Christmas Gingerbread Overnight Oats

Author: Sarah Cobacho | Posted: November 29, 2023

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A festive overnight oats jar with gingerbread flavoured oats, topped with greek yogurt, cinnamon, pecans and strawberries

If you’ve been here for a minute, you know how much I love overnight oats to start the day, so I’m sure it’s no surprise I would kick off December recipes with a Christmasy version. These little Christmas Gingerbread Overnight Oats are perfect for getting you into the holiday spirit. Plus, each serving packs 20 g of protein and 11 g of fiber, making them a great way to get you started on reaching your daily intake.

For this recipe, we used ground ginger, cinnamon, and cloves, which are commonly used in gingerbread. I just made a big batch. It takes less than 5 minutes of prep time, ensuring we always have a nourishing breakfast available for the next few days, perfect for extra busy mornings this holiday season.

Why This Recipe Works

Nutritious Start to your Day, with high protein and fiber.
Easy and Quick to prepare, perfect for busy mornings.
Deliciously Festive, capturing the essence of Christmas with gingerbread flavors. Versatile, with options for various toppings and sweeteners.
Plant-Based Goodness aligning with a healthy vegan lifestyle.

Step-By-Step Instructions

Combine rolled oats, chia seeds, soy milk, soy yogurt, maple syrup, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, and ground cloves in a bowl. Stir until well mixed. Cover the bowl and refrigerate overnight. Serve chilled, topped with strawberries and pecans.

Ingredient Notes

Rolled Oats: A great source of fiber; use certified gluten-free if needed.
Chia Seeds: Adds texture and nutrients. A great source of healthy fats on a plant-based diet.
Soy Milk: Rich in protein. Almond milk or any alternative dairy-free milk can be substituted.
Ground Ginger: Key for the gingerbread flavor; adjust according to preference.

FAQ

Can I make this recipe nut-free? Yes, simply use a nut-free milk alternative.
How long do these oats last in the fridge? They stay fresh for up to 5 days. Give them a stir before eating.
Can I warm this up? They are best enjoyed cold, but you could whip up a warm, cozy bowl by omitting the yogurt and adding all the other ingredients to a small pot. Cook covered on low heat.
Is this recipe suitable for kids? Yes, it’s a kid-friendly, nutritious option.
Can I add extra protein? Yes, mix in protein powder or top with nut butter or hemp seeds.

Variations and Tips

Add Fresh Fruit like berries, apples or bananas for a change of flavor.
Try Different Nuts such as almonds, walnuts or some granola for crunch.
Spice It Up by stirring in some fresh vanilla or vanilla extract.
Meal Prep by making a larger batch for the week. Store each serving in a mason jar for an easy on-the-go breakfast!
Customize Sweetness with more or less maple syrup based on preference.

Why You’ll Love These Christmas Gingerbread Overnight Oats

  • Flavorful
  • Nourishing
  • Festive
  • Convenient
  • Vegan
  • Packed with plant protein & fiber

Christmas Gingerbread Overnight Oats

5 from 2 votes
A festive overnight oats jar with gingerbread flavoured oats, topped with greek yogurt, cinnamon, pecans and strawberries
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time2 hours 5 minutes
A festive, easy-to-make breakfast with a hint of gingerbread. Packed with 20g of protein and 11g of fiber per serving.
By Sarah Cobacho (plantbaes.com)

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Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1 cup soy yogurt, divided
  • 1 tsp maple syrup (optional)
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • 4 strawberries
  • 2 tbsp pecans

Instructions

  • In a jar, combine the oats, chia seeds, soy milk, ½ cup of soy yogurt, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and optional maple syrup. Stir until the mixture is thoroughly combined.
  • Refrigerate the mixture overnight to allow the oats to absorb the liquid and flavors.
  • When ready to serve, top the oats with the remaining ½ cup of soy yogurt, chopped strawberries, and pecans. Enjoy this nourishing breakfast to start your day.
Per Serving
Calories 434kcalCarbohydrates 48gProtein 21gFat 18gSodium 147mgFiber 11gVitamin A 0.75IUVitamin C 14mgCalcium 286mgIron 4mg
COURSE Breakfast
CUISINE Holiday-Inspired
KEYWORDS easy breakfast, Festive, High Protein, overnight oats
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