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.
Servings: 4 servings
- 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
- ⅓ cup heavy cream
- ¼ cup salted butter, melted
- 3 tablespoons molasses
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.
- 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.
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