This Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal is the most delicious healthy breakfast to feed the whole family.
It tastes like cinnamon rolls but is much healthier made from oats, and dairy-free.
What’s Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal?
It’s a healthy, nourishing breakfast recipe perfect for the meal prep of a week of breakfast or to feed a crowd on the weekend.
A Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeals brings all the flavors of a cinnamon roll with the healthy goodness of baked oats.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
This cinnamon oatmeal is a vegan baked oatmeal recipe with a delicious cinnamon roll flavor and naturally:
- Refined Sugar-Free
How To Make Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal
It’s so easy to make this cinnamon vegan baked oatmeal that you will bring this recipe to your breakfast daily every week.
It’s a one-pan recipe, no need for a mixing bowl as the recipe is made directly in the baking dish to save time and cleaning.
Let’s see what you need to start.
- Old-Fashioned Oats – or quick oats both options work very well. Rolled oats provide more texture, and it’s my recommendation in any baked oatmeal recipe. You can use steel-cut oats, but the texture will be chewy.
- Chia Seeds
- Unsweetened Almond Milk – or any non-dairy milk you love.
- Yogurt of Choice – soy yogurt or coconut yogurt is delicious dairy-free options.
- Vanilla Extract
- Unsweetened Apple Sauce – or mashed bananas.
- Maple Syrup – or skip for no-sugar-added baked oatmeal. You can also use a crystal sweetener like coconut sugar or brown sugar.
Tips For Making The Cinnamon Oatmeal
Making this Baked Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal recipe is super simple. All you have to do is pour the dry and wet ingredients into the pan or into a large bowl.
Stir and whisk the mixture to combine the oatmeal properly before baking it at 350°F (180°C) for 25 to 30 minutes.
Protein Vanilla Frosting
This cinnamon baked oatmeal is dairy-free and therefore you don’t need any cream cheese for the frosting.
Instead, the frosting uses nourishing high-protein ingredients to keep you full and satisfied for longer.
For the frosting, you need only 3 ingredients. Since protein powder is already sweetened, I didn’t sweeten the frosting.
However, feel free to add 2-3 tablespoons of your favorite liquid sweetener to boost the sweet flavor of the frosting.
- Almond Milk
- Yogurt of Choice
- Vanilla Protein Powder – or cinnamon protein powder to boost the cinnamon flavor of the recipe.
For the cinnamon swirl, you need 3 ingredients:
- Peanut butter or sun butter for a nut-free option. Almond butter or cashew butter will work very well.
- Maple syrup or brown rice syrup for a low-GI option.
You can store cinnamon oatmeal leftovers in the fridge in the baking pan for 3 to 4 days.
It’s essential to seal the top of the pan with a plastic wrap to prevent the oatmeal from drying out.
Rewarm the healthy cinnamon roll oatmeal portions in the microwave and serve lukewarm.
You can also freeze individual portions for up to 3 months in an airtight container. Thaw them in the fridge the day before serving.
If you have any of the following allergies, I have recommended substitutions for you.
- Nut-free – you can replace peanut butter with sun butter or tahini. Replace almond milk with oat milk or soy milk.
- Gluten-free – use gluten-free certified rolled oats and make sure the protein powder is also gluten-free.
- Sugar-free – you can skip sweetener in the entire recipe and achieve a perfect result. Obviously, the result won’t be sweet you can also boost sweetness using a natural sugar-free sweetener that is diabetic-friendly like stevia drops or erythritol in any part of the recipe.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Skip Protein Powder In The Frosting?
Yes, you can, but the frosting won’t be as thick without protein powder.
Add powdered sugar or a sugar-free sweetener like powdered allulose or erythritol to thicken the frosting.
It will boost the sweetness and thicken the frosting. Or, if you don’t mind a thinner frosting, just skip the protein powder.
What Is Cinnamon Oatmeal Good For?
Cinnamon Oatmeal is a winning combination of the health benefits of cinnamon with the energy-packed goodness of oats.
It’s a low-sugar way of starting the day with healthy carbs and nutrients.
What Are The Health Benefits Of Cinnamon?
Cinnamon may have several potential health benefits, among them:
- Rich In Antioxidants
- Contains Anti-inflammatory substances
- Lower Blood Sugar Levels
- Contribute to cancer cell growth reduction
- Antibacterial and Antifungal effects
Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal
Protein Vanilla Frosting
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Slightly oil a 9-inch x 11-inch baking pan or a 9-inch round pie pan.
- In the baking pan, add rolled oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, milk, yogurt, vanilla extract, unsweetened apple sauce, and sweetener of choice (optional as the toppings are sweetened, you can skip sweetener for non-sugar-added oatmeal).
- Stir well until all ingredients are well combined together.
- Bake in the center rack of the oven for 25-30 minutes or until set but still moist in the center.
- Cool the pan down at room temperature before frosting.
- When the baked oatmeal is at room temperature prepare the vanilla frosting.
- In a small bowl, stir yogurt, almond milk, vanilla extract, and protein powder until thick and smooth. If too thick, thin out by adding more almond milk, or if too runny, add more protein powder to thicken.
- Spread all over the cooled baked oatmeal. Set aside while making the cinnamon swirl.
- In another bowl, stir peanut butter, cinnamon, and maple syrup. Microwave with 1 teaspoon of coconut oil or olive oil, for 20 seconds if too thick.
- Transfer the cinnamon batter to a piping bag and swirl on top of the protein frosting.
- Serve the cinnamon-baked oatmeal plain or with a drizzle of sweetener or almond milk.
- Store leftovers in the fridge in the baking pan sealed on the top to prevent the oatmeal from drying out. Store up to 3-4 days. Rewarm in the microwave and serve lukewarm.
- Freeze for up to 3 months in an airtight container. Thaw in the fridge the day before serving.