Gingerbread Oatmeal

I have three main breakfast meals that I resort to during the week: smoothies, cereal and most definitely, oatmeal. That’s why there are so many oatmeal recipes on my blog! When you find yourself eating the same type of meal often, it’s important to change it up so that you don’t get bored with it. With this recipe I took inspiration from one of my favorite winter desserts, and put it into a delicious and filling breakfast.

Serves 1


  • 1/2 Cup Rolled Oats
  • 3/4 Cup Unsweetened Coconut Milk
  • 1 tsp. Earth Balance Buttery Spread
  • 2 Tbsp. Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. Molasses
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp. Ground Ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/8-1/4 tsp. Ground Cloves
  • Pinch of Salt


  1. Add all of the ingredients to a small pot over medium heat, and continually stir until the rolled oats are cooked and the consistency is to your liking.
  2. Taste while it is cooking and adjust the amount of spices to suit you, pour into a bowl and drizzle a little maple syrup on top.

Try out this oatmeal for a comforting breakfast with substance and a good amount of flavor. Break apart some ginger snaps and sprinkle them on top to add some crunch and texture.

Here are the approximate nutritional facts, for those of you who asked!

19 Comments on “Gingerbread Oatmeal

  1. Seriously, I love this recipe! I had to share on Twitter:-) I am excited to try it now:-) oxox Terra

    • Just posted the nutrition facts at the end of the blog entry, keep in mind they are approximate, but I try to be as accurate as possible! 🙂

  2. I grew up on Molasses in oatmeal and your the first person I have found that puts it in there also! Such a treat 🙂

    • Wow, I’ve never tried it before this recipe, maybe I will the next time I have oatmeal! Sounds very interesting.

  3. I saw this yesterday and made it for breakfast today! In fact, I’m eating it as I type. It’s deLICious! Thank you so much for the idea and recipe.

    • I’m so glad that you like it! It’s always great to hear positive reviews, so that I know I don’t have some weird taste in food. 😉

  4. Okay, I’m writing again approximately two seconds later after looking around your blog a bit. I just finished my bowl and want more! Tomorrow, maybe. Your recipes look wonderful! I’m not a vegan but don’t eat much meat, and a lot of your recipes look like fun to try and yummy as well. And I wanted to say I’m really sorry to hear about your grandmother.

    • Thank you for your condolences! And I hope that you find some delicious recipes to try out. 🙂

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  6. Yep, amazing 🙂 I left out the spread, maple syrup and cloves (didn’t have the last one) and added in a spoonful of chia seeds….so good! It was like a big cookie for breakfast. Thanks!!

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