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Gingerbread Overnight Oats ✨️✨️✨️
These gingerbread overnight oats are an absolute treat! Fresh ginger combined with pumpkin pie spice creates a traditional holiday favorite flavor! Super good & festive too! Tastes like a dessert, with the nutrients and staying power of a meal!
Many of you know my obsession with overnight oats started almost ten years ago right as my kids were hitting the pre-teen and teenage years.
Overnight Oats saved my sanity and our morning routine! I truly wanted to serve them something nourishing and energy-packed every morning, but dang mornings were often demoralizing 🤪 with four kids – a few years later that became six kids (2 bonus/step teens).
Having something that was literally ready to eat when we woke up + knowing it was packed with carefully chosen ingredients made my life so much easier! A few of my kids loved them, and a few took longer to come around – but they eventually did!
Yes, we eat these cold, but you *can* heat ’em up on a cold day if you like!
“Soaked” oats save a lot of time in the morning, but they’re also much easier to digest than unsoaked oats.
As the oats soak overnight, their digestibility greatly improves, here’s how:
Overnight as they soak, the starches break down which improves digestibility and the natural phytic acid (which all plants contain) is greatly reduced which makes them more easily absorbed by your body!
Yes. These oats are meant to be eaten cold like pudding.
🥛Use ANY unsweetened/plain milk of your choice. My personal favorite for these overnight oats is unsweetened coconut milk or cashew milk. Any unsweetened nut milk, coconut milk, high-quality grass-fed cow’s milk, or heavy cream all work really well here. Use what you personally like and have on hand.
🍯 The sweetness factor is such a PERSONAL preference, so please consider this when adding in raw honey, or pure maple syrup. Depending on your taste, you may want a bit more or less.
💪I often add protein or collagen powder to my overnight oats. If you choose to do this, then your oats may need an extra splash of milk.
💜Here are a few more favorite CFC overnight oats recipes:
- Breakfast Prep Four Ways
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
- Overnight Oat Pie
- Meal Prep Bowls
- Banana Bread Oats
- 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 2 tsps pumpkin spice seasoning
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1-inch knob of fresh ginger, grated on the Microplane
- 1/4 cup maple syrup or raw honey
- 2 cups unsweetened milk of choice
- vanilla protein powder
- gingerbread cookies
In a large mixing bowl, add all the ingredients.
Whisk well to combine. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Next day: Give everything a good stir, then transfer your overnight oats equally into jars or bowls and decorate with gingerbread cookies, if desired.
Or keep refrigerated for up to 4 days.