These gingerbread overnight oats take five minutes to make, require minimal ingredients, and make for the perfect breakfast! It’s vegan friendly, gluten free, and full of protein.
Can you believe Christmas is less than a week away?! Like… WHAT.
I hope you all are having a relaxing, calming winter break. And to those of you who are in the work force, I hope you get time off to spend with your loved ones. I personally LOVE Christmas because of the family time and happiness I feel. I feel a sense of joy and ease around this time (lololol I know that’s not the case for everyone). I love waking up late, sipping my coffee, and watching a classic Christmas movie.
In my house, it’s a tradition we watch National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation every year. Oh, and Home Alone. Every. Single. Year. Besides those movies, I also love The Polar Express, Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas (ugh, my childhood), and How the Grinch Stole Christmas- animated version, of course. Fun fact- I didn’t see Elf until I was fourteen!
My childhood movie memories are happy and spirited. Singing along to “You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch” and quoting Home Alone daily never gets old in my house. The holidays are so much more than presents and a break from school; it’s a time to relieve your childhood and realize everything great in the world. Our days are flooded with politics, debates, and tragedy’s, and the holiday’s let us forget them for a bit.
Last year, I went a bit crazy with the gingerbread recipes (see these cookies, this bread, and these waffles) for reference. So this year, I calmed myself down and focused on other seasonal recipes. However, Christmas is around the corner, and I couldn’t completely ditch gingerbread this year! Last week, I shared these fluffy vegan gingerbread muffins, so today, I kept it pretty simple and whipped up some gingerbread overnight oats.
These oats are perfect for a slow, lazy morning. They’re filled with protein, healthy fats, and complex carbs. They’re also vegan friendly & gluten free. Molasses is full of iron, so adding a tbsp into your oats is a game changer! Make these the night before and enjoy them along with coffee and a holiday movie.
I want to announce something as well- this will be my last recipe of 2017! I’m taking the next two weeks off of blog work (I’ll still be working a ton of upcoming recipes and content though) to spend time with my friends and family, recharge, and come back in 2018 with a new mindset and more motivation. I hope these gingerbread overnight oats are the perfect way to leave you all! I’m going to be crazy active on my Instagram, @tennishealthfitness, so follow along there for all my life updates, holiday eats, and more. Happy holiday’s, everyone!
When you make these, don’t forget to send me a photo on Instagram @tennishealthfitness.
- ½ cup gluten free oats
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- ¾ cup yogurt- use dairy free if necessary (I used plain greek yogurt)
- ½ cup almond milk
- 1 tbsp molasses
- ⅛ tsp ginger
- ⅛ tsp ground cloves
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- Topping Suggestions:
- Peanut Butter
- The night before, mix all your ingredients together well and cover. Stick in the fridge overnight.
- In the morning, add your toppings and enjoy!
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