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Gingerbread Baked Oatmeal

Tis’ the season for all things gingerbread! This Gingerbread Baked Oatmeal is lightly sweetened, easy to make, and full of holiday flavor.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 383kcal
Author: Amy Nash

Ingredients

  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup water
  • cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup salted butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons molasses

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 8x8-inch baking dish or individual ramekins with baking spray.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the oatmeal, brown sugar, chia seeds, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
  • Mix in the water, cream, melted butter, and molasses until well-combined and the eggs are fully incorporated.
  • Pour the oatmeal mixture into the prepared baking dish or ramekins.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes until the center is set. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes before serving. Can be served plain or with any of your preferred toppings like powdered sugar, maple syrup, cream, or nuts.

Notes

  • Storage: This baked oatmeal casserole reheats well, so this is a good one to make ahead and enjoy as leftovers for a quick and easy breakfast on busy days.
  • Freezing: You can double the batch and freeze leftovers to have on hand when you just want to pop something in the microwave to reheat. I recommend freezing individual slices for easier reheating.
  • Doubling the recipe: You can easily double the recipe and bake in a 9x13-inch pan. Or even triple it for a 9x13-inch pan and thicker slices. Just allow an additional 5-10 minutes to bake if tripling the recipe.
  • Gingerbread man decoration: To make a gingerbread man design on the top, cut a gingerbread man shape out of a piece of paper, then use it as a stencil while dusting powdered sugar on top of the baked oatmeal. If the oatmeal is hot the sugar will dissolve fairly quickly, so either wait until the oatmeal has cooled a bit to sift the powdered sugar, or serve immediately after dusting. Use little cinnamon candies, sprinkles, or mini M&M's as buttons for a fun presentation.
  • Variation: Try adding ¾ cup of chopped pecans or walnuts for a little additional crunch. Or you could add the same amount of raisins or dried cranberries instead.

Nutrition

Calories: 383kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 180mg | Sodium: 312mg | Potassium: 379mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 826IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 2mg