This recipe for Gingerbread Overnight Oats is gluten-free, healthy, and perfect for meal prep. Packed with fiber & protein, these overnight oats are sure to keep you full and satisfied.
Even though it’s 30 degrees outside, my apartment stays at a solid 73 degrees which means overnight oats are a perfect breakfast option year-round for this girl!
Last week I shared my recipe for Vegan and Gluten-Free Gingerbread Muffins. In my post, I mentioned my new found love for all things gingerbread.
You had to know it was only a matter of time before the next gingerbread recipe appeared on the blog.
What better way to keep the trend going than with Gluten-Free Gingerbread Overnight Oats!?
A common question I get asked is “Are Overnight Oats Healthy?”
These Gingerbread Overnight Oats are healthy, filling, delicious, and satisfying!
This breakfast option checks all of the boxes for a PFFP meal (aka a meal containing protein, fat, fiber, and phytonutrients). You can read more about creating meals that keep you full for hours in my E-Book, Redefining Wellness.
You get your protein and healthy fats from the greek yogurt and your fiber from the oats and chia seeds.
By topping your gingerbread oatmeal with walnuts and apples, you also sneak in some additional healthy fats, fiber, phytonutrients, and omega-3s!
So to answer your question, yes! These overnight oats are absolutely a healthy breakfast option.
The best part about overnight oats is how fool-proof they are!
All you have to do is place your ingredients in a Tupperware or sealed container, give it a little stir, and let them sit overnight. Voila!
Waking up to a cozy bowl of overnight oats is such a special treat. They are one of the few things I actually take the time to meal prep. Probably because they take about 5 minutes to prep!
For these Gluten-Free Gingerbread Overnight Oats you will need:
- Gluten-free Oats
- Vanilla Greek Yogurt (or plain if that’s your style!)
- Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk (or milk of your choosing)
- Chia Seeds
- Maple Syrup (or sweetener of choice)
- Molasses (optional, but this gives it an authentic gingerbread taste in my opinion!)
You can also purchase gingerbread spice and use 1 teaspoon in place of all of the spices listed above, OR you can make your own gingerbread spice blend like I did!
How To Make Your Own Gingerbread Spice Blend:
Gingerbread Spice Blend Ingredients:
- 2 Tbsp allspice ground
- 2 Tbsp cinnamon ground
- 2 Tbsp ginger ground
- 1 Tbsp cloves ground
- 1 Tbsp nutmeg ground
Combine all of your ingredients in a small bowl and store in an airtight container.
Gingerbread spice is great to have on hand for the holidays. Or year-round.
Hey, I’m not here to judge.
I typically top my overnight oats with some type of nuts or nut butter. I’m pretty much in the mood for peanut butter 24/7 and ever since I started adding more healthy fats into my breakfast I realized how much more focused and satisfied I am.
For this recipe, I decided to go with walnuts, apples, and chocolate chips.
Some more overnight oat topping ideas:
- Nut or Seed Butter (I love this brand)
- Cacao Nibs
- Dried fruit
- Coconut flakes
- Ground Flaxseed
- Hemp Seeds
There are no rules when it comes to toppings so add whatever you please. Just don’t forget to tag me on Instagram when you make your creation!
Drop a comment and let me know what you think!
No time to make this recipe right now? No worries!