This baked cinnamon roll oatmeal is filling, sweet, but not too sweet (!), and shockingly healthy. Just the thought of this recipe gets me out bed in the morning!
Christmas mornings as a kid were filled with sheer joy over the thought of Santa coming to the house, and the smell of sweet cinnamon rolls baking in the oven. These days, I think cinnamon rolls are more of a dessert than a breakfast, so I decided to put a healthy spin on my favorite childhood treat and turn it into baked cinnamon roll oatmeal. I seriously can’t wait for you to try this recipe!
Why baked oatmeal is healthy
I know this oatmeal is cinnamon roll flavored, so “healthy” is probably not the first word that comes to mind. However, I promise this recipe is 100% good for you! Oats are a very nutritious food and contain complex carbohydrates as well as a soluble fiber known as beta-glucan. Beta-glucan can help balance blood sugar levels, reduce LDL cholesterol, and support the growth of healthy bacteria in the gut! (source).
Oats are a naturally gluten free food, however, they are often contaminated with gluten during processing. If you follow a strict gluten free diet, just be sure to get certified gluten free oats for this recipe.
These oats are incredibly simple to make. You’ll want to first preheat the oven, which I’m sure you could’ve guessed! Then all you need to do is add all of the ingredients for the oats into a large bowl and mix well. You can add more cinnamon or maple syrup if you prefer a sweeter oatmeal. To make the cinnamon sugar glaze, you will add the coconut sugar, coconut oil, cinnamon, and a splash of milk to a pan and heat over low heat. After a few minutes the sugar and oil will melt and form an irresistibly delicious cinnamon sugar glaze to top your oats with.
Can you reheat baked oatmeal?
Yes! I actually love the texture of baked oatmeal when it has been reheated oddly enough. To reheat this recipe, I suggest just popping it back in the oven for about 10 minutes at 200 degrees Fahrenheit or until it is warm. You can easily prep these oats at night, and just reheat in the morning for a quick & easy breakfast.
A few final thoughts on this cinnamon roll oatmeal recipe
- This recipe will last in the fridge (already baked) for about 3-5 days. You can store it in the same container you baked it in, and just cover it with aluminum foil.
- To get the best texture of the baked oats, you’ll want to use rolled/old fashioned oats. You can likely use quick cooking oats with no issues, but do not use steel cut oats! They will not work in this recipe.
- How long you cook the oats will depend on how deep your dish(es) are. You’ll know they’re done when a toothpick comes out clear or when the edges start to brown and the center is nice and firm.
- This recipe is gluten free, but just be sure to used certified gluten free oats to make sure there was no contamination while processing!
For more delicious breakfast recipes, try these!
- Caramelized banana oatmeal
- 5 minute pb & j overnight oats
- Fluffy lemon blueberry pancakes
- Fluffy Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl
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This cinnamon roll baked oatmeal is easy, delicious, and shockingly healthy.
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/3 cup apple sauce
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp baking powder
Cinnamon Sugar Swirl:
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Add the oats, cinnamon, and baking powder to a bowl and mix well.
- Add in all remaining ingredients and combine.
- Add to a baking dish or dishes and add to the oven.
- While the oats are baking, prepare the cinnamon sugar glaze by adding the cinnamon, coconut oil, and coconut sugar to a pan and heating over low heat.
- Let simmer until the sugar and oil melt and form a sticky syrup.
- Cook the for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Let cool, then top with cinnamon sugar and melted coconut butter or yogurt for a glaze.
Will store in the fridge for 3-5 days.
How long you cook the oats will depend on how deep your dish(es) are. You’ll know they’re done when a toothpick comes out clear or when the edges start to brown and the center is nice and firm.
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