Gingerbread Baked Oats with the delicious flavours of ginger and molasses, finished off with a delicate drizzle of icing. It's perfectly moist and is great for those old-fashioned cake cravings.
I've had these cute little Wilton Mini Fluted Pans in a set of 3, that I've been saving waiting for the perfect recipe to use them in and this Gingerbread Baked Oats just seemed like the right choice.
Truth be told I actually purchased these well over a year ago from a fantastic store here in Canada called Homesense (which is part of the TJ Maxx company). It's my favourite store for all kinds of kitchen gadgets and cookware. So much so, I go in there at least once a week and always come home with various goods.
Trouble is, I have so much now, that I really don't have room to put it all and these mini fluted pans got put in the cupboard with all my other bakeware where they were pushed to the back and forgotten about.
Until recently that is - I was looking for a small pan to make some Gingerbread Baked Oats, my recent genius addition to my baked oats series. I was originally looking for my mini springform pan when suddenly these caught my eye and I just knew they would be perfect.
Of course, now I have finally used them I have so many more ideas for recipes to make in them. They are the perfect size for baked oats, as they have the right amount of space for the mixture to rise once poured in. The last thing you want is a dish that is the wrong size and it overflows and pours over the side.
With it being so close to Christmas, I always have a carton or bottle of molasses (black treacle) purchased, as it's a family tradition that we make gingerbread men for the kids to decorate, along with some gingerbread cake for the adults and molasses is an important ingredient in both those recipes.
It was when purchasing the molasses that the idea popped into my head for a Gingerbread Baked Oats recipe, as I know how much you have all been loving this Mince Pie Baked Oats.
These Gingerbread Baked Oats are super easy to make - just regular oats, baking powder, an egg, yoghurt, a mix of spices for that Gingerbread flavour and that deep dark Molasses (Black Treacle). I also add some sukrin gold, which is a great alternative to brown sugar.
I prefer to use Sukrin, as it's the only sweetener I have found that is natural with no aftertaste, but if you have tried other sweeteners and are happy with the taste of those, then feel free to substitute.
If you struggle to get the molasses (black treacle) - I have tested this recipe without and it works fine, you just won't get that deep molasses flavour that you expect with a gingerbread cake, but it still tastes delicious.
Don't miss out that all-important Baking Powder, it might not seem like much, but it really helps the bake of baked oats and turns it into a lovely moist cake texture.
Love baked oats? Don't forget to check out these other delicious recipes:
- Cherry Almond Baked Oats
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- Smore’s Baked Oats
- Banana Baked Oats
- Apple Cinnamon Baked Oats
- Pina Colada Baked Oats
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Baked Oats
and if you like Treacle Sponge. This Pouding Chomeur is pretty darn close, it’s actually a French Canadian dessert that was created in Quebec, Canada during the first depression. It translates to Poor Man’s Pudding and really does remind me of a yummy treacle sponge.
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I finished off the Gingerbread Baked Oats with a drizzle of icing, which can be made with a small amount of icing sugar and a little bit of fat-free yoghurt or milk, the yoghurt is syn free but for the teeny amount of milk used to the syns would be negligible. You can drizzle the icing over the cake, but adding it to a sandwich bag, pushing it to one corner, snipping off the end and it then works as a handing piping bag.
If you don't fancy icing, this Gingerbread Baked Oats would be even more decadent with some low syn custard if you have a few more additional syns or maybe even some light cream.
Don't want to make one whole baked oats dish? Then make into 3 or 4 mini ones instead that you can enjoy throughout the day for your Healthy Extra B and 3.5 syns. Just watch the baking time, as they will bake slightly quickly that if you do one single Gingerbread Baked Oats.
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Gingerbread Baked Oats | Slimming World
Yield 1 servings
This recipe is gluten-free, vegetarian, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly
- Extra Easy - 1 HEb and 3.5 syns (1.5 syns if you don't add the icing)
- Green/Vegetarian - 1 HEb and 3.5 syns (1.5 syns if you don't add the icing)
- WW Smart Points - 9 (6 if you don't add the icing)
- Gluten Free - use gluten-free oats
- 40g/1.4oz of oats
- ½ tsp of baking powder
- 1 egg
- 100g (⅓ cup) of fat free plain yoghurt
- ¾ tbs of sweetener (I used sukrin gold)
- ½ tsp of ginger
- small pinch of cinnamon
- small pinch of allspice
- ½ tbs of molasses - 1.5 syns
- spray oil
For the icing:
- 10g of icing sugar - 2 syns
- 1 tsp of plain yoghurt or skimmed milk
- Preheat oven to 190c/375f (gas mark 5)
- Add the oats, baking powder, spices and sukrin to a bowl and mix.
- Add the egg, yoghurt and molasses and mix until all combined
- Spray mini fluted pan or ovenproof dish with spray oil to grease.
- Add in the oat mixture
- Bake for approx 25-30 mins, a wooden skewer entered into the centre should come out clean, if it comes out wet, then just keep in for a few more minutes.
- Allow to cool fully if adding the icing.
For the icing:
- Mix the icing sugar and yoghurt (or milk) in a bowl.
- Spoon into a sandwich bag and squeeze all the icing into one corner. Carefully snip off a small piece of the corner and then drizzle the icing over the cake.
The syns for the baking powder is negligible, if you use skimmed milk in the icing sugar, again the amount is so tiny, the syns would be negligible, but it works well using theyoghurt too, it just gives the icing a pleasant tangy taste.
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Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 8.2 g
Saturated Fat 2.2 g
Cholesterol 186 mg
Sodium 372.5 mg
Total Carbohydrates 47.9 g
Dietary Fiber 3.6 g
Sugars 22.2 g
Protein 14.3 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.