Gingerbread Overnight Oats

Overnight oats are some of the most popular recipes on my blog.  I can totally understand why.  They are so easy to make, healthy and filling, and there is no cooking required!  I’m sold.  Probably why I eat them everyday.  With the holidays approaching, I knew I had to come up with a recipe for gingerbread overnight oats flavor.

Gingerbread Overnight Oats Watermark

These gingerbread overnight oats can be made 5 at a time so you have quick grab and go breakfasts throughout the week.  I know there are cranberries in the photo, but not in the recipe. I did that for color, but feel free to add them in if you like.

Gingerbread Overnight Oats

Gingerbread Overnight Oats

Prep Time 5 min



  1. Throw all the contents in a jar and store overnight in the fridge.
  2. In the morning, you can eat them cold, or heat them up for a warm breakfast. Enjoy!


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80 thoughts to “Gingerbread Overnight Oats”

  1. Since I need to eat some protein in the morning, I am wondering if I could add some protein powder to the mix and what would you recommend?
    1. The chia seeds, oats and flax meal all contain protein, but if you need more, you can add a small amount of protein powder to this. This is the brand I use.
  2. Hi Melissa, I am kind of obsessed with your website right now. I've been making many of your recipes (black bean burgers and healthy fries last night, tried the almond butter chocolate chip overnight oats yesterday YUM!, and banana bread larabar). Love love love. BUT, with this recipe, I thought that there was WAY too much molasses. I'll admit, sometimes I mis-measure or mis-read a recipe and put the wrong amount in. Or maybe I'm just not used to the flavor. But even with the 1 tsp amount suggested, it was way too overpowering. I might try a 1/4 tsp next time, just a little bit! Going to make the almond butter chocolate overnight oats again tonight, and thinking about trying the apple cinnamon one tomorrow. Thanks for all of your hard work!
    1. Hi Maggie! I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy the recipe. Maybe you can use less next time? The almond butter chocolate flavor is my most favorite!
    1. You can omit is, but the taste will be slightly different since molasses is a key ingredient in most gingerbread recipes.
    1. Nope! That's what makes this recipe so awesome! The milk softens them overnight in the fridge. If you would like to eat them hot in the morning, just heat them before eating. :)
  3. 12 oz jars correct? Do you use the metal jar lids that come with them or do you use plastic storage lids? Do they make those BPA free? Are the ones at Target stackable?
    1. I am pretty sure they are the 12 oz. There is not measurement on the jars, but I measured water that I filled them with. The whole Jar isn't filled with the oats. It is about 1/2 full. They have the metal lids. Not sure about BPA. I got mine at Target.
  4. I was really interested in trying some gingerbread overnight oats, so I gave these a shot earlier in the week. I think I added too much molasses, though, 'cause it was quite strong. The first one I had cold, the second hot. Hot seemed to tame the molasses a little, but I think I'm going to have to adjust how I measure that viscous goo and try these again. lol Any suggestions?
    1. I like my oatmeal thicker, but if you like it thinner, you can use less molasses and add a little more milk. You can lessen the spices if they were too much for you as well.
  5. Can you recommend a brand of Almond Milk that has more natural ingredients and less added "stuff". I've read so many labels on Almond Milk and not sure I'd buy most of the brands I've read the labels on. Thank you!

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