Sticky Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal

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This healthy cinnamon roll baked oatmeal has all the flavors of a cinnamon roll in a baked oatmeal form! Packed with protein and fiber, it’s a cross between a cinnamon roll and bowl of oatmeal! 

cinnamon roll baked oatmeal

We love all things cinnamon roll around here. Our favorites include keto cinnamon rolls, yeast free cinnamon rolls, and this wholesome cinnamon roll baked oatmeal

Seriously, as someone who loves breakfast, I love it even more if it tastes like dessert.

This baked cinnamon oatmeal ticks all the boxes. 

It’s dense, chewy and if cooked perfectly, barely crumbles when cut into. Not only is it delicious to eat, but it’s also sinfully nutritious.

That’s right- It’s healthy, high in fiber, and comes with a high protein option too.

How to make cinnamon roll baked oatmeal

The Ingredients

  • Rolled Oats– Old fashioned oats give the baked oatmeal that chewy and satisfying texture. Be sure to use gluten free oats, to keep this recipe gluten free.
  • Quick Oats– You want to use some quick cooking oats, to avoid too dense of as texture. 
  • Granulated sweetener of choice– Gives the cinnamon baked oatmeal sweetness. Any granulated sweetener will work, like coconut sugar, brown sugar and even sugar free alternatives. 
  • Baking powder– Gives the baked oatmeal some rise and fluffiness. 
  • Cinnamon– A must for some extra cinnamon flavor. Use Saigon cinnamon for a more robust cinnamon flavor.
  • Eggs OR flax eggs– You can use either whole eggs or flax eggs, to keep them vegan. If you use eggs, ensure they are at room temperature.
  • Milk of choice– I used almond milk, but any milk of choice will work.
  • Vanilla extract– Gives a slight vanilla flavor.
  • Almond butter– Almond butter gives the cinnamon roll baked oatmeal a delicious buttery and rich texture, without any butter or oil! You can use any nut or seed butter of choice.

The Instructions

Making this cinnamon baked oatmeal recipe is so easy- No fancy mixers or prep time required.

You’ll start by mixing together your dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Next, you’ll add your wet ingredients and mix well, until a thick batter remains. Transfer the cinnamon oatmeal bake batter into a greased baking dish and bake at 180C/350F for 35-40 minutes, until golden on top. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes, before drizzling with icing, if desired. Serve soon after or cool completely to store for later.

cinnamon baked oatmeal

Cinnamon Roll Icing Ideas

  • Powdered Sugar– Combine powdered sugar with cinnamon and slowly add water or milk, until a smooth glaze remains. Drizzle over the tops of the baked oatmeal.
  • Coconut Butter– Room temperature and smooth coconut butter drizzled over the top.
  • Protein Frosting– Combine vanilla or cinnamon bun protein powder with water and mix until a thick ‘frosting’ remains. Spread or drizzle over the top. 

Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal Tips

  • For portable cinnamon roll breakfast bars, cook the baked oatmeal closer to 50 minutes. They will be more dense and chewy, and perfect for grab and go breakfast bars.
  • Do not add the glaze over the top of the baked oatmeal until it is completely baked, otherwise, it will sink into the batter.
  • To amp up the protein content, add 1-2 scoops of your favorite protein powder into the dry mixture. 
  • To make single serving portions of the baked oatmeal, bake in single serving ramekins or mini loaf pans.
  • If your baked oatmeal is slightly overcooked, remedy it by pouring 1/4 cup of your favorite milk over it to soften it up. 

Storing, Freezing and Reheating Baked Oatmeal

  • To store: Leftover baked cinnamon oatmeal should be stored in the refrigerator, in a sealable container. It will keep well for up to 1 week.
  • To freeze: As baked oatmeal is freezer friendly, you can freeze portions to enjoy later. Place the baked oatmeal in a freezer friendly container and it will keep well in the freezer for up to 6 months.
  • To reheat: Either reheat the oatmeal bake in the microwave or in the oven. If you use the oven, place portions in a baking dish and heat at 180c/350F until warm on top. 

baked cinnamon oatmeal

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Healthy Sticky Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal

5 from 788 votes
A delicious, comforting and healthy cinnamon roll baked oatmeal chock full of nutrients and flavor and topped with a healthy glaze! Quick, easy, and delicious, this baked oatmeal recipe is perfect for a wholesome vegan and gluten free breakfast!
Servings: 8 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes

Ingredients  

Dry ingredients

For the Cinnamon Roll Glaze

For the protein packed Cinnamon Roll Glaze

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F and line an 8 x 8-inch pan 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 almond butter. Whisk until combined. Add the wet mixture to the dry and mix until fully combined. If the mixture is crumbly, add a dash more milk until a thick batter is formed.
  • Transfer the cinnamon roll baked oatmeal mixture to the lined baking dish. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until golden brown on top.
  • Remove baked oatmeal and allow to cool for 5 minutes, before glazing, if desired.

Notes

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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 213kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 8gFat: 9gSodium: 183mgPotassium: 204mgFiber: 5gVitamin A: 68IUCalcium: 175mgIron: 2mgNET CARBS: 24g
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman Liew
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Arman Liew

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  1. 5 stars
    This is fantastic! My daughter made this today after school wow! Will be making this again great for breakfast or after school snack and not too sweet. Just right!

  2. 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

  3. 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.

    1. Hi Brenda! Absolutely, if you plug it into myfitnesspal, it will provide the carb count for you 🙂 Enjoy!

  4. This was every bit as scrumptious as I had hoped it would be, and it is totally a part of my normal breakfast rotation now. Thank you for this perfect recipe!!

  5. 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! 🙂

    1. Hi Meghan! I haven’t tried it with steel cut oats, but I can’t see it not working- You’ll likely need way more milk though 🙂

  6. Hello I m french and i would like to taste lots of your recipie but … what is the equivalence for “T” ??? Thanks a lot ?

  7. 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 🙂

    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. 🙂

  8. 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!!

  9. 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

    1. Hi Giselle-Thinned out coconut butter or even a smooth cashew butter would be amazing- I often just melt some coconut butter on top and it’s amazing!

    1. Hi Jeanne! I use a smaller pan to have thicker pieces- But if you use a larger one, it will be thinner and require less cooking time 🙂

  10. 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 :))

  11. 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. Hi Kathleen! Don’t be silly- That sounds absolutely delicious and I hope you saved me a bowl. Okay fine, two bowls.

      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.

  12. 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!

  13. 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 🙂

  14. Armannnnn! You can’t just share recipes like this and not have any for me at the exact moment I am seeing it. Also football? Pass, I will join you at your kale farm. But yessss to Brinner!

  15. 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!

  16. 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

  17. I love baked oatmeal! I can just imagine how deliciously aromatic this is as it bakes! The glaze brings this over the top and it’s fall-perfect indeed!

  18. im not into football if it wasnt for the food..i normally eat eggs or waffles for dinner but this looks pretty tempting!!!

  19. 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.

  20. 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].

  21. 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!

  22. 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.)

  23. 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. 🙂

  24. 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!

  25. 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!!

  26. 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.

  27. Now I can tell my husband I am excited about Monday night Football too–because this looks perfect! My kids will love this for breakfast as well.

  28. I am a huge sports fan (hockey more than anything) and a huge breakfast fan, especially oatmeal. This looks delicious any time of the day.

  29. There’s not much that gets me to want to watch football, actually there’s absolutely nothing. I’m forced to watch (or witness) it anyway since, duh, husband but I’d rather sit and watch a kale farm grow.