A wonderful warming breakfast option and one that you can prepare ahead of time too. All you need to do is reheat it when needed. I like to top it with coconut or Greek soy yogurt and a drizzle of maple syrup but this would also be delicious served plain or with a handful of berries. Adding vanilla protein powder into the batter is a great way to bump up the protein in this dish. You can replace the walnuts with other nuts or leave them out.

Baked Gingerbread Oatmeal


Serves 6

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 45 minutes


What’s Good About It?

A great combination of protein and slow releasing carbs makes this dish a great breakfast option to start the day. The addition of nuts also provides a dose of healthy omega 3 and monounsaturated fats


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C, gas mark 4. Lightly grease a baking dish.
  2. First make the batter. Place all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
  3. Place the oats and nuts in a bowl and stir in the batter. Mix well.
  4. Pour the oat mixture into the baking dish and bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes until set on top but slightly gooey underneath.
  5. Serve hot with yogurt and fruit if wished.

Did You Know?

Walnuts are one of the best nuts for omega 3 content. They are also rich in antioxidants known as polyphenols that can help protect the cells from damage. You can replace the walnuts with other nuts or simply stir in the spoonful of nut butter to the batter instead.


1 banana

1tbsp butter or dairy free spread

30g vanilla protein powder

pinch of salt

1tsp baking powder

1tsp cinnamon

1/2tsp ground ginger

pinch of nutmeg

500ml soy milk or other dairy free milk

1 egg

1tbsp molasses or treacle

Oat mixture

200g gluten free oats

75g chopped walnuts