If you're looking for a simple festive breakfast, look no further. This Chocolate Gingerbread Oatmeal is really easy to make, it's vegan, gluten-free, and so delicious! It has so many warming winter spices thanks to the Christmas Spice Blend (Czech gingerbread spice) that I used. I also added some blueberries to the oatmeal to make it more fun and to improve the texture! This is definitely my favorite holiday breakfast!
Gingerbread and other Christmas cookies
Can you believe it's almost Christmas?! Have you baked any cookies yet? So far I've made my Vanilla Walnut Crescents, Linzer Cookies, and the Gingerbread Cookies you can see in these photos. All three recipes are gluten-free and can be made dairy AND refined sugar-free! Our family makes the same Christmas cookies every year, sometimes we make more sometimes less but there are usually 3-6 recipes we make every years. I'm glad I managed to share all three with you this year and I'm already excited to share more next Christmas! Yup, it's not even the end of December and I'm already thinking about next Christmas... Well, what can I say, Christmas has always been my favorite time of the year! It's such a magical time of the year, even better if it snows!
Simple breakfast = the best breakfast
Making this chocolate gingerbread oatmeal for breakfast is great for one main reason. You get to eat something that tastes like gingerbread cookies without doing any of the work! I don't know about you but after baking a lot and spending a lot of time in the kitchen, I don't want to spend too much time making breakfast. I want something simple and quick but still fun. This oatmeal is all that and more! Plus there's chocolate. I'm a sucker for anything chocolate and I tend to add cacao powder to my oatmeal every time, no matter what flavor I'm trying to make.
Today, I added my Christmas Gingerbread Spice which is Czech version of the popular gingerbread spice. Check out the blog post to learn more about what spices are in it. It's my favorite, you should definitely try it!
You can also bake some Gluten-free Czech Gingerbread Cookies to put on top if you want to make it extra fancy.Print
Chocolate Gingerbread Oatmeal
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 1 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Cooking
- Cuisine: English
- Diet: Vegan
Creamy filling oats, fresh blueberries, and lots of warming spices. Vegan and GF!
- 1 cup plant-based milk (oat, almond, cashew, or hazelnut are great options)
- ½ cup rolled oats
- ½ tsp Christmas Spice Blend or gingerbread spice
- 1 tbsp raw cacao powder
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp honey or maple syrup (optional)
- ½ cup frozen blueberries
- Optional garnishes: more berries, sliced pear or apple, gingerbread cookies, nut butter
- Bring the plant-based milk to a simmer in a small pot over medium-high heat.
- Lower the heat to low-medium, add the rolled oats, and stir. Cook for 6-8 minutes or until creamy. Add more milk or water if necessary.
- Add the Christmas Spice Blend or gingerbread spice, raw cacao powder, vanilla extract, honey or maple syrup if using, and the blueberries. Stir until well combined and heat back up for a couple of minutes to warm up the blueberries.
- Serve immediately topped with more berries or any other toppings of your choice.
Keywords: gingerbread, oatmeal, porridge, oats
I was looking for a plant based breakfast as in January I am starting a dairy-free and gluten-free diet. This will be one of the recipes in my list!
What a fun seasonal breakfast. I don't eat nearly enough oatmeal because it's usually so darn boring. Not this oatmeal!
Oh I am sooo loving this recipe! My wife will surely love this for breakfast tomorrow! It looks really yummy.
We make oatmeal for my girls like 3 days a week and I love love love this one! It's so incredibly festive. And that Christmas spice blend is a holiday must for us, now!
Love this chocolate gingerbread oatmeal! It made a delicious and healthy breakfast and love all of the holiday flavors!
Talk about comfy cozy! I love anything gingerbread. Perfectly fun and festive!
I cannot wait to try this Chocolate Gingerbread Oatmeal, it sounds absolutely delicious! I think it may be my new favorite oatmeal recipe!
My husband would love this for breakfast everyday. Great recipe. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Your pictures are so lively and festive. Definitely felt the Christmas spirit running through me! Thus oatmeal sounds and looks amazing! Such a wonderful way to present breakfast. Love all the spices. I can only imagine how delicious it us!
What a perfect holiday breakfast, and I love that you used cacao powder for the chocolate flavor. I think I'm going to fall in love with your Christmas spice blend. And I want at least one of those star cookies, too.