it another punch of sweetness. Just when you thought the holidays couldn’t be any sweeter….this Gingerbread Baked Oatmeal recipe comes along. It’s fantastic all on its own or served with a light fruit salad. And, while I recommend serving this warm from the oven, I have to confess that I may have even eaten it cold straight from the fridge in the middle of the day.

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It’s also amazing as a late night snack…heated for 10 seconds in the microwave and served up with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream. How’s that for winning at the gingerbread game this season? And if you’re looking for other ways to get your gingerbread fill….you have GOT to try this Gingerbread Cheesecake or this quick and easy Gingerbread Coffee Cake!

Gingerbread Baked Oatmeal Recipe

Preparation 10 mins 2018-01-21T00:10:00+00:00 Cook Time 45 mins 2018-01-21T00:45:00+00:00 Total Time 55 mins 2018-01-21T00:55:00+00:00
Serves 12     adjust servings

Source: TheSuburbanSoapbox.com


  • 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 large Eggland's Best eggs
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons half and half
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Spray a 9-inch square dish with nonstick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, stir to combine the oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, butter, eggs, molasses and vanilla. Stir into the dry ingredients until well blended.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, half and half, and vanilla extract. Set aside.
  5. Pour the oatmeal mixture into the prepared dish. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until the oatmeal is set and golden brown.
  6. Drizzle the top of the oatmeal with the vanilla frosting.
  7. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

You can store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 269kcal Calories from fat 100
% Daily Value
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 251mg 10%
Carbohydrate 39g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 25g
Protein 6g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g

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