As the temperatures begin to cool, I am always looking for ways to get in the holiday spirit with balance and ease. Lately, my favorite grab-and-go breakfast has been this overnight oat recipe, made with ZICO Coconut Water. It’s provided my last couple mornings with a much-needed energy boost and kept me in the festive spirit with a zesty gingerbread kick.
The preparation for these, like most overnight oats, isn’t a complicated process. Take all the ingredients listed below and give them a thorough mixing. Then dole the mix out into as many servings as needed and let them cool for at least four hours. That’s it! After that, breakfast is as easy as reaching into the fridge.
This recipe is perfect for those cool, winter mornings where getting out of bed is hard and staying in the holiday spirit is even harder. But, a quick, nutritious breakfast with little preparation, especially one that reminds me of holidays spent as a kid eating gingerbread flavored everything, has made my mornings that much easier.
The best part of this, for me, has been switching up the toppings. From giving my breakfast some added nutrition with fresh fruit, to making it more indulgent with crumbled gingerbread cookies, the options for toppings are endless, so get creative! I like to also add some more spices, like allspice and nutmeg, to give it a more intense gingerbread flavor.
Check out the full recipe below, and a detailed recipe video above, if this sounds like your cup of eggnog. Make sure to let us know your favorite topping combos.
ZICO Gingerbread Overnight Oats
Makes 4 Servings
3 1/2 C Rolled Oats
32 fl oz. ZICO 100% Natural Coconut Water
¼ C Brown Sugar, Optional
2 T Molasses
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
½ tsp Kosher Salt
½ tsp Ground Ginger
¼ tsp Ground Cloves
Assorted Toppings (i.e. Gingerbread Cookies, Nuts, Fresh Fruit, Dried Fruit, Cinnamon, etc.)
- In a large bowl, combine oats, ZICO Coconut Water, brown sugar (if using), molasses, cinnamon, vanilla, salt, ginger and clove.
- Stir well to combine.
- Allow to sit in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight.
- Stir before serving and top with your favorite toppings like cinnamon, crumbled gingerbread cookies, granola, nuts, dried fruit or fresh fruit and enjoy.
Created in partnership with ZICO Coconut Water.