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!
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 would rather have grown a kale farm that surrender myself to watching even HALF of the two hour long games.
Why am I looking forward to game night and the football season in another country, though?
THE FOOD OF COURSE.
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.
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.
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?
They had an affair.
Enter- Healthy Sticky Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal.
Who needs a Monday night Football with this epic creation?!
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!
Make this delicious Healthy Sticky Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal and get excited for Monday game night…..but not for conventional reasons.
- 2 cups gluten-free rolled oats (or quinoa flakes)
- 1 cup gluten-free quick oats (or quinoa flakes)
- 1 scoop protein powder (optional)
- 1/2 cup-1 cup granulated sweetener of choice (I used coconut palm sugar and a baking truvia blend)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 T cinnamon
- 1 tsp allspice
- 2 eggs (for vegan version, sub for 2 flax eggs)
- 1 cup Silk Unsweetened almond milk
- Pinch vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup + 2 T cashew butter (Can sub for any nut butter, coconut oil or butter)
- 2-3 T coconut butter, melted
- 1 T granulated sweetener of choice
- Silk almond milk to thin out
- cinnamon for dusting
- 1-2 scoops of vanilla or cinnamon protein powder
- Silk almond milk to thin out
- Cinnamon for dusting
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a deep baking tray with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients and set aside.
- In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, milk, vanilla extract and melted nut butter and mix until fully incorporated.
- 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.
- While the oatmeal is baking, prepare your cinnamon roll glaze by whisking all ingredients in a small bowl.
- Remove baked oatmeal and allow to cool slightly before slicing into pieces and covering with the glaze.
- 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.
- Baked oatmeal can be frozen and thawed easily.
This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.