Gingerbread Oatmeal

Gingerbread oatmeal

Published December 20, 2012 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 1
Total Time: 10 min

Prep Time: 5 min | Cook Time: 5 min


Omega-3 fatty acid is a key ingredient in helping to reduce the inflammation of arthritis and other joint problems, but getting enough of it every day can be challenging. This oatmeal tastes great and gets you half your daily requirements of Omega-3s—and no, we didn’t add any salmon to it.

Cooking tip: Arthritis-fighting food: flaxseed (Omega-3)

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1½ cups
Calories per serving: 374
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.9g 11%
Saturated Fat 1.1g 6%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 24mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 72.0g 24%
Dietary Fiber 10.0g 40%
Sugars 20.0g
Protein 8.0g 11%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup old-fashioned oats
  • ¼ cup dried, unsweetened cherries or cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseeds
  • 1 tablespoon molasses

Step by Step:

  1. Combine first six ingredients in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes, or until almost all of the water has been absorbed.
  2. Add flaxseeds, cover, and let stand for 5 minutes.
  3. Serve drizzled with molasses.