Slow Cooked Gingerbread Oatmeal

I love sweets.  It is a serious issue for me.  After I stuffed my face on Thanksgiving and woke up craving gingerbread cookies, I knew I was in trouble.  It was as if my body sensed the holiday season had begun and it was time to start eating cookies.

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A little cookie love from last year.

I wanted to give in but since it was breakfast I set out to find a version I could eat anytime.  However, let me be the first to say that cookies are an anytime food.  I love cookies with coffee for breakfast!

I did a few searches to see if I could make oatmeal that tasted like gingerbread and the results were simply awesome.  I gave it my own twist to make it a little healthier, and also added a little “icing” to my recipe to give it a touch of sweetness.  Put this in the slow cooker on low for four hours and you will have a tasty meal and your home will smell festively fantastic!

Gingerbread Oatmeal

Ingredients:

4 cups of water (I did 3 cups of water and put a cup of apple cider in because it sounded like a good idea and I had it leftover from Apple Cider Margaritas.  For the record, it was a great idea!).

1 cup of oatmeal (go for steel cut)

1/2 cup molasses

1/4 cup brown sugar

2 teaspoons ginger

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon cloves

Directions:  

Place all of the ingredients in your slow cooker.  Give it a good stir and set on low for 4-6 hours.

Eggnog Icing:

1/4 cup powdered sugar

1-2 tablespoons Silk almond milk eggnog (left over from my Spiked Eggnog)

Directions:

Stir the two together to make a paste.  You can add more of either ingredient to get your preferred consistency.  Drizzle a little bit over your oatmeal before serving to get the full gingerbread cookie effect.

Do you love gingerbread cookies?  Am I lazy that I dread making them because of all of the rolling and cutting?!

17 thoughts on “Slow Cooked Gingerbread Oatmeal

  1. This sounds delicious. I love making slow cooker oatmeal recipes and this sounds like something I NEED to try – I love gingerbread!

  2. Love gingerbread cookies 🙂 We have some cool Pampered Chef cookie molds I love to use every year that make huge, thick cookies. Yum 🙂

    As for the whole dough thing … it is definitely a lot of work, but it is a tradition for us every year so it becomes a fun weekend activity. Also – get a cookie press, then you make a smaller dough ball and press it flat with holiday there (we have nutcracker and santa presses).

  3. mmmm this sounds delicioussss. i love gingerbread and anything with cinnamon and nutmeg and all those “winter & fall” spices! pumpkin and maple and all that jazz. YUM.

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