Gingerbread Oatmeal

Gingerbread Oatmeal

Deliciously warming and full of flavour some spices, this oatmeal is perfect on cold mornings. Oats bring slow release carbohydrates and the addition of blackstrap molasses is a great way to boost iron intake!

This oatmeal bowl comes together in just a few minutes and you can easily double up the batch for breakfast later in the week! Just add a little more milk when reheating!

Prep: 5 mins

Cook: 10 mins

Serves: 1 adult & 1 toddler

Suitable From: 6 months +

What do you need?

1 tbsp grass fed butter

½ cup oats

1 ¼ cups milk (we love almond milk in this!)

½ tsp cinnamon

¼ tsp nutmeg

¼ tsp Ginger 

½ tsp mixed spice 

1 tbsp flaxseed

1 tbsp blackstrap Molasses


A small handful of finely chopped pecan nuts | omit to make this nut free. 

If serving to children under 4 ensure the pecans are ground down.


  1. In a pan, over a medium heat, melt the butter and toast the oats for a couple of minutes
  2. Turn the heat down to low and add in the remaining ingredients and cook for 5 minutes stirring until thick and creamy.
  3. Serve topped with pecans and more milk!



If serving to children under 4 ensure the pecans are ground down.


Allergy Swap:

Substitute the pecans for sunflower seeds.


Have you checked out my eBook, Toddler Friendly Family Meals for more easy, healthy and delicious recipes like this?