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Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal

by Heather

If you could eat cinnamon roll oatmeal and feel super good about it, would you be a heck yes? I sure am! I love this cinnamon roll custard oatmeal because we get an extra boost of protein and fat from the added egg, and it comes with all the delicious cinnamon bun flavors. Don’t skip on the 2 ingredient frosting recipe!

Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal

Cinnamon roll oatmeal

There is so much deliciousness happening in this cozy bowl of cinnamon bun oatmeal.

Instead of banana as a sweetener (like I typically use in my custard oatmeal recipes), we’re using a combination of applesauce and a little maple syrup.

What really gives this healthy breakfast its special touch is the cream cheese frosting (sweetened with a little maple syrup!).

I originally created this recipe in 2012 for my hubby who was not excited about the banana in his oatmeal. Since then my 4 kids love it too!

I still make my go-to banana custard oatmeal all the time, but love this cinnamon roll oatmeal recipe to mix things up!

cinnamon roll oatmeal recipe

What makes this cinnamon roll protein oatmeal a healthy breakfast choice?

Anytime I can add more protein to our oatmeal, I do it.

Protein is a foundational macronutrient that helps us feel fuller longer.

If you eat breakfast and find that you’re hungry an hour later, you may need more protein and/or fat at your meal.

Need help getting more protein into your morning meal?

Grab my free high-protein breakfast eBook right here!

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How to make cinnamon oatmeal recipes

  1. In a small pot over medium heat add the milk, applesauce, maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and sea salt. Whisk together and allow the oatmeal to cook for 4-5 minutes, or until it’s started to thicken.
  2. Once the oatmeal is looking almost done cooking, add in the egg and whisk for 2-3 minutes. Your cinnamon protein oatmeal should bubble as your cook it so that the egg cooks through.
  3. Pour into a bowl.
  4. Make the frosting by whisking the cream cheese and maple syrup together until smooth. If your cream cheese isn’t at room temperature, you can warm it to make the whisking process easier.
  5. Drizzle frosting onto your cinnamon oatmeal and top with raisins if desired. Enjoy!
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Substitutions

Below you’ll find a list of substitutions that will work well in this cinnamon roll oatmeal recipe.

If you try something different out, please leave a comment below letting us all know how it turned out!

Milk – You can substitute almond milk for any of your favorite milk varieties (dairy or non-dairy), and water can also be used in place of milk.

Rolled oats – You can use quick-cooking oatmeal here, it will simply cook a lot faster.

Unsweetened applesauce – If you use sweetened applesauce reduce the amount of maple syrup added into the oatmeal.

Maple syrup – Try honey as an alternative, or simply omit the maple syrup!

Vanilla extract – If you don’t have vanilla extract on hand, it can definitely be left out. A substitute would be vanilla bean paste.

Cinnamon – Cinnamon gives this cinnamon roll oatmeal its distinct flavor. It can be omitted if needed.

Egg – The egg gives the oatmeal a more custard-like texture and makes it extra creamy, however, the addition of the egg is optional.

Cream cheese – If you need a dairy-free alternative, use dairy-free cream cheese like this option.

cinnamon roll oatmeal recipe

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Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal

If you could eat cinnamon roll oatmeal and feel super good about it, would you be a heck yes? I sure am! I love this cinnamon roll custard oatmeal because we get an extra boost of protein and fat from the added egg, and it comes with all the delicious cinnamon bun flavors. Don’t skip on the 2 ingredient frosting recipe!
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time11 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: eggs, oatmeal
Servings: 1
Calories: 362kcal
Author: Heather

Ingredients

Frosting Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a small pot over medium heat add the milk, applesauce, maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and sea salt. Whisk together and allow the oatmeal to cook for 4-5 minutes, or until it’s started to thicken.
  • Once the oatmeal is looking almost donw cooking, add in the egg and whisk for 2-3 minutes. Your cinnamon protein oatmeal should bubble as your cook it so that the egg cooks through.
  • Pour into a bowl.
  • Make the frosting by whisking the cream cheese and maple syrup together until smooth. If your cream cheese isn’t at room temperature, you can warm it to make the whisking process easier.
  • Drizzle frosting onto your cinnamon oatmeal and top with raisins if desired. Enjoy!
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Nutrition

Calories: 362kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 180mg | Sodium: 730mg | Potassium: 297mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 453IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 398mg | Iron: 2mg
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If you try this cinnamon roll oatmeal recipe, I’d love it if you left a star rating and comment below letting me know how it turned out!

XO

Heather

Originally published February 2012. Updated February 2022.

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2 comments

Heather Lough March 4, 2022 - 10:36 pm

5 stars
This recipe is so yummy! I’ve made it twice already and it is great for my new clean eating plan. Definitely don’t want to skip the frosting.

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Heather March 5, 2022 - 6:33 am

I’m so glad it’s been a winner for you Heather!

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