Healthy Sticky Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal

A delicious, comforting and healthy baked oatmeal chock full of nutrients and flavor and topped with a healthy, sticky cinnamon glaze! This Healthy Sticky Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal is quick, easy and delicious and is gluten-free, vegan and comes with a high protein option! 

Healthy Sticky Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal- Easy, delicious and a hit with everyone, this is the perfect breakfast or healthy snack which can be prepped in advance! You'd never believe it's so healthy! {vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free recipe + high protein option!}- thebigmansworld.com

This is the first time I’ll be properly experiencing the American football season. For so long, I’d read online about the whole atmosphere which is adopted around this. Friends get together, families are divided based on their teams of choice and there is a potential conflict between cities bordering one another.

Back in Australia, we had football too- Australian football or ‘Aussie Rules’. I am well aware that many of my friends from back home read this so I’m not going to make up some lies and pretend I was one of those die-hard fans.

I wasn’t.

I would rather have grown a kale farm that surrender myself to watching even HALF of the two hour long games. 

Healthy Sticky Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal- Easy, delicious and a hit with everyone, this is the perfect breakfast or healthy snack which can be prepped in advance! You'd never believe it's so healthy! {vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free + high protein option!}- thebigmansworld.com

Why am I looking forward to game night and the football season in another country, though? 

THE FOOD OF COURSE.

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh yes. 

When my friends at Silk reached out to collaborate again this month, I was thrilled, especially when I saw the challenge thrown my way- Create a Meat-free meal which would coincide with Monday night football.

Healthy Sticky Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal- Easy, delicious and a hit with everyone, this is the perfect breakfast or healthy snack which can be prepped in advance! You'd never believe it's so healthy! {vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free + high protein option!}- thebigmansworld.com

I’m not the best advocate when it comes to choosing to eat meat-free. I really do prefer having some steak, chicken or seafood with my evening meal- Bonus points if it’s a jambalaya or something similar which incorporates multiple sources. However, I’ve made it a point to enjoy a meat-free dinner at least twice a week. I attest this to finally finding a tofu I enjoy and also being fortunate to be surrounded by amazing vegetarian restaurants.

Okay, I lied. I cheat when it comes to having a meat-free dinner. 

Why?

1 word. Brinner. A.k.a. Breakfast for dinner.

As part of Silk’s #MeatlessMondayNight initiative, I wanted to go the alternative meat-free route and one where my fellow brothers, sisters and Pokemon who are used to a meat-heavy dinner can ease themselves into- Breakfast for dinner. For anyone out there that needs one epic recipe to ease themselves into a meat-free meal I have your answer. This recipe is the marriage of two of life’s greatest breakfasts foods but with a healthy twist-

Sticky Cinnamon Roll, will you marry this baked oatmeal?

Healthy Sticky Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal- Easy, delicious and a hit with everyone, this is the perfect breakfast or healthy snack which can be prepped in advance! You'd never believe it's so healthy! {vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free + high protein option!}- thebigmansworld.com

Too late.

They had an affair.

Enter- Healthy Sticky Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal.

Who needs a Monday night Football with this epic creation?! 

Healthy Sticky Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal- Easy, delicious and a hit with everyone, this is the perfect breakfast or healthy snack which can be prepped in advance! You'd never believe it's so healthy! {vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free + high protein option!}- thebigmansworld.com

This Healthy Sticky Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal will be your new meat-free dinner, breakfast, lunch and any other word you use for a snack or meal- It’s that good. It’s dense, chewy and if cooked perfectly, barely crumbles when cut into. Not only is it delicious to eat, it’s also sinfully nutritious. That’s right- It’s healthy, high in fiber and comes with a high protein option too. This is done two ways- Either mix in a scoop of protein powder in the actual batter OR choose the protein blended frosting option. 

I trialled this recipe twice- One using eggs and one using 2 flax eggs. They both worked out well, but the latter was slightly denser and needed a longer cooking time. Vegan friends please take note!

Healthy Sticky Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal- Easy, delicious and a hit with everyone, this is the perfect breakfast or healthy snack which can be prepped in advance! You'd never believe it's so healthy! {vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free + high protein option!}- thebigmansworld.com

Make this delicious Healthy Sticky Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal and get excited for Monday game night…..but not for conventional reasons.

Healthy Sticky Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal- Easy, delicious and a hit with everyone, this is the perfect breakfast or healthy snack which can be prepped in advance! You'd never believe it's so healthy! {vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free recipe + high protein option!}- thebigmansworld.com

Healthy Sticky Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal
A delicious, comforting and healthy baked oatmeal chock full of nutrients and flavor and topped with a healthy, sticky cinnamon glaze! This Healthy Sticky Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal is quick, easy and delicious and is gluten-free, vegan and comes with a high protein option!
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Dry ingredients
  1. 2 cups gluten-free rolled oats (or quinoa flakes)
  2. 1 cup gluten-free quick oats (or quinoa flakes)
  3. 1 scoop protein powder (optional)
  4. 1/2 cup-1 cup granulated sweetener of choice (I used coconut palm sugar and a baking truvia blend)
  5. 2 tsp baking powder
  6. 1 T cinnamon
  7. 1 tsp allspice
Wet ingredients
  1. 2 eggs (for vegan version, sub for 2 flax eggs)
  2. 1 cup Silk Unsweetened almond milk
  3. Pinch vanilla extract
  4. 1/2 cup + 2 T cashew butter (Can sub for any nut butter, coconut oil or butter)
For the Cinnamon Roll Glaze
  1. 2-3 T coconut butter, melted
  2. 1 T granulated sweetener of choice
  3. Silk almond milk to thin out
  4. cinnamon for dusting
For the protein packed Cinnamon Roll Glaze
  1. 1-2 scoops of vanilla or cinnamon protein powder
  2. Silk almond milk to thin out
  3. Cinnamon for dusting
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a deep baking tray with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients and set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, milk, vanilla extract and melted nut butter and mix until fully incorporated.
  4. Add the wet mixture to the dry and mix until fully combined. If mixture is crumbly, add a dash more milk until a thick batter is formed. Transfer to the lined baking dish and form into a rectangular shape and bake for 35-45 minutes, or until golden and cooked through.
  5. While the oatmeal is baking, prepare your cinnamon roll glaze by whisking all ingredients in a small bowl.
  6. Remove baked oatmeal and allow to cool slightly before slicing into pieces and covering with the glaze.
Notes
  1. This baked oatmeal is delicious fresh out of the oven but can certainly be cooled and enjoyed later or prepped in advance. If prepping in advance, only prepare the glaze before consumption.
  2. Baked oatmeal can be frozen and thawed easily.
Adapted from Taste of Home Magazine
Adapted from Taste of Home Magazine
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Healthy Cinnamon Roll Waffles- Have your house smelling like Cinnabon with these #healthy Cinnamon Roll Waffles which are #vegan #paleo and #glutenfree- High in #protein and completely #sugarfree- -thebigmansworld.com

Healthy Sticky Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal- Easy, delicious and a hit with everyone, this is the perfect breakfast or healthy snack which can be prepped in advance! You'd never believe it's so healthy! {vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free + high protein option!}- thebigmansworld.com

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107 thoughts on “Healthy Sticky Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal

  1. What perfect timing. I had some of a delicious cinnamon roll for a snack last night. It was fantastic, and you couldn’t even tell it was vegan. For reals. This looks fantastic too. I’d watch football for this.

  2. Dude, I am a HUGE sports fan. I watch football religiously come Fall, and then college basketball religiously come Spring. But you know what else I am a fan of? Brinner. Yup, this baked oatmeal just appeared on my dinner plate for tonight. *Boom* Just like a magic swipe of Harry Potter’s wand (he does have a wand, doesn’t he?), this oatmeal materialized out of thin air. Awesome!!

  3. This looks freakin’ awesome, BUT it’s totally not football food. That’s ok, when you come visit me in Williamsburg, we will have the full experience- pulled pork smoking on the grill all day, cold beer, homemade guac, the works. I’ll make you a fan haha!
    Side note, I met an Australian kid at one of my high school visits yesterday and thought of you. I’m really hoping I can recruit him!

  4. I think this is the most delicious looking photo I’ve ever seen on your site. I’m dying right now. I’m counting down the hours until I can go make this. I think I might add some cream cheese to the coconut butter glaze. 🙂

  5. A kale farm Arman? I hadn’t even thought of that. With four boys and one husband I’m outnumbered when it comes to football. Guess it’s time to get out my rake and shovel… Delicious breakfast or dinner, I love a good sticky bun. This baked oatmeal would make a lot of football lovers in my house very happy. (And me too.)

  6. When I was in Oz, I experienced an Aussie Rules game and OMG! That game is tough and brutal. I probably would have been hanging out with you, nibbling on kale. And dessert?? This sticky amazingness would definitely be at the top of my football snacking list!

  7. Oh, sure I’m interested in sports – but only the big events like Soccer World or European championships. And then it’s actually just about the community. So no, not really. But typical football food like nachos with salsa and guacamole speak to me. I guess I should add oatmeal to the list now 😉 . Breakfast for dinner is standard in my life. Unless I’m eating with others who find the idea strange [= don’t know what’s good].

  8. How do you make these healthy dishes look so decadent?! You are truly a magician. I’m excited to hear about what you think about football season. I love the atmosphere too — not necessarily the game itself and DEFINITELY not “fantasy football” (give me a break) but the sounds, the food, the bars, the drinks…I’m all about it.

  9. Maybe its because I’m Canadian, but I don’t really like football. And I honestly can’t say I have any friends who are into it it either. We’re hockey people up here, and things can get pretty crazy during the season. Brinner, though… I’ll always be a fan of <3

  10. Sticky on sticky!! Yummm. I enjoy watching (but usually zoning out) football, but don’t know what’s going on half the time. It’s fun to get together with friends (okay, and mostly food), though!

  11. Brinner is definitely where it is at – eggs for breakfast lunch and dinner if you ask me!
    David and I are American Football fans and are looking forward to watching the superbowl this year on a Monday morning at 8am! haha! We are really getting into Aussie Rules too which is coming to an end soon. As soon as we arrived we were constantly asked ‘what team do you support?’ so we had to pick quickly! Luckily the dockers are doing pretty well 🙂

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  13. Watching sports = ew. Sorry! But I am a HUGE fan of breakfast for dinner–omelets, pancakes and more! This looks absolutely incredible too! I looooooooove sticky, moist and fluffy cinnamony oatmeal!

  14. I came across this on Pinterest. Hate to be an unhealthy bother but I made it the old fashioned way with brown sugar and peanut butter , milk and real eggs. It was wonderful. I know the trend is toward ” Health” foods today. However I personally believe there is no food healthier than the original. Thanks for a great recipe.

      1. It was and sorry we ate the whole thing. I don’t think it would travel well. You’re welcome to steal the idea though. Thanks so much for the recipe , it got my Mum out of her toast rut.

  15. this stuff is DA BOMB! it actually tastes like it’s bad for you, like it’s full of sweeteners …but it feels good to know it’s healthy and you can eat a lot of it :))

  16. Any ideas for glaze that does not use protein powder? Doesn’t need to have protein, but something that’s not pure sugar like typical glazes

  17. Oh my gosh, I made this for breakfast today and it was basically HEAVEN IN MY MOUTH <3 thank you for such a wonderful recipe! Everything I've tried from your blog has turned out flawless 🙂 Thank you!!

    1. Hi Anne! 🙂

      I usually do it 2 ways- When it’s cooked, I either slice it up into single serve pieces and thaw in the fridge overnight or on the day of without refrigeration (if I have a few hours before I eat it).

      If it’s the whole batch, I thaw it all completely overnight, the next morning I reheat some in the microwave and top with the glaze or just some peanut butter. 🙂

  18. This looks delicious! I do have one question. Are these more like the consistency of an oatmeal cookie than actual oatmeal? I dont like oatmeal, but I love oatmeal cookies!

    1. Hi Diane! Thanks for the comment- They are like a firm and tender oatmeal, but if your after an oatmeal-esque cookie, you could try my no bake giant cookie for one recipe or no bake superfoods breakfast cookie- I also have oatmeal chocolate chip breakfast cookie recipes all on my site 🙂

  19. Hi there! I just wanted to say this recipe looks DEVINE! One question though….I only have steel cut oats in my pantry….could I use that as substitute for rolled oats and quick oats or would that mess everything up? Thanks! 🙂

  20. Hi! This looks yummy! Any chance you have nutrition information? I have to watch carbs. I know Oatmeal does have carbs, but the fiber helps, so i can do Oatmeal occasionally. I know I can calculate it, just wondering if anyone has.

  21. Hi — made this recipe today, it’s delicious!. Can I ask, why use both rolled oats and quick rolled oats? I’m sure you had a reason. I prefer the texture of quick rolled oats, but perhaps they soak up too much liquid?

    tx

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