Overnight Gingerbread Oatmeal
Looking for an easy Christmas breakfast that literally cooks itself? You are going to love this Crockpot Gingerbread Oatmeal!

I don’t know if your house is like mine, but Christmas morning usually starts early. I’m talking like crack of dawn early. My son always sprints into my bedroom before the sun comes up, hops in the bed, and tells my husband and I to get up in his loudest, most excited voice! I barely have enough time to even peel myself out of bed before the chaos ensues.

Between all of the paper ripping, box opening, and searching for batteries, the last thing on my mind is breakfast! But, just because I am not thinking about it doesn’t mean it’s still not going to come at some point during the morning.

Overnight Gingerbread Oatmeal

Like all moms, I want to be able to give my family a healthy, hearty, breakfast (Christmas is no different). That’s why one of my favorite things to make is Overnight Gingerbread Oatmeal. I mean, for one, all of the ingredients are super cheap (especially if you are shopping at Save-A-Lot). And, for two, oatmeal is really healthy and completely customizeable.

Overnight Gingerbread Oatmeal

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Overnight Gingerbread Oatmeal

Overnight Gingerbread Oatmeal is full of delicious flavor and not too sweet. I look at the lack of sweetness as a plus because you can control your own level of sweetness by adding toppings such as maple syrup, whipped cream, or brown sugar. I even let my little one add sprinkles. I personally like mine with walnuts, a tiny bit of brown sugar and a little bit of whipped cream.

Overnight Gingerbread Oatmeal

I love having breakfast ready on Christmas with even having to lift a finger. Cooking oatmeal in the crockpot is the ultimate way to make large batches of oatmeal effortlessly. Even if you have a fairly large family, you will be able to get everyone feed with just one batch. It’s a really get option for meal planning too. You can make a large batch and store it in small individual portions for the rest of the week. If you find it gets to sticky try adding a little milk to it! Plus, it makes your house smell amazing while it cooks!

Moms! You are going to love how simple and easy it is to have Overnight Gingerbread Oatmeal on the table Christmas morning! Just pick up the ingredients from your local Save-A-Lot  and throw them in the crockpot, and let it cook itself!

Overnight Gingerbread Oatmeal

Overnight Gingerbread Oatmeal

gingerbread oatmeal in a bowl with whipped cream
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Overnight Gingerbread Oatmeal

Great gingerbread oatmeal recipe for the holiday season.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours 5 minutes
Servings 10 cups
Author Ashley



  • 2 Cups steel cut oats I used old-fashioned oats because I like my oatmeal on the "mushy" side
  • ½ Teaspoon salt
  • Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 Teaspoons ginger
  • 1 Teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 Teaspoon cloves
  • 1 Teaspoon allspice
  • 8 cups water
  • ½ Cup Maple Syrup If you want the true gingerbread taste substitute syrup for molasses
  • Additional toppings: whipped cream walnuts, dried cranberries, raisins, sprinkles (for the little ones)


  • Spray the inside of your crockpot with cooking spray.
  • Combine all ingredients into crockpot and stir well.
  • Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 8 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • Serve with maple syrup and optional toppings.


Whipping cream not included in nutritional info.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 128mg | Potassium: 47mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American

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  1. I always make a french toast casserole and a sausage egg casserole the night before and put them in the oven to bake while we open presents.

  2. I have NEVER made overnight oats before but it would be a fun way to celebrate Christmas morning! This is a fab looking dish.

  3. I eat oatmeal for breakfast every single day! I will have to try this recipe over the holidays for sure. Thanks for sharing it!

  4. Delicious looking! I love that it cooks overnight in the crockpot! What a great way to feed the family but not take yourself away from them with hours in the kitchen cooking and cleaning.

  5. ooh! gingerbread oatmeal sounds delicious. I have started making oatmeal in the slow cooker and need to try this recipe.

  6. I love oatmeal and the flavor of gingerbread seems like it would be really delicious. Maybe a good choice to add to the family Christmas breakfast.

  7. This looks super yummy! I love oatmeal. Would this do well to put in the fridge and heat up during the week do you think?

  8. This Overnight Gingerbread Oatmeal sounds amazing. I have never made an overnight oatmeal before but this one would be perfect to make for Christmas morning. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe.

  9. Great way to bring the Christmas season to the breakfast table. I would never have thought to make gingerbread oat bowl. Warm, filling and delicious.

  10. This looks like such a great recipe! I never thought of making oatmeal in a crock-pot before, but it is a terrific idea. I’ll have to check for a Save-a-Lot in my area – I’d love to save on groceries, if I could save up to 40%, that would be a huge savings!