Gingerbread Overnight Oats With Simple Strawberry Compote is an easy and delicious way to enjoy a seasonal favorite flavor for breakfast, plus it’s full of nutrition with antioxidants, vitamins, and protein, and it’s even dairy-free and vegan!
Oh goodness, this Gingerbread Overnight Oatmeal is a dream come true for breakfast, friends!
Creamy, hearty oats that sit overnight in the fridge with organic flax meal and chia seeds for omega-3’s and a nutty texture, classic gingerbread spices, plus just the teeniest pinch of real organic blackstrap molasses (a gingerbread MUST-have and great source of iron, calcium, and potassium), and finally, a touch of non-dairy milk all come together to create one incredible breakfast that is great for your heart, skin, and tummy too!
My favorite part about this Gingerbread Overnight Oats recipe is the Simple Strawberry Compote that goes on top of the oats. This compote isn’t cooked like most warmed compotes are; instead, it comes together by letting frozen berries sit overnight in the fridge. In the morning, the frozen strawberries berries have created their own natural, magically sweet juices so that all you have to do is give the compote a quick stir, top your oats with it, and ta-da! Breakfast is done just like that.
If you love jam and jellies, this is a great way to enjoy a similar topping without the added sugar or preservatives that come in most compote, jams, jellies, and similar-style spreads. You’ll need to use frozen berries, however, since fresh berries won’t create their own natural juices. Plus, most everyone has frozen berries in their freezer, so feel free to use any type of berry you want for this compote recipe.
I really enjoy strawberries and ginger together, so I chose to use frozen sliced strawberries for my simple strawberry compote. Mixed with the overnight oats, this is one delicious breakfast that is full of vitamin C, iron, calcium, magnesium, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids without a drop of refined sugar, added oil, or funky preservatives.
Now let me tell you about the hearty, healthy oats in this recipe!
I used Farmer Direct Co-Op organic rolled oats for this recipe which are one of the best types of oat products I’ve ever had. These oats always smell fresh and nutty when I open the package–a must for me when choosing high-quality oats. They’re also naturally non-GMO since they’re certified organic and come in both quick and rolled varieties. You may remember hearing about Farmer Direct Co-Op on this blog before, such as from this recent Creamy Potato Mushroom and Lentil Soup recipe. They’re a fantastic company that makes great food. Check them out at their website to learn more!
This recipe also contains real organic molasses, but the total amount of added sugar is incredibly low, so not to worry! Blackstrap molasses is actually packed with minerals. I don’t use it a lot in recipes, but it’s a must for that authentic gingerbread flavor and is one of the only natural sweeteners I will use since it’s so full of nutrition. Molasses is one of the highest sources of plant-based iron, calcium, magnesium, and vitamin B6 per tablespoon you can consume. It’s important to use only a small amount, however, since it does have a strong flavor and more isn’t better here.
Ingredients I Used for This Recipe:
- Organic flax meal by Bob’s Red Mill
- Organic chia seeds
- Organic Blackstrap Molasses by Wholesome brand
- a pinch of stevia extract (or you could use another style sweetener like maple syrup if you desire)
- organic ginger, organic cinnamon, organic cloves, and organic nutmeg by Simply Organic
- a tablespoon of organic coconut flour (optional but it makes for thicker, creamy oatmeal that I enjoy)
- non-dairy milk of choice – I used Silk light vanilla soymilk
- Farmer Direct Co-Op rolled oats (available at Whole Foods or their website)
I particularly love enjoying this Gingerbread Overnight Oats recipe for a quick dinner sometimes or for a late breakfast since I’m not an early riser.
Feel free to let me know if you try it!
- For the Oats:
- ⅓ cup organic rolled oats - I used Farmer Direct Co-Op
- 1 tsp. organic flax meal (or more chia)
- 1 tsp. organic chia seeds (or more flax)
- ½ tsp. organic blackstrap molasses - I like Wholesome brand
- optional: 1 tbsp. coconut flour (low in fat and makes it thicker, creamier, and higher in fiber)
- a tiny pinch of stevia (or a tsp. of another sweetener of choice such as pure organic maple syrup)
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
- ¼ tsp. ginger
- tiny dash each of nutmeg and cloves (no more than ⅛ tsp.)
- ½ cup non-dairy milk of choice - I used Silk light soy milk (regular or vanilla)
- For the Strawberry Compote: ⅓ cup frozen sliced strawberry halves
- For the oats, just grab your favorite mug (or bowl) and put in the oats, flax, chia, coconut flour if using, stevia if using, and spices. Give it a quick stir.
- Next add the non-dairy milk, molasses, and/or another natural sweetener if you didn't use the stevia (such as maple syrup). Stir it all together and then cover the mixture with a paper towel and let it sit in the fridge overnight.
- For the compote, right after you make the oats, simply place frozen strawberry halves in a small cup or bowl and put them in the fridge overnight with the mug of oats.
- In the morning, give the compote a quick stir to mix in the natural juices, top the mug of overnight oats with the compote, grab a spoon, and eat up!
Have you ever made Gingerbread Overnight Oatmeal or your own compote recipe? I’d love to hear your tricks of the trade if so, or hear about what ingredients you like to use!
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See More Healthy Overnight Oatmeal Recipes Below:
- Maple-Sweetened Apple Pie Overnight Oats
- Berry Cobbler Overnight Oats
- Cultured Blueberry Coconut Chia Overnight Oats