Gingerbread Baked Oatmeal


It’s Christmas, and I am thinking gingerbread.  And guess what?  Gingerbread isn’t just for cookies, muffins, or breads…  With the right ingredients, gingerbread is perfect for a Christmas crock pot breakfast.  Topped with pecans, gingersnaps, and drizzled with real cream, this overnight gingerbread baked oatmeal is completely indulgent, fills the air with all the warm, wonderful smells of the holiday while you are sleeping, and is completely ready when you get up!  Could it get any better?  I say no.Gingerbread Baked Oatmeal

Since breakfast on Christmas morning is one of my favorite meals of the year- everyone in pjs, wrapping paper and ribbon strewn willy nilly all about the living room,  “Hark the Herald” in the background, a fire crackling in the fireplace, and family gathered all in one room- a batch of dessert-like overnight gingerbread baked oatmeal is at the top of my Christmas wish list this year.Gingerbread Baked Oatmeal


Overnight Gingerbread Baked Oatmeal (serves 6-8)

Ingredients

  • 2.5 C Steel cut oats
  • 2 C Milk
  • 1 C water
  • 1 C Applesauce
  • 3/4 C Dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 C Molasses
  • 2 tsp. Ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 1/2 stick Butter
  • Pecan halves
  • Gingersnaps
  • A gingerbread man or two

Process

Grease your 4-5qt. crock pot  (I use butter for this job).  Add all of the ingredients to the crock pot.  Cut the 1/2 stick butter into several pats and add.  Stir the ingredients well, making sure all of the molasses is mixed  in and not settled to the bottom of the crock pot.  Put the lid on and cook on low 7-8hrs.

 

Gingerbread Baked Oatmeal

Recognize that your Christmas morning is going to be fantastic and celebrate by having a few ginger snaps and gingerbread men.

Gingerbread Baked Oatmeal

Gingerbread Baked OatmealTo serve, top with cream, crushed gingersnaps, and pecans.  Add some gingerbread men for a special touch.

Gingerbread Baked Oatmeal

Gingerbread Baked Oatmeal

Gingerbread Baked Oatmeal My family also likes to serve sausage balls and fruit salad with this to make a Christmas morning breakfast buffet!

Merry Christmas morning to you and yours!

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Topped with pecans, gingersnaps, and drizzled with cream, this gingerbread baked oatmeal is a wonderful crockpot recipe.  Completely indulgent, it fills your home with Christmas spices while you sleep and provides an amazing Christmas breakfast when you wake!.  Need more Christmas recipes and inspiration?  Check out these ASD favorites!

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Overnight Gingerbread Oatmeal
Served with cream, gingersnaps, and pecans, a batch of dessert-like overnight baked oatmeal will at the top of your Christmas list.
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Ingredients
  1. 2.5 C Steel cut oats
  2. 2 C Milk
  3. 1 C water
  4. 1 C Applesauce
  5. 3/4 C Dark brown sugar
  6. 1/4 C Molasses
  7. 2 tsp. Ground ginger
  8. 1 1/2 tsp. Baking powder
  9. 1 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
  10. 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  11. 1 tsp. salt
  12. Pinch of nutmeg
  13. 1/2 stick Butter
  14. Pecan halves
  15. Gingersnaps
  16. A gingerbread man or two
Instructions
  1. Grease your 4-5qt. crock pot.
  2. Add all of the ingredients to the crock pot.
  3. Cut the 1/2 stick butter into several pats and add.
  4. Stir the ingredients well, making sure all of the molasses is mixed  in and not settled to the bottom of the crock pot.
  5. Put the lid on and cook on low 7-8hrs.
Notes
  1. Recognize that your Christmas morning is going to be fantastic and celebrate by having a few ginger snaps and gingerbread men.
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