Sticky Cinnamon Roll Batter Oatmeal

A delicious, healthy and hearty oatmeal which tastes exactly like cinnamon roll batter! This quick and easy breakfast recipe tastes like dessert and can be enjoyed hot or cold! Naturally gluten free, dairy free and vegan, there is a completely sugar-free option too! 

Sticky Cinnamon Roll Batter Oatmeal- Healthy yet this tasting EXACTLY like cinnamon roll batter!- Perfect hot or cold- Sugar free and protein packed option! {gluten free + vegan} -thebigmansworld.com

Sticky Cinnamon Roll Batter Oatmeal- Healthy yet this tasting EXACTLY like cinnamon roll batter!- Perfect hot or cold- Sugar free and protein packed option! {gluten free + vegan} -thebigmansworld.com

Dear Arman.

You should be ashamed of yourself for what you did.

Love From, 

The voice of reason in your head.

***

I’m not going to lie. The first few weeks that I was in America, supermarket store visits were perhaps considered to be a novelty. Going through the various aisles, I’d be baffled, amazed and sometimes even shocked at what I’d see. Some of my intriguing lessons learnt-

Frozen foods = Your favorite restaurant foods could definitely be purchased frozen.

Canned foods = Tuna is not the ONLY protein which can be purchased canned.

Fresh foods = Apparently you can get grapes which taste like cotton candy.

Packaged foods = My savior.

Why? Next to the eggs was my all time favourite fast food treat all wrapped up ready for me to make myself.

Cinnabon inspired cinnamon rolls.

Sticky Cinnamon Roll Batter Oatmeal- Healthy yet this tasting EXACTLY like cinnamon roll batter!- Perfect hot or cold- Sugar free and protein packed option! {gluten free + vegan} -thebigmansworld.com

 

I pretty much whipped my hair back and forth with excitement and nearly knocked over the Hamburger Helper display (another ‘interesting’ concept) on the right side of them. Long time readers may remember how getting a Cinnabon cinnamon roll from the dirty Subway station was on my food bucket list last year. Now? I could make these beauties in my own home…or so I thought.

Obviously, I left the store with one package in tow with the intentions of baking them up. Upon opening the package and following the instructions, I was transformed to the dingy Subway station in Manhattan during peak hour traffic, salivating at the scents of Cinnabon. I couldn’t help myself but take a bite of the batter and even dig into the frosting too. One bite let to another which let to another until…

Let’s just say the oven never got turned on and I had a stomach ache. 

Sticky Cinnamon Roll Batter Oatmeal- Healthy yet this tasting EXACTLY like cinnamon roll batter!- Perfect hot or cold- Sugar free and protein packed option! {gluten free + vegan} -thebigmansworld.com

After my packaged cinnamon roll batter experience and consequences, it would be safe to assume that I wouldn’t go near it with a ten foot pole. 

Wrong.

I could NOT get the delicious taste and texture of the cinnamon roll batter out of my mind. It seriously took some self control NOT to buy another package and repeat the process but I knew better than that and I knew how to combat it. Recreate the taste and texture of the sticky cinnamon roll batter…..in oatmeal form. This, my friends, will change your views on oatmeal, breakfast and cinnamon rolls- Sticky Cinnamon Roll Batter oatmeal.

Sticky Cinnamon Roll Batter Oatmeal- Healthy yet this tasting EXACTLY like cinnamon roll batter!- Perfect hot or cold- Sugar free and protein packed option! {gluten free + vegan} -thebigmansworld.com

This sticky cinnamon roll batter oatmeal doesn’t need to words to describe it- The name says it all. It literally has the taste and texture of cinnamon roll batter (trust me, I took one for the team and sampled the real deal ;)) but without the sugar, white flour, butter and forthcoming stomach ache. While the oatmeal itself has the batter like consistency, the icing (pun intended) is the healthy cinnamon glaze on top. I used the same cinnamon bun glaze from this recipe and made it slightly thicker which oozed into the oatmeal and was the icing (pun intended, again) on the…oatmeal. 

While this oatmeal is naturally gluten free, dairy free and vegan, it’s also low in sugar. I also trialled this with a granulated stevia blend which turned out delicious so you also have a completely sugar free option too. Bonus- For all you protein lovers out there, check out the protein packed option AND the protein packed glaze too! 

Sticky Cinnamon Roll Batter Oatmeal- Healthy yet this tasting EXACTLY like cinnamon roll batter!- Perfect hot or cold- Sugar free and protein packed option! {gluten free + vegan} -thebigmansworld.com

Dear Voice of reason in my head.

Check-bloody-mate. Without those antics, this recipe wouldn’t have been created. 

Love and salt in your wounds, 

Arman. 

Now excuse me as I dig into this sticky cinnamon roll batter oatmeal…in a spiteful manner. 

Sticky Cinnamon Roll Batter Oatmeal
Serves 1
A delicious, healthy and hearty oatmeal which tastes exactly like cinnamon roll batter! This quick and easy breakfast recipe tastes like dessert and can be enjoyed hot or cold! Naturally gluten free, dairy free and vegan, there is a completely sugar free option too!
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For the oatmeal
  1. 1/2 cup gluten free rolled oats
  2. Pinch sea salt
  3. 2 T granulated sweetener of choice (I used both coconut palm sugar and a stevia blend)
  4. Cinnamon
  5. 1 cup dairy free milk of choice
  6. 1 large egg white (use 1 flax egg if vegan)
  7. 1 T coconut flour
  8. Extra cinnamon, for dusting
For the Cinnamon Roll Glaze
  1. 1 T coconut butter, melted
  2. 1 T vanilla protein powder
  3. Milk to thin out
  4. cinnamon for dusting
For the protein packed Cinnamon Roll Glaze
  1. 3 T vanilla protein powder
  2. Milk to thin out
  3. Cinnamon for dusting
For the oatmeal
  1. In a saucepan or microwave safe bowl, combine the rolled oats, sea salt, cinnamon, sweetener of choice and milk of choice and simmer on medium until most of the liquid is absorbed. Once thick, add the large egg white (or flax egg) and mix very well until fully mixed in. Add the coconut flour and continue stirring until a very thick batter is formed. Add extra dairy free milk to desired consistency.
  2. Remove from heat and pour into a bowl. Top with cinnamon roll glaze.
For the Glaze
  1. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl and slowly add the dairy free milk until desired consistency is reached.
Notes
  1. If batter is too thick, add extra dairy free milk to desired consistency. I like it to be really batter like so tend to add around an extra 1/4 cup.
  2. This can be batch made the night before and eaten hot/cold.
  3. This can also be frozen- Simply thaw out and and reheat.
  4. For even more protein, add an extra scoop of protein powder but add extra dairy free milk to compensate.
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80 thoughts on “Sticky Cinnamon Roll Batter Oatmeal

  1. Confession: I have never had a Cinnabon cinnamon roll before. As long as I make this oatmeal, I don’t think I will feel like I am missing out.

  2. Ditto Meghan’s comment above! I’m totally psyched to give this a try – I’ve missed oatmeal. Now that its cooling down, its the perfect time to get reaquainted.

      1. Made it this morning using almond milk. Fantastic! Tastes like its WAY unhealthy for you…yet its not. I particularly like that its got a nice dose of protein in it. Great work!

        Also impressed at how great your pics of it are. I tried several times but daaaamn, oatmeal is a hard subject to capture!

  3. Defo going to try this one out. I’m an oatmeal eater in the morning since it’s so easy to prepare, so this would be perfect. Do that the same results could be made for a big batch via crock pot or in chilled container (overnight oats style)? I wake up quite early and normally don’t feel like cooking, especially at 430-5 in the morning.

    1. Hey Justin! Definitely- I initially trialled this out using a slow cooker- If you go that route, I’d recommend using steel cut oats- They take it up a notch! If you want to add protein powder, add it AFTER you’ve cooked it up 🙂

  4. I don’t know if I’ve ever eaten a non-cookie dough…Then again, I don’t think I’ve ever bought non-cookie dough either. I seem to be missing out here 🙁 Thanks for the idea! I need to get back into oatmeal this fall. It always looks delicious, but I don’t make it because it “takes too long” 😉

  5. The supermarkets here are still such a novelty for me – I still make david go down every single aisle with me every time we go! Well, I don’t want to miss anything! Haha!
    The whole cookie dough thing wasn’t really done in the UK! Yeah we all snuck some cake batter/ dough from the bowl but to be honest, we all wanted the final product more!

  6. Oh yum- this looks fantastic..bet it would kill my Cinnamon Toast Crunch craving – best cereal out there in my ever so humble opinion 😉 It makes me laugh just how much variety is available in the US. A friend of mine just got back from New York and came back with Peanut Butter Twix for me–> I had no idea it even existed but I’m ever so glad it does!

  7. Oh man, we’ve totally gotten into the habit of making a big batch of oatmeal at the beginning of the week, and then reheating it for breakfast. I’m totally going to need to make this cinnamon roll version appear…and soon. I also love that you ate the cinnamon roll dough plain. (I can’t blame ya…well, not much!) And now you know why Americans are so weight-challenged. Haha!

  8. It’s so creamy I could DIE — I want to swan dive right into it. Or belly flop with my mouth wide open. And I actually won’t touch raw cookie dough if it has eggs in it. But I’ll usually eat the eggless kind before I have a chance to make it into actual cookies. Oops.

  9. Oh my gosh, Arman! I am literally laughing out loud reading this post! My kids are asking what’s so funny so I had to read the part about whipping your hair back and forth. LOVE your writing. And this oatmeal? Genius.

  10. This is some sexy oatmeal.
    Raw Cinnabon dough sounds like a college dorm resident’s dream. (*cough* MY dream). So thank you for enlightening us with this recipe. Although, if I tried to give this version of Cinnabon to my mom, she might not talk to me for a day or two. She doesn’t take replacements for her Cinnabon.

  11. I would eat oatmeal every day if I could have this! Grocery stores are so different everywhere. When my daughter and I were in Sweden, they had rows and rows of candy…I’d never seen anything like it! We were traveling with a youth soccer team and all the girls were quite thrilled…we were in there for hours (what seemed like hours anyway) while they mulled over what to get.

  12. So I am assuming the egg white cooks itself from the heat of the oatmeal as you stir it in? I am so going to be eating this soon!

  13. I ate cookie dough like there was no tomorrow when I was in middle school! Took a toll on my health, so I make sure my cookie dough is healthified! I’m going to make your pumpkin cookie dough soon though so I can enjoy it again–except add a lot of cinnamon and protein glaze if I want to make it cinnamon roll flavored!

  14. I make a similar pumpkin cinnamon oatmeal and posted it on my blog! I gave you recipe credit because it is so similar to your recipe – hope that’s alright 🙂

    1. Hi Deanna,

      I actually received a fair few emails over the last day or two saying several of my recipes had been copied, that being one of them. As blogging is my full time job, I work hard to create unique, original recipes so it’s disheartening to get those kinds of emails. I appreciate you crediting the source.

  15. You are seriously genius! I made this recipe today and it was TO DIE FOR! The glaze was DEVINE. My 10 year old asked for a taste…..then a bowl. I just read your story and am now stalking you. I can’t wait to try some of these other recipes.

  16. This just happened for breakfast, and it was A-MAZE-ING!!! Added some pecans to up the ante. I ate too quickly to take a pic, though 🙁

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