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Gingerbread Overnight Oats

Gingerbread Overnight Oats are rich with molasses and falls warming spices.  Think old-fashioned gingerbread for your morning oatmeal that is gluten-free and is ready when you wake up.  Not to mention it makes your whole house smell amazing.

Gingerbread Overnight Oats cooked in Slow Cooker Recipe | ahealthylifeforme.com

I had never made overnight oats in a slow cooker.  Why-o-why did I wait so long?

Genius I tell you, just genius.  I swear to you that when I woke up in the morning to my house smelling divine,{total plus} I had the most perfect oats EVER!

Now all I could think while I ate every last spoon full out of my bowl and went back for seconds was this recipe will be perfect on Thanksgiving morning or Christmas morning, or anytime I have house guests and I want them to wake up to the smell of gingerbread and a warm breakfast waiting.

Gingerbread Overnight Oats cooked in Slow Cooker Recipe | ahealthylifeforme.com

It takes minutes to throw these ingredients into your slow cooker, cover, turn it to low and viola breakfast is ready 8 hours later.

As we have discussed here before, I am not a morning person. In fact, I actually terrify myself in the early hours of the am. It’s not so much the way I look (although my hair is quite frightening), it’s more that my brain only functions at turtle speed as if to say only 5% of my brain cells are firing, for at least the first half hour that I’m awake. As you can imagine, this has many unfortunate consequences. Just ask my husband…. poor man.

After a little caffeine jump-start, my belly rumbles and I must eat.  I want easy and I want healthy and I want fast.  Demanding much? Well yes, I am.

This oatmeal makes me happy, it is SO easy, healthy and fast.  Open lid, scoop into a bowl and eat.  Doesn’t get much faster than that.  Give it a try ASAP, like Thursday, I promise you will be a happy camper and so will your family and friends. Plus think do you really want to be doing extra cooking on Thanksgiving morning or do you want to wake up in your jammies and slowly wake up to a warm bowl of oatmeal that is ready first thing in the A.M.

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Gingerbread Overnight Oats cooked in Slow Cooker Recipe | ahealthylifeforme.com

Gingerbread Overnight Oats cooked in Slow Cooker Recipe | ahealthylifeforme.com

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Gingerbread Overnight Oats

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Gingerbread Overnight Oats are rich with molasses and falls warming spices. Think old-fashioned gingerbread for your morning oatmeal that is gluten-free and is ready when you wake up. Not to mention it makes your whole house smell amazing.
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free steel-cut oats
  • 1/4 cup of coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup mild molasses
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 6 cups of water


Toppings:

  • Raisins
  • Chopped walnuts
  • Unsweetened Almond Milk

Instructions

  • In a slower cooker add oats, coconut sugar, molasses, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and water.
  • Cover and let cook for 8 to 9 hours.
  • Stir and remove to serving bowls. This method works best if started before you go to bed. This way your oatmeal will be finished by morning.
  • Top with raisins, chopped walnuts and a drizzle of unsweetened almond milk

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11 comments on “Gingerbread Overnight Oats”

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    Cristen Lindsay

    Hi! This looks amazing, does it save well? I mean could you have left overs the following morning?

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    Cheryl Kendall

    Hi Amy, I have a large quantity of quick cooking steel cut oats. (cooks in 5 to 7 minutes). Would these work instead of the regular steel cut oats? Thank you for the yummy sounding recipe.

    1. Hi Cheryl. The would work in a quick recipe, but I am afraid if you used them for overnight they would be completely mushy, though the taste should be the same.

  3. YES! I have everything to make this right now! I eat oatmeal every morning.. and this is a good way to stick to what I like, but spice up the flavor!

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    Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom

    Amy, this is GENIUS!!! I would want to jump out of bed with the smell of this gingerbread oatmeal fillign my house. Looks fabulous!!

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