Gingerbread Overnight Oats – Cozy peach cuisine

These Molasses-Sweetened Gingerbread Nighttime Oats are the perfect cozy winter breakfast. They’re ready in just 5 minutes and are perfect for meal prep or as a healthy dessert!

Pint sized jar filled with gingerbread oats, yogurt and pomegranate seeds.

Overnight oats are a great meal prep recipe year-round, but these gingerbread-inspired overnight oats are perfect in the winter. Whether you like it hot or cold, you’re sure to love this recipe!

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Recipe features

  • Easy and fast: All you need is 5 minutes of active time to prepare breakfast for a few days. This is a great grab and go breakfast option.
  • Welcoming: Full of warming flavors just like gingerbread cookies and gingerbread, making gingerbread oats a great healthy dessert option.
  • Versatile: Overnight oats can be eaten hot or cold. They’re also easy to personalize using your favorite milk, yoghurt and fruit.
  • Dietary features: This recipe is vegetarian but can easily be adapted to be dairy-free/vegan by using your favorite non-dairy milk and yogurt.

Note the ingredients

Labeled ingredients used to make Gingerbread Overnight Oatmeal.
  • Molasses and gingerbread spice Pleases ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, AND Cloves combine to create a classic gingerbread flavor.
  • Oatmeal they are the backbone of the night oats. Instant oats work but steel cut oats don’t.
  • Milk: Choose your favorite plant milk to make this recipe vegan or stick with 2% or whole milk. Vanilla soy milk is my favorite in overnight oats.
  • Pomegranate seeds AND Pecans they are my favorite gingerbread oatmeal topping. Both of these ingredients are optional. Pomegranate seeds add a pop of color and texture.

Personalization ideas

  • This recipe makes two servings of overnight gingerbread oats, but can easily be doubled to make 4 servings for weekday breakfast.
  • For extra protein, stir your favorite vanilla yogurt into cold overnight oats just before eating. Not only does this add protein and calcium, but the yogurt makes the oats even creamier.
  • To make vegan, just use your favorite non-dairy milk and yogurt. I like using soy yogurt because it’s high in protein, but coconut yogurt has a great texture.
  • For an extra sweetness, add light brown sugar, maple syrup or honey. Molasses is slightly sweet but may not be sweet enough if you prefer sweet overnight oats.
  • Milk: Any type of milk works. Try using chocolate milk for a chocolatey twist.
  • Supplemental nutrition: Add 1 tablespoon of chia seeds, ground flax seeds or hemp seeds for extra nutrition and healthy fats.
  • Fruit: Sliced ​​strawberries also go well with gingerbread flavor if pomegranate seeds are not available.
  • I share many more customization tips and ideas in mine How to make overnight oats video.

Recipe FAQ

How far in advance can I prepare overnight oats?

For best quality, prepare overnight oats no more than 72 hours (3 days) in advance. The longer the oats sit together, the softer they will become.

Do you eat overnight oats cold or hot?

Overnight oats can be reheated or eaten cold out of the refrigerator, it’s up to you! You can heat oats in the microwave in just 1-2 minutes, stirring halfway through. Another option is to heat the oats overnight in a saucepan over medium heat. Heat until heated through, stirring occasionally. It will take 5-8 minutes.

Can you make overnight oats without a mason jar?

Decidedly! Use any type of glass or pint-sized container to make overnight oats.

Mason jar filled with gingerbread oats topped with pomegranate seeds and a cinnamon stick.

Looking for more breakfast ideas?

Other of my favorite flavors of overnight oats:

For a heartier breakfast, serve the oatmeal with the breakfast casserole or a side of tempeh bacon and tofu scramble.

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Gingerbread night oats

Gingerbread Overnight Oats are flavored with warming spices and molasses. Great for breakfast or as a healthy dessert.

Preparation time5 min

Total time5 min

Portions: 2 portions

Author: Cassidy Reeser, MS, RD


  • Mix all ingredients (except the yogurt) in a medium bowl or divide equally between two 1-ounce Ball jars. Cover and refrigerate overnight or for at least 4 hours.

  • Enjoy with yogurt, pecans, pomegranate seeds and cinnamon.


  • Nutritional values ​​are calculated using soy milk and do not include additional toppings or yogurt.
  • For best quality, enjoy overnight oats within 72 hours of preparation.
  • To reheat overnight oats: You can heat the oatmeal in a Ball jar or bowl in the microwave for 1-2 minutes. Stir to distribute heat evenly. To reheat in a saucepan: Place over medium heat, stirring occasionally and heating until heated through. It will take 5-8 minutes.

Serving: 1/2 recipeCalories: 391kcalCarbohydrates: 60gProtein: 10gFat: 14gSaturated fats: 2gPolyunsaturated fats: 11gSodium: 91mgFiber: 8gSugar: 28g

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