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This baked gingerbread oatmeal is a perfect way to start a winter day! Oats with warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, yummy chia seeds, and sweet brown sugar, all create the perfect breakfast treat!

Baked Gingerbread Oatmeal in single serving bowls.

Have you ever wanted a guilt-free way to eat gingerbread for breakfast? Well, now you can! 

This baked gingerbread oatmeal is full of toasty old-fashioned oats, chia seeds, warm spices like nutmeg and cinnamon, some eggs and heavy cream, and deep brown sugar, and sweet, sticky molasses.

Old-fashioned oats and chia seeds are great to have in the morning because they are packed with nutrients like antioxidants, fiber, omega-3s, and more!

So even though this baked gingerbread oatmeal looks like a treat and tastes too good to be true, it’s also a great source of beneficial nutrients.

Trust me, you’ll never go back to plain oatmeal ever again!

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Ingredients for baked gingerbread oatmeal

  • Old-fashioned oats – These are also called “rolled oats” and will cook and absorb moisture faster than steel-cut oats. Oats are full of vitamins and minerals, and they help regulate blood sugar and lower cholesterol.
  • Butter – Butter will give us that yummy buttery flavor, and some moisture.
  • Chia seeds – Chia seeds will add great texture and even more vitamins and omega-3!
  • Eggs – To help hold the baked gingerbread oatmeal batter together. 
  • Heavy cream – Heavy cream will add some moisture and fat.
  • Water – Water is necessary to help plump the oats and the chia seeds in our batter.
  • Spices – Ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg are classic, warm gingerbread flavors. 
  • Molasses and brown sugar – Brown sugar will add sweetness and moisture, and molasses will give us a deep, dark, sweetness. 
Dry ingredients for baked oatmeal in a bowl.
Liquid ingredients in a bowl for gingerbread baked oatmeal.
A bowl filled with oatmeal and milk stirred together.

Making this dairy-free

If you can’t have cow’s milk, no worries!

You can absolutely swap out the heavy cream for alternative milk (make sure it’s an unsweetened variety, so it doesn’t add any extra sugar,) and swap out the butter for another butter substitute.

Baked Gingerbread Oatmeal on a sheet pan.

What are chia seeds? 

Chia seeds are edible seeds that come from a flowering plant (a part of the mint family) that is native to central Mexico.

When these little seeds absorb water, they plump up!

They really have no flavor, but they are full of vitamins, minerals, and powerful antioxidants.

You can find chia seeds in most major grocery stores in the grains aisle, and at health food stores, or order them online.

Unbaked Gingerbread Oatmeal in bowls on a sheet pan.
Baked Gingerbread Oatmeal baked in bowls sitting on a sheet pan.

All for one, or one for all

I’ve baked these in individual servings dishes, but you could also bake them in one, larger dish depending on your serving preferences.

Baked Gingerbread Oatmeal with a fork in the bowl.

Storage and leftovers

Any leftover baked gingerbread oatmeal can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Baked Gingerbread Oatmeal in a bowl sitting on a plate.

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Baked Gingerbread Oatmeal

Baked Gingerbread Oatmeal

Yield: 8x8 pan
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

This baked gingerbread oatmeal is a perfect way to start a winter day! Oats with warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, yummy chia seeds, and sweet brown sugar, all create the perfect breakfast treat!


  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons molasses


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl mix together oatmeal, brown sugar, chia seeds, salt, and spices.
  3. Mix in the molasses, eggs, melted butter, cream, and water.
  4. Mix well, until everything is combined and the eggs are fully incorporated.
  5. Pour the mixture into individual oven-safe ramekins or an 8x8 baking dish.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes until the center is set.
  7. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.
  8. Serve plain or with any of your preferred toppings, powdered sugar, maple syrup, cream, oat milk, or nuts.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 259Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 128mgSodium: 100mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 2gSugar: 14gProtein: 6g

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