Easy Gingerbread Protein Overnight Oats {Gluten Free}

An easy festive and nutritious breakfast recipe you can make ahead and grab from the fridge in the morning. Overnight oats are perfect for busy or lazy mornings!

Click to see the recipe on NotEnoughCinnamon.com – An easy festive and nutritious breakfast recipe you can make ahead and grab from the fridge in the morning. #glutenfree #cleaneating

I’ve been eating overnight oats on repeat for breakfast lately. I usually workout first thing in the morning right after getting up and overnight oats are just SO convenient! I eat half before the workout – just enough to have some energy but not too much to avoid feeling sick while I exercise – and the other half after to refuel.

My usual combo is peanut butter + banana with two scoops of Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides (I love it! It’s the only protein powder I can eat – and it’s so much more than just proteins!) but given that we’re right in the middle of the holiday season and Christmas is just a few days away, I wanted to come up with a more festive version!

Click to see the recipe on NotEnoughCinnamon.com – An easy festive and nutritious breakfast recipe you can make ahead and grab from the fridge in the morning. #glutenfree #cleaneating

Enter these amazing gingerbread protein overnight oats! The base is always the same: some oats (your favorite kind – I love using rolled oats) + some milk (I use almond!). Then it’s time to bring in all the flavors with festive spices like cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. But what really makes these oats taste like gingerbread is the addition of molasses and almond butter! So rich and delicious!

The combo is just awesome. Still healthy but it really feels like dessert. Dessert for breakfast sounds pretty fantastic, doesn’t it?! Enjoy! 🙂

Click to see the recipe on NotEnoughCinnamon.com – An easy festive and nutritious breakfast recipe you can make ahead and grab from the fridge in the morning. #glutenfree #cleaneating

Easy Gingerbread Protein Overnight Oats {Gluten Free}

An easy festive and nutritious breakfast recipe you can make ahead and grab from the fridge in the morning. Overnight oats are perfect for busy or lazy mornings!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 8 hours
Servings 1 people
Calories 368 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup oats your favorite kind - I use mostly rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk or your favorite kind of milk
  • 1/2 tbsp molasses
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1/3 cup protein powder I used 2 scoops of Vital Proteins Collagen
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of ginger
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • optional: 1/2 tbsp coconut oil to keep you full for longer!

Instructions

  1. Place all the ingredients in a jar with a lid (I love this one!). Stir with a spoon until well combined. Taste and add more sweetener if needed. Close the lid and store in the fridge overnight. 

  2. In the morning, stir oats again. At this point, you can add a bit more milk to taste. Reheat for a few seconds in the microwave and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

TO MAKE MORE SERVINGS: Double or triple the ingredients, combine them all in a medium bowl and distribute in several jars (instead of combining and mixing one jar at a time).

Nutrition Facts
Easy Gingerbread Protein Overnight Oats {Gluten Free}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 368 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 279mg 12%
Potassium 412mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 8g
Protein 27g 54%
Vitamin A 18%
Vitamin C 13.1%
Calcium 42.7%
Iron 32.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

More overnight oats recipes :

Peanut Butter & Chocolate

PB & Jelly

Apple Pie


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9 Comments
  1. I have fallen off the exercise wagon since my leg injury but your post reminds I still need to eat healthy. Thanks for this recipe and for sharing:)

    1. I’m sorry to hear you can’t exercise because of your injury! But yes, eating healthy is the #1 best thing you can do to your body 🙂

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