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Gingerbread Baked Oatmeal

Is it acceptable to make Christmas recipes yet?! Haha well even though it’s still a week to go before Thanksgiving, I’ve got Christmas treats on my mind! I mean there is snow outside so *technically* it’s acceptable 😉 Haha this easy Gingerbread Baked Oatmeal will have you in the holiday spirit in no time!

Baked Oatmeal topped with yogurt and bananas in a black skillet.

I have recently become baked oatmeal obsessed! A few weeks ago, I made Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal (recipe here) which was the perfect fall oats recipe! Now I’m ready for the winter oats recipes haha. This gingerbread baked oatmeal I topped with caramelized bananas which if you aren’t making- you need to add these into your breakfast rotation ASAP!!

For the oatmeal, I mixed all my ingredients in a bowl, then poured the mixture into a small cast iron skillet (linked here for you). You could use a small baking pan too- whatever you have on hand! Make sure you spray it well beforehand or it will stick.

I love adding collagen into my recipes (I like this brand– you can use code “choosingbalance” for a discount). It’s totally tasteless, doesn’t change the texture, and packs in the protein! Plus I personally think it’s helped with my joint health and digestion.

I baked it for 25 minutes and then just went about my normal morning routine while it baked! Even the toppings were pretty minimal, for example the caramelized bananas only take a minute or two to make.

To make them- heat a skillet over low medium heat, then add in coconut oil. Next, coat banana slices with cinnamon and cook for about a minute on each side! That’s it! Soooo simple and trust me- they’ll be your new go to!

After you bake the oats for 25 minutes- add a tsp of coconut sugar and switch your oven to broil. Then cook for 3 minutes to melt the sugar in-DROOL WORTHY. To finish the dish, I also added plain Greek yogurt and organic PB. I highly recommend adding allll the toppings to this dish!

Hope you enjoy this festive recipe!!

Gingerbread Baked Oatmeal

A super simple holiday breakfast packed with flavor! A perfect meal prep healthy breakfast.

Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes


2 cups Gluten Free Oats (I like this brand)

1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk

2 tbsp coconut sugar

1 tbsp cinnamon

1 tsp ginger

1 tsp nutmeg

2 scoops collagen (I like Further Food– use code Choosingbalance for a discount)

1/4 cup honey

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 375F
  2. Spray a cast iron skillet with non stick spray
  3. Mix all ingredients into a bowl then pour into the skillet
  4. Bake for 25 minutes
  5. Optional but add a tsp of coconut sugar and broil for 2-3 minutes
  6. Topped with greek yogurt, caramelized bananas, and organic pb

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