Warm your insides with Gluten-Free Gingerbread Overnight Oats. These gingerbread oats have the perfect amount of spice with subtle hints of ginger and molasses throughout.
Gingerbread Overnight Oats
Ginger. Cinnamon. Molasses. Oh my! I love that it’s officially fall. I’m inspired by the seasons and I find that some of my best recipe development happens with the change in each one. This post was originally shared in October of 2015, but I just couldn’t help refreshing it. It’s one of my favorite overnight oats recipes.
You can enjoy these gingerbread oats cold or warm. We like to heat these gingerbread molasses oats up and sprinkle chocolate chips on top.
When I think of the flavors of fall I think of pumpkin, cinnamon, gingerbread, nutmeg, and peppermint (but not all together at the same time – that would be a weird concoction).
Right now I’m inspired to create new recipes using the many spices and ingredients that give us the unique flavors of gingerbread and molasses. So you may see a few recipes in the next few months that fall in the gingerbread food category. Because gingerbread is its own category right?
These molasses oats are my newest favorite and I hope they will be yours too.
How to make gingerbread oats
- Place oats, almond milk, molasses, chia seeds, coconut sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and salt in jar (I used pint size jars).
- Stir ingredients to combine.
- Place the jar in the refrigerator overnight.
- Top with pecans if desired.
- Eat cold or warmed.
*This explanation of how to make gingerbread oats is for general purposes. For the full recipe and list of ingredients, please see the recipe card below.
Are oats gluten free?
While oats themselves are naturally gluten-free, if processed in a facility that processes other gluten containing grains, they can become contaminated. I’m not saying that they do. I’m saying the CAN.
People who are gluten-intolerant are not always impacted by oats that may have been processed in a facility with wheat, while people who are Celiac should never take that risk (this is my opinion).
Ultimately it’s up to you to read labels and make the decision on whether or not you feel comfortable eating oats that are not considered purity protocol oats.
If you have a favorite brand of oats and you’ve had no issues, then please continue to enjoy your oats. We used purity protocol oats when we made these gluten free oatmeal cookies.
These gluten-free gingerbread overnight oats deliver some of the many flavors of fall and have a subtle molasses taste – finished with some of my favorite spices – cinnamon and ginger. They are gluten-free, refined-sugar free, and dairy-free and are quit filling if I do say so myself.
If you like these gingerbread oats, you might also like my Overnight Paleo Porridge or my One Bowl Grain-Free Cereal. If you are looking for another overnight oats recipe, Brianna from Flippin Delicious has an incredible recipe for Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats.
Did you make these gingerbread oats? Please stop back by and leave a comment below letting me know what you thought.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 336 Total Fat: 8g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 218mg Carbohydrates: 60g Fiber: 9g Sugar: 26g Protein: 8g